Saturday Dec 04, 2010

Rich Web Experience 2010 Trip Report

The Rich Web Experience 2010 concluded earlier this week in Fort Lauderdale. In a typical No Fluff Just Stuff fashion, it was truly a rich experience starting from the location (hotel, city, and weather), food, content, speakers, 90-minute sessions, schwag, and many other items. There were about 350 attendees with topics ranging from HTML5, CSS3, NodeJS, GWT, iPad / iPhone / Android development, Grails, Git, Hudson, and pretty much all over the landscape. I gave three sessions on:
  1. Java EE 6 = Less Code + More Power
  2. Java EE 6 Toolshow
  3. Using Contexts and Dependency Injection in the Java EE 6 Ecosystem
The first session explained the three themes of Java EE 6 (light-weight, extensibility, and ease-of-use), explained newly introduced and updated specifications in the platform, and finally the modular, hybrid OSGi/Java EE host, embeddable, extensible, and high-availability nature of GlassFish. The attendance was light but audience was interactive.

The second session was a no-slides session and used NetBeans and Eclipse to demonstrate the following Java EE 6 features:
  1. @WebServlet
  2. @Stateless, No-interface view, EJB 3.1 in a WAR
  3. Embeddable EJB (unit test)
  4. @Schedule
  5. @PersistenceUnit in @WebServlet, @PersistenceContext in @Stateless
  6. Facelets templating
  7. CDI stereotypes @Model, @Qualifier
  8. RESTful Web services from Entity classes
The code build during the talk can be downloaded here.

The third session on CDI was a revision of my JavaOne session with a lot more context and code samples added. The talk explained CDI key concepts like type-safe dependency injection, Qualifiers, Stereotypes, Producer/Disposer, Alternative, Interceptor, Decorators, Scopes, CDI tooling, and other topics.

The slides for both the sessions are now available:






On a personal front, I totally enjoyed coming from a 40 degrees weather in San Jose to 70 degrees in Ft Lauderdale and that too with hotel right on the beach. I had couple of great runs by the Atlantic Ocean and a good walk along the beach.



Thursday had 2 hours dedicated for beach activity but I had to leave to catch my flight to Washington DC :( The dinner, lunch, and breakfast as part of the conference was healthy with a good mix of salads + carbs + proteins. The lemon tea + honey allowed me to deliver three 90 minute sessions in one day. And lastly enjoyed catching up with Venkat, Matthew McCullough, Kohsuke, Ben Ellingson and many other friends.

Here are some pictures:



And the complete album:




Next stop as part of No Fluff Just Stuff will be UberConf, Jul 12-16, 2011, mark your dates!

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