Friday Aug 13, 2010

Java EE 6 & GlassFish workshop delivered at San Francisco JUG - Slides & Demos available

Roberto and I delivered a 2-part Java EE 6 & GlassFish 3 workshop to a packed San Francisco JUG meetup last week. There were about 80 attendees on Day 1 and about 40 on Day 2. Over approximately 7 hours, we gave a preview of Java EE 6, explained the key technologies introduced in the platform, and did lot of coding using NetBeans IDE.

Roberto's slides are given below:

And my slides are next:

The completed project from the workshop is now available here. This bundle contains the entire code sample built through out the workshop. The coding sessions are also available in screencast #30, also shown below:

Here is some feedback from the attendees:

The best JUG meeting I've ever attended. It was very informative, helpful and relevant. I particularly liked Arun's follow-along coding demonstrations. I would suggest that the speakers be encouraged to use a mic. If I had not been sitting two rows from the front, then I would have had a hard time hearing Roberto.

It was interesting to hear from the source which parts of EE6 they thought were most valuable, and where new things overlapped with old, and what advantages there were in using standards-based solutions over frameworks like Spring, even when they tend to be behind in usability and power. Also liked the taste of NetBeans, being an Eclipse user.

Very fruitful evening. Thanks so much to the speakers and organizers.

I really enjoyed both nights. There were several JEE 6 (now I now the correct way to say it) technologies that I had heard of but quite didn't understand ... especially in regards to how they integrate. Now I do.…

Thanks aleksandar for organizing this JavaEE6 learning series. It was very helpful and head start on the cool features of EE6. Thanks to arun and Roberto for there well written presentations and hands on workshop. Will look forward for part 2 of this series.

Really enjoyed. Roberto gave a good high level overview of JavaEE (and he was funny) and Arun's talk was educational and easy to follow along with. Very impressed with how easy it was to get the examples working with NetBeans. Looking forward to Thursday.

Really enjoyed both presentations. The fact that it was hands on added an extra dimension to the learning experience. Looking forward to the next session. Thanks to Roberto and Arun!

This was a fantastic intro to Java EE 6. I really liked Roberto's down-to-earth overview of Java EE and its role in the enterprise Java world. In his workshop, Arun did an amazing job making Java EE 6 on GlassFish with NetBeans feel really approachable - if not too easy. Great participation from the audience.

The hands-on component worked great for me.

And the ratings are encouraging too ...

As always, there is room for improvement and lessons to learn. However I enjoyed the fact that most of the attendees were able to follow the instructions and able to reproduce the code samples. One of the attendees even told me "I've no reason to not try Java EE 6 & NetBeans now that there is a complete environment on my laptop". And that indeed was the intention ;-)

Check out some pictures:

Thank you Sasa for giving us an opportunity to talk about Java EE 6 & GlassFish 3 at San Francisco JUG! We had a great time and it seems like the attendees enjoyed too :-)

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Thursday May 13, 2010

Bay Area JUG Roundup 2010 - Trip Report

Oracle hosted the first Bay Area JUG Roundup yesterday.

There were about 200 attendees from different JUGs and communities in the Bay Area. There were representatives from Silicon Valley Web JUG, San Francisco JUG, Silicon Valley JavaFX JUG, Oakland Java SIG, SDForum Java SIG, Bay Area Scala Enthusiasts, and SF Bay Groovy & Grails Group. Good quality free food, beer, wine, and tee-shirts left everybody thrilled. A live Java Posse session was certainly hilarious so stay tuned for their latest podcast.

Justin Kestelyn kick started the event and provided an update on Oracle Technology Network using the slides below:

Bay Area JUG Roundup 2010

Sonya Barry, community manager for, presented the roadmap for 2010-2011.

I had good discussions with lots of folks and already working on scheduling a bunch of Java EE 6 hands-on sessions through out different JUGs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Let me know if you'd like to learn the latest and greatest in the Java EE 6 landscape or organize a similar workshop in your community.

Here are some pictures from the event:

And the complete album at:

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Wednesday May 13, 2009

GlassFish and Servlet 3.0 Slides from San Francisco JUG

As mentioned earlier, Jan and I talked about GlassFish and Servlet 3.0 at the San Francisco JUG yesterday night. Approximately 40 attendees and a great Q&A session at the end made it a truly enjoying experience.

The GlassFish slides are available here and Servlet 3.0 slides are available here.

And did you register for JavaOne ? The GlassFish team will be there in full force and you'll be immersed in similar talks.

Here are some pictures from around the venue and the attendees:

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