By arungupta on Apr 19, 2011
The workshop covered the majority of Java EE 6 technologies such as EJB 3.1, JPA 2, JSF 2, Servlets 3, CDI 1.0, Bean Validation 1.1, and had several hands-on components using NetBeans and Eclipse. I also gave an update on GlassFish 3.1 and all the features typically offered for deploying your Java EE 6 applications. And also added a session on OSGi-enabled Java EE Applications. The timing was much better coordinated from the last workshop, had more time for hands-on sessions, and all attendees could complete them.
The number of attendees was definitely small but that allowed me to engage into 1-1 conversation easily, and all of them were quite engaging. Here is some feedback from the attendees on how Java EE 6 and GlassFish will simplifying development and deployment:
- Lot of annotations makes the life extremely simple but still have the choice to use XML to override them.
- Provides a light-weight installation which has a small footprint, intuitive IDE experience for NetBeans. This is the same feedback also mentioned by customers.
- Don't use Tomcat, use GlassFish.
- Good starting point for EJB as well as CDI. The misconception is that using Seam is the most easy to start with EJB, but don't think that's true with all the simplifications in EJB 3.1.
- New extensions mechanism in the platform makes possible to develop and deployon standard platforms, at the same time keep track with innovation
- Concepts of JSF2 with XHTML layout and easy way to define composite components is very compelling
- OSGi platform on top of Java EE is a good one, compared to heavy Java modular system in the past
You can always a read more detailed feedback on Java EE 6 in this community feedback series.
On a personal front, the hot water + lemon + honey helped me keep my voice and throat soothing. A very nice fitness center (Golem Club) in a close by shopping complex, with elaborate set of workout machines, also helped me maintain my workout regime. :-)
Here are a few shots from the neighborhood:
And also managed to get a long run in the neighborhood as well:
On an unrelated note, one of the attendees asked me where to buy Oracle merchandise:
oraclestore.corpmerchandise.com is your answer!
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