This talk introduces the Java EE 7 platform, the latest revision of the Java platform for the enterprise. The focus of Java EE 7 is on the cloud, and specifically it aims to bring Platform-as-a-Service providers and application developers together so that portable applications can be deployed on any cloud infrastructure and reap all its benefits in terms of scalability, elasticity, multitenancy, etc. The existing specifications in the platform such as JPA, Servlets, EJB, and others will be updated to meet these requirements. Furthermore, Java EE 7 continues the ease of development push that characterized prior releases by bringing further simplification to enterprise development. It also adds new, important APIs such as the REST client API in JAX-RS 2.0 and the long awaited Concurrency Utilities for Java EE API. Expression Language 3.0 and Java Message Service 2.0 will undergo extreme makeover to align with the improvements in the Java language. There are plenty of improvements to several other components. Newer web standards like HTML 5 and Web Sockets will be embraced to build modern web applications. This talk will provide a complete introduction to the Java EE 7 platform, including different components, and provide a roadmap.
by Mike Nimer
Adobe ColdFusion is an application server based on the Java-EE platform. This session will showcase how features in the recently launched ColdFusion 10 can help Java developers utilize the powerful capabilities that the software offers, without leaving Java. The session will cover the unique features of ColdFusion that will help improve your productivity, e.g. dynamic PDF generation, .Net and Exchange server integration, and more. This session will show specific examples demonstrating how ColdFusion can be leveraged by your Java web applications.
by Jason Lee
From continuous integration servers to blogging systems, we've all seen and used pluggable applications. Writing our own though can be an elusive task. That need not be the case, though, as the Java EE spec contains all you need to do just that. In this session, we'll see how we can leverage the power of CDI to write, for example, easily extensible JSF applications. When the session is over, you'll have all you need to write the next killer app, and, thanks to Java EE, you'll be surprised to see how little work it really is.
Java EE is already the perfect solution for complex business/enterprise systems and provides all the tools and foundations required to deliver scalable, performant applications for a wide variety of customers and clients. But how does the end user experience stack up? How easy is it to navigate through your Website? Is your code full of nasty navigation logic? Are your links clear, transparent, and informative? Do you find yourself adding '?query=parameters' in order to serve dynamic content from your application? Can you ensure that you are not leaking information in your URLs, and that your applications are secure from URL-based attacks? Are your old links making it difficult to migrate or integrate a legacy application to a new one? These are all things that URL rewriting can help with, and if you are uncertain about any of these questions, this talk is for you. Come to this session and see what's possible with the power of URL-rewriting.
9th–12th July 2012