Eoin Woods explains how Barclays Global Investors (BGI) designed Apex to meet the challenges it faces and the Java technologies which were chosen for an architecture with variations on standard J2EE.
Mark Thomas, a member of the Tomcat PMC, explains the tuning process for Tomcat, JVM and the applications running on them considering different usage patterns, hardware and network configurations.
Neil Bartlett presents OSGi to Java developers: an introduction to OSGi, infrastructure projects using OSGi, the partial failure of OOP, the benefits of using COP, plus a demo.
This presentation introduces the Google App Engine and an overview of its features while building a simple application. Integration with the Google Data APIs is demonstrated.
Rod Johnson believes Java will continue to evolve outside of Sun as it has done lately. As proof he mentions SpringSource's latest contributions: Grails, Roo, free STS, tc Server and dm Server.
Rod Johnson introduces the dm Server by taking a high-level look at it, trying to clear up some misconceptions about what dm Server is, and showing some of the internal workings of the server.
Dave Carroll describes Force.com as a platform for creating enterprise applications in the Cloud using web service APIs, server side logic, service oriented application support and ALM services.
William Soo and Meeraj Kunnumpurath discuss the Voca transaction processing system, architectural challenges and requirements, Voca's Spring/J2EE architecture, and the future SEPA architecture.
Spring Creator Rod Johnson explains the new features in Spring 2.0 and gives a glimpse of what's in store in the future.
Ari Zilka introduces Open Terracotta, an open source JVM-level clustering solution that can transparently cluster POJOs & Spring beans.
Rod Johnson discusses some of the challenges that still faces enterprise Java development, and the technical innovations needed to address them.
Ernie Svehla reviews Java Class Loading including a comparison of major appservers, how to package Java EE apps, and common class loading problems such as ClassNotFoundException, or NoDefFound Errors.