Lance Ball presents DataMapper, a Ruby ORM library, along with Infinispan, Hibernate Search, Lucene, all running on JBoss AS7 and accessed through TorqueBox, a JRuby application server.
Mark Thomas reviews some of the new features available in Apache Tomcat 7, including: Servlet 3.0, JSP 2.2, EL 2.2, asynchronous request processing, memory leak protection, and security improvements.
Mark Little presents the constituents of a modern SOI and where open source implementations stand in terms of standards, tools, ease of use, performance and reliability.
New in dm Server 2.0: web bundles, SLF4J/LogBack, plan files, Integrated ConfigAdmin, remote repo for dynamic bundle download, improved admin console, SSH-enabled console, unified user/pass store.
Billy Newport discusses the ways that developers interact with key/value stores, entity vs column-oriented approaches, sync vs async operations, large data sets, and collocating closures and data.
Dan North discusses an example of rearchitecting an application without rewriting it from scratch, and explains general strategies for a holistic rearchitecture.
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.