Craig Brozefsky presents the tradeoffs involved with moving to a purely SQL relational model, instead of using an ORM, along with some of the tools built to facilitate this.
Reza Rahman shows code samples for some of the APIs coming in Java EE 7, such as JMS 2, WebSocket, JSON, JAX-RS 2, JPA 2.1, JTA 1.2, etc. and takes a peek at Java EE 8 features to be expected.
Mark Pollack provides a guided tour plus demos of the Spring Data feature set.
Jim Coplien believes that we have done OOP the wrong way for 40 years, and suggests an approach to reflection based on the DCI paradigm and influenced by the human society.
Oliver Gierke introduces Spring Data repositories along with best practices and implementation patterns, followed by guidelines for integrating repositories with Spring MVC and REST web services.
Mark Johnson and David Turanski introduce Spring Data for GemFire demoing using Spring Data for persistency across multiple distributed database grids.
Jon Brisbin explains how to expose JPA entities via the Spring Data Repository abstraction and then exporting them to HTTP using Spring Data REST.
Adrian Colyer, Juergen Hoeller, Mark Pollack and Graeme Rocher present SpringSource’s Unifying Component Model, current developments regarding Big Data, and betting on Grails.
Peter Bell introduces 4 NoSQL categories –Key-Value, Document, Column, Graph - and explains how one can use Spring Data to work with such data stores.
Oliver Gierke demoes using Spring Data JPA to create repositories using a Domain-driven Design approach.
Thomas Risberg and Jared Rosoff show how to create Spring applications using Spring Data and MongoDB, applications deployed on Cloud Foundry.
Michael Hunger discusses graph databases and the need for them in the larger context of NoSQL data stores, introducing Spring Data, Neo4j, and Spring Data Neo4j.