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Designing RESTful Rails Applications

Posted by Obie Fernandez  on  Jul 31, 2008 4

In this presentation from QCon SF 2007, Obie Fernandez explains REST and gives practical tips on how to use Rails' REST features to write RESTful applications.

The Top 10 Ways to Botch Enterprise Java Application Scalability and Reliability

Posted by Cameron Purdy  on  Jul 23, 2008 8

In this presentation, Cameron Purdy discusses Java scaling. Topics include performance improvement versus scaling improvement, serial bottlenecks, queue theory, rewriting existing frameworks, avoiding the database, single points of failure, avoiding abstractions, disaster recovery, one-size-fits-all architecture, large JVM heaps, network failures, and trusting product claims.

Rob Windsor on WCF with REST, JSON and RSS

Posted by Rob Windsor  on  Jul 18, 2008 4

WCF is not just for SOAP based services and can be used with popular protocols like RSS, REST and JSON. Rob Windsor covers URI templates, the importance of HTTP GET in the programmable web, how to expose service operations via HTTP GET, how to control the format of data exposed by service operations, and finally how to use the WebOperationContext to access the specifics of HTTP.

REST Eye for the SOA Guy

Posted by Steve Vinoski  on  Jul 15, 2008 4

In a presentation recorded at QCon San Francisco, CORBA guru Steve Vinoski introduces REST from the perspective of a traditional SOA person. He explains the goals of the various constraints REST imposes, and the desirable properties one can gain from adhering to them. In a hypothetical discussion with a "SOA guy", Steve addresses various frequent doubts people express when they first look at REST.

Enterprise Batch Processing with Spring

Posted by Wayne Lund  on  Jul 02, 2008

In this presentation from QCon San Francisco 2007, Wayne Lund discusses batch processing, Spring Batch objectives and features, scenarios for using Spring Batch, Spring Batch infrastructure and architecture, scaling Spring Batch, example Spring Batch code, failures and retrying, the Spring Batch Domain Reference Model and execution environment, and the Spring Batch future roadmap.

Security (CAS and OpenID) with Ruby

Posted by Justin Gehtland  on  Jun 28, 2008

In this presentation from QCon SF 2007, Justin Gehtland explains two open solutions to distributed identity and their Rails integration components: the OpenID system (using ruby-openid) and CAS (using rubycas-client).

Building Large AJAX Applications with GWT 1.4 and Google Gears

Posted by Rajeev Dayal  on  Jun 23, 2008

In this presentation from QCon San Francisco 2007, Rajeev Dayal discusses building applications with GWT and Google Gears. Topics discussed include an overview of GWT, integrating GWT with other frameworks, GWT 1.4 features, developing large GWT applications, integrating GWT and Google Gears, the architecture of a Google Gears application, Google Gears features and the Google Gears API.

Exploring Silverlight with Mark Smith

Posted by Mark Smith  on  Jun 19, 2008

In this presentation filmed at QCon, Mark Smith walks through Silverlight 2.0 capabilities. At the time, Microsoft was referring to this version of Silverlight as 1.1 which has been recently revived up to 2.0. Mark discusses migration to version 2.0, the C# code-behind capabilities, support for threads and how to consume web services.

Server Side OSGi

Posted by Adrian Colyer  on  Jun 11, 2008 2

In this presentation from QCon San Francisco 2007, Adrian Colyer describes the OSGi specification, OSGi implementations, modularity, versioning, operational control, server-side OSGi, design considerations, using existing libraries, Spring Dynamic Modules, and writing a Spring Dynamic Modules application.

Configuring the Spring Container

Posted by Rod Johnson  on  May 29, 2008 1

In this presentation from QCon San Francisco 2007, Rod Johnson discusses the Spring Framework. Topics covered include the philosophy behind Spring, configuring the Spring container, XML configuration, new XML configuration namespaces, Annotation-based configuration, automatic component annotation scanning, Spring JavaConfig, mixing configuration types, and Spring 2.5 new features.

Getting Started with Grails

Posted by Jason Rudolph  on  May 14, 2008 1

In this presentation from QCon San Francisco 2007, Jason Rudolph gives an overview and demonstration of Grails. Topics covered include Java/Grails integration, Grails plugins, creating a complete Grails sample application from scratch, the structure of a Grails application, data querying and persistence, validation, controllers and tag libraries.

Business Natural Languages Development in Ruby

Posted by Jay Fields  on  May 08, 2008 3

Jay Fields presents his concept of Business Natural Languages (BNL). BNLs are a type of Domain Specific Language, designed to be readable by any subject matter expert, which allows to create maintainable specifications and documentation. The example language is shown using Ruby.

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