Arjen addresses Spring 3.0 support for REST in Spring MVC including, URI templates, content-negotiation, and other RESTFul concepts. Starting with an overview of REST, he then addresses the new RESTful features in Spring, including: RESTful URI's, URI templates, Content negotiation, HTTP method conversion, and ETag support.
Ben Alex demonstrates the creation of an enterprise Java application using Roo, a SpringSource open code generation tool, intended to help developers to be more productive without losing flexibility.
Juergen discusses transactions as key to enterprise applications, the different types of transactions, the supposed universality of XA transactions and the alternative of using native transactions using the Spring framework. He talks about native transaction support by modern application frameworks and shares scenarios of Spring Framework users to illustrate the power of native transactions.
Mark Thomas, a member of the Apache Tomcat PMC, explains the tuning process for Tomcat, JVM and the applications running on them considering different usage patterns, hardware and network configurations.
Jürgen Höller presents some of the new features coming in Java EE 6 and how their relate to Spring Framework: Profiles, Servlet 3.0, JSR-236 Concurrency, JSF 2.0, JPA 2.0, JSR-303, JAX-RS, EJB 3.1, JSR-299.
Juergen Hoeller co-founder of Spring Framework, sees 3.0 as the completion of what was started with 2.5. Some topics covered in his presentation are: more annotation-based configuration options, Unified EL++, REST, Portlet 2.0 and Java EE6 support.
This presentation has three interwoven parts: an exploration of lean development principles, "as-a-service" deployment models, and the ways in which Spring and SpringSource technologies support this style of development. Numerous demos illustrate the solutions to the issues raised in the discussion.
In the opening keynote at SpringOne Europe 2009, Rod Johnson wondered if Java innovation is going to be stifled by latest Oracle acquisition and expressed his belief that Java will continue to evolve outside of Sun as it has done for the last few years. As proof he mentioned: Grails, Roo, a tool for improved developer productivity, a free STS, tc Server and dm Server.