When we move to distributed architectures for scalability and/or fault-tolerance reasons we are also introducing additional complexities. Amazon CTO Werner Vogels dives into the different parameters that play in the tension between availability and consistency and presents a generalized model that we can use to reason about the trade-offs between different solutions.
Ernie Svehla, Chief Architect of IntelliObjects reviews Java Class Loading basics, comparing the class loading architectures of the Sun's Appserver 9, BEA WebLogic 9.1, and JBoss 4.0.2. The presentation concludes with a discussion of best practices for packaging JEE applications followed by techniques for resolving common class loading problems such as ClassNotFoundException, or NoDefFound Errors.
ClickOnce, part of version .NET 2.0, allows the deployment of Windows-based rich client apps by placing the app files on a Web or file server and providing the user with a link. This session covers VS 2005 deployment capabilities for online and offline support, rolling back to previous versions of an app, listing an app in the Start Menu and control panel, and zone-based debugging.
Alexandre Rafalovitch delivers an organized overview of the tools and techniques that help with resolving problems that arise in real production environments. The presentation places emphasis on free and open source tools capable of being useful out of the box, without extensive configuration. Common problems are discussed, along with methods of rapid analysis and root cause determination.