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.
Dan Hanley, at QCon London 2008 addresses the challenges of building large scale SaaS applications. Using examples from three Magus application frameworks, Dan exposes principles of SaaS development.
Charles Nutter discusses JRuby features, the JRuby compiler, calling between Java and JRuby, Swing and JRuby, JRuby web applications, JRuby on Rails, persistence, build automation, TDD and BDD.
In this presentation, Chet Haase discusses Java SE 6, Update N/Consumer JRE, the goals and feature set for Java FX, and the current set of possible features for JDK 7.
Scott Delap provides an overview of Swing and Eclipse RCP technologies in today's world of RIA & desktop applications including when to use Java for the client vs. Ajax, Flex, OpenLazslo.
Gilad Bracha discusses improved support for dynamic langages on the JVM via the new invokedynamic bytecode and through improved support for hot-swapping.