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.
Dean Wampler discusses the merits of several controversial issues: Goto, Design before Code, Design Patterns, Corba vs. REST, Object Middleware and ORMs, and Identiﬁers with Spaces.
Lance Ball presents DataMapper, a Ruby ORM library, along with Infinispan, Hibernate Search, Lucene, all running on JBoss AS7 and accessed through TorqueBox, a JRuby application server.
Jean Baptiste Evain presents the reflection and metaprogramming tools provided by Mono: Mono.Reflection, Mono.Linq.Expressions, and Mono.Cecil.
Jerome Dochez unveils the features planned for Java EE 7: Cloud Computing support, Modularity enhancements, richer Web Tier – Web Socket, HTML5, JSON-, JMS 2.0, and JPA 2.1, plus the roadmap.
Mark Pollack and Chris Richardson discuss NoSQL, exemplifying with Redis, Cassandra and MongoDB, and Spring Data, a project meant to provide a unified programming model for accessing NoSQL DBs.
Uri Cohen presents the key characteristics of SQL and NoSQL databases and how to create a layer on top of distributed data stores in order to use SQL to query for data.