Presentation: Steve Vinoski on REST

by Stefan Tilkov on  Jul 16, 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.

Presentation: Enterprise Batch Processing with Spring

by Ryan Slobojan on  Jul 03, 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.

Presentation: Building Large AJAX Applications with GWT 1.4 and Google Gears

by Ryan Slobojan on  Jul 02, 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.

Presentation: Security (CAS and OpenID) with Ruby

by Werner Schuster on  Jul 01, 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).

Presentation: Server Side OSGi

by Ryan Slobojan on  Jun 15, 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.

Interview: Randy Shoup Discusses the eBay Architecture

by Ryan Slobojan on  Jun 10, 2008

In this interview from QCon San Francisco 2007, Randy Shoup discusses the architecture of eBay. Topics discussed include eBay's architectural principles, horizontal and vertical partitioning, ACID vs. BASE, handling data inconsistency, distributed caching, updating eBay on the fly, architectural and coding standards, eBay's search infrastructure, grid computing, and SOA.

Presentation: Configuring the Spring Container

by Ryan Slobojan on  Jun 01, 2008 1

In this presentation from QCon San Francisco 2007, SpringSource CEO 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.

Interview: Architecture with Brian Zimmer

by Abel Avram on  May 28, 2008 3

In this interview filmed during QCon 2007, Brian Zimmer talks about the architectural challenges he has faced working on a a large web application as senior architect.

Presentation: JRuby: Not Just Another JVM Language

by Ryan Slobojan on  Apr 22, 2008 4

In this presentation from QCon San Francisco 2007, JRuby project lead Charles Nutter discusses the Ruby and JRuby featureset, the JRuby compiler, calling Java from JRuby and vice versa, programming Swing with JRuby, JRuby web applications, JRuby on Rails, persistence, build automation, Test-Driven Development and Behaviour-Driven Development.

Interview: Ola Bini Discusses JRuby

by Werner Schuster on  Mar 24, 2008

In this interview, Ola Bini talks about various aspects of developing JRuby, such as the long struggle to get compatible Regular expressions to work. Other discussed topics include JRuby's chances in the enterprise, the future of both Ruby and JRuby and what role JRuby will take.

Presentation: Designing for Testability

by Ryan Slobojan on  Feb 29, 2008 6

In this presentation from QCon San Francisco 2007, Cedric Beust and Alexandru Popescu discuss interesting features of TestNG such as grouping of tests, data providers for tests and dependency handling in tests, tips for designing easily testable code such as eliminating statics, extreme encapsulation and TDD, the importance of functional versus unit testing, and migrating from JUnit to TestNG.

QCon Panel: What will the Future of Java Development Be?

by Ryan Slobojan on  Feb 20, 2008 2

In this panel from QCon San Francisco, Joshua Bloch, Chet Haase, Rod Johnson, Erik Meijer and Charles Nutter discussed and debated the future of the Java language and APIs based upon the lessons we have learned from the past. Topics included static versus dynamic languages, removing code from Java, forking the JVM, and the next big programming language.

Presentation: Chet Haase on Java FX, Update N and JDK 7

by Ryan Slobojan on  Feb 12, 2008 2

In this presentation from QCon San Francisco 2007, Chet Haase discusses Java SE 6, Update N/Consumer JRE, the goals and feature set for Java FX (e.g. media support, scene graph, HTML and mobile devices), and the current set of possible features for JDK 7 such as Java FX features, Swing-related JSRs (295 and 296), transparent/shaped windows, tiered compilation, closures and invoke-dynamic bytecode.

Interview: Rod Johnson discusses the Spring Portfolio

by Ryan Slobojan on  Feb 07, 2008 4

In this interview from QCon San Francisco, SpringSource CEO Rod Johnson discusses the origins and philosophy of Spring, the Spring Portfolio, Spring Web Flow, Spring Batch, Spring.Net, the partnership with Tasktop Technologies, and community involvement and utilization of Spring.

Presentation: Rich Internet Applications with Flex and AIR

by Ryan Slobojan on  Jan 31, 2008 7

In this presentation from QCon San Francisco, Adobe Senior Technical Evangelist Cristophe Coenraets discusses the benefits of Adobe Flex for Rich Internet Application (RIA) development, the API that Flex provides to developers, the new AIR runtime, and several examples of RIAs built using Flex, Flash and AIR, such as a word processor, a call center application, and a book viewer.