Arjen Poutsma reviews Spring Framework 2.5 and takes a look at Spring 3.0 - Java 5+, Spring Expression Language, REST support, Portlet 2.0, declarative model validation, early support for Java EE 6 - and the roadmap ahead.
Arjen Poutsma is a senior software engineer at SpringSource with fifteen years of experience in both Java EE and Microsoft .NET. Three years ago, Arjen started to specialise in Web Services and Service Oriented Architectures. Arjen founded the open source Spring Web Services project and has also contributed to various other open source projects, including XFire, Axis2, and others.
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However, when it comes to viewing these presentations, I think it would be really helpful if the viewing experience is made more screen-friendly (i.e.) the video of the presentation on the left hand side using 1/4 of the screen and the slides shown on the rest of the screen, so that there is a better utilization of the screen real estate. Also, when watching the videos and such the ads on the screen are a distraction and the navigation menus are of no use anyway. If I click over to watch the video in fullscreen, I'm not able to see the slides. I'm assuming this is the default behavior.
Side-by-side presentation as opposed to a vertical format would definitely up the viewing experience, IMO.
If there is an alternate and better way to experience these informative presentations and I'm totally missing it, if yes, please ignore this rant and also would you point me in the right direction please?
Re: Presentation Viewing
Java release date (not EE): 1995
J2EE release date: 1999 [ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_EE_version_history ]
.NET framework: 2002 [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.NET_Framework#Versions]