Jeremy Deane has over 20 years of software engineering experience in leadership positions. His expertise includes Enterprise Application Integration, Web Application Architecture, and Software Process Improvement. In addition, he is an accomplished conference speaker and technical author.

Concurrent Processing Techniques

The majority of applications built on Java Platform in the past decade have been single-threaded. And the easiest way to address performance issues was to add a faster CPU. However, that option is no longer viable as the hardware industry has shifted from single-core processors to multi-core processors. Traditional concurrent development on the Java Platform requires in depth knowledge of threads, locks, and queues (oh, my!). Fortunately, new languages and frameworks that run on the Java Platform, such as Akka, have made concurrent programming easier.

In this session, I will demonstrate several concurrent processing techniques including Fire and Forget, Fork-Join, and Asynchronous Web Services using the Java Concurrency Library, the Akka Framework and Jersey (JAX-RS).

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Enterprise Integration Agility

Public Web APIs are increasing at an exponential rate resulting in an ever more connected web. This connected contagion is not just relegated to the domain of Web 2.0 but has infected the corporate world. In fact, companies are becoming more reliant on Software as a Service (SAAS) to provide key business functions.

Combating this contagion requires an approach that provides a type of insurance against constant change and lays the foundation for evergreen enterprise solutions. In this session we will explore three popular architectural styles including Message Oriented, Service Oriented, and Resource Oriented Architecture that are used to achieve Enterprise Integration Agility. In addition, I will provide examples of each architectural style using ActiveMQ/Camel, Mule ESB, and NetKernel.

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