Reza Rahman is a long time consultant now working at CapTech. He has been an official Java technologist at Oracle. He is the author of the popular book EJB 3 in Action. Reza has long been a frequent speaker at Java User Groups and conferences worldwide including JavaOne and DevNexus. He has been the lead for the Java EE track at JavaOne as well as a JavaOne Rock Star Speaker award recipient. Reza is an avid contributor to industry journals like JavaLobby/DZone and TheServerSide. He has been a member of the Java EE, EJB and JMS expert groups over the years. Reza implemented the EJB container for the Resin open source Java EE application server. He helps lead the Philadelphia Java User Group.

Reza has over a decade of experience with technology leadership, enterprise architecture, application development and consulting. He has been working with Java EE technology since its inception, developing on almost every major application platform ranging from Tomcat to JBoss, GlassFish, WebSphere and WebLogic. Reza has developed enterprise systems for well-known companies like eBay, Motorola, Comcast, Nokia, Prudential, Guardian Life, USAA, Independence Blue Cross and AAA using EJB 2, EJB 3, Spring and Seam.

JavaEE.Next(): Java EE 7, 8, and Beyond

The effort to define the Java EE 7 platform is well underway and the horizons for Java EE 8 are emerging. This session looks into some of the key changes the community can expect. The goal of this session is to foster discussion and participation around these changes.

Some of the changes discussed include cloud support, retiring EJB 2 entity beans and JAX-RPC, greater alignment with CDI, a long-awaited update to the JCache API, WebSocket/HTML 5 support, a standard API for JSON processing, the next version of JAX-RS, an overhaul of JMS, long-awaited concurrency utilities, batch processing in Java EE and much, much more.

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Using NoSQL with JPA, EclipseLink and Java EE

This session explores how NoSQL solutions like MongoDB, Cassandra, Neo4j, HBase and CouchDB can be used with JPA and Java EE. Although the primary focus is on EclipseLink NoSQL, we will also cover Hibernate OGM, EasyCassandra, Morphia, etc as well as seeing how NoSQL can be used natively via basic CDI injection without JPA. As part of the talk, we will briefly discuss the changes in JPA 2.1, the latest JPA revision slated for inclusion into Java EE 7.

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