Have You Seen Java EE Lately?

Track: Workshop (Full Day)
Skill Level: Intermediate
Room: WS Room A406-407
Time Slot: Mon 2/15, 9:00 AM
Tags: java , jpa , jax-rs , java ee , jsf , cdi , ejb 3 , websocket , jms

With a strong focus on annotations, minimalist configuration, simple deployment, intelligent defaults and Java centric type-safety, Java EE is one of the most productive full-stack development platforms around today. This very code centric workshop is a quick tour of the Java EE platform as it stands today. If you haven’t seen Java EE for a while and want to catch up, this session is definitely for you.

We will start with the basic principals of what Java EE is and what it is not, overview the platform at a high level and then dive into each key API like JSF, CDI, EJB 3, JPA, JAX-RS, WebSocket and JMS using examples and demos. This is your chance to look at Java EE 7 in the context of a realistic application named Cargo Tracker, available with an MIT license at http://cargotracker.java.net.

We will also briefly take a look at the emerging horizons of Java EE 8.

Reza Rahman

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.