Greater Atlanta Software Symposium
October 21 - 23, 2005 - Atlanta, GA
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SpringSource Principal & Founding Partner
Keith Donald is a principal and founding partner at SpringSource, the company behind Spring and a division of VMware. At SpringSource, Keith is a full-time member of the Spring development team focusing on web application development productivity. He is also the architect behind SpringSource's state-of-the-art training curriculum, which has provided practical Spring training to over 10,000 students worldwide.
Over his career, Keith, an experienced enterprise software developer and mentor, has built business applications for customers spanning a diverse set of industries including banking, network management, information assurance, education, retail, and healthcare. He is particularly skilled at translating business requirements into technical solutions.
In this interactive session Keith walks you through the experience of building a simple Spring-powered application from the ground up.
You will learn how to use Spring to assemble an application system from a set of focused, loosely-coupled components. You'll see how Spring enables agile development by allowing you to start simple, validate architectural choices early, and scale up infrastructure as requirements demand.
Expect live coding with a supporting business case. This "big picture" session focuses on teaching how to get the most mileage out of the Spring Framework as you can.
Spring 1.2 is out--Spring 1.3 is right on the horizon. As a broad, user-driven project with a large community, the newest releases offer a wealth of new features to be taken advantage of. This session focuses on demonstrating the most important, and how you can start leveraging them in your projects immediately.
You'll learn how to use Spring's JMX support to add manageability to your apps. You'll see how to use Spring Web Flow to create robust web applications atop business process workflows. You'll learn about Spring Security (Acegi), Hibernate 3 integration, JDK 1.5 transactional annotations, and the latest core container and utility enhancements.