Greater Wisconsin Software Symposium
February 24 - 26, 2006 - Milwaukee, WI
Politics of Persistence
This session will help a Java developer choose a persistence framework. After the session, you will • Understand the core strengths and weaknesses of the main persistence frameworks in the Java space • Understand where marketing influences can impact persistence • Know what’s going on behind the scenes to impact the persistence pictures • Answer questions about persistence frameworks that might not be mainstream
This free-form session is intended to help attendees choose or validate a persistence framework. In it, the instructor will take questions from the audience, and tailor the session to the questions asked. Bruce will focus on three persistence frameworks: EJB, JDO and Hibernate. He’ll talk about the evolution of each of the frameworks. He’ll talk about the fundamental design philosophies of each, and what makes each unique and strong.
But understanding technical strengths is not enough in the area of persistence. To make the best possible choice, a developer or architect must also understand the politics of persistence, and the marketing pressures that lead to the success or failure of each framework. The proposed common standard across JDO and EJB will get special consideration.
This format has been very popular among nofluffjuststuff attendees. It’s highly tailored to each audience, but still flows with good structure. When the session is over, you’ll have a better understanding of the major persistence frameworks in the Java space, and what makes each valuable. You’ll also understand how much of a role market share and technology play in the success or failure of a persistence framework.
About Bruce Tate
Bruce Tate is a kayaker, mountain biker, and father of two from Austin, Texas. Currently at RapidRed, his focus is on rapid development and Ruby applications. Bruce was the chief technology officer behind the sites ChangingThePresent.org and ClassWish. His current project is DigtheDirt, a social gardening site. The international speaker has coauthored more than a dozen books including Rails Up and Running, Deploying Rails Applications, Beyond Java, and From Java to Ruby. His firm seeks to improve total application quality through the use of small teams, expressive programming language and agile development practices.More About Bruce »