Greater Wisconsin Software Symposium
February 24 - 26, 2006 - Milwaukee, WI
Author of 3 JavaOne best sellers
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.
O/RM (Object/Relational Mapping) seeks to eliminate repetitive or tedious work enabling the CRUD (create, read, update, delete) that underlies most applications. Hibernate is a popular, open-source O/RM tool that uses reflection (instead of code generation, like EJB, or bytecode injection, like JDO) to manage your persistence layer.
This session will introduce you to Hibernate. After an overview of common usage scenarios, including web and enterprise applications, we'll examine the basics of getting Hibernate running. We'll cover the mapping file format and syntax, including common relational mapping structures. Then, we'll examine the Hibernate API for interacting with the framework. Finally, we'll cover the common architectural decisions you'll have to make as you include this (or any other) O/RM framework.
Agile programming is a collection of core principles and techniques that allow software developers to create lighter, more responsive applications, and to have fun doing it. Many established organizations are either openly or sub-conciously hostile to many of the principles of Agile development.
We'll explore the intersection of these new practices and old-world sensibilities, relying on real-world case studies to illustrate some of the compromises that are necessary to bridge the gap. In addition to technical and process aspects, we'll also spend some time talking about the business aspects, such as how Agile development affects contracts.
In this session, we'll review the new features of Spring 2.0. If you've been using Spring 1.x, you'll want to hear about the improvements.
This material comes directly from Interface21. The SpringFramework version 2.0 brings tremendous maturity to one of the most successful Java projects of our time. In this session, you'll see
- Radical improvements in the simplicity of context definitions
- Much better AspectJ integration
- Unified user interface strategies, and the continued emergence of WebFlow.
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.
The state of the art is progressing rapidly, and dynamic languages are driving the revolution. Find out about these topics that will be central to programming. We'll discuss continuation servers, metaprogramming frameworks and functional langauges.
Seaside provides a much richer web development experience than you can find in Java today. Learn how continuations can radically improve your web development experience, and learn what Java frameworks are doing about it.
The programming world is abuzz over the Rails framework, but how many of the ideas are exclusive to Rails? We'll look at Active Record, and discover the fundamental innovations that let it happen. What improvements might be made by Java persistence frameworks, and where does Active Record come up short?
Concurrent programming will come to a head with the introduction of multiprocessor systems. We'll discover just how broken conventional langauges are. Also, see how functional languages solve this problem.