Research Triangle Software Symposium
June 10 - 12, 2005 - Raleigh, NC
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Java Transaction Management Part 1
Although Spring and EJB isolate us from most of the complexities involving transaction management, there are still a number of things we need to be aware of when dealing with transactions in Enterprise Java Applications. Too often transaction management is an afterthought in the design and development process, which leads to applications that have problems with data integrity, data consistency, and overall stability and reliability. In this session we will explore the three transaction models that both Spring and EJB support (Local, Programmatic, and Declarative), and discuss the advantages, disadvantages, and pitfalls within each of these models, when it makes sense to use each transaction model, and under what situations these models are appropriate and inappropriate. We will spend most of our time on the Declarative Transaction Model. Within this model we will explore some common pitfalls and look at the best practices within this model. Through coding examples in both EJB and Spring using real-world scenarios, you will learn how to properly handle exceptions, how to correctly use transaction attributes, and how the isolation level can affect transaction and application behavior. This session is the first part of a 3 hour transaction management session.
Agenda: - Introduction - Local Transaction Model - Programmatic Transaction Model - Declarative Transaction Model - Best Practices and Pitfalls
About Mark Richards
Mark Richards is an Independent Consultant working in the field as an Enterprise, Integration, and Application Architect, where he is involved in the architecture, design, and implementation of SOA, EDA, messaging, and other architectures, primarily in the Java platform. Previously, Mark was an Executive IT Architect with IBM, where he worked as an SOA and enterprise architect in the financial services area. He has been involved in the software industry since 1984 and has many battle scars to show for it. Mark served as the President of the Boston Java User Group in 1997 and 1998, and the President of the New England Java Users Group from 1999 thru 2003. Mark is the author of the book Java Message Service (2nd edition) from O'Reilly. He is also the author of Java Transaction Design Strategies, contributing author of the book 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know from O'Reilly, contributing author of NFJS Anthology Volume 1, and contributing author of NFJS Anthology Volume 2. Mark has many architect and developer certifications, including those from IBM, Sun, The Open Group, and Oracle. He is a regular conference speaker at the No Fluff Just Stuff Symposium Series and speaks at other conferences and user groups around the world. When he is not working Mark can usually be found hiking with his wife and two daughters in the White Mountains or along the Appalachian Trail.More About Mark »