Monday, May 12, 2008

JavaOne 2008 Session I attended

TS-4817 The Java™ Platform Portlet Specification 2.0 (JSR 286) An excellent session on the features and uses cases for the new portlet spec. Well worth a look. TS-6623 More Effective Java The slides highlight some of the new topics covered in the best selling book at JavaOne. No Java developer should be without it. Get yours today! TS-6169 Spring Framework 2.5: New and Notable What is new and why we care. A must see for anyone using Springframework. Note: JDK 1.3 support is being dropped. TS-6589 Defective Java™ Code: Turning WTF Code into a Learning Experience Another excellent session after the vein of the famous "Java Puzzlers", which was missing from this year's lineup. TS-5250 Asynchronous Ajax for Revolutionary Web Applications Focused on Reverse Ajax or Comet with samples on many platforms including Glassfish, Weblogic, Tomcat, Grizzly. TS-6389 Growing Open-Source Developer Communities The presentation gives a few common sense ideas, nothing really earth shattering. TS-5509 Java™ Persistence API 2.0 An overview of the upcoming features of the new JPA. Worth a look. TS-5859 Unit-Testing Database Operations with DBUnit A great look at a data base unit test tool. If your project uses a database, this presentation will be worth a look. Good for those of us already using DBUnit. BOF-4798 An Adobe Flex/AIR and JavaFX™ Case Study A look at a website being developed in DHTML, GWT, Flax/Air and JavaFX. The presentation included a great overview of the 4 environments with a pros/cons comparison. A similar discussion can be found at an interview with Stephan Janssen. TS-6590 Using FindBugs in Anger If you have 100,00+ lines of code and 2 hours, this presentation will help you make the best use of your time. Helps sort out the different warning levels and where to get the best return on your investment of time. TS-7669 Continuous Regression Testing for Java™ EE Apps: Change Code Without Fear Some older information and somewhat disappointing. Many of the techniques we currently use were not discussed. TS-5165 Programming with Functional Objects in Scala A quick into to Scala which has some nice features. TS-6611 Filthy-Rich Clients: Filthier, Richer, Clientier A gee-whiz demo some effects in Swing. Take a look for some good ideas if you are into Swing.

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