Java EE 5 Technology Overview

Java EE 5 Technology Overview

A complete technology overview of the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 5.0

30-31 May 2006 (14-21)
Location: Sofitel Diegem (Diegem near Brussels (Belgium))
Presented in English
Price: 900 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)

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 Learning Objectives

Why do we organize this seminar ?

In this seminar, you will learn some of the key new features of the upcoming Java EE (Enterprise Edition) 5 platform and how it simplifies the development of enterprise applications. As such, we will also cover the J2EE API's, the Spring and Struts frameworks (open source application frameworks that made J2EE development a whole lot easier), as well as the Hibernate persistency solution and its relationship with EJB 3.0.

This two-day seminar starts with a closer look at the Java EE status and roadmap. Major features of Java EE 5 are Ease of Development (EoD) enhancements using Plain Ordinary Java Objects (POJO) based persistency. As a result, EJB development gets greatly simplified. We will also look at how annotations can be used for defining persistence units, Web services, enterprise beans and dependency injection within Java EE 5.

You will receive an introduction to the drag and drop web application development with JavaServer Faces. We'll discuss the extensible UI component model, designed to use for tools, and explain how it works and what tools are available. We will also look at Ajax, the new paradigm for building rich internet applications.

Because of the success of service-oriented architectures and Web services, we will also look at how JEE5 simplifies SOA and Web services development, in particular how JAX-WS 2.0, annotations and dependency injection can simplify the programming model. Also: how does REST fit in, and how does it compare to SOAP ?

Why should you attend this seminar ?

This two-day seminar gives a pragmatic overview of the Java EE 5 platform.

By attending this seminar, you will get a good understanding of what is important in Java EE 5, why this was included, and what the advantages and disadvantages of the available options are.

Who should attend this seminar ?

This seminar is targeted towards solution architects, software developers and project managers who want to know how Java EE 5 looks and feels like.

This seminar is particularly useful for:

  • Technical IT managers who are responsible for Java development
  • Solution architects and project managers who want to design, develop and integrate applications
  • Software developers and anyone else who want to see the bigger picture of Java Enterprise Edition

 Full Programme

DAY 1:

13.30h - 14.00h
Registration, coffee/tea and croissants
14.00h - 14.30h
Java EE Status & Roadmap
14.30h - 15.30h
What was wrong with J2EE, what is good about the new JEE 5 ?
  • What were the main drivers for the change ?
  • What is Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP), dependency injection, ease of development, ... ?
  • The need to improve productivity
  • The move from thick clients to thin clients to AJAX
  • How can you position JEE5 vs. J2EE vs Spring/Hibernate/Struts ?
  • The past, present & future releases of JEE
15.30h - 16.00h
Coffee/Tea and Refreshments
16.00h - 17.30h
Overview of API's
  • JDBC and database connectivity
  • The rise of the frameworks: Spring, Struts, ...
  • What is going on on the app servers market ?
17.30h - 18.45h
19.00h - 20.45h
Presentation Layer
  • JSP & servlets
  • JavaServer Faces abstraction layer
  • Do's & dont't in JSF
  • Tools for JSF
  • The impact of AJAX for building Rich Internet Applications
  • What about Swing ?
20.45h - 21.00h
Wrap-up & End of Day 1

DAY 2:

14.00h - 15.30h
Business Layer
  • POJO's, annotation & Dependency Injection
  • JPA (Java Persistency API)
  • Hibernate
  • EJB 3.0 overview
15.30h - 16.00h
Coffee/Tea and Refreshments
16.00h - 17.30h
Business Layer - continued
17.30h - 18.45h
18.45h - 20.45h
Web Services
  • Major upgrades in JEE5
  • Going to Web services-based applications
  • The role of an ESB (Enterprise Service Bus)
20.45h - 21.00h
Wrap-up & End of Day 2
End of this seminar


Bernard Tison (JCS)
Bernard Tison

Bernard Tison is a J2EE Architect at Dolmen-JCS. His IT career started more than 10 years ago in the AS/400 technology. Later, he became a specialist in Lotus products. Since 5 years, he is a hard-core Java adept and is now responsible for architecting and implementing several critical J2EE-applications with his team.

Bernard was able to evaluate the EJB 3.0 specification and tested it on the JBoss implementation. He's an expert in J2EE and especially the JBoss application server.

Johan Kumps (Dolmen)

Johan Kumps is a senior Java Developer/Analyst at Dolmen-JCS. He started his career in late 2000 and is engaged in developing and designing J2EE applications, mainly as a consultant. In this statute, he worked on several partner integration projects using web services in an SOA for the Belgian government. He recently joined the JBoss ESB developer community.

Kristof Vanbecelaere (JCS)

Kristof Vanbecelaere graduated in 1990 and holds a Master in Computer Science from Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He started his career as a software engineer for a spin-off company of the VUB in the area of client-server document retrieval systems. He developed object-oriented C++ GUI applications for colour management systems at Agfa-Gevaert.

Kristof spent 9 years at Sony developing operating systems and Java-based middleware for digital set-top boxes and integrated digital TV. In recent years he became a J2EE-convert and is now a Java Developer for JCS Int. with a keen interest in Java Server Faces as the main web technology for the next decade.

Dolmen - Java Competence Center

Stephan Janssen has been using Java since its early releases in 1995 with experience of developing and implementing real world Java solutions in the finance and manufacturing industries. In 1998 he founded JCS Int. a Sun authorized Java Center with an exclusive focus on J2ME, J2SE and J2EE since 1997. JCS is also the very first Belgian Java company to speak at JavaOne 2003.

He is also the founder and chairman of the Belgian Java User Group since 1996 and has been organising JavaPolis in Belgium since 2002.

Stephan was selected by BEA Systems as the first European (independant) BEA Technical Director and was recognized by the Server Side as one of the 54 Who is Who in Enterprise Java 2004. In 2005 Sun recognized Stephan's efforts for the Java Community and engaged him in the Java Champion project.

He has spoken at numerous Java and JUG conferences including Java '98 (UK), JAOO '99 (Denmark), JavaDays 2000 (Norway), TMAB (Belgium), JavaPolis 2002-04-05, JavaOne 2003 etc.

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