Java EE 5: An Executive Overview

Java EE 5: An Executive Overview

An Executive Overview of the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 5

3 June 2008 (14-21)
Location: Pullman Diegem (Diegem)
Presented in English by
Price: 540 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)

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 Learning Objectives

Why do we organize this seminar ?

During the first day of this "Java EE 5 Technology Overview" seminar, Stephan Janssen will present an executive overview of Java EE 5 by putting everything in perspective. Stephan will explain (and compare) the many options for developing enterprise Java applications. There is also a second day, where you will get more technical insight in the novelties of Java EE 5, in particular EJB 3.0, Java Server Faces and the new additions to support service-oriented development. Although this seminar is optimally "consumed" as a two-day seminar, it is possible to attend only the executive overview or the more technical overview.

The 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.

Because most companies have been using J2EE for some time, and have probably tried to simplify and accelerate J2EE development using Spring, Hibernate and Struts, we will also cover the impact of Java EE 5 on the existing 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.

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. The first day give you the higher-level overview, while the second day looks more in-depth at the technical details of Java EE 5.

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: An Executive Overview of Java EE 5

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 Java EE 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 and to AJAX
  • How can you position Java EE 5 vs. J2EE vs Spring/Hibernate/Struts ?
  • The past, present & future releases of Java EE
15.30h - 16.00h
Coffee/Tea and Refreshments
16.00h - 17.45h
Java EE 5 Today
  • An Introduction to:
    • Web Services
    • Dependency Injection
    • EJB and JPA
    • From JSP and servlets to JSF, JavaServer Faces (JSF)
    • Packaging
17.45h - 19.00h
19.00h - 19.45h
Java EE 5 Tomorrow
  • SOA adoption in Java EE
  • SCA: the Service Component Architecture
  • Building composite applications using SCA/JBI and BPEL
19.45h - 20.45h
Java Frameworks and Java EE Extensions
  • Web Beans and Seam
  • What is happening with the Spring framework ?
  • The effect of Ruby on Rails (and of scripting in general) on the Java community
20.45h - 21.00h
Wrap-up & End of Day 1


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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