Monday, November 12, 2007

At Oracle Open World in San Francisco

Oracle Open World started yesterday. Today I've a session on Java EE with my coworkers Dan Hynes and Dana Singleterry. It is at 3:15pm at Hilton San Francisco. We will present how to build Java EE 5 applications and deploy and manage with Oracle Application Server. If you have a copy of EJB 3 In Action then you can bring it to the session and I can sign it if you want.

I will be hanging around the Oracle Enterprise Manager (Middleware and Apps management booth J04, J06, etc) booths in the demo ground where we are demoing our new product Oracle Application Diagnostics for Java (Oracle AD4J) that help diagnose problems in production environment. Please stop by and learn how Oracle AD4J makes your life simple in diagnosing problems in your production J2EE applications. You can also see some cool demos on SOA management, Application Server Config and Provisioning, SLA management and many more.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Spring and EJB 3: All-Star Team or Neighbors with Good Fences

I presented a Spring / EJB 3 Comparison/Integration talk at the IndicThreads Java conference in Poona. It was very well received. Here is the link to the presentation for your reading pleasure.

It is primarily based on the contents on our book EJB 3 In Action and my research with my coauthor Reza Rehman on this topic.

All EJB 3 books in the market ignore existence Spring considering it as a competitor. Even the classic Java Persistence on Hibernate says nothing about Spring framework. However EJB 3 In Action takes a pragmatic approach and tries to recommend whenever Spring makes sense. Although Spring and EJB 3 are viewed as competitors it can be used complementary technologies and a whole chapter of EJB 3 In Action is dedicated to this integration story. So why wait .. buy a copy for yourself :)