Archive for 'Java'

2011 in review, 2012 ahead

The last hours of a year for me always are a wonderful time for reflection and planning. The plans for 2011 didn’t quite work out as laid down – but I’ll get to that in a couple of minutes. I’ll also try my hand at some predictions for 2012 to see if I’m getting better at this business.


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OpenSAGA – my recent business pet project

opensaga1Yesterday we released the OpenSAGA website to the public. What’s the buzz about? It’s about a Java- and Spring-based web framework for which I am the project lead and principal architect and which is going to be released to the public in the first half of 2010. Let me tell you some more details…


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W-JAX 2009: SpringSource dm Server – Fitness für die Webanwendungen

runDisclaimer: This entry has been written while listening to the talk. Please forgive me any typographical or grammatical errors resulting from this approach.

Agim Emruli from SpringSource and Papick Taboada from pgt technology scouting GmbH are going to present the latest news about the SpringSource dm server, especially related to Java EE development and more lightweight deployment approaches. Since I regard the dm server as one of the more exciting technologies these days I’m always keen on updates in this area. Stay with me…


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W-JAX 2009: JRuby on Rails – Grundlagen für Umsteiger

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Michael Johann is gowing to present JRuby on Rails and its strengths, in particular when trying to use the available Java libraries. Since I am very interested in “better web development” I finally want to take a shot at what JRuby and Rails have to offer. Here were go…


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W-JAX 2009: Spring 3.0 und wie es weitergeht

SpringDisclaimer: This entry has been written while listening to the talk. Please forgive me any typographical or grammatical errors resulting from this approach.

Eberhard Wolff is going to present both the new features of Spring 3.0 as well as the next steps in Spring development. While I’m not very interested in 3.0 (hey, we at QuinScape developed with Spring 3.0 poster in cooperation with Eberhard Wolff and Software & Support)  I’m always looking forward to new tidbits of information about the next versions – and this is a nice warmup early in the morning ;-)


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W-JAX 2009: CouchDB, die REST-basierte Datenbankalternative fürs WEB 2.0

couchdbDisclaimer: This entry has been written while listening to the talk. Please forgive me any typographical or grammatical errors resulting from this approach.

Frank Pientka from Materna, another company from Dortmund, will report about CouchDB as a document oriented databased optimized for REST access. Since QuinScape is employing Sven Helmberger, maintainer of the JCouchDB open source project and we recently had an internal TechTalk about CouchDB and JCouchDB I was looking forward to see what other companies are doing with this exciting new technology.


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W-JAX 2009: JCR – Java Content Repositories

stapelDisclaimer: This entry has been written while listening to the talk. Please forgive me any typographical or grammatical errors resulting from this approach.

Carsten Ziegeler is going to present the basic concepts behind Java Content Repositories, the features of version 2 of the standard and its use as a potential alternative to classical database approaches. Since I often work with less structured data and web applications (and their respective CMS requirements) I’m curious about the new JCR features. Our last internal talk abou JCR at QuinScape was about two years ago – so some things probably will have happened.


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W-JAX 2009: Hibernate Search – Full-text search for Hibernate applications

hibernateDisclaimer: This entry has been written while listening to the talk. Please forgive me any typographical or grammatical errors resulting from this approach.

Emmanuel Bernard from JBoss is next – he is going to cover basic topics like general search functionalities with Hibernate as well as advanced topics like how to handle typos and approximations in combination with Lucene.


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W-JAX 2009: The Future of Enterprise Java

dukeDisclaimer: This entry has been written while listening to the talk. Please forgive me any typographical or grammatical errors resulting from this approach.

Adam Bien is going to talk about the future of Enterprise Java. As we as QuinScape switched (mostly) to Spring in order to avoid the hassle of Enterprise Java and provide more benefit for less money to our customers I am looking forward to Adams statement since he is really one of those guys who just “get Enterprise Java”. I just wish Sun would have had more luck with that technology as a whole…


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W-JAX 2009: EJB in the Large, Part I

dukeDisclaimer: This entry has been written while listening to the talk. Please forgive me any typographical or grammatical errors resulting from this approach.

Fabiane Bizinella Nardon is going to give an overview about one of the largest – maybe the largest – EJB application ever created. Knowing very few actually working EJB systems I am very interested in this.


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