I spoke at the Real World Java Seminar at the Roosevelt Hotel in NYC on the 13th of this month. I gave my popular EJB 3/Spring/Hibernate comparison talk to a full-house audience. I think SYS-CON (the publishers of the widely read Java Developers Journal) had the right idea hosting this seminar. The one-day seminar was well-attended, even in the slow month of August. Given the number of Java developers on the East Coast there really is a lot of room for a large JavaOne style event. I know the travel expenses are a big deterrent for many people to go to JavaOne.
To some degree, the regional No Fluff Just Stuff (NFJS) symposiums kind of bridge that gap, but something like Real World Java can be a great success. I hope SYS-CON repeats the event in the coming years. I would certainly be delighted to speak there again.
Besides giving the talk, I got to speak with a number of Java folks like Jeremy Geelan (VP of SYS-CON), Reema Patel (Sun Evangelist), Mark Pollack (one of the Interface21 guys involved in Spring.NET) and Mark Richards (senior architect at IBM). I got positive feedback from a bunch of EJB 3 in Action readers too!
Published by Reza Rahman
Reza Rahman is Principal Program Manager for Java on Azure at Microsoft. He works to make sure Java developers are first class citizens at Microsoft and Microsoft is a first class citizen of the Java ecosystem.
Reza has been an official Java technologist at Oracle. He is the author of the popular book EJB 3 in Action. Reza has long been a frequent speaker at Java User Groups and conferences worldwide including JavaOne and Devoxx. He has been the lead for the Java EE track at JavaOne as well as a JavaOne Rock Star Speaker award recipient. He was the program chair for the inaugural JakartaOne conference. Reza is an avid contributor to industry journals like JavaLobby/DZone and TheServerSide. He has been a member of the Java EE, EJB and JMS expert groups over the years. Reza implemented the EJB container for the Resin open source Java EE application server. He helps lead the Philadelphia Java User Group. Reza is a founding member of the Jakarta EE Ambassadors.
Reza has over a decade of experience with technology leadership, enterprise architecture and consulting. He has been working with Java EE technology since its inception, developing on almost every major application platform ranging from Tomcat to JBoss, GlassFish, WebSphere and WebLogic. Reza has developed enterprise systems for well-known companies like eBay, Motorola, Comcast, Nokia, Prudential, Guardian Life, USAA, Independence Blue Cross, Anthem, CapitalOne and AAA using Java EE and Spring.
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