Speaking at JBossWorld 2010

On June 23rd I spoke at JBossWorld 2010. It was a privilege to get invited to speak at JBossWorld again by Java champion Burr Sutter.

Titled “Spring+JBoss: So Happy Together”, the talk was demo-driven and covered how to effectively use Spring with Hibernate/JPA, JSF, Hibernate Validator, RESTEasy/JAX-RS, JBossWS/JAX-WS, JBoss Transactions, JBoss Messaging, Drools, jBPM, and JBoss Snowdrop/Spring Deployer/EJB 3 on JBoss AS. The talk went very well and I got excellent feedback on it. I was originally¬† supposed to co-present the talk with Marius Bogoevici of JBoss but he could not attend at the last minute due to budget issues. He helped out with the demo a great deal so it was really a shame. If I get a chance, I plan to repeat the talk with a more Java EE-centric, vendor-neutral flavor with a title along the lines of “Spring Java EE 6 Support” and run it on GlassFish. Ideally, it would be great to co-present with someone from SpringSource.

While at JBossWorld, I met up with the usual suspects in the JBoss gang including Dan Allen, Emmanuel Bernard, Bill Burke, Jay Balunas and Pete Muir. I also got to meet Lincoln Baxter and Andrew Rubinger for the first time and thought they were great additions to the JBoss team.

I expected Boston to be a little on the boring side as far as music with any serious hard edge. As it turns out there are a few good places to go to in Boston including The Church (literally an old abandoned Church) at Fenway and the Middle East in Central Square. The Middle East in particular plays alternative, punk, goth, rock and metal (kind of like Trocadero in Philly). I lucked out and there was a decent Nu Metal gig to go to on the one evening I actually had a chance to get out.

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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