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Real-World Java Seminar Registrations and "Call for Papers" Now Open

With three tracks and more than 30 sessions, the conference is the largest Java developer event on the East Coast

SYS-CON Events announced today that the "Call for Papers" for the Real-World Java Seminar is now open. The largest Java developer event on the East Coast, the Real-World Java Seminar is a one-day event with three concurrent tracks and more than 30 sessions, and is packed with technical presentations delivered by the Java industry experts. Attending this event will allow delegates to take a fresh look at the architecture of the projects they are working on now, and can serve as a roadmap for their further development as Java professionals.

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Some of the sessions that will be presented on August 13, 2007, include:

Java 6.0 - New Features
While the release of Java 6.0 did not introduce as many language changes as Java 5.0, it substantially improved performance and added lots of convenient features that will be covered in this presentation, namely, streamlined XML, scripting API, JavaScript engine, pluggable annotations, better monitoring with a new Console class, pluggable locales, reallocation of arrays, a small footprint database Java DB, desktop look and feel enhancements in Swing, and more.

EJB 3. and Java Persistence API
Substantial simplification of EJB 3.0 puts them back in the toolbox of the enterprise Java developer. Java Persistence API allows you to persistence-enable your Plain Old Java Objects in a manner similar to the popular open source object-relational mapping tool Hibernate.This presentation starts with an overview of the EJB 3 and Java Persistence API architecture followed by a set of coding samples demonstrating database persistence of Java objects in action.

Concurrent Programming in Java
Multithreading was always one of the most important Java features. The java.util.concurrent package was introduced in Java 5, and this advanced talk focuses on the proper techniques for writing thread-safe code: you'll learn how to use concurrent collections, how to interrupt running tasks properly, and understand the benefits of using semaphores, barriers and latches. You'll also become familiar with thread pools, executors, and Callables objects, which will greatly improve the scalability and performance of your applications.

Enterprise Service Bus as a Centerpiece of SOA Implemented with Java
ESB is a core component of the enterprise Service-Oriented Architecture. Is this a software, pattern or hardware? ESB decouples service providers and consumers, provides message routing and transformation between different data format and communication protocols. Services participate in the ESB using either Web services or JMS. How does JBI (JSR-208) affect the ESB space? This presentation reviews open source ESB software and shows a reference architecture for implementing SOA.

EJB 3, Spring and Hibernate: A Comparative Analysis and Recommendations
The recent years have seen the Spring/Hibernate stack displace EJB 2 as the default application framework for the hippest enterprise Java developers. EJB 3 is a huge leap forward from yesteryear's heavyweight development model. However, are the improvements to EJB 3 enough to change the enterprise Java landscape yet again?

This session offers a comparative analysis of EJB 3 (including JPA), Spring and Hibernate to see how they really stack up with each other. The session will offer recommendations charting different courses of action depending on what is important for your application. A comparative analysis matrix will help you decide whether you should integrate parts of EJB 3 with Spring, use EJB 3 with some Spring features, port Hibernate code to JPA, move to EJB 3 altogether or use Spring/Hibernate without EJB 3.

XML Processing in Java
Latest Java releases include a number of changes related to XML processing. Schema validation and XPath queries are now part of the language. Several data type classes have been added to match types defined by the W3C XML schema language. Java 6 added support for the JAX_WS Web services stack, data binding using JAXB 2.0, and the StAX API for pull parsing. In this session we'll explore the latest developments in the intersection of Java and XML.

Programming with the Spring Framework
Spring is a leading full-stack open-source Java application framework built on the notion of programming with POJO (plain old Java objects). Spring comes with an Inversion-of-Control container that provides a streamlined way for configuring an application and wiring up service dependencies. It lets you easily program cross-cutting concerns with AOP, persist you data using a variety of techniques, or integrate with your legacy J2EE applications, significantly reducing or eliminating most boilerplate code.This presentation will demonstrate the latest Spring features and best practices for the real-world Java developers.

Adobe Flex for Java Developers
Rich Internet applications become a reality. While you can create the client portion of such applications using Java Swing applets, Adobe Flex offers you another alternative that will result in an Internet application running the GUI porttion of your application in a fast virtual machine, called Flash Player, that will communicate with the server-side Java components or frameworks - POJOs,EJBs, Spring, Hibernate or any other Java-related product. This session will first explain Flex architecture and how it can be integrated in your existing or new Java EE applications. You'll also see how Eclipse plugins can introduce rapid application development into your Internet project.

AJAX for Java Developers
If you have an old-fashioned Web application, you can enrich your users' experience by introducing AJAX techniques, which will perform asynchronous data communication with the Web server and eliminate the need for browser page refreshes on each user request. In this session you'll learn how AJAX applications operate, what frameworks are available, what are the best practices, and potential roadblocks to avoid.

Ruby on Rails for Java Developers
Web development of CRUD applications with Ruby on Rails gets the attention of many Java developers. RoR offers a way for fast creation of dynamic Web sites that access remote databases. Developing a complex Web project may take a fraction of the time it would take with Java. This talk provides a comparison of Java and Rails, to help you translate your Java knowledge and skills into the world of Ruby and Rails. If you are wondering if ROR is enterprise-ready, if it scales, or how it integrates with Java, this talk is for you.

Real-World Java Faculty Presents Top Experts including:

Rima Patel Sriganesh is a Staff Engineer presently working in the Technology Outreach group at Sun Microsystems, Inc. She specializes in Java, XML and Integration platforms. Rima represents Sun at various financial services standards. She is a co-author of three books and publishes her take on technology in the form of papers and blogs. She also speaks frequently at various industry conferences. To find out more about her work, google - "Rima Patel Sriganesh".

Reza Rehman is Chief Architect at Tripod Technologies, an IT solutions company focusing on Java EE in the Baltimore-NYC corridor. He is the co-author of "EJB 3 in Action" from Manning Publishing. Reza has been working with Java EE since its inception in the mid-nineties. He has developed enterprise systems in the publishing, financial, telecommunications and manufacturing industries. Reza has been fortunate to have worked with both EJB and Spring/Hibernate. He coordinates the Philadelphia JBoss User Group.

Yakov Fain is a Principal Consultant of Farata Systems. He's responsible for the Enterprise Architecture and emerging technologies. Yakov authored several Java books, dozens of technical articles, and his blog is hugely popular. Sun Microsystems has nominated and awarded Yakov with the title Java Champion. He leads the Princeton Java Users Group. Yakov holds BS and MS in Applied Math. You can reach him at [email protected]. He is Adobe Certified Flex Instructor.

Mark Richards is a Certified Senior IT Architect at IBM, where he is involved in the architecture and design of large-scale Service Oriented Architectures in J2EE and other technologies, primarily in the financial services industry. He has been involved in the software industry since 1984, and has significant experience and expertise in J2EE architecture and development, Object-oriented design and development, and systems integration. Mark served as the President of the Boston Java User Group in 1997 and 1998, and the President of the New England Java Users Group from 1999 thru 2003.

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities 
Real-Wolrd Java Semiar will offer unique sponsorship and exhibit opportunities to the leading Java technology companies. Additional information on sponsorship and exhibit opportunities can be obtained by e-mail at events(at) sys-con.com or by phone at 201 802-3021.

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