Presentation: "Extreme Java Productivity with Spring Roo and Spring 3.0"

Time: Monday 11:30 - 12:30

Location: Archauz


The productivity of enterprise Java development is much criticized--and not without reason. While modern enterprise Java frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate are a world away from the complexity and bloat of the early J2EE model, writing applications still involves too much grunt work, which is not an inevitable consequence of the language.

It doesn't need to be like this. Optimal productivity requires an integrated approach to development that includes not just frameworks, but a complete stack and effective way of working.

In this presentation, Rod Johnson will show by example how Spring Roo can help to build enterprise Java applications quicker than you've imagined, utilizing the latest generation of Spring open source technologies.

Rod will explain Roo's unique an innovative approach. Roo is a tool written for practical applications by application developers. He will explain the architecture of Roo applications, and how it makes effective use of new features in Spring 2.5 and 3.0.

During the presentation, Rod will build a complete, working application and explain its code in detail.

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Rod Johnson, Creator of Spring

 Rod  Johnson

Rod Johnson is hot right now. The creator of Spring is about to sell his life's work, Springsource, to WMware. Price: $420 mill.

Rod is a thought leader on open source, as well as a popular speaker at conferences and symposia around the world. Spring was based on the code published with Rod's best-selling Expert One-on-One J2EE Design and Development (2002). This book was one of the most influential books ever published on J2EE and the sequel, J2EE without EJB (July 2004, with Juergen Hoeller), has proven almost equally significant, establishing a comprehensive vision for lightweight, post-EJB J2EE development.

At JAOO Rod will speak at 3 tracks. He is having a hard time recommending just one. But if you twist his arm around he will say Extreme Java Productivity with Spring Roo and Spring 3.0. With Spring Roo you use Java codes but in a quicker and more efficient way. Rod is very excited to present Spring Roo to danish developers and is expecting feedback!

Rod has specialized in server-side Java since 1996 across a wide range of industries. His hands-on experience has led him to see problems from a client's perspective as well as a technology perspective, and has driven his influential criticism of bloated, inefficient, orthodox approaches to J2EE architecture.

Rod is a member of the Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee (EC). EC members guide the evolution of the Java technologies by approving and voting on all technology proposals. They are also responsible for defining the JCP's rules of governance and the legal agreement between members and the organization.

Rod holds a BA with Honors in Computer Science, Mathematics and Musicology as well as a Phd from the University of Sydney.