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    JBoss at 7: A new App Server, new Tools and a new Attitude by Dan Allen

    Date: January 19, 2012, 6:30 PM

    Location: Near Infinity Corporation, 1881 Campus Commons Drive #203 , Reston, VA


    Co-Host: This meetup is being co-hosted by the DC Area JBoss Users Group and the Northern Virginia Java Users Group


    Description: 2000 called, it wants its bloatware back. No where do the Java EE specifications suggest that application servers and programming models must be slow, clunky and fat. At JBoss, we decided it was time to flip the switch on enterprise development and make it productive. In this session, we'll show you how to build real-world examples that are slim, fast and powerful. We'll start by talking about the new rendition of our flagship project, JBoss AS 7. Fast, fast, fast. Blazing fast! No doubt, that's the main reason to love JBoss AS 7. We'll dive into how this performance boost has been achieved through a clever use of parallelism and concurrency, how the modular design saves you from classloader hell and why it's such a pleasure to administer and test. It's everything you've wanted in an application server.

    Next, we'll talk about how the Java EE Web Profile has brought new meaning to the double E: "easy" and "extensible". We'll summarize the functionality you get out of the box. Hint: intelligent defaults replace XML and disparate technologies have been connected by powerful services like CDI. We won't pretend that one size fits all. You'll discover that the closed feature set has been abolished with the inclusion of the CDI extension facility. You now have the choice of building new features into the programming model in addition to using what's provided. Ah, but, how many times have you wanted to start a new project in Java EE, but struggled to put all the pieces together? You'll witness how Seam Forge can incrementally assemble an application at your command and deploy it to AS 7. We'll remind you of the fact that you are doing all this with the "Enterprise Edition" of Java without any of the pain that would seem to imply. Like we said, we've got a new attitude. Come experience it.

    Speaker: Dan Allen JBoss (@mojavelinux) As a Principal Software Engineer at JBoss, by Red Hat, Dan works as the community liaison and member of the Seam, Weld and Arquillian projects. He's also the author of Seam in Action, formerly represented Red Hat on the JSR-314 Expert Group (JSF 2.0), writes for IBM developerWorks and NFJS magazine and participates as a speaker at major industry conferences including JavaOne, Devoxx, NFJS, JAX and Jazoon. In 2009, Dan was inducted into the JavaOne Rock Star Hall of Fame for his talk on conversations and pageflows in JSF. To colleagues, Dan's known for his hard work and passion for Open Source technologies. He specializes in the Java EE stack, but is known to dabble in Android and anything else that's open and sounds interesting.

    You can keep up with Dan's discoveries by reading his blogs at; and or find out what he's currently up to by following him on Twitter at

    Sponsor: Food, drinks, and location for this meetup will be provided by Near Infinit Corporation. And many thanks to the rest of our sponsors!

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