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JavaOne: Day 3

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This will be my last post from JavaOne this year–I’m headed back home. But that doesn’t mean that the rest of the JBoss crew is. They’re here through Friday to bring you more packed mini-sessions at the Pavilion booth and a few more technical sessions.

Here’s the schedule for the rest of the week and another personal recommendation.

Technical sessions
Don’t forget to pre-register for these on the JavaOne site. I learned my lesson yesterday morning when I nearly missed Gavin’s session!

Burr Sutter and Max Katz (Exadel) – TS-7479 – Open Source Development Tools for the Java™ Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE Platform), Web 2.0, and SOA – Thursday, May 8 4:10-5:10pm and Friday, May 9, 2:50-3:50pm

Kevin Conner, Mark Little and Keith Babo (Sun Microsystems, Inc) – BOF-5846 – Developing Service-Oriented Architecture Applications with OSGi – Thursday, May 8 6:30-7:30pm

Mark Little will also be on the panel for “PAN-5188 Open Standards for SOA and Java Technology” to participate in a discussion about Software Component Architecture.

JBoss mini-session schedule
If you haven’t been to one of these yet, you’re missing out. It’s not too late, though. Here’s what’s still to come on Thursday:

12:00 p.m. — Clustering your Applications with JBoss
Presented by Mike Dickson – JBoss Division
Clustering is crucial for scalable enterprise applications, you can improve performance, stability and/or fault tolerance by simply adding more nodes to the cluster. In this demonstration we will examine some of the key concepts of clustering and walk through just how easy it is to cluster applications running upon JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.

1:00 p.m. — What’s new in JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
Presented by: Mike Dickson – JBoss Division
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform includes JBoss Application Server, the worlds most popular open source application server, and integrates leading JBoss technologies like JBoss Hibernate, JBoss Seam to form a simple and easy solution for next generation applications. JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, combined with JBoss Developer Studio & JBoss Operations Network provide a complete end to end solution for standards based Java applications. This session will highlight the latest supported features and roadmap in clustering, web services, messaging, and transactions.

2:00 p.m. — JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform Overview
Presented by: Ray Ploski – JBoss Division
Today’s top enterprises look to achieve a competitive advantage by deploying enterprise portals within their IT infrastructure. JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform provides an integrated open source platform for hosting and serving a portal’s web interface, aggregating, publishing, and managing its content, and personalizing its experience. Join us as we walk through how the key features of JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform including integration with WSRP and Google Widgets, Account Security, User Dashboards and Portlet Administration.

3:00 p.m. — Improving TCO through effective Management of your JBoss Middleware Environment
Presented by: Greg Hinkle/Tom Madden – Red Hat
An overview of JBoss Operations Network (JON) 2.0. During this session, attendees will see a demo of the key new features of JON used to administer, deploy and monitor a JBoss Middleware Environment.

4:00 p.m. — Practical Complex Event Processing (CEP) with the JBoss Technology Stack
Presented by: Max Yankelevich – Freedom OSS
Complex Event Processing (CEP) enables enterprises to achieve agile business processes through intelligent correlation of seemingly unrelated events. Chief Information Officer Max Yankelevich of Freedom Open Source Solutions will walk attendees through a practical case study of a large Trust/Wealth Management Institution and demonstrate how CEP helped solve a complex business problem – charging their customers more money in fees. The use of JBoss Application Platform including JBoss Rules, jBPM and JBoss Messaging, were leveraged to implement the CEP Architecture and earned the client an extra $20M over the course of five years.

Personal recommendation
I missed giving you a recommendation yesterday, so I’ll make up for it today with a really good one. If you’re staying an extra day or two to see the city, try San Francisco’s Ghost Hunt. I’ve done ghost walks in about ten cities, and it’s a fun way to get the history of a place in a little bit different format from your average tour. I did San Francisco’s for the first time on Sunday, and it was one of the best I’ve tried.

Have a great rest of the week, and have a safe trip home!

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