The Uncensored Java EE 7 Book

Let’s start with a definition of Censorship: Censorship is the suppression of speech or other public communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient as determined by a government, media outlet, or other controlling body. As you might be aware if you follow this blog, I wrote a third book entitled Java EE 7. A … Continue reading

Switching Datasource with CDI Alternatives and Stereotypes

Here we are, using H2 in our test environment, Derby in development and Postgres in production. It’s 2014, and Java EE still doesn’t have a decent configuration specification… So how do we change datasources in Java EE depending on our environment ? There are several possibilities (from external property files, Maven resource filtering, Maven profiles with different configuration … Continue reading

On-line Java EE 7 Courses at PluralSight

PluralSightI’ve been quiet in this blog because of lack of time. One task that has consumed a lot of time is that I’ve started creating Java EE 7 courses for Pluralsight. I’ve been approached by Plurasight a few months ago and met them at JavaOne. They have been around for 10 years, have an impressive catalog of courses, but because of their .Net background, they don’t have many courses on Java nor on Java EE.

So here is a first batch of Java EE 7 courses I’ve created on their platform :

Each course is made of slides and you will have the pleasure to listen to my voice ;o)  No video of the speaker, but many screen recording for the demos.  Each course is made of several modules, several clips, and you get to answer a few questions at the end of each module

My plans are to add more content to the library, so hopefully you will see somes courses about Context & Dependency Injection 1.1, Java Messaging Service 2.0, Java Server Faces 2.2, Java EE 7 itself, and an overall one about how to develop an entire Java EE application.

So I hope you will enjoy taking the courses (not free I’m afraid ;o) and do not hesitate to give me some feedback.

Java EE 7 and JBoss Forge in Lille (FR) and London (UK)

Since the publication of my Java EE 7 book, my JavaOne and Devoxx Belgium talks (that you can find on Parleys), I’ve been quiet. But my 2014 new year’s resolution is to travel a few JUGs and conferences to spread the Java EE 7 word…. and I’m starting tomorrow! So if you want to know … Continue reading

Java EE 7 JavaDoc on Dash

I’ve recently discovered Dash. It’s an API documentation browser which gives you offline access to 130+ API documentation sets. So once it’s installed, you can download the docsets you want and here you are with a single tool for all your documentation. I’ve installed all the docsets I needeed (Javadoc, SQL documentation, Man, Boostrap 3, HTML … Continue reading

Several Architectural Styles with Java EE 7

If you are like me, in your career you came across Architects who want to homogenize every single application in the company : from the smallest web app to the biggest application. All projects have to conform to the 542 pages In-house Architectural Guide and develop a 6 tier application (it could be 5, 6, … Continue reading

Monster Component in Java EE 7

With Java EE 7 being released I thought it was time to update the Monster Component ! A few years ago Ludovic Champenois had this idea of adding as many Java EE annotations as possible to a Java class. It was then used by Alexis Moussine Pouchkine on his Java EE seminars. It was time … Continue reading

Java EE 7 Deployment Descriptors

As you might know by now, Java EE 7 will be released in a few days. There are many new features and I will not cover these novelties now. I just want to mention that most of the XML deployment descriptor namespaces have been updated. Nothing that will change your life as a developer, but … Continue reading

Beginning Java EE 7… Book Arrived !

Update : the book has been published end of June 2013 I have been quiet on my blog lately but there was a reason: I was writing a Beginning Java EE 7 book for APress. I am using the past tense because I’ve finished writing it. I’ve gently started in November 2012 and accelerated the writing pace as I was … Continue reading

So now I am a NightHacker ;o)

Stephen Chin had this crazy idea of touring Europe on its way to Devoxx, and interview people. He called it the “Hacking Tour – The Road to Devoxx“. On his way from Italy he crossed France, stopped over to interview several people and then he arrived in Paris to interview me as well as the … Continue reading

I need you for Logging API Spec Lead !

If you are interested by Java EE development and roadmap you might have read recently that the Cloud feature in Java EE 7 has been delayed. As I’ve already expressed in the Java EE 7 expert group mailing list, I’m happy about this news because I feel standardizing cloud in EE 7 was way too early. But … Continue reading

[Debate] – And what about configuration in Java EE 7 ?

How do you configure your enterprise application ? Or to be more precise “what is configuration, what can you configure in Java EE and how can you configure it ?

What is configuration ?

Sometimes your application needs to change parts of its behavior at deployment time. You then need to provide some external configuration for some components. For example, in your development environment you don’t want to use a datasource and instead hit the database with a user & password, in your test environment you lookup for the datasource and use it. If you deploy your application in Europe you need to use the Euro as the current currency and if you deploy it in the US you need dollars…

Java EE 7 – I have a (few) dream(s)

If you haven’t used your RSS feed reader lately, you might have missed that Java EE 7 is starting to kick off : JPA 2.1 (JSR 338) and JAX-RS 2.0 (JSR 339) have been voted, Robert Chinnici has talked about it, some conferences have mentioned it… Java EE 7 will happen and quite quickly (Q4 2012). The main focus is the cloud. I will not talk here about the cloud, I’ll talk about everything else (well, not everything ;o)

Java EE 7 is an umbrella specification, meaning it’s made of several specifications. Its goal is to give the other JSRs a common target (here, the cloud) and to make sure these specifications interact well with each other. The Java EE 7 expert group is not responsible for all the JSRs, just the umbrella. That means if the Java EE 7 expert group wants to add something new to the platform (eg. it would be nice to have batch processing into the platform) it will not do it : it will rely on some other spec (i.e. someone else) to specify it and to interact well with the other specs.

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