Talks I Gave at Conferences and Meetups

Here is the list of talks I gave at conferences and meetups (and I try to keep this list up to date): 2018-04 – Baking A Microservice PI(e) (with Roberto Cortez) – Devoxx UK (London, UK) 2017-11 – Baking A Microservice PI(e) (with Roberto Cortez) – Devoxx (Antwerp, Belgium) 2017-05 – The PluraSight Experience (with Koffi Sessi) – Devoxx UK (London, UK) 2017-04 […]

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AllCraft : Ma Nouvelle Aventure

Update: après plusieurs mois de tractations, de contacts et de rencontres, nous nous rendons compte que le modèle AllCraft n’est pas encore viable. Nous mettons donc la société en pause en espérant reprendre de plus bel, lorsque le marché sera plus mature. Une fois n’est pas coutume, je blogue en français. Après avoir travaillé en SSII, travaillé pour un éditeur, […]

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CDI and Forge Talks in Europe and Morocco

Are you going to JavaOne? Well I’m not! But instead I’ll be doing some talks in October and November in Europe and Morocco. Four years ago I toured central Europe giving CDI talks. Next week I’ll start another tour with CDI and Forge talks. Here is my schedule : Tuesday 20th of October – JUG Frankfurt (Map) : Talk on JBoss Forge […]

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To inject or not to inject: CDI is the question

Two weeks ago I did a little tour around several JUGs and conferences to talk about dependency injections with CDI. The final goal of this road movie was to end up at GeeCon in Krakow. It was my second time at GeeCon and I have to say that this conference is like good wine : getting better with age. This community based conference is on its third edition and attracts people through out central and eastern Europe. Plenty of good speakers, nice location, skilled attendees... and a lot of fun (GeeCon organizers are party addicts). So make sure you mark this conference into your agenda for next year....

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A week in central Europe… with CDI

I haven't talked much lately at conferences or JUGs. The last one was Devoxx in November 2010 and I have been quite ever since (working on some other plans ;o) But it's time to do a bit of touring again. This time it will be Central Europe and the topic with injection in CDI. The presentation of the talk is To inject or not to inject: CDI is the question and the description roughly is :

After a quick introduction of CDI (Contexts and Dependency Injection) I will concentrate on dependency injection and the type-safe approach on injection in CDI. If you are fed up of using String based configuration, come to this talk and have a type-safe journey on CDI.

How come I am touring again ? Everything started with an invitation from my friends at GeeCon. I discovered GeeCon in 2009. It was the first edition of this conference in Cracow (Poland) created by the local user group.

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Séance de dédicace groupée

Vous l'avez certainement lu dans tous les magasines, la rentrée littéraire 2010 ce n'est ni Michel Houellebecq ni Amélie Nothomb, mais bel et bien la seconde édition de Java EE 6 (aux éditions Apress). Pour fêter cet évènement inter galactique, je m'associe à Emmanuel Bernard (Hibernate Search in Action aux éditions Manning) et Arnaud Héritier (Maven aux éditions Pearson) pour une séance de dédicace groupée à la librairie Le Monde en Tique. Vous aurez ainsi l'honneur et le privilège de rencontrer vos idoles, d'acheter leur superbe ouvrage, de vous les faire dédicacer, de boire un verre et de papoter de tout et de rien.

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A busy week at Devoxx

If you don’t already know it, next week is Devoxx : the biggest European Java conference. It’s my 4th time there and this year I’ll be doing 2 conferences, 1 BOF and 1 book signing session. Tuesday, from 9:30 to 12:30 : University talk The Java EE 6 Platform.  I’ll be doing a 3 hours talk with Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine with plenty of demos. We will gradually develop a web application using most of the EE specifications (Managed Bean 1.0, JPA 2.0, Servlet 3.0, EJB 3.1, JSF 2.0, Bean Validation 1.0 and JAX-RS 1.1) Tuesday, from 7pm to 8pm : BOF Why Should I Care About Java EE 6 ?. If you’ve attended the university talk or if you just want to talk about Java EE 6, come to this BOF. With Alexis we will be sharing this BOF with Paul Sandoz, Roberto Chinnici, Ludovic Champenois and Emmanuel Bernard. Wednesday, from 3:10 to 4:10 : Conference talk What’s new in Java EE 6 ?. This one hour talk is for people who already know Java EE 5 and want to discover what’s new in EE 6. I’m proud to say that I’ll be talking in room number 8 (the biggest) just after James Gosling. Cool ! Wednesday, from 4:10 to 4:40 : Book signing session. If you want to know more about Java EE 6 and get a copy of your book signed, let’s meet in the ground floor at the […]

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Java EE 6 is touring French JUGs

One beauty of living in a country with nearly 20 Java User Groups is that you can travel around while talking about your favourite topics. For me, at the moment, it’s Java EE 6 (thanks to my book). So last week I was invited to the Riviera JUG to give a talk about the new features of EE 6. As […]

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An interview about me, Java EE 6, the JUG, the JCP and some Jazz

A few weeks ago, Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine asked me for an interview. My book has been out for a couple of month now, Java EE 6 is getting hot, GlassFish V3 is closed to final, the Paris JUG is doing well, I’ve recently been nominated Java Champion, JSR 299 and 330 are working hand in hand, the Cast Codeurs podcast is a success, summer and vacations are on their way… it was time to have a break, a nice lunch with Alexis, a few glasses of wine, and have a chat. So if you want to know a little bit more about all that, you can listen to the podcast or/and read the transcription of it. GlassFish Podcast Podcast transcription Thanks Alexis

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I am a champion, my friends

Yes, I am a Java champion my friends, and I’ll keep on Javaing till the end. Do you know the Java Champion program ? It was created by Sun to recognize leaders in the Java developer community. The concept is to build an informal but select group of passionate Java technology and community people outside of Sun. As quoted in […]

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Dédicace du livre Java EE 6

Aujourd’hui, les exemplaires du livre Java EE 6 sont enfin arrivés en Europe. J’ai reçu ma petite collection privée de 20 exemplaires ainsi que tous les bons libraires informatiques parisiens. Alors, si vous faites partis des quelques rares qui n’ont pas encore ce best-seller, je vous propose de nous retrouver samedi 20 juin à la librairie Le Monde En Tique […]

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Java EE 6 book at JavaOne

Hurrah !!! My book physically exists. It was printed last week and is available at JavaOne. So guys, look for the book shop in the Moscone center, and ask for the already best-seller Java EE 6 book. You can’t miss it. It has been published by Apress (it’s black and yellow) and, as you can see on the photo, it’s […]

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Bienvenu chez le Ch’ti JUG

Dans la famille Présentation Java EE 6, je voudrai les Ch’tis. Qques jours après mes présentations GlassFish et Java EE 6 à la conférence GeeCon à Cracovie, ce soir je me suis rendu à Lille pour présenter les nouveautés de la future plateforme entreprise. Dernier en date de la longue lignée des JUGs français, le Ch’ti JUG était inauguré ce […]

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GeeCon is over, long live GeeCon

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’ve been invited to GeeCon to talk about Java EE 6. This very first edition of GeeCon took place in the city of Crakow and was aimed at Eastern European Java developers. The Polish JUG was created a few years ago as a local Java event user group. This year they decided to […]

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Présentation Java EE 6 au Ch’ti JUG

2008, c’était l’année de Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis. 2009 c’est l’année du Ch’ti JUG. Mais non, je ne ponctuerai pas ce post de “biloute”, ‘j’te dis quoi” et autres “heiiinnnnn!”. En fait, je veux juste vous informer de l’événement del ch’nord (ha, je me suis laissé aller là) à ne pas louper : une présentation sur Java EE 6 pour […]

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A book about Java EE 6

If I haven’t blogged for a long time, that’s because I was busy writing a book about Java EE 6. As some of you already know, I’m expert member on various JSRs, including Java EE 6. Last year I have been approached by Apress who proposed me to write a book about Java EE 6 in the From Novice to Professional collection. At first I wasn’t sure because I’ve already written a book and know the workload that it represents. But I’ve been a reader of Apress books for a long time, an appreciate them. I was finally convinced to participate to such quality books. So here it is : Beginning Java™ EE 6 Platform with GlassFish™ 3: From Novice to Professional. Well, actually the book is gone to printing and will be published end of May. So stay tune, and be ready to buy a copy of it (or an ebook version). The book focuses on the novelties of Java EE 6 and covers most of the specifications. 450 pages structured as follow : Chapter 1 briefly presents Java EE 6 essentials and the tools used throughout the book (JDK, Maven, JUnit, Derby and GlassFish v3). The persistent tier is described from Chapter 2 to Chapter 5 and focuses on JPA 2.0. After a general overview with some hands-on examples (Chapter 2), Chapter 3 delves into the object-relational mapping (mapping attributes, relationships and inheritance). Chapter 4 shows you how […]

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Looking for Java EE 6 expert members to organize a BOF at Jazoon

Jazoon, the international conference on Java technology, will be held in Zurich from the 22nd to the 25th of June. For four days you will have the chance to go to many technical presentations, with good speakers and also plenty of BOFs. I‘ve sumitted a talk on Java EE 6 and I‘ve also submitted a BOF on the same topic. The BOF is called Why should I care about Java EE 6 ? The idea is to meet informally with expert members or spec leads around Java EE 6 (EJB, JPA, JAX-RS, JAX-WS…). Developer, architects, project leaders who wantsto know more about Java EE 6 could come and share their questions and comments with Java EE 6 experts. To hold this BOF, I‘m looking for other expert members or spec leads who will be at Jazoon. If you are interested, drop me an email so we can try to make this BOF happen.

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Java EE 5, second edition

The first edition of my Java EE 5 book has been sold out ! In fact it’s 2500 copies that have been sold in 14 months. It doesn’t sound much like that, but remember that it’s written in French (much smaller market than the English one) and talks about evil technology : EJB ! So, it’s a best seller (JK Rolling , if you read this blog, be prepare to suffer high competition). Eyrolles, my editor, asked me to prepare a second edition, and that‘s what I did last spring. So here it is, the second edition just came out with some new stuff. Of course, I used this second edition to update references, software version and correct some erratums. I also add new definitions and gave more explanations and clarifications on several topics (based on the feedback I received). And I add new paragraphs on new topics : more about GlassFish, GlassFish admin tasks (such as asadmin), and GlassFish configuration on JPA I explain how to persist an object in more than one table, the many to many relationship and inheritance. There is also more information about JPQL I‘ve also add more on application client container (ACC) more on JAXB2 and XML mapping and a new full chapter about how to create a Java EE 5 applications with Intellij Idea So if you know how to read French and want to know more about Java EE 5, just do […]

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Back from the TSS Symposium in Prague

Last Wednesday I‘ve landed at noon in Prague, quickly took a taxi, arrived at the Clarion Congress Hotel where the conference well held, registered, went to my room and had a quick last look at my slides. At 3:50pm I was giving a talk on Building Enterprise Applications Using Glassfish . It was about installing GlassFish, deploying an application, monitor […]

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A virus at JavaOne

Today I only attended two presentations and had to leave the conference for some rest. I wonder if I‘m just exhausted about too much JavaOne, or if I‘ve got a virus. This is the email that we received this morning : URGENT PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY FROM JAVAONE TEAM The JavaOne conference team has been notified by the San Francisco Department of Public Health about an identified outbreak of a virus in the San Francisco area. Testing is still underway to identify the specific virus in question, but they believe it to be the Norovirus, a common cause of the stomach flu, which can cause temporary flu-like symptoms for up to 48 hours. Part of the San Francisco area impacted includes the Moscone Center, the site of the JavaOne conference which is being held this week. We are working with the appropriate San Francisco Department of Public Health and Moscone representatives to mitigate the impact this will have on the conference and steps are being taken overnight to disinfect the facility. We have not received any indication that the show should end early, so will have the full schedule of events on Friday as planned. We hope to see you then.

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JavaOne : My Top 3 Issues

Today it was JavaOne‘s kick off. It started with a keynote with Rich Green. It was concentrated in mobile devices (Amazon presented its Kindle eBook) and, of course, JavaFX took a big place. I‘m still a bit sceptical about JavaFX but Rich Green said that really soon it will be running everywhere, in all kind of mobile devices. And then […]

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From the Golden Gate to GlassFish

Yesterday morning I met Alexis Moussine Pouchkine near the Peer 45 in San Francisco. He had organized a bike tour before the GlassFish unconferences. We were a group of 10 people, ready to cycle through the Golden Gate bridge. Met at 9:30am, had a coffee, put the helmet on and off we went. The weather wasn‘t very clear and it […]

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