Web Age Solutions (java)

After spending some time where the Java language was "stuck" at Java SE 6 because of Oracle buying Sun, Java is moving forward again and companies are starting to leverage some of the new versions. Many companies are starting to move to Java SE 7 since that has been out for a few years and will be the required minimum version of Java EE 7 application servers as those are released. Java SE 8 was also recently finalized and although probably too early for many large Java projects to move to it fully it will help to know what are some of the more significant features of Java SE 8. In this webinar we will focus on the changes in Java SE 7 that projects can use when adopting this environment along with some of the significant features of Java SE 8 to watch out for as that becomes more popular.

Direct download: RecentChangestoJava.mp4
Category:Java -- posted at: 10:41am EDT

Although many applications have been developed that use web services in some way or another, not all of them have been developed recently. This means that the choices available when these web service applications were developed could have been very different than it is now. Since many clients are beginning to upgrade their Java application server environments, perhaps even after skipping 1-2 versions of the server, it would be good to be familiar with all of the choices available now with modern web service environments and the changes that have been introduced. In this webinar we will survey the various choices for implementing modern web services and the clients of these services. Besides introducing JAX-WS, a simplified way to do SOAP web services, we will also cover the newest style of REST web services and how to use the JAX-RS specification to develop these services. A comparison between SOAP and REST web services and when to use each will be important information also. We will also provide a brief review of some of the various advanced WS-* SOAP service specifications that can address specific integration issues since these have seen much wider support and adoption as more environments are upgraded. So attend this webinar if you want to know the current range of choices available to you and how to apply the best technologies to implement application requirements.

Direct download: ModernJavaWebServiceChoices_480x320.mp4
Category:Java -- posted at: 11:09am EDT

Although many of the services in active use are SOAP or at least XML-based, an increasing number of services take a RESTful approach to data transmission. Representational state transfer (REST) is a style of software architecture that differs from the more traditional Remote Procedure Call (RPC) style of data transmission, instead emphasizing the importance of defining and retrieving representations of resources.
The Java JAX-RS specification covers how to implement RESTful services with Java. This specification is driven by annotations and can be leveraged from many different environments, including a Java EE 'Application Server'. With the recent inclusion of the JAX-RS specification in the Java EE 6 umbrella of technologies implementing RESTful services with JAX-RS will become even easier.

Direct download: MasteringJAX_RSRESTfulWebServicesandAJAXClients_320x240.mp4
Category:Java -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

With many of the major Java Enterprise servers recently releasing or about to release support for Java EE 6 now is a good time to take a look at the changes introduced with this version.  With the number of new technologies and significant updates to almost all existing technologies, Java EE 6 is likely the biggest release ever of the Java EE platform.  Many of these technologies can have a significant effect on the architecture of applications and even what technologies are preferred for use in applications.  Knowing what these changes are and how they might impact application developers will be very important for people looking to migrate to the new platforms that support Java EE 6.  This webinar will provide an overview of the Java EE 6 changes and help attendees understand how those changes might impact the projects they are involved with.

Direct download: OverviewMajorChangesJavaEE6_720x480.mp4
Category:Java -- posted at: 1:01pm EDT

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