Java SIG: The (Present and) Future of EJB



  • ...and CODE TALK with Click and Hack, the Type-it brothers.

    Tech Talk: CODE TALK with Click and Hack

    Josh Bloch and Neal Gafter - Sun Microsystems


    Panel Discussion: The (Present and) Future of EJB

    Allen Holub - Allen Holub and Associates

    Seth White - BEA Systems

    Steve Wilkes - Altoweb

    Click here to view Seth White's meeting presentation.

    Click here to view Steve Wilkes' meeting presentation.


    Presentation Overview

    Tech Talk: CODE TALK with Click and Hack

    Josh Bloch and Neal Gafter return from the funny farm with more puzzlers to test your Java knowledge.


    Panel Discussion: The (Present and) Future of EJB

    • In 1998 CORBA was the dominant middleware layer for enterprise applications.
    • In 1998, XML was an unknown.
    • In 1998, A fast internet connection involved a 28.8K dialup modem.
    • In 1998, There was no wireless web.
    • In 1998, Windows 98 was considered advanced technology.
    • In 1998, The first version of the EJB Specification was released.
    • It's 2002.

    The computing landscape has changed dramatically since EJB was first released. And so, it's time to wonder: What is EJB? What does it do well? What is EJB's role in application development today? How has it evolved to meet the new challenges? How will it continue to evolve?

    Join us as three industry luminaries present their answers to at least one of these questions. And then ask some questions of your own.


    About the Presenters

    Joshua Bloch

    Joshua Bloch is a Senior Staff Engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he is an architect in the Core Java Platform Group. He is the author of the best-selling book, "Effective Java Programming Language Guide." He designed and implemented the award-winning Java Collections Framework, java.math, and many other parts of the Java platform. Previously, he was a Senior Systems Designer at Transarc Corporation, where he designed and implemented many parts of the Encina distributed transaction processing system. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University.


    Neal Gafter

    Neal Gafter is a Staff Engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he is responsible for maintenance and development of javac (Sun's Java language compiler), the prototype Java "Generics" compiler, and other core Java development tools (javah, javadoc, and javamake). Previously, he developed a Java VM that provides orthogonal persistence, and led Sun's C++ compiler development group. He has held engineering positions at Microtec Research, Texas Instruments, and Xerox. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Rochester and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.


    Allen Holub

    Allen Holub is a software architect, programmer, educator, and author specializing in object-oriented design and languages (including Java and C++). Allen has written over a dozen books, most recently "Taming Java Threads," and is a regular presenter at the Software Development conferences. He is the founder of Allen Holub and Associates.


    Seth White

    Dr. Seth White earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1994. Before joining BEA, he was a member of the J2EE engineering team at Sun and lead the development of the JDBC 2.0 API. He is currently the project lead for the WebLogic Server EJB development team.


    Steve Wilkes

    With more than a decade in the Software Industry, Steve has managed, designed and developed a large number of enterprise applications and products across a variety of platforms and environments. As Principal Technologist at AltoWeb, he now evangelizes Application Platforms, J2EE technologies and Web Services.


    Event Logistics


    Cubberly Community Center

    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1

    Palo Alto, CA 94105


    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments/pizza

    7:00-7:25pm tech talk

    7:35-9:05pm panel discussion



    $15 for non-SDForum Members

    No charge for SDForum members and students with ID

    No registration required

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