Rod Johnson

Rod Johnson
CEO, SpringSource


Rod is the father of Spring and is one of the world’s leading authorities on Java and J2EE development. Rod’s best-selling Expert One-on-One J2EE Design and Development (2002) was one of the most influential books ever published on J2EE. The sequel, J2EE without EJB (July 2004, with Juergen Hoeller), has proven almost equally significant, establishing a comprehensive vision for lightweight, post-EJB J2EE development.

Rod regularly speaks at conferences in the US, Europe and Asia, including JavaOne, JAOO, JavaZone, O’Reilly OSCON and The Server Side Symposium. He was awarded “Rock Star” status at JavaOne in 2005 and 2007, and delivered keynotes at the JavaWorld conference in Tokyo and the JAX conference in Munich.

Rod currently serves in the JCP on the Expert Groups defining the Java EE 6, Servlet 2.4 and JDO 2.0 specifications. His status as a leader in the Java community has been recognized through his invitation to Sun’s Java Champions program. Rod continues to be actively involved in client projects at SpringSource, as well as Spring development, writing and evangelism.


Desktop Applications, Java
Location: Meeting Room J3
Rod Johnson (SpringSource)
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The Spring Framework is the most popular application programming framework for Java/Java EE development, with widespread adoption across many industries. If you’re a Spring user, you should understand the Spring 3.0 features and how they may benefit you; if you are not yet a Spring user, you may find Spring significantly more compelling. Read more.
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