The Java EE 7 Platform: Developing for the Cloud

Java & JVM
Location: Portland 255 Level: Novice
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This talk introduces the Java EE 7 platform, the latest revision of the Java platform for the enterprise. The focus of Java EE 7 is on the cloud, and specifically it aims to bring Platform-as-a-Service providers and application developers together so that portable applications can be deployed on any cloud infrastructure and reap all its benefits in terms of scalability, elasticity, multitenancy, etc. The existing specifications in the platform such as JPA, Servlets, EJB, and others will be updated to meet these requirements.

Furthermore, Java EE 7 continues the ease of development push that characterized prior releases by bringing further simplification to enterprise development. It also adds new, important APIs such as the REST client API in JAX-RS 2.0 and the long awaited Concurrency Utilities for Java EE API. Expression Language 3.0 and Java Message Service 2.0 will under go extreme makeover to align with the improvements in the Java language. There are plenty of improvements to several other components. Newer web standards like HTML 5 and Web Sockets will be embraced to build modern web applications.

This talk will provide a complete introduction to the Java EE 7 platform, including different components, and provide a roadmap.

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Arun Gupta


Arun Gupta is a Java evangelist working at Oracle. He works to create and foster the community around Java EE and GlassFish. He has extensive world wide speaking experience on myriad of topics and loves to engage with the community, customers, partners, and JUGs everywhere to spread the goodness of Java. He is a prolific blogger at with over 1200 blog entries and frequent visitors from all around the world with a cumulative page visits > 1million.

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Arun Gupta
07/25/2012 2:01pm PDT

The slides are available at:

Mick Smothers
07/25/2012 6:29am PDT

Yes, I’d love to have a copy of the slides as well.

Chris Close
07/20/2012 9:52am PDT

Can you please upload the slides for this presentation?


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