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The Full Stack Java Developer

Josh Long (Pivotal), Phillip Webb (Pivotal)
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Today’s Java developer is a rare bird indeed. SQL and JPA on the backend, or MongoDB or Hadoop? HTTP, REST and websockets on the web tier? What about security? JavaScript, HTML, CSS, (not to mention LESS, SASS, and CoffeeScript!) on the client? Today’s Java developer is a full stack developer, and has enough problems to deal with already. Join [Spring Developer Advocate Josh Long]( for a look at how Spring Boot reigns in the complexity, and empowers you, today’s Java developer, to build applications quickly.

We intend this talk to introduce the Spring toolsystem in our live-coding of an application to demonstrate websockets, REST, JPA and SQL, unit testing, web security and HTML5 and Angular.js-powered client applications rendered through Thymeleaf. This talk will also include a discussion on modern web application concerns like resource processing (LESS, SASS, CoffeeScript) and client-side dependency management options for the Java developer.

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Josh Long


Josh Long is the Spring developer advocate at [Pivotal]( Josh is the lead author on 4 books and instructor in one of Safari’s best-selling video series, all on Spring. When he’s not hacking on code, he can be found at the local Java User Group or at the local coffee shop. Josh likes solutions that push the boundaries of the technologies that enable them. His interests include cloud-computing, business-process management, big-data and high availability, mobile computing and smart systems. He blogs on []( or on [his personal blog]( and [on Twitter (@starbuxman)](

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Phillip Webb


Phil Webb is a Spring Framework developer and co-creator of the Spring Boot project. Prior to joining Pivotal and relocating to California, Phil worked for a number of UK technology companies.