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The Modern Java Web Developer Bootcamp at Devoxx

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The Modern Java Web Developer Bootcamp at Devoxx

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At this year's Devoxx, I'll be delivering my first University session. University talks are in depth presentations of 3 hours (= 75m + 30m break + 75m). I'm calling it The Modern Java Web Developer Bootcamp and my goal is to teach people some new concepts and techniques that'll make them more valuable developers. My session's hashtag is #dv13-javaweb$ to exemplify the important takeaways: Java is back, web development is fun and you can make more money.

Three hours is quite a bit longer than I'm used to, but I'm confident I can fill the time with lots of knowledge. My plan is to enhance mypresentation from JavaOne and add a few demos. Currently, I'm thinking of developing the following additional content:

  • HTTP Overview (with SPDY)
  • Polymer and Web Components
  • Bootstrap 3 Overview
  • HTML5 Storage
  • API Framework Comparison (Play, Grails, Dropwizard)
  • Load Testing
  • Performance Monitoring (including RUM)
  • Internal Cloud Options

For demos, I'd like to show a few that provide real value to attendees and teach them how to do something they haven't done before. The ones below are candidates I'm thinking of, and I'd like to pick three for the final presentation.

  • Browser Tools Demo
  • Developing with Bootstrap Demo
  • AngularJS Demo
  • Refactor an app from Spring to Java EE, no XML, all Java 8
  • Page Speed Improvement Demo
  • Security Demo (add LDAP to Angular app + OWASP ZAP)

If you could pick three real-time tutorials from the choices above, which ones would you choose?

I'm also thinking of adding some stories about impressive loads served with very little hardware and real-time dashboard development. If you have a story about either of these, please let me know. I'd be happy to credit you (or your company) and talk about any technical implementation details you're willing to provide.

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