Gunnar Hillert is a member of technical staff (MTS) at SpringSource, a division of VMware, Inc. He is a committer for Spring Integration, Spring AMQP and also contributes to the Cloud Foundry project. Gunnar heads the Atlanta Java Users Group and is an organizer for the DevNexus developer conference.
A native from Berlin, Germany, Gunnar has been calling Atlanta home for the past 11 years. He is an avid gardener specializing in anything sub-tropical such as bananas, palm trees and bamboo. As time permits, Gunnar works on his Spanish language skills and he and his wife Alysa are raising their two children tri-lingually (English, German, Spanish). Gunnar blogs at: http://blog.hillert.com/ and you can follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ghillert
In this session you will learn what Spring Integration and Spring Batch are all about, how they differ, their commonalities, and how you can use Spring Batch and Spring Integration together.
We will provide a short overview of the Enterprise Integration Patterns (EIP) as described in the highly influential book of the same name. Based on these patterns, we will then see how Spring Integration enables the development of Message-driven applications. This allows you to not only modularize new or existing applications but also makes it easy to integrate with external systems.
This session will also introduce Spring Batch. Spring Batch addresses the needs of any batch process, be it complex calculations in large financial institutions or simple data migration tasks as they exist in many software development projects. We will cover what Spring Batch is, how Spring approaches the concepts of batch and how Spring handles scaling batch processes to be able to handle any volume of data.
You will also see how Spring Integration and Spring Batch maximize the reuse of the integration support provided by the core Spring Framework. In addition to providing a robust, proven foundation, this also flattens the learning curve considerably to all developers already familiar with Spring.
Over the last year a number of significant changes have been made to the infrastructure and processes used within the Spring family of projects. In this presentation we will review these process changes and provide valuable insights into the tools that make it all possible. We will begin with providing a brief history, then move on to discuss the new tools being used, such as GitHub, Gradle, and Artifactory. Beyond describing the tools, we'll also illustrate how these new tools help facilitate our processes, including community contributions, release management, defect tracking, and more. Ultimately, this presentation will paint a larger picture of the development process for open source projects at Spring, and the various outlets available for community involvement.
The WebSockets technology promises to fill a niche in web applications by enabling browsers and servers to exchange messages with high frequency, low latency and low bandwith requirements in full duplex mode. The WebSocket protocol is an IETF standard, the WebSocket API is almost standardized by the W3C, and the JSR-356 will deliver a Java API in Java EE 7. There are already implementations in node.js and in a number of Servlet containers and Java frameworks. The time is as good as ever to start digging into it and there is so much to consider — from getting familiar with the protocol and the API, to sorting through the choices on the browser and on the server side, practical challenges with browser support and network issues, and so on. Furthermore, WebSockets offer a messaging-style architecture that's in sharp contrast to the RESTful architectures that connect the web today, so learning where to draw the line will be essential.
Come to this presentation for a thorough introduction to WebSockets and some practical advice on using it in your applications.
Spring Integration 2.2 introduces many exciting new features including among other things new adapters supporting MongoDB, Redis and JPA. Furthermore, the transaction synchronization support was expanded, allowing for the synchronization of inherently non-transactional resources with existing transactions.
Another noteworthy addition is the ability to add behavior to individual endpoints using advice chains. For example, Spring Integration 2.2 now provides out-of-the-box support for various retry strategies.
Attend this session to learn about these and many other new features and improvements. We will also take a look at some of the things planned for Spring Integration 3.0.