Kelly is Vice President and senior engineer at Broadleaf Commerce, a company that builds and distributes an open source eCommerce framework built on The Spring Framework. Besides contributing to the features and functions of Broadleaf Commerce, Kelly helps Broadleaf clients to implement, customize, and ultimately realize the full value of Broadleaf Commerce. Prior to joining Broadleaf, Kelly spent 14 years working as a consultant, focusing on application development and system integration using Java based technologies. Kelly is originally from Canada and lives in Austin, Texas.
Broadleaf Commerce is a feature rich, highly customizable, open source eCommerce framework built on top of The Spring Framework. Spring provides a huge number of container services such as dependency injection, AOP, transaction management, MVC, JPA support, security, etc. Broadleaf leveraged Spring's features to provide a highly functional and extensible eCommerce framework. Where Spring is a technical development framework, Broadleaf is an eCommerce domain-specific development framework. Broadleaf Commerce has extended Spring with a unique application context merge process to allow implementors to extend, override, and control every component of the Broadleaf Framework. Kelly will provide an overview of the Broadleaf features, along with a deeper dive into some of the more advanced technical capabilities of Broadleaf Commerce and how they are made possible by Broadleaf's use and extension of The Spring Framework.