Consultant and author Adam Bien (http://blog.adam-bien.com) is an Expert Group member for the Java EE 6 and 7, EJB 3.X, JAX-RS, CDI, and JPA 2.X JSRs. He has worked with Java technology since JDK 1.0 and with servlets/EJB 1.0 in several large-scale projects, and he is now an architect and developer for Java SE and Java EE projects. He has edited several books about JavaFX, J2EE, and Java EE, and he is the author of Real World Java EE Patterns—Rethinking Best Practices and Real World Java EE Night Hacks—Dissecting the Business Tier (http://press.adam-bien.com). Adam is also a Java Champion and JavaOne 2011 Rock Star.
A well designed Java EE application comprises 95% business logic and 5% plumbing. No indirections, no plumbing, no cargo cult.
The combination of Java 8 features together with Java EE 7 introduces a huge amount of new optimizations and hacks like: reactive programming, in-memory queries, elimination of JPA, transactional parallelism and even DDD extensions.
Warning: We will spend all the time in an IDE. Please ask questions before/after/during the session.