'Come and Play! with Java EE 7' by Antonio Goncalves

Please note that to secure your place you have to register at the London GUG Registration Page 


As you know, Java EE is old-fashioned, heavyweight, cumbersome, and made mostly of boilerplate code. Who would develop a modern Web application with such a technological stack? Who would start a heavy application server, deploy some EJBs, and wait ages for integration tests to run - only to end up with an ugly Web page?

If you like HTML5 front ends with responsive design, sexy graphical components, manageable REST interfaces, easy asynchronous processing, reliable messaging, and transactional databases, come to this session to see two developers writing and testing a real Java EE 7 Web application within 1 hour.


Antonio is a senior developer specialized in Java/Java EE. As a consultant he advises customers and helps them in defining and developing their software architecture. This Java Champion is also the founder of the Paris JUG, Devoxx France and an independent JCP member on various JSRs (Java EE 6, Java EE 7, EJB 3.2). Based on his Java EE experiences, he has written three books covering Java EE 5, Java EE6 and recently Java EE 7 with Glassfish 4.


18:00 - 18:15 - Coffee, Welcome and Networking
18:15 - 19:30 - 'Come and Play with Java EE 7' by Antonio Goncalves
19:30 - 20:00 - Lightening talks
20:00 - 20:30 - Beer, Pizza and Networking

‘Problem Solving’ Sessions

The Problem Solving panel sessions give you an opportunity to discuss various GlassFish-related problems you may want to share and discuss with the rest of the GUG members. If you want to ask others for help and advice, discuss the issues, listen to suggestions and find the solutions – let us know! Email your topic to [masked]. and we will be more than happy to add your session to the agenda.

Lightning Talks

We are also opening up the floor to anyone using GlassFish who has a tale to share. We are looking for a number of lightning talks 5 - 10 minutes in length where you can share your experiences, problems or wonderful solutions with the rest of the community. This is a huge opportunity to develop new or hone existing speaking skills! If you are interested, please send the title of your talk to [masked].

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!

Please note that to secure your place you have to register at the London GUG Registration Page 


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  • Dominika T.

    Presentation slides & videos are now available to watch online: http://www.c2b2.co.uk/come_and_play_with_java_ee_7

    January 17, 2014

  • Krys

    I was not able to make for the event, but was wondering if it has been discussed how jee 7 relates to Spring and Hibernate frameworks? Do new projects choose to use jee7?

    January 10, 2014

  • Abhishek G.

    Is this going to be streamed live on youtube or something?

    January 9, 2014

    • Abhishek G.

      That'll work. Thanks!! :-)

      January 10, 2014

    • William T.

      Thanks, looking forward to seeing the video as I missed the live presentation.

      January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was curious what's happening with GlassFish nowadays. I used to work with 2 and 3 and to be honest I liked that, but working with Play! and sometimes Spring is really productive. Anyway it was a really good meetup. I have to try that JBoss Forge stuff.

    January 10, 2014

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