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Josh Juneau Presents: Lightweight Java EE with MicroProfile
Our own Josh Juneau started off the year with a talk on the "full-blown" Java EE 8, and he's now back again to present us a lightweight profile for developing Java EE applications: MicroProfile. Abstract: Traditionally Java EE has been known as a heavyweight framework targeted for the enterprise. Applications written for the Java EE Platform were typically deployed as single WAR files to application server containers. Although there are still many use-cases for deploying larger applications as a single WAR file to standard application servers, there is also a need for more agile, lightweight, Microservices solutions. Although it is quite possible to develop Microservices with the full Java EE 8 stack, this can prove to be cumbersome and heavy in many cases. MicroProfile was introduced as a lightweight profile for developing Java EE applications. Over the past couple of years, MicroProfile has gained traction, and there are now a number of implementations across a variety of vendors. MicroProfile allows WAR deployments of a minimal size, packaging only the APIs that are necessary for your application. Coupled with deployment of MicroProfile applications to micro containers such as Payara Micro, OpenLiberty, and Thorntail, we are seeing that Java EE applications can be much more agile and lightweight. In this session, I will cover how to get started with MicroProfile, covering a number of different implementations. I will then I’ll demonstrate how to package MicroProfile solutions into Docker containers so that you can begin developing lightweight Java EE applications today, using a widely supported set of APIs. Bio: Josh Juneau works as an application developer, system analyst, and database administrator. He primarily develops using Java and other JVM languages. Josh is a technical writer for OTN and Java Magazine, and has published titles for Apress. He was a co-author of “The Definitive Guide to Jython”, published by Apress in 2010. He also co-authored the Apress titles “PL/SQL Recipes” (2010), “Java 8 Recipes” (2014), and “Java 9 Recipes” (2017). He also authored the Java EE titles “Java EE 7 Recipes”, and “Introducing Java EE 7”, which were published by Apress in 2013. Josh is currently authoring the upcoming Apress title “Java EE 8 Recipes”, which will be published early next year. Josh is a member of the NetBeans Dream Team, a Java Champion, and has served on the JavaOne Content Review Committee for multiple years. Josh was a JCP Expert Group member for JSR 372 and he is still part of the ongoing JSR 378 expert group. He is an advocate of the Adopt-a-JSR program, and helps to lead the Adopt-a-JSR initiative for the Chicago Java Users Group. You can reach him through his Twitter handle: @javajuneau

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Respond by: 11/28/2018

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