Presenting at GraphConnect 2012: Building & Deploying Graph-based Web Apps

On November 6th I will be presenting Building & Deploying Graph-based Web Apps at the GraphConnect 2012 conference in San Francisco. Here is the session description: This session will teach you how to build a Graph-based web application with Java, Play Framework, and Neo4j. You will also lean how to deploy the application on the cloud with Heroku. The session will primarily be code and live demos. I hope to see you there!

JavaOne Video: Introduction to Play Framework

Check out the recording of my Introduction to Play Framework at JavaOne 2012. If you want to try Play Framework on your own you might want to start with my Play2torial for Java. There you will walk through all the major parts of building a modern web app: Models, Controllers, Views, Tests, JavaScript/CoffeeScript, Twitter Bootstrap, and Cloud Deployment. Let me know how it goes!

JavaOne Video: Client/Server Apps with HTML5 & Java

The recording of my JavaOne 2012 presentation, “Client/Server Apps with HTML5 and Java”, has been posted! In this presentation I walk through the modern web application architecture and how to build Client/Server style web apps with HTML5 and Java. Check it out and let me know what you think!

NoSQL Inside SQL with Java, Spring, Hibernate, and PostgreSQL

There are many benefits to schema-less NoSQL datastores, but there are always trade-offs. The primary gift the NoSQL movement has given us is the variety of options we now have for data persistence. With NoSQL we no longer must try to shoehorn everything into a relational model. Now the challenge is in deciding which persistence model fits best with each domain in a system and then combining those models in a cohesive way.

Heroku & Play Framework at JavaOne 2012

This year at JavaOne I’ll be presenting two session and participating in one BOF: BOF4149 - Web Framework Smackdown 2012 - Monday @ 8:30pm Much has changed since the first Web framework smackdown, at JavaOne 2005. Or has it? The 2012 edition of this popular panel discussion surveys the current landscape of Web UI frameworks for the Java platform. The 2005 edition featured JSF, Webwork, Struts, Tapestry, and Wicket. The 2012 edition features representatives of the current crop of frameworks, with a special emphasis on frameworks that leverage HTML5 and thin-server architecture.

Heroku at JavaZone 2012

I’m really looking forward to being back at JavaZone in Oslo this September! I’ll be speaking about Running Java, Play! and Scala Apps on the Cloud. This session will teach you how to get started deploying Java and Scala apps on Heroku. I’ll be around for the whole conference, so if anyone wants to grab a drink, deploy some apps, or write some code with me, then let me know. See you there!

Dreamforce 2012: Java Apps on Heroku &

Dreamforce 2012 is going to be a fantastic event! And not just because Red Hot Chili Peppers, Colin Powell, and Richard Branson will be there. I’ll also be there talking about Building Java Apps on Heroku and Here is the description for my session: In this session you will learn how to build Social Enterprise applications using Salesforce, Heroku, and Java. Through live coding and demonstrations you will learn how to instantly deploy and scale Java apps on the cloud with Heroku.

Integrating Java Spring Apps on Heroku with REST APIs

Recently I co-presented a webinar about how to integrate Java Spring Apps on Heroku with the / REST APIs. Check out the recording: I’ve also created an in-depth walk through of the code example and step-by-step instructions for setting up and deploying the example Java Spring app on Heroku. Check it out and let me know how it goes.

Screencast: Heroku Eclipse Plugin

Heroku now has an Eclipse Plugin that makes it super easy to deploy and manage Java apps on the Cloud! Here is a screencast that will show you how to get started with the Heroku Eclipse Plugin: To learn more check out the Heroku Eclipse Integration site. Give it a whirl and let me know how it goes!