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Xtended JavaFX

Xtend is a statically typed programming language which translates to readable Java source code. JavaFX is the new shiny way to develop desktop applications in Java. JavaFX applications written with Xtend are much less cluttered and more readable at the same time, hence it increases developer productivity significantly. The libraries and example shown are available through GitHub. (Sven Efftinge and Tom Schindl at JAX 2013). Filmed at W-JAX in Munich.

Freshly sprung

Oliver Gierke: Spring Framework 4 – A Guided Tour

Spring Framework 4 builds the foundation for the next major generation of the Java application framework. The talk gives a practical overview about fundamental infrastructure improvements such as Java 8 support and the integration with the latest Java EE APIs. It also covers major enhancements all across the framework such as advanced support for Groovy, hypermedia aspects for REST web services as well as WebSockets support. Filmed at JAX London 2013.

Keeping limber

Dwight Merriman: Databases and Agile Development

Much has been made of scalability as a driver for choosing a database, but the choice of a database influences much more than the scaling architecture. Different database choices drive different data models which in turn influence the development process. In this talk, Dwight Merriman, founder and CEO of 10gen and a core MongoDB committer, draws on his experiences from DoubleClick, where he was founder and CTO, as well as his experiences founding Gilt Groupe, ShopWiki, and Business Insider, to discuss how the influence of the database on the development process and how making the right database choices can allow agile development. This keynote was filmed at JAX London 2013.

Yeah baby!

James Governor: The upswing – How Java got its mojo back

Whether we’re talking Analytics, Big Data, Cloud, NoSQL, Continuous Integration and Deployment, Mobile computing or Minecraft, Java is at the nexus of the mass convergence of trends we’re currently seeing in tech. It’s still fashionable in Web developer circles to dismiss Java the language, but its not going anywhere, and the JVM as we know it goes from strength to strength. In this talk, James Governor looks to put the return of Java into context, with both stories, and quantitative data.