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    Oracle's Representative on Java EE Spec Expert Group Speaks at India's Largest Polyglot Conference for Software Developers - Great Indian Developer Summit 2010

    Mike Keith is a co-lead of the EJB 3.0 and JPA 1.0 specifications in addition to representing Oracle on the Java EE 5 specification expert group. He has co-authored the premier JPA reference book called Pro EJB 3: Java Persistence API and has over 15 years of teaching, research and development experience in object-oriented and distributed systems, specializing in object persistence. He currently works as an architect for Java persistence strategies at Oracle and represents Oracle on the JPA 2.0 (JSR 317) and Java EE 6 (JSR 316) expert groups.

    During 22-23 April 2010, at Great Indian Developer Summit to be held in Bangalore, Mike Keith will speak about 'How JPA 2.0 Makes a Good Thing Even Better' and 'Combining Java EE with OSGi using Eclipse Gemini'.

    Mike says that the introduction of the Java Persistence API signaled the beginning of the end of using proprietary Hibernate or TopLink mapping files and session APIs to persist your business objects to a relational database. While developers have flocked to the new standard and have been happily developing persistence applications on JPA 1.0, the specification has continued to evolve. The JPA 2.0 release adds even more features and provides even more flexibility to app developers than ever. Mike is coming back this summer to India's biggest summit for the software developer ecosystem - Great Indian Developer Summit ( to teach some of the important advances made by JPA 2.0 and illustrate the new functionality through examples and sample code. He will also impart valuable tips and tricks along the way to help you develop better JPA applications.

    In a separate session, Mike will cover combining Java EE with OSGi using Eclipse Gemini. The advantages of loose coupling and explicit dependency management are generally accepted and the technologies that provide these characteristics, OSGi being the most dominant among them, have become more valuable. While modularization of both infrastructure and applications has always been a desirable thing, Java EE applications have traditionally been bound to a full-featured application server. The Enterprise Modules project (nicknamed Gemini) is a new Eclipse project that undertakes to provide a collection of Java EE-based technologies as a suite of independent modules. In this talk he will describe the relationship between Java EE and OSGi, and discuss what the Gemini project is doing in this area. Mike will detail its relationship to the standards and highlight the role it is playing in implementing a next generation of Java EE architectures. He will go over the various components of the project and show how they can be used by applications and tools alike.

    At GIDS 2010, luminaries such as Marty Hall (President of, Dr. Venkat Subramanian (Founder of Agile Developer Inc), Scott Davies (Author of Groovy Recipes), Mike Keith (Co-lead of EJB 3.0 and JPA 1.0), Matthew McCullough (Member of JCP), among several others will discuss and debate the present and future of the language and VM, how they are evolving to meet the community's ever-changing needs, and some of the cutting-edge tools, technologies & techniques used for building robust enterprise Java applications today.

    About Great Indian Developer Summit: Great Indian Developer Summit is the gold standard for India's software developer ecosystem for gaining exposure to and evaluating new projects, tools, services, platforms, languages, software and standards. Packed with premium knowledge, action plans and advise from been-there-done-it veterans, creators, and visionaries, the 2010 edition of Great Indian Developer Summit features focused sessions, case studies, workshops and power panels that will transform you into a force to reckon with. Featuring 3 co-located conferences: GIDS.NET, GIDS.Web, GIDS.Java and an exclusive day of in-depth tutorials - GIDS.Workshops, from 20 April to 24 April at the IISc campus in Bangalore.

    At GIDS you'll participate in hundreds of sessions encompassing the full range of Microsoft computing, Java, Agile, RIA, Rich Web, open source/standards, languages, frameworks and platforms, practical tutorials that deep dive into technical skill and best practices, inspirational keynote presentations, an Expo Hall featuring dozens of the latest projects and products activities, engaging networking events, and the interact with the best and brightest of speakers from around the world.

    For further information on GIDS 2010, please visit the summit on the web


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