Professional Development Seminars

Title Event date Lecturer(s) Abstract
The Cloud: How It is Going to Transform Your Life as a Java Developer! Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 9:00am Mark Prichard, Senior Director of Product Management, CloudBees

This is an interactive, hands-on workshop focused on Platform as a Service (PaaS) and the impact on Java developers caused by cloud computing. How does development in the cloud affect your career? How can you leverage existing Java skills in the cloud? What about PaaS – is it an opportunity or just a lot of hype?

The Journeyman Programmer: Programming - More Than Coding Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 9:00am Joseph Bowen, Damon Poole, Dana Chisnell, Russ Doty

4 Interesting topics for Journeymen Software Developers: Desktop Support and Deployment Implications, How to be a Member of an Agile Team, Modeling the User, Opportunity in Open Source.

Programming Without Fear: Best Practices for New and Existing Software Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 8:00am Gil Broza

The Legacy Code Trap

Writing new code is one of the joys of programming. Modifying existing code is often one of the nightmares of programming. Unfortunately, you will spend more time modifying existing code than writing new code.

Modifying existing code often results in Whac-A-Mole Programming - you make a change in one part of the code, and a problem crops up in another place. You fix that problem and two more pop up. You quickly find yourself trapped in debug hell!

The Spring Framework: Powering Enterprise Java Development Saturday, November 14, 2009 - 8:00am Ken Sipe, Craig Walls

Spring is a widely used open source framework that helps developers build high quality applications faster. Spring provides a consistent programming and configuration model that is well understood and used by millions of developers worldwide. Spring provides a range of capabilities for creating enterprise Java, rich web, and enterprise integration applications that can be consumed in a lightweight, a-la-carte manner.

This seminar is designed for software practitioners, programmers, and designers. To meet your objectives, you need access to quality resources that explain real solutions using the Spring Framework to solve real problems.

It is best suited to moderately experienced programmers, typically with 2-10 years of software development experience.

Algorithms Unleashed! A Practical Approach to Programming Algorithms Saturday, May 9, 2009 - 9:00am George T. Heineman

This seminar is designed for software practitioners, programmers, and designers. To meet your objectives, you need access to quality resources that explain real solutions using real algorithms to solve real problems.

It is best suited to moderately experienced programmers, typically with 2-10 years of software development experience.

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