I'm speaking at NFJS in London at the end of this month about RIFE and Terracotta. You can find the abstract of my session quoted below. The schedule looks very interesting and I'm excited that NFJS is finally taking place in Europe too.
If you're interested in going, you might want to click on the banner to the right or to use the promotion code NFJS-RIF660. This will give you a free Nintendo Wii with your registration (woohooo, I love my Wii!).
See you at NFJS Europe.
I also have another session about Terracotta in the real-world.
Cutting-edge productivity with RIFE and Web Continuations
RIFE is a full-stack, open-source Java web application framework, offering fast results with the promise of maintainability and code clarity. This session will review the novel ideas in Java web application development that RIFE has introduced to the development community.
Through a real-world demonstration of the development process with RIFE, learn how RIFE makes developing easier with features such as: instant reloads and centralized declarations, meta programming through constraints and meta data merging, run-time POJO-driven CRUD generation, bi-directional logic-less templates, automatic context-aware components, and the integration of a content management framework.
The second part will focus on state management, which has always been a complex and tricky part of web application development. Native Java web continuations simplify this and automatically allow you to create a one-to-one conversation between users and a web application. State preservation and flow control no longer need to be handled manually, bringing you back to the simplicity of single user console applications. Remember 'scanf()'?
Continuations will be introduced from general principles, followed by practical examples that explain how they benefit web application development and their frequent usage patterns. Finally, automatic and non-intrusive fail-over and scalability will be demonstrated through the integration with Terracotta.