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Why would you want to use Mule?

The Devoxx organisers scheduled quickies during our lunch hour. These 15-min sessions covered a topic briefly but, in most cases, was enough to whet the appetite.  Nicolas Martignole (of  Le Touiller Express fame) presented one such session based upon his experience...

Reusable Business Components

Paul De Winne delivered a well-prepared session at Devoxx 2008 where he spoke about how business components can be built with reusability in mind.  He works for HP and has often been called in to consult on projects that have problems with reusability and used a few...

Performance anti-Patterns

Alois Reitbauer from Dynatrace presented an excellent session on anti-patterns related to performance.  Alois is a very accomplished speaker and the audience knew this as not only was the room full, but there were people sitting on the stairs, floor and anywhere they...

RESTing on BPM

REST was featured one other time at Devoxx in a talk by Cristina Lau from IBM who showed us a REST based architecture for work flow management.  Given my interest in BPM, I was curious to see what this is all about. Coincidentally, I’m also curious about BPM and...

Getting to grips with Rest

Never a dull moment at Devoxx ’08 this year, particularly the well-prepared session by Stefan Tilkov about REST (or, to be precise, about RESTful HTTP).  Stefan is quite the REST advocate and talked to us about some anti-patterns and patterns to use when...

A POJD's guide to RIA

A quickie session at Devoxx ’08 by Matthias Lübken was all about developing Rich Internet Applications (RIA) if you are a Plain Old Java Developer (POJD).  Matthias spoke of his wish to build RIAs without having to spend too much time learning new languages or...