Vegas, here I come
There are only a few major events in the Java universe each year. The most obvious one is JavaOne, but another major one is TheServerSide Java Symposium. This conference seems to get bigger and better each year. Even though I spoke at TSS' Java in Action conference last fall, I missed their Symposium last year. Fortunately, this year they were kind enough to extend me a speaking invitation.
This year, the conference will be at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas from March 23rd-25th. It will be jam-packed with hard core sessions, from just about every popular name in the Java world: Gregor Hohpe, Jason Hunter, Bruce Tate, Linda DeMichiel, Rod Johnson, Gavin King, Geir Magnusson Jr., Dion Almaer, Ted Neward, Patrick Linskey, Craig McClanahan, Jeff Genender, and tons of other people. I've met quite a few of these people at previous events, so I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again.
I'll be talking about Portlet Development with JSF. Here's the abstract:
Component-oriented user interface frameworks such as JavaServer Faces (JSF) are growing in popularity, and organizations are also beginning to recognize the power of building application components with the Portlet API. What many don't realize, however, is the fact that JSF has integrated support for the Portlet API, making it a natural fit for building portlets. This session starts with a brief overview of JSF, portlets, and portals. It then explains how JSF portlet support works, and examines the process of developing portlets with JSF. Next, it walks through the development of a simple JSF application and deployment of that application as a portlet inside of Liferay Enterprise Portal, an open-source portal server.
The Symposium is always a first-class event and Las Vegas is one hell of a fun city. As usual, I'm meeting up with some old friends so that I can make the most of the evenings :-).