Upcoming Guice talksDhanji and I are doing some Guice talks over the next two months.
First, we'll be presenting at Google I/O. This conference is fast, web-focused, and cutting edge. It's also affordable: $300 if you register before May 1.
Big Modular Java with Guice
Learn how Google uses the fast, lightweight Guice framework to power some of the largest and most complex applications in the world. Supporting scores of developers, and steep testing and scaling requirements for the web, Guice proves that there is still ample room for a simple, type-safe and dynamic programming model in Java. This session will serve as a simple introduction to Guice, its ecosystem and how we use it at Google.
Then at JavaOne, I'll be providing a technical intro to Guice. It's a Friday afternoon time slot, so hopefully you're not too worn out to make the talk.
Introduction to Google Guice: Java is fun again!
Session TS-5434, Core Technology track
Friday June 5 at 14:50
Before Guice, the Java programming language subjected developers to a false dichotomy:
Use "new" to write concise but tightly coupled code. If you need more abstraction later on, you'll have to update all of the N callers. Write a factory so you can easily change the implementation later on. You might end up doing unnecessary work, not to mention make your code harder to read.
Guice leverages recently added language features to enable the best of both words: abstraction without the boilerplate! Guice's @Inject is the new new. Start off with coupled and straightforward code. If you need more flexibility down the road, you can change your code in one place; you don't need to update N callers.
Jesse and Bob, each of whom have organized millions of lines of Google code, will compare factories and service locators to dependency injection, with and without Guice. Then, they'll show you how to use Guice to make your code more modular, readable, and testable than ever before. All you need is a working knowledge of the language.
Immediately following the introductory talk, Dhanji Prasanna will be presenting Google open source development with Guice, GWT, and SiteBricks.
Building Enterprise Java™ Technology-Based Web Apps with Google Open-Source Technology
Friday June 5 at 16:10
Google open-source technologies bring a new perspective to enterprise Web applications. The company likes simple stuff that's easy to maintain and that works and scales REALLY well. It also believes that the Java™ platform is strong and thriving and can be as lightweight and competitive as other popular dynamic platforms. With the right approach.
This session explores how you can take away the pain of traditional enterprise development with Googley alternatives in your stack. Use Google Guice, the Google Web Toolkit, and SiteBricks to completely rethink how you write applications. These technologies all employ idiomatic Java programming language -- but in highly productive, novel ways -- and have produced enormous success in some of the largest and most complex applications ever built.
Take the simple back! The Googley way.
Please come out! I'm particularly excited to get to spend some time with other developers. Mailing list discussions flow better for me when I can put a face to the names.