Today's lead Java Today story is Ed Ort's latest two-part "Deep Dive" production, Deep Dive: Java EE 6 and GlassFish v3 with Arun Gupta. Arun is a Sun Technology Evangelist who is deeply involved in the GlassFish project.

"Part 1. What's new and cool in Java EE 6" runs just over 19 minutes. After introducing Arun, Ed brings up the ease of use improvements in Java EE 6. Arun sums up the primary goals of Java EE 6 as follows:

  • More powerful and flexible
  • Easier to learn and use
  • Easier to evolve going forward

In terms of flexibility, Arun talks about the new profile capability, wherein you can create a customized subset of Java EE 6 that is targeted at a particular development environment (for example, web development) or a particular industrial vertical (for example, finance).

Arun provides code examples to demonstrate some of the new capabilities, starting out with JavaServer Faces 2.0 (JSR 314). He describes how facelets can be used as templates for multiple pages in an application, enabling convenient integration of, for example, CSS across a site's pages. He demonstrates construction of a web application using NetBeans 6.8 (RC1), GlassFish v3, and JSF 2.0 (using a facelet).

JSF 2.0 also includes AJAX support enabling updates of sections of a page, partial rendering of pages, etc. Ed asks about composite components in JSF 2.0. Arun explains that a composite component can be created out of a code fragment, for example, from within NetBeans. Arun states that the focus of JSF 2.0 is to make it easier for authors to construct pages. The ability to create composite components that can be reused is an important element in this.

Arun then talks about Servlet 3.0 (JSR 315). Here, annotations are a critical enhancement. For example, you can add an annotation to a POJO, and declare that to be your servlet. Arun demonstrates this with a code example. This new capability eliminates the need for a separate deploy step, which will save developers time especially when testing, editing, and re-testing new applications.

The next topic is EJB 3.1 (JSR 318). Here, Arun focuses on the usability improvements, which include simplified packaging, singleton session beans, application initialization and shutdown events, a cron-like timer service, and a "lite" stand-alone version for use in the Java EE 6 Web profile. Arun demonstrates this by extending the prior application, by integrating a new session bean into the servlet.

At the end of Part 1, Arun touches on a few other Java EE 6 enhancements, including JAX-RS and dependency injection.

Part 2 of the Deep Dive series focuses on "What's New and Cool in GlassFish v3."

In Java Today, Sun Senior Stafg Informati20091228.htmlon Engineer Ed Ort talks with Sun Technology Evangelist Arun Gupta in a new Deep Dive: Java EE 6 and the GlassFish v3:

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