Our Next Meeting
When: Thursday, October 8, 2015
Place: CenturyLink Auditorium Directions: 
Title: Using Spring Boot to Speed Development and Ease Testing
Presented By: Chris Mercer
About the Presentation: Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can “just run”, while still allowing the configuration flexibility Spring is famous/infamous for. You can use Spring Boot to create Java applications that can be started using “java –jar application.jar” or more traditional war deployments. Spring Boot takes an opinionated view of the Spring platform so you can get started with minimum fuss and third-party library integration is often as simple as including a jar in your pom.xml or build.gradle file. This talk will demo Spring Boot integration with third party libraries such as JPA/Hibernate, Bitronix, Liquibase and JUnit as well as other Spring projects such as Spring Data and Spring Security.
About the Presenter: Chris Mercer has been developing Java applications for 18 years, long enough to have had to deal with Java 1.0 to Java 1.1 AWT event model changes. Begrudgingly, he gave up Java Swing development and started doing Java web application development in the early 2000s. He is currently employed at Vestmark Inc. as a senior developer but for over a decade was a consultant with Harpoon Technologies across aerospace, ecommerce and Internet Of Things (IOT) domains. Although primarily a Java developer he has also experienced in HTML/CSS/JavaScript development, build management and devops, database development and administration and has dabbled in node.js development.
Schedule of Events
We meet on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30PM to 8:00PM. Attendance is free, and you do not need to sign up -- just show up!
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October 2015 Using Spring Boot to Speed Development and Ease Testing, Chris Mercer
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