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Stephan Janssen

Stephan Janssen is a serial entrepreneur that has founded several successful organizations such as the Belgian Java User Group (BeJUG) in 1996, JCS Int. in 1998, JavaPolis / Devoxx in 2002 and now since 2006. He has been using Java since its early releases in 1995 with experience of developing and implementing real world Java solutions in the finance and manufacturing industries.

He was selected by BEA Systems as the first European (independent) BEA Technical Director. He has also been recognized by the Server Side as one of the 54 Who is Who in Enterprise Java 2004. Sun has recognized in 2005 his efforts for the Java Community and has engaged him in the Java Champion project. He has spoken at numerous Java and JUG conferences around the world including JavaOne, JavaPolis, QCon, JavaZone, Jazoon and many more.


Next generation Rich Internet Applications - case study

Rich Internet Applications (RIA) have become a mainstream buzzword - But what does it mean for Enterprise Java developers? Based on the case study (a next generation RIA e-learning platform) this presentation takes a closer look at which Java technology-based APIs and frameworks are available for developing such a project, addressing the technical opportunities on both the server- and client-side.

Stephan will walk you through the RIA landscape: Companies like Sun Microsystems, Google and Adobe offer you all kinds of solutions, but how do you stitch them together? Which communication strategy should you use? How do you prepare your Java server code so it can address different multi-channel clients? These, and more RIA-related questions, will get answered during this presentation.