Arun Gupta



Arun Gupta is a Java evangelist working at Oracle. Arun has over 15 years of experience in the software industry working in the Java(TM) platform and several web-related technologies. In his current role, he works to create and foster the community around Java EE and GlassFish. He has been with the Java EE team since its inception and contributed to all releases. Arun has extensive world wide speaking experience on myriad of topics and loves to engage with the community, customers, partners, and Java User Groups everywhere to spread the goodness of Java.

He is a prolific blogger at with over 1200 blog entries and frequent visitors from all around the world with a cumulative page visits > 1.2 million. He is a passionate runner and always up for running in any part of the world. You can catch him at @arungupta.


PaaSing a Java EE 6 Application

A PaaS offering typically facilitates application deployment without the cost and complexity of managing infrastructure, by providing all of the facilities required to build and deliver services.

Current Java EE deployment requires the deployer to provision the various dependent services of an application in that container. To support PaaS deployment scenarios, GlassFish is working to provide a simplified application provisioning and deployment interface to users, with the runtime handling the discovery of service dependencies, provisioning services, and associating service references with these services. Some of the metrics (such as CPU, memory, and response times) can be used to monitor system health. These metrics can then be used to determine if the cluster of virtual machines hosting the Java EE container needs to be dynamically expanded or shrunk to accommodate fluctuations in demand.

This session details how Java EE containers such as GlassFish can provide such service orchestration and elasticity capabilities. This session will take an existing Java EE 6 application and walk through the complete life cycle of taking this application from desktop to a PaaS environment. The session will explain the development, testing, and debugging of such an application in the PaaS envinronment.

Java EE 7: The Magician's Number

This session shares an entertaining insight into the genesis of Java EE 7 and how things shall be heading toward its Final Release.

The story begins with stars like CDI and its new magic for the Enterprise world. We explore the Cloud, Social Media, NoSQL and even JSRs from the attic of Java EE are going to play a role, as do "good old friends" in slightly newer outfits and releases. Plus recent additions to the Java stack like JSON or WebSockets.

After learning about the new world of Enterprise Java in the first part, for the second part we'll jump into a pool of real life code examples and use cases for change to be brought by the 7th number of the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition.

JAX-RS 2.0: RESTful Java on Steroids

JAX-RS 1.X has been a hugely successful Java API, and a lot of real-world experience has resulted in proposals of several new features. JSR 339 was created in early 2011, with the objective of exploring and scoping all these proposals. The purpose of this technical session is to elaborate on all the new features being discussed. The most commonly requested feature for JAX-RS 2.0 is a client API. Client APIs can range from low-level, just above HttpURLConnection, to high-level, often including support for IoC and hyperlinking. Other features this presentation covers are hypermedia, MVC, validation, interceptors, improved content negotiation, and better integration with other specifications such as JSR 330.

Java EE 6 = Less Code + More Power

The Java EE 6 platform allows you to write enterprise Java applications using much lesser code from its earlier versions. It breaks the “one size fits all” approach with Profiles and improves on the Java EE 5 developer productivity features. Several specifications like CDI, JSF 2, JAX-RS, JPA 2, and Servlets 3 make the platform more powerful. It also enables extensibility by embracing open source libraries and frameworks such that they are treated as first class citizens of the platform. NetBeans, Eclipse, and IntelliJ provide extensive tooling for Java EE 6. This session explain the Java EE 6 key concepts and specifications and use several live coding sessions.

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