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Tom Marrs

Tom Marrs, a 20 year veteran in the software industry, is the principal and senior software architect at Vertical Slice, a consulting firm that designs and implements mission-critical business applications using the latest J2EE and open source technologies, along with providing architecture evaluation and developer training and mentoring services. Tom is the lead author of JBoss At Work: A Practical Guide (O'Reilly, 2005), has been published in Java Developers' Journal, and authored and co-authored several technical training courses. Tom teaches Java/J2EE/JBoss training classes, speaks regularly at software conferences such as No Fluff Just Stuff, and reviews best-selling technical books for major publishers. An active participant in the local technical community, Tom has served as president of the Denver Java Users Group.


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JBossWorld Conference - Day 3

Posted by tmarrs on March 3, 2005 at 1:29 PM PST

Dev Bhattacharyya gave a good presentation on J2EE Connection Architecture (JCA) and JBoss. This covered the basics of JCA including Conections, Transactions, and Security. He then discussed RAR files, deployment, and JBoss-related service files. He finished up by showing code developing your own JCA Adapter.

Chintin Shah did an excellent talk on Rule-Based Engine Implementation on JBoss.

JBoss World Conference - Day 2

Posted by tmarrs on March 1, 2005 at 6:41 PM PST

I first attended Marc Fleury's keynote.

JBoss World 2005 Conference - Day 1

Posted by tmarrs on February 28, 2005 at 8:00 PM PST

I'm here at the JBoss World 2005 Conference in Atlanta and I'll be providing daily coverage in my blog.

The conference started tonight with a welcome reception. I was surprised to see the level of vendor support for JBoss - these guys have come a long way in the last couple of years. The vendor list includes: Intel, HP, Iona, Novell, and Unisys.