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Ben Christen

Ben Christen is the Advanced Projects Tech Lead for Walt Disney Parks
and Resorts Online. He has been using Java since 2000 and after 6 years
still can't believe that spending the day at a theme park is a
legitimate part of his job.

 

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I surveyed my lunch table to find out what JavaOne sessions were the best! Ok, sure, it was just one table out of a thousand . . . but, onto the results!

drumroll please . . .

I surveyed my lunch table to find out what JavaOne sessions were the best! Ok, sure, it was just one table out of a thousand . . . but, onto the results!

drumroll please . . .

One of my lessons-learned from JavaOne is the importance of choosing the right data access. I try to preach using the right tool for the right job and didn't realize that in my mind I had made...

POJOs, REST, AJAX. These acronyms are big buzz words -- and buzz is good, it brings needed exposure -- but, I fear too much hype will bring lack of understanding.

Spring, Struts, Webwork, Tiles, Velocity . . . the list goes on! There are so many choices for Java Web Frameworks, but none are really at JavaOne. What happened?

Part of the excitement of JavaOne is seeing our celebrities in person! Erich Gamma and John Wiegand presented the Eclipse team project cycle and provided a great view into this iterative process...

Dave Johnson gave a great talk Tuesday at JavaOne (TS-1756 - Java™ Technology and REST: Implementing the Atom Protocol). I've been a fan of his...

The latest version of the Java Pet Store Reference Application includes AJAX. This allows enterprise java developers to ease into the AJAX...