Arjen Poutsma, Founder & Project Lead for Spring Web Services

Arjen Poutsma

Biography: Arjen Poutsma

Arjen Poutsma is a senior software engineer at SpringSource with fifteen years' experience in commercial software environments. During this time he has worked with both Java EE and Microsoft .NET.

Three years ago, Arjen started to specialise in Web Services and Service Oriented Architectures. During this period, he has worked for some of the largest organizations in the world helping them better understand enterprise Java and how SOAs fit into their organizations.

In part from his experiences with these organizations, Arjen founded the open source Spring Web Services project and continues to lead the technical direction and development as the project lead for Spring Web Services. This project aims at facilitating development of document-driven web services.

Arjen has also contributed to various other open source projects, including XFire, Axis2, and others. He is a regular speaker at Java and SOA conferences, including JavaPolis, The Spring Experience, JavaZone, W-JAX, and many others.

Software Passion: My passion is to create simple and nice APIs that people use in ways I didn't expect when I wrote them.

Twitter: @poutsma
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Presentation: "Introduction into the Spring Framework"

Track: SPRING IN A DAY / Time: Wednesday 10:15 - 11:15 / Location: Store Sal, Archauz

In this session, Arjen Poutsma will give a varied introduction to the Spring Framework. By touching upon varying underlying technologies of Spring, such as Dependency Injection and Aspect-Oriented Programming, and also more Enterprisy subjects such as JDBC, Transactions and various other helper classes, we show  why you should use Spring in your Java application, or perhaps learn a new feature or two.

Keywords: Java, Spring, Intro

Target audience
: Generally more suitable to people new to Spring, as a introduction before following any of the other talks in the track.


Presentation: "Having fun with the RestTemplate"

Track: SPRING IN A DAY / Time: Wednesday 16:15 - 17:15 / Location: Store Sal, Archauz

In this session, Arjen will talk about the RESTful features.  
Specifically, we will focus on the client-side: the RestTemplate. We will show how to use the RestTemplate to integrate with Twitter, Flickr, and other web sites.

Keywords: REST, Spring
Target Audience: Spring and REST developers