With features including development cycles lasting years; cross-platform source code; so many lines of code we don't count; very demanding customers wanting no risk or downtime, meddling is perhaps something you don't want to do.
Matthew hopes to cover topics from the challenge of designing, developing, and managing middleware codebases, through to testing, servicing and managing these codebase. Outlining some of the challenges that we face in large scale software engineering.
Currently Matthew is one of the Technical Leads of the WMQ Platform Integration Team. They work to ensure that the WMQ product is fully integrated into the WebSphere Platform. Looking at the WMQ product as part of a stack solution ensures their customers truly get an integrated IBM WebSphere Plaform.
Previous to that Matthew was the Technical Lead of the team that produce the WebSphere MQ v7 classes for JMS and Java. Previously working as Team Lead of that team.Experience in Java and Java EE Development, code base servicing and customer relationships.Matthew has presented at a number of customer events, including JavaOne and the WebSphere User Group.
2. "Web 2.0" Technologies. Aimed at people who know some web development already but not au-fait with the newer technologies used to build highly interactive web applications such as AJAX and HTML5. Will cover XML and the concept of web services and the data driven web. (effectively "EWT-in-a-day")
3.A third one would be Object-Orientated Programming for procedural programmers (using Java), this could also run in August - was there interest in that too? This would be "OOAD-in-a-day"
Nick Whitelegg is a senior lecturer in Computing (Web Development) at Southampton Solent University and teaches on a range of undergraduate software development courses including Java and web development. He has contributed software and data to the OpenStreetMap mapping project and has developed an open source mapping site and associated tools for walkers.