SpringSource, a division of Vmware, Germany
Spring Data JPA - Repositories done right
Domain driven design has become a ubiquitous approach to tackle complex problem domains and build a rich object model. Furthermore JPA has become the standard and widely accepted way of object persistence in the Java world. The talk introduces the the Spring Data project in general with a focus on the JPA module that allows developers to easily implement JPA based repositories in a sophisticated way. We start with a brief analysis of a plain JPA based repository implementation and outline pain points esp. regarding the domain driven approach (lack of abstraction, tediousness of executing queries, pagination and so on). The main part of the talk then takes a look at how Spring Data JPA provides solutions to those problems. The presentation is 80% hands on - less slides, more code :).
Oliver Gierke is engineer at SpringSource, a division of VMware, project lead of the Spring Data JPA module and involved into other Spring Data modules (e.g. MongoDB) as well. He has been into developing enterprise applications and open source projects for over 6 years now. His working focus is centered around software architecture, Spring and persistence technologies. He is regularly speaking at German and international conferences as well as author of technology articles.