HTML5, AngularJS, Groovy, Java and MongoDB all together – what could go wrong?

It seems to have been a common theme amongst startups to create the MVP (Minimum Viable Product) in a language that facilitates rapid prototyping (for example Ruby), and then migrate to the JVM when the application has proved itself and requires more in terms of stability and performance.

I’m going to demonstrate that it’s possible to use a static, boiler-plate-heavy language like Java to create a web application in under an hour, in front of your very eyes. The JVM is a true polyglot platform, and I’m going to show you how to use the correct tools for each part of your application, including: AngularJS; Bootstrap; HTML 5; Web Services; Java-the-language; MongoDB; and Groovy – a fully buzz-word-compliant application. While I won’t go into every technology in depth, I’ll demonstrate the role of each tool and how they interact.

At the end of the talk we will have a fully working mobile-and-browser-friendly application, without compromising on design or good practice. It’s even going to have tests. Yes, live coding, with all attendant danger.

Speaker: Trisha Gee

Trisha has developed Java applications for a range of industries, including finance, manufacturing and non-profit, for companies of all sizes. She has expertise in Java high performance systems, is passionate about enabling developer productivity, and right now is getting to grips with working in an Open Source fashion as a developer for MongoDB Inc, where she contributes to the Java driver and Morphia. Trisha blogs regularly on subjects that she thinks developers and other humans should care about, she’s a leader of the Sevilla Java & MongoDB User Groups, a key member of the London Java Community and a Java Champion – she believes we shouldn’t all have to make the same mistakes again and again.