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The Best Way to Master a Technology Is to Teach It to Others

Denise Hatzidakis

Perficient, Inc.

Put Your Feet Up and Take a RESTful Approach

So you are up to your eyeballs in the WS* standards, and then they go and add REST.  That's all we need is another "standard" — or is it a standard? Come learn about REST… What is it, why use it and does it really replace WS*?  This session is a foundation session designed to give you a foundation in REST.   We will explore what exactly REST is, how and when to use it and what it is really about.

From Zero to sMash

In June of 2007, IBM started an initiative called Project Zero.  Project Zero is the development and incubation community for the IBM recently announced WebSphere sMash product.  In this session we will look at Project Zero (aka WebSphere sMash) to understand what exactly it is and what it can be used for.  This session includes an architecture overview and a look at the tools and technologies that make up Project Zero.

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Denise Hatzidakis is a Managing Director and Chief Technologist with Perficient, Inc. Denise was undecided in college and left with a BS in Physics and a BS degree in Computer Science followed by a MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Having had enough of school, she joined IBM and spent 12 years as a lead developer for VisualAge and WebSphere in various capacities. She joined Perficient, Inc. in October 2001 where she makes extensive use of her skills as a consultant in WebSphere and J2EE technologies as she stays one step ahead on the latest technologies, loving to learn new things. She has co-authored several IBM Redbooks, including Web Services Wizardry with WebSphere Studio Application Developer, IBM WebSphere Portal V4.1 Handbook Volume 1 [PDF], IBM WebSphere Portal V4.1 Handbook Volume 2 [PDF], IBM WebSphere Portal V4.1 Handbook Volume 3 [PDF] and IBM WebSphere Portal V4 Developer's Handbook [PDF].