It was year 1999 when EJBoss made it's debut as an alternative opensource J2EE implementation. 15+ years is more than a lifetime in technology terms and yet the JBoss Application Server project, renamed in 2013 into WildFly has managed to survive and thrive in an ever changing environment, helping developers focus on their real business problems, be productive and stop re-inventing the wheel.
This talk hopes to shed some light on the history behind JBoss/WildFly and the technological transformations that it went through, explaining the strong architectural aspects of it and some of its many innovations, as well as providing the current state of the union and a roadmap of future developments in application server technology, the Java EE space and the Cloud.
Dimitris is the Engineering Manager of the WildFly / JBoss Enterprise Application Server team at Red Hat, based out of Neuchâtel. He served as the JBoss AS project lead for several years and he has been a JBoss addict and contributor from the early start-up days. He worked previously at Intracom and Motorola in the areas of NMS/OSS, designing reusable frameworks and distributed systems. Dimitris studied computer science at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens and received an M.Sc. by research from University College Dublin, Ireland.