I'm back from the Java EE 5 Patterns Workshop in Zurich (ETH). it was a great event, but the problem was: too many participants registered, so we had to repeat the workshop :-). We discussed the object oriented (domain driven), as well as the procedural (serviceoriented) aspects of Java EE 5. Instead of talking about the features, we focussed on the challenges like redundancies, layering, lazy/eager loading, state management, distribution and transactions.
I tried to answer the questions with real time coding and deploying on Glassfish which was fun. I'm already looking forward to next year.
NEW: Online Workhop Effective WebApps without Frameworks is also coming to: MUC Airport.