Michael Minella is a software engineer, teacher, speaker, and author with over 15 years of enterprise development experience. He currently works for Pivotal as the project lead for the Spring Batch and Spring Cloud Task projects as well as an instructor at DePaul University. Michael has spoken on a number of java, Spring, and big data topics and is a JavaOne Rockstar. He was a member of the expert group for JSR-352 (java batch processing). Michael is the author of Pro Spring Batch from Apress and the popular Refcard JUnit and EasyMock.

Outside of the daily grind, Michael enjoys spending time with his family and enjoys woodworking, photography and InfoSec hobbies.

Learning the ways of Spring Batch

Viral videos are nothing new. However, the ability to analyze the traffic they generate and gather meaningful information is new to most enterprises. In this talk, we’ll look at a viral video (the “Star Wars Kid”) and the log files it generated. We’ll cover basic batch concepts as we build a robust, scalable batch application using Spring Batch to answer the question of who was watching this video when it went viral. No experience in Spring Batch is required for this talk.