Last year, we did a number of workshops on Frontend Development, hosted by Lodewijk Schutte. On the basis of that success, a similar run is done for Backend Development. This was the first workshop out of a series of five. The focus is primarily on the database architecture and mainly the aspects that should interest Java developers. Workshop two will be about Object-Relational Mapping (ORM), on the basis of JPA. Three is about transactions and four is about performance. The last workshop will be a capstone that integrates all concepts.