J-Spring 2006 was my first Java conference. I have to say it was a great start! 🙂 Here are the sessions I attended:
Agile Java Development With Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse
I bough the book from Anil a few weeks ago so I though it would be nice to hear what he had to say. Anil has a great sense of humor and the session went very lightly! He is visiting all continents presenting his new book. In this presentation he gave a brief overview of Agile Development, Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse. Anil has 20 years of experience in IT and project management. Fortunately for us, young developers, we can adopt these proven methodologies in our daily work, instead of going through all the burn of badly managed projects.
Distributed Caching Essential Lessons
Cameron talks quite fast, but still he did not have time to finish his slides! This was a very interesting session about distributed cashing. Cameron explained several ways to do distributed cashing and how sometimes, for example, performance, has to be sacrificed in order to gain consistence and scalability.
About frameworks, and more frameworks, and Oracle ADF, and more about…frameworks!
Spring Framework 2.0
Arjen kindly spoke in English because I was the only non-Dutch speaking in the room (what an embarrassment, I really need to work on my Dutch!). Anyhow, he talked about the new features and improvements of Spring 2.0, which will be available sometime in the beginning of July. You can read everything about it on Spring website.
The last session was in Dutch! There were too many people in this session so I did not ask Danny Lagrouw to speak in English. Everyone is curious about this Ruby on Rails phenomenon. Is Ruby the New Java? I think that not many java developers agree with that. At least, as far as I could understand, there were lots of questions about security issues and the fact that Ruby in an untyped language. Nevertheless, this framework is cool, that’s why it’s hot! It has a cool name, its simple, and promotes rapid development. In addition, they always give these incredible demos that show how to build a pet store or a blog in 15 minutes! Very cool, indeed!
In the end I was hopping to win the Xbox that Conspect was offering, but I was not so lucky. Can’t complain though, I still got some pens, mugs, t-shirts…and my favorite: an anti-stress soft ball that I got at the Interface 21 booth.