J-Fall 2013 Report

1 day, 32 sessions, 4 hands-on lab, 1200 developers, 41 speakers = AWESOME J-Fall 2013! There probably was no better way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this conference.

This was my third J-Fall (2009 and 2011) and the numer of attendees and overall quality of this conference has improved significantly every time.

The conference started for me at Schiphol where I met Sharat Chander from Oracle. The long ride from the airport to Nijkerk gave us lot of time to catch up with my recent ex-colleague. The speakers’ dinner in the evening was very enjoyable and helped with fighting the jetlag.

The very first session was a talk by Jaap ter Woerds on Building scalable network applications with Netty. The talk gave a quick introduction to Netty and showed a sample application built using it. The slides are available. You can always reach out directly to the speaker or to Norman Maurer – core developer of @netty_project.

My very first talk of the conference turned out to be a replacement talk because of a “missing speaker”. The slides are available:


Getting Started with WebSockets and Server-Sent Events
from Arun Gupta

Twitter feedback seems to indicate that ~60 attendees enjoyed the talk. This session is recorded and should be available on parleys.

The second talk was about code-drive introduction to Java EE 7. This talk used Java EE 7 Samples and explained the new/major improvements to the platform. Here are the specific samples explained in the talk:

All of these samples were created using GlassFish and work on WildFly Beta2 Snapshot (build your self as explained in Tech Tip #1) as well. This session should be available on parleys as well.

The afternoon was packed with the Java EE 7 hands-on lab using NetBeans/GlassFish to about 25 attendees. The latest lab content is always available at github.com/arun-gupta/javaee7-hol. A WildFly version of this lab will is already being worked upon.

And here is my twitter list of the people I met: @BertBertman, @BertBreeman, @Sharat_Chander, @javafxpert, @steveonjava, @hansolo_, @pbakker, @sander_mak, @lucasjellema, @reginatb38, @momatwork, @Bogaart, @tgrall, @JavaWithMarcus, …

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