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DevNation 2014: Top notch speakers, Sessions, Labs, Hackfests, …


DevNation is Red Hat’s inaugural open source polyglot conference and has some top notch speakers:

  • Kris Borchers, Executive Director, jQuery Foundation
  • James Pearce, Head of Open source, Facebook
  • Jeremy Edberg, Reliability Architect, Netflix
  • Anton Arhipov, JRebel product lead
  • Gavin King, Ceylon project lead
  • Mike Milinkovich from Eclipse Foudation
  • Chris Aniszczyck from Twitter
  • Markus Eisele prominent Java EE architect and blogger

Oh, this is really exciting, tell me more!

Dates: April 13-17, 2014
Venue: Moscone Center, San Francisco
Twitter: @DevNationConf
Hashtag: #DevNation

Oh Moscone … have not seen a Java conference there for a while 😉

Tell me more …


There will be sessions, labs, hackfests, panels, and much more.

Early bird registration ($495) ends on Mar 14.

I’m soooo ready to register … give me the link to register ?

Register now!

I’m going to register and share it with friends too :)

And BTW, all JUG leaders, JBUG leaders, and Java Champions get a 50% discount on registration. Just leave a comment on the blog and we’ll share the discount code.

Vert.x-athon at EclipseCon 2014


Vert.x is a lightweight, high performance application platform for the JVM that’s designed for modern mobile, web, and enterprise applications.

Do you want to learn more about Vert.x from the committers and leading experts ?

Join us at EclipseCon 2014 for Vert.x Day!

What will you get ?

  • Get an overview of Vert.x by none other than Tim Fox.
  • Learn how Netty an asynchronous event-driven network application framework is powering Vert.x by Norman Maurer.
  • Build Vert.x applications using Clojure or Spring, or host them on OpenShift.
  • Find out how Vertigo and RxJava are leveraging Vert.x.

Tickets are only $200!

When ? Mar 17-20, 2014
Where ? Hyatt San Francisco Airport
More details ? Agenda

Register now!


Why I love JUDCon India 2014!

JUDCon India 2014 got over a few days ago. One of the highlights of the conference was the “wall” where attendees could share their honest feedback about JUDCon. This venue was generally packed in between the sessions and turned out to be a colorful collage of post-its as seen in the picture below:

And here are some of the comments:

  • Judcon joins minds and heart with open source
  • Nice Oppurtunity to explore various technology and trends in JBOSS world and its community
  • I Love Judcon
  • Working with JBOSS is making me to love my work :-)
  • Loved it
  • Awesome!!! A great deal of information and exposure to what JBOSS can provide
  • Second time attending Judcon! It has always broaden my world of technical skills! Thanks JUDCON
  • Wild fly server is causing lots of heat. Its turning things up. Oh its so hot; I love to learn it
  • Good Exposure to latest technology
  • Excellent and Proud to be part of JUDCON
  • Its Awesome :-)
  • Love Java, Love Judcon
  • Judcon is the best
  • Food was good
  • It helps jump up development capabilities!!
  • Technologically motivating lively conference
  • Because its Inspiring, Fun, and filled with lots of new Surprises
  • Its fun over here, learn new things
  • Redhat is the sexiest technology service provide in this world. Love to be the 1st in the world
  • Shekar, Arun, Greg….. You guys really ROCK!
  • I am here this is 3rd time!!! The session are informative that is why I am here
  • Explore more about opensource & new technologies
  • If its ‘ON’ – its JUDCON, this is my first experience but I like this
  • Amazing lots of demo
  • It was Fun (across three post-its with a smiley)
  • Good one, Enjoyed, learned new things keep going JUDCON
  • Need! Expecting Hacking session on wildfly, not just introduction
  • Really Liked Forge
  • Key note is very inspiring & all the session relating to aerogear is very usefull
  • Arun Gupta Rocks
  • Love opensource. Love his way to learn technologies
  • Superb
  • Judcon Power
  • Fantastic……Useful
  • It was awesome, intel’s session was very outstanding
  • Very informative and interactive sessions. Too many new technologies to unfold. I WOULD DEFINITELY WANT TO COME BACK
  • Loving JUDCON 2014, judcon rocks
  • This is one of the 1st finest moment, I have ever seen all the products service oriented deveopres are presenting 
  • Refreshing, Enthusiastic, Energetic
  • Open Source is Open for all like heart
  • Learning lots of stuff helps in productivity
  • Java EE Hands on Ty, new concept explained with use cases were good. Hands on session is good
  • Awesome experience on new stuffs from Red Hat……KUDOS!!

What was your reason to attend JUDCon ?

Several more JUDCons are getting planned for this year, do plan on attending them. You can always find the latest event at and by following @JBoss.

JUDCon India 2014 is a wrap!

JUDCon India 2014 is now in the records!


This was my first JUDCon after joining Red Hat about 3+ months ago. It provides a unique opportunity to meet with customers, partners, developers, contributors, and members from the JBoss core team. Bangalore is #1 city for all traffic to and that’s the reason JUDCon comes back to the city third year in a row.

There were lots of good talks covering a wide range of JBoss-related topics such as WildFly, Java EE 7, Vert.x, OpenShift, Arquillian, AeroGear, … and plenty of others. Other than the usual keynote, sessions, hallway conversations, we tried a couple of new things this time …

  • Hands-on labs gives attendees a unique opportunity to build applications using JBoss technologies following detailed instructions and BYOL. There were labs on OpenShift, Java EE 7, and WildFly 8. Internet connectivity was an issue in the labs and so the instructors eventually showed the labs but attendees enjoyed the code-driven tutorial nature of the session. All the hands-on lab material is available though:
    • Java EE MongoDB Applications in the Cloud
    • Java EE 7
    • WildFly 8 Administrative Lab
  • We introduced a new talent show that allowed the attendees a chance to showcase their talent in front of everybody. This was an open invitation to all conference attendees on Day 1 and the show was right after lunch on Day 2. Two mimicry artists, a singer, and a team with a skit performed on the stage.Its one thing to show up on the stage and do a technical talk but it takes different chops to show your non-technical skill in front of ~500 attendees. Talent show video will be going live shortly. We hope to build this a tradition and continue this at other JUDCons as well. You have enough time to prepare yourself before the next one :)

It was good to see Chennai JUG leader Raj Mahendra with his team at the show. He introduced me with Mahesh who is planning to revive Bangalore JBUG. In addition, he is working with other JBoss community members to kick start JBUG Coimbatore and JBUG Hyderabad. The complete list of JBUGs is listed here.

Here is some reaction from #NammaJUDCon and #JUDCon:

  • exposed to new technologies at #nammaJudCon thanks @EchidnaInc for the opportunity. An awesome event and met some gr8 speakers #JEE #judcon
  • Mr Greg, your session on Best practices with JPA and your liveliness & energy during the session is simply awesome #NammaJUDCon
  • Best speakers at #NammaJUDCon @aslakknutsen, Vinod Kiran and @galderz. They had the best content and focus. Thank you folks!
  • NammaJUDCon takeaways: – JavaEE7 hands-on lab by @arungupta – Peek into Forge & Arquillian – HornetQ to-be deprecated for AMQ in WildFly
  • Super gyaan in Evolution of BPM. #NammaJUDCon
  • @galderz your talk was fantastic indeed! We loved the work your team is doing. #vertx #NammaJUDCon
  • Wow. The same app on both ios and and firefox os with no platform specific code. @AeroGears at #NammaJUDCon 2014

Attendees were also given an opportunity to share their feedback on a post-it wall. Check out some of the post-its captured in the complete photo album.

Check out some pictures from the show …

A complete album is available on WildFly’s facebook page. We are always looking forward to feedback. Leave a comment on this blog and let us know what worked and what didn’t. Also let us know what additional topics would you like to see at a future conference.

DevNation: Announcing New Conference for Open Source and Polyglot Developers

2013 is almost done and lets finish it with a big celebration!

Announcing the birth of a new conference – DevNation, an open source polyglot conference for application developers. There will be sessions, labs, hackfests, panels, and much more.


Dates: April 13-17, 2014
Venue: Moscone Center, San Francisco
Twitter: @DevNationConf
Hashtag: #DevNation14

As Andrew mentioned in his blog, this conference is:

A unification and expansion of individual events we’ve had in the past (e.g. JUDCon, CamelOne, Developer Exchange).  Our modus operandi:

  • Grow open source
  • Cater to a highly-technical audience of software and maintenance engineers
  • Extend our reach to communities outside Red Hat’s sphere of influence

There are no set “themes” or “tracks” but here is general guideline on what we are looking for:

  • Enterprise application development
    (e.g. concurrent, multi-user applications with data stores, security, transactions)
  • Front-end development
    (e.g. display technologies, client-side scripting and layout, templating engines)
  • Mobile development
    (e.g. Android, iOS, Cordova, HTML5 for mobile)
  • Big data
    (e.g. RDBMS and NoSQL, persistent storage and associated computational problems with large data stores)
  • Application integration
    (e.g. Service-oriented architecture)
  • DevOps and continuous delivery
    (e.g. build and deployment environments, administration and management)
  • Performance and tuning
    (e.g. analysis and techniques to get the best out of your applications)
  • Platform development
    (e.g. C++ and *nix applications)
  • Cool stuff
    (Any helpful bits you’d love to share with your peers)

What are the critical dates to remember ?

  • December 23, 2013: CFP Opens
  • January 15, 2014: CFP closes
  • February 2014: Speaker notifications sent
  • February 12, 2014: Agenda posted
  • April 13 – 17, 2014: DevNation

All speakers not only get a full conference pass but also one night of hotel stay!

Some of the invited speakers include:

  • Mike Milinkovich from Eclipse Foudation
  • Chris Aniszczyck from Twitter
  • Markus Eisele prominent Java EE architect and blogger
  • Gavin King, creator of Ceylon programming language, CDI spec lead, Seam, Hibernate

I will be there and would love to see you there!

Submit your paper now!

Devoxx 2013 Parleys Channel : Java EE Talks and Red Hat Projects Session Replays

Devoxx 2-13 Parleys Channel is now released, a week before Christmas. All the talks, quickies, interviews are available for you to enjoy!


Antonio and I gave a university session on Java EE 7 and the replay is now available in two parts:

Replay of my Java EE 7’s WebSocket API talk is also available:

Here is my brief interview on about 2 months old position at Red Hat:

In general, there were lots of talks on Java EE …

And some talks on Red Hat projects …

And some of my favorites …

I like doing running streaks but with these many fresh talks from Devoxx, I guess a parleys streak is looking very likely. A presentation a day and get reborn every day :-)

JUDCon India 2014: FREE conference pass for JBUG/JUG Leaders and Java Champions

JUDCon (JBoss Users and Developer Conference) is a series of developer conference around the world and allows:

  • Attendees to talk and collaborate with leaders in the JBoss community
  • JBoss project leads and engineers to learn from the end users
  • Attendees to meet JBoss core developers in a casual setting
  • Have fun and feel inspired

It is the world’s biggest JBoss focussed developer conference. You have the opportunity to learn about different JBoss projects and products:

  • Java EE 7 hands-on lab using WildFly
  • Public, private, and hybrid PaaS deployment platform using OpenShift
  • Mobile application development using AeroGear
  • Comprehensive tooling support using JBoss Tools
  • Business logic integration platform with Drools
  • High performance messaging platform using A-MQ
  • Many others …

After having successful events for past two years, JUDCon India 2014 is coming back to Bangalore, India – only bigger and better.


Dates: Jan 30-31, 2014
Venue: MLR Convention Center, Bangalore (brand new)
Agenda (more sessions to be added)

Make sure to register now and save 33% with the early bird discount!

IMPORTANT: All JBoss User Group leaders, Java User Group leaders, and Java Champions are offered a complimentary pass to any of the JUDCons. Drop a note on this blog and I’ll help you connect with the right set of folks.

Here are some other channels to stay engaged with us …

JBoss User Groups on Google+
JBoss Developer Community on Google+

Come to share, engage, and learn!

I’ll be there along with Pete Muir and Andrew Rubinger and we’d love to see you there!

Come and Play! with Java EE 7 – JavaOne 2013 Session

Antonio Goncalves and I gave a code-driven talk at JavaOne 2013 showcasing how to build a Java EE  7 web application with:

  • HTML5 front ends with responsive design
  • Sexy graphical components
  • Manageable REST interfaces
  • Easy asynchronous processing
  • Reliable messaging
  • Transactional databases

All this within 58 minutes.

The session replay is now available:

The source referred in the talk is available at

Red Hat at JavaLand : Java EE 7, Enterprise Testing using Arquillian, JBoss Way

Java conference in a theme park ? How will I explain that to family and friends ? But I’ve spoken at many such venues which are difficult to explain. This one is definitely first of its kind :-)


JavaLand (Mar 25/26, 2014) is the event created by the Java community for the Java community. This is definitely going stir the interest of German Java developers. I was fortunate to be selected amongst 100 submissions from 18 countries. After speaking in 37 countries, this will be my first speaking engagement in Germany.

The conference venue is Phantasialand, a theme park in Brühl, Germany, and is exclusively reserved for the attendees for two days of the conference.

Here are the announced sessions to be presented by Red Hat speakers:

  • 50 new features of Java EE 7 in 50 minutes: Arun Gupta
  • Testing the Enterprise Layers: The ABCs of Integration Testing: Andrew L Rubinger
  • Building Modern Applications using JBoss and OpenShift: Pete Muir

There is lots of good content at the conference. But attendees will have to strike a balance between them and Black Mamba, Colorado Adventure, Talocan, JUMP!, River Quest, Mystery Castle, and Fantissima – this is going to be a tough call 😉

I’ll be staying at Hotel Matamba in Africa. Where will you be – Fantasy, Berlin, Mexico, China town or Mystery ?

Hotels within the theme park are selling out fast, make sure to register rather promptly. You can also consider coming with your family and there are deals available.

Introduce Java Programming to Kids – JavaOne 2013 Session

Oracle has released a new batch of JavaOne 2013 sessions. I gave several sessions and couple of them were released in the first batch. And this batch released the session I gave with Jim Weaver on Introduce Java Programming to Kids.

The recording is now available on parleys:

Learn from our experience of using Scratch, Greenfoot, Alice, JavaFX, Minecraft, and a bunch of other tools. You should also check out Devoxx4Kids effort which provide a wide range of materials and allow you to be a “cool mom” or a “cool dad” :-)

Don’t forget to rate the talk!

Red Hat moments at Devoxx

Complete set of pictures from Devoxx 2013 are available in this flickr album. Lets meet some of the Red Hatters and community members from the conference and learn about them.

Meet Guillaume Scheibel (@g_scheibel) and ask him anything about Hibernate OGM. This is how you’ll add support for NoSQL to your Java EE applications.

Some of the best technical strategist in middleware are at Red Hat, check out Jeremy Brown (@tenforty) on the right corner…

This is how we welcome Devoxxians (@RedHatEvents)…

Meet Eric Schabell (@ericschabell) and ask him anything about any integration or BPM products at JBoss, particularly JBoss BRMS and Drools …

Meet Gavin King, the man who was the specification lead for Contexts and Dependency Injection and now Ceylon…

Meet Tim Fox (@timfox) and ask him anything about reactive functional and polyglot programming using Vert.x …

Meet Burr Sutter (@burrsutter) and ask him anything about JBoss Tools and how to bring your enterprise and mobile together using AeroGear …

Meet Jason Porter (@lightguardjp) and ask him anything about JBoss Developer Framework, rapid Java EE app development using JBoss Forge, text-based document authoring using AsciiDoc, testing your enterprise applications in a container-independent way using Arquillian …

Ask Emmanuel Bernard (@emmanuelbernard) anything about Hibernate, Hibernate OGM, Ceylon, his podcasts – JBoss Community Asylum and Les Cast Codeurs …

And this me …

Ask me anything about Red Hat, JBoss, Java EE 7, WildFly, community engagement, speaking opportunities, or anything that comes to your mind :)

There were a lot more Red Hatters at Devoxx and you can check out some more pics in the following album:

Notes from Java EE meetup at Devoxx

Devoxx provides a great opportunity for the key Java EE players to meet and discuss topics of interest. With the recently released Java EE 7 platform this year’s Birds of Feather session goal was to collect feedback on Java EE 7, ideas and wishes for Java EE 8, and any thing else that would encourage wider participation from the community.

David Delabassee (Oracle), David Blevins (Tomitribe), Peter Pilgrim (independent), Johan Vos (Lodgon), several JUG leaders, and other interested community members were present in this meetup. And of course I was there too!

Here are my notes from the discussion:

  • Feedback on Java EE 7: JCP 2.9 allowed different Java EE 7 JSRs to run transparently. Each project had a project (e.g. and encouraged participation from the wider Java community. Interim spec drafts and API jar files were made available on the project Downloads area (e.g. javaee-spec downloads). Adopt-a-JSR allowed 20+ JUGs around the world to help shape up Java EE 7 platform.
  • API and Specification source: The source files of the API classes and source of the specification needs to be checked into the workspace. This will enable interested members to play with the API classes and provide alternative proposals. A text-based format (e.g. AsciiDoc) for the specification source is strongly preferred. This will allow community members to provide concrete proposals for specific sections from the specification. This will also help the specification lead to easily merge the submitted proposals in the existing specification. A git-based repository is strongly preferred as it enables and encourages collaboration. For example, source code for CDI API classes is available here and the text-based specification here. If  git-based repository cannot be created then a mirror between the existing repository and git must be established.
  • TCK should be open-sourced: A JSR consists of three components: Specification, Reference Implementation, and TCK. The specification is released under a fairly standard license. However as discussed above the source for API classes and specification needs to be made more publicly available. The Reference Implementations are released under an OSI-approved license. IBM led JSR 352 and the TCK is available under Apache License 2.0. Similarly Red Hat led JSR 346 and 349 and the TCK is available under Apache License 2.0. However TCKs for Oracle-led JSRs are available under this license (similar ones for other specifications). Open sourcing the TCK has been discussed multiple times in the past and Oracle already offers TCK to non-profits like Apache and Eclipse Foundation at no charge. However this still seems a last bit of “closed” piece in the otherwise fairly open and transparent process. TCK tests can also serve as extremely valuable resource for the developers to learn the technology. Adam Bien’s SmokeTests and Java EE 7 samples are turning out valuable resources for the developers and container implementors in lack of an open source TCK.A later discussion with David Blevins (founder of Tomitribe) revealed that it is very important to have TCK from the very beginning in order to implement the container and pass compliance eventually. Otherwise significant parts of the container need to be rewritten, as was done for Apache Geronimo, to get compliance. Open sourcing the TCK would certainly allow Tomitribe to work towards Java EE 7 compliance as well.
  • Testing: 90% of the attendees were using Arquillian for testing their apps against single/multiple containers. There was no need felt to file a JSR and standardize it as that could possibly stunt the innovation in this area.
  • Making contributions easier: Steps to contribute a patch to the Reference Implementation should be clearly listed. This is not restricted to but can typically include how to checkout and build workspace, high-level package overview, run smoke tests, steps to add new tests.
  • Potential topics for Java EE 8: Simpler security, standalone CDI, Action-based framework, Event-driven system, standard way of achieving high availability on application server, ability to generate native mobile apps with a Java EE backend.

All in all, Hildeberto Mendonça summarized in three words “Because we care” on why the attendees showed up for the 7pm BoF. If you do care, get involved!

WildFly 8 is getting dressed and Candidate Release 1 is now anyday!


Java EE 7 Hackergarten @ Devoxx 2013

What is Hackergarten ?

Hackergarten is a craftmen’s workshop, classroom, a laboratory, a social circle, a writing group, a playground, and an artist’s studio. Our goal is to create something that others can use; whether it be working software, improved documentation, or better educational materials. Our intent is to end each meeting with a patch or similar contribution submitted to an open and public project. Membership is open to anyone willing to contribution their time.


In short, changing the open source world, one commit at a time!

And that’s what we did at Devoxx 2013 yesterday. Several of us got together in the back of a room, did a poll on what technologies everybody is interested in, gathered around the tables, and started hacking right away!

I was coordinating a team that helped create Arquillian tests for Java EE 7 samples. It was pretty amazing that most of the folks stayed from 9:30am – 5pm, without any break. We had lots of interesting discussions, tons of information exchange on how Java EE 7 work, how Arquillian enables to write container-independent tests and run them in a managed or remote environment easily, how to file bugs on JCP specs, and much more.

Here are some pictures from the event:


Here is the state of samples repo the morning of hackergarten:


And here is the state the morning after hackergarten:


As you can see the repo got:

  • 5 new contributors
  • 63 new commits
  • 10 more forks

And to give a slightly better idea of what we did in the hackergarten, here is a pulse of samples repo in the last 24 hrs:


This to me, summarizes the power of hackergarten.

Many thanks to @aslakknutsen, @radcortez, @pdudits, @alexishassler, @g_scheibel, @xcoulon, @lightguardjp and many others who helped in making this successful. Even @jfarcand participated remotely in this hackergarten and contributed a new sample.

Of course, this was not possible without Andres Almiray‘s initiative!

A Jenkins job is running on cloudbees and will hopefully generate a consolidated test report on WildFly soon.

The whole experience completely blew away my expectations and I’m truly learning the power of Red Hat’s spirit of “Community Powered Collaboration”.

The formal conference starts in a few hours, and I better get my run in before that. Come talk to me and lets talk you can help with this effort.

See you there!


Java EE 7 University at Devoxx 2013

Antonio and I gave a What’s New in Java EE 7 Platform University Session at Devoxx 2013 earlier today. The room was pretty big and almost 90% full. We basically took our “50 tips for Java EE 7 in 50 minutes” from JavaOne 2013 and explained each feature with a lot more code samples. We both really enjoyed sharing our passion with the attendees and think highly interactive attendees also had fun. At least that’s what ~98 tweets asked during the session indicate.

The slides from the session are available:

Java EE 7: Whats New in the Java EE Platform @ Devoxx 2013

And all the code samples used in the talk are available at

And here are some sample tweets from during/after the session:






And last but not the least:

If you want to learn more about Java EE 7, we’d love to see you at the Hackergarten tomorrow. Help us write tests for these samples and learn some WildFly, GlassFish, and Aquillian skills. Aslak Knutsen, the Arquillian man, will be there himself. And then we have our Java EE 7 hands-on lab on Wednesday, 14:00 – 17:00.

Enjoy some pictures from the event so far …


And the evolving album so far …

I hope to meet lots of you. See ya at Hackergarten tomorrow, 9:30 by back wall of the exhibitor hall!

One session at #Devoxx 2013

I had an interesting time getting into Antwerp. Almost didn’t made it after the only Lufthansa flight from Cluj-Napoca to Munich got cancelled because of technical problems. We were asked to unboard the flight but luckily the flight technicians fixed the problem. So we boarded again and here I’m sitting in my hotel room on the eve of Devoxx 2013. Thank you Lufthansa for your promptness and allowing me to participate in a top-notch conference!


With 195 speakers and 200 presentations at Devoxx 2013, there is a lot to choose from. I believe “hallway track” is the best as that allows you to engage with the best developers in the world. Most likely that’s how I’m going to spend my time at the conference and anyway all these sessions will be available on later. Anyhow, here is my list of one session that I’d like to attend, if I want to, during each timeslot:

9:30-12:30: AngularJS end to end by Igor Minar and Misko Hevery
1:30-4:30: Java EE 7: Whats New in the Java EE Platform University by Antonio Goncalves, David Delabassee, Arun Gupta (of course!)
16:45 – 17:15 From Legacy to Cloud in Under an Hour – Live Coding by David Gageot
17:25 – 17:55: Discover the Zen of Writing (Ascii)Docs by Dan Allen
18:05 – 18:35: A hint of NoSQL into My Java EE by Guillaume Scheibel
20:00 – 21:00: Apache Cassandra BOF by Hayato Shimizu

All Day: Java EE 7 Hackergarten by Hackers and Arun Gupta
9:30 – 12:30: Lambda Programming Lab by Stuart Marks, Angela Caicedo, Simon Ritter
13:30 – 16:30 The Modern Java Developer by Matt Raible
16:45 – 17:15 JUnit PowerUp: Practical Testing Tips by James McGivern
17:25 – 17:55 OpenShift Primer: Get your Applications Into the Cloud by Eric Schabell
19:00 – 20:00 HTTP 2.0/SPDY and Jetty in Depth by Simone Bordet and Thomas Becker
21:00 – 22:00 No So Secrets of REST API Versioning by Stephane Rondal

9:30 – 10:15: Devoxx Welcome and Announcements
10:15 – 10:55 Java8 and Beyond Keynote by Mark Reinhold and Brian Goetz
10:55 – 11:30 Java, Chess, and the Internet of Things by Stephen Chin, Richard Bair
12:00 – 13:00 How to do Kickass Software Development by Sven Peters
13:10 – 13:25 Patterns Shmmaterns by Chet Hasse
13:35 – 13:50 HTTP Caching in Practice by Xavier Coulon
14:00 – 17:00 Java EE 7 Hands-on Lab by Antonio Goncalves, Arun Gupta (of course!)
If not giving the lab, then would like to attend:
14:00 – 15:00 What Java EE can learn from Dynamic Languages ? by Remi Forax
15:10 – 16:10 Introducing Vert.x 2.0 – Taking polyglot application to the next level by Tim Fox
16:40 – 17:40 The Curious Case of JavaScript on the JVM by Attila Szegedi
17:50 – 18:50 Push, Mobile & Cloud Oh My! by Burr Sutter
19:00 – 20:00 Java EE Gathering by David Delabasse
20:00 – 21:00 WildFly Application Server – Community BOF by Dimitris Andreadis

9:30 – 9:40 Movie and Practical Info
9:40 – 10:20 Shaping the future of Web Development by Lars Bak
10:50 – 11:50 Programmers are Way Cooler Than Musicians by Gert Beevin
12:00 – 13:00 Java EE 7’s Java API for WebSocket by Arun Gupta (of course)
Otherwise would love to attend: A real-time Architecture using Hadoop and Storm by Nathan Bijnens
13:10 – 13:25 Asciidoctor: Because writing docs does not have to suck by Andres Almiray
13:35 – 13:50 Intoducing Forge 2 by Koen Ars
14:00 – 15:00 Building an Application with Backbone.js by Tim Branyen
15:10 – 16:10 JavaPosse LIVE by Dick Wall and Chet Haase
16:40 – 17:40 MongoDB for JPA Developers by Justin Lee
17:50 – 18:50 Devoxx4Kids Best Practice by Daniel de Luca, Regina ten Bruggencate, Roy van Rijn
19:00 – 20:00 Lessons Learned from Devoxx4Kids by Daniel De Luca, Konrad Malawski, Roy van Rijn, Tasha Carl, Linda van der Pal
20:00 – 21:00 JUG Leaders BOF by Mattias Karlsson, Marijn Verburg, Stephan Janssen
20:00 – 22:00 Devoxx Movie
22:00 – … Noxx

I’m leaving Friday early morning and so didn’t care to look through the schedule. There are no lunch/dinner/social breaks in this schedule, so in all practicality I’ll not be able to meet it. And guess that’s why its a wish list!

Don’t feel bad if your session is missing from this list. This is likely because I’ve already seen it at some other conference, familiar with the topic, or probably more interested in the topic listed above … nothing personal 😉

Any suggestions if I’m missing any particularly good session ?

BTW, JBoss/Red Hat has a big contingent at Devoxx and giving lots of interesting sessions!

And most imporantly, please feel free to reach out and talk to me. I’d hate to miss the opportunity to talk to you!

And lets wait to see if we see any naked men in the keynote now 😉


Lets Devoxx!