over two weeks after JUDCon and I hadn't wrote anything yet. Now
it's finally time to share my impressions on last
JUDcon Europe we had in Berlin.
This was the first JBoss User and Developer Conference in Europe.
How it was? What I liked the best? Read on!
Yes, it's a great choice for conference (and not only!). Transport
infrastructure is on highest level. You spend no time to wait for
next train/tram, no traffic jams if you arrive by car.
Conference was held in
This is a really nice venue – perfect for such mid-size conference.
There was one big room downstairs (for 200 people) where everyone
could sit down and talk with others. We had there lunch and dinner.
There were also 2 rooms with space for 60 people upstairs where the
talks were presented.
had four tracks: SOA and integration, Cloud and large sale
distributed systems, Workflow and BPM and JBoss AS 6 and 7. I
attended Cloud and JBoss AS tracks.
Infinispan talks (we had
many of them, maybe too many...) were really well attended.
Markus have done
great job introducing us to Infinispan and talking about Infinispan
Bela had presented a
brand new talk on clustering JBoss AS in the Cloud – as always
– it was pleasure to listen to him. The talk showed all various
methods we have in JBoss AS to discover nodes in the Cloud. And the
live demo part (80% of the talk) was great!
Next we could see
Pete's talk on
Seam in the Cloud – he presented the ability to integrate JBoss
Developer studio and a JBoss AS running in the Cloud. Very nice!
(a.k.a. jclouds guy) and
Aslak gave us
introduction to testing in the Cloud. Can you imagine testing
worker nodes in the Cloud? Try
On the next day I saw
Jeff's talk on
HornetQ – very clean and
informative talk. I like very much live demos – and I saw that
people enjoyed it too!
Then I saw a
Drools talk showing us the
application of the rule-based engines in assistive technology. This
was a video teleconference with US because
make it to Berlin. It went extremely well – even when there was no
presenter on the stage. Thanks Tihomir!
Next talk on JBoss AS felt
out because the presenter was sick and I presented
BoxGrinder. Even when
people expected another talk – many of them stayed and listened to
my talk. I'm very happy how it went (glad I prepared some slides in
the train). Thanks guys for listening and for all the questions!
Last talk I saw was presented by Matt and the topic was
JBoss AS performance tuning techniques. Matt showed pretty easy
tools which can help us to diagnose the problems. Good!
On first day, after the dinner, we had Lightening talks and
Hackfest. This was the
time where people meet, drink beer, code and talk. Simple? Yes, it
is. But you can receive much more than just a free beer. You can
exchange your experience with other community members, more – with
JBoss developers! You can, or even should code something (see name:
Hackfest) with our developers.
And besides of this – it's a great
way to spend time! I finally met people I'm talking on daily basis
on IRC – and it was a great experience. Thanks!
For me it was a very nice conference. I was feeling like a
community member. Only Hackfest could be more organized, as
Mark pointed out.
In spite of this – it was a great time for me. Thanks and see you