I’m dipping in and out of the presentations at the Irish Java Technologies Conference (IJTC Dublin), so I’m not going to get to see the top 10 speakers. I will update this as it goes along, but my notes on the conference so far are ….
- Bernie Goldbach came all the way from Tipp on the off-chance that he would get 3 minutes with Joel Spoelsky. Given that it’s a 4 and half hour round trip, I’m glad that he got his interview.
- Joel, as ever, was a very good speaker. His message for software developers; soft rounded corners matter. Think iPhone instead of Samsung brick.
- David Syer of Interface 21 was talking about what’s next for Spring (2.5 and 3.0). A lot of good stuff coming up; support for the latest Java Enterprise specs, Webflow , OSGi (deploy bundles , not applications), configuration using annotation instead of XML
- Shaun Smith of Oracle. Covering building JPA Applications (Java and Databases) using Eclipse and Java. Now, I’m not a great fan of Toplink (I prefer Hibernate) , but the open source work including the work on the Eclipse IDE , and it’s support of the JPA (Java Persistence Architecture) standard, and it’s ability to transform Java Ojbects into loads of things (e.g. XML instead of Database Tables) is making me want to take a 2nd look.
- Caught talking in the Lobby : Shaun of Oracle Toplink and Emmanuel Bernard of Hibernate. I was vaugely disappointed these two didn’t come to blows (being from rival projects). There were actually nice to each other and exchanged business cards. Fascinating conversation though …
- James Strachan , Iona and Apache, speaking about messaging patterns. He takes the bean soup that is messaging and integrating your applications and makes it seem really simple. He’s also talking about Apache Camel, ActiveMQ and ServiceMix
Other People Blogging about this:
- Luan O’Carroll , who put a lot of work into making the conference happen.
- The O’Reilly GMT announcement of the Irish Java Conference.
- The Aquarium blogging about the conference “around the corner”.
- Bill de hOra, who has a good blogpost about the conference.
Links to our JBoss jBPM (Workflow/ Business Process Management) presentation slides to follow shortly …
I love Joel’s blog. Would love to work with FogCreek at some point.
Ironic that as soon as you leave Dublin, they kick start one of the better Java conferences 🙂
Didn’t get talking to Joel myself, Jake has his number; I’d imagine the best way of working for them is (a) do something that people can see out there on the web (b) keep an eye on Joels blog for when they are looking for people.
London … Singapore … New York for you then ?