JAX London 2011 Fall Trip Report
By arungupta on Nov 05, 2011
JAX conferences are organized by Software & Support Media which also organize a whole bunch of other conferences. The JAX London Fall 2011, with 3 power workshops, 4 keynotes, 57 speakers, 63 sessions, and 400+ attendees was the biggest JAX London ever.
Sebastien Meyen, the main guy behind these conferences, demonstrated high passion about Java by making the statement "We love this industry and ecosystem around it" and "Oracle has proven Java to be innovative". This time they added an Agile Day because that's the way they believe things work.
I could stay for one day only because of other commitments. I gave a talk on "The Java EE 7 Platform: Developing for the Cloud" providing details on how Java EE will provide a standards-based PaaS platform. The talk had about 40+ attendees and the slides are available:
The talk showed how to deploy a Java EE 6 application using GlassFish 4.0 early builds. The demo can also be seen at:
Complete instructions to reproduce the demo are available here.
There were good interactions with Martijn Verburg, Ben Evans, John Stevenson, and Eberhard Wolff at the speakers' dinner. Mark Little's keynote was interesting as he emphasized the importance of JVM and standards-based platform for middleware applications. I heard great comments about Adam Bien's all-day long Java EE workshop, nothing unusual there ;-) I also spent some time at Oracle booth as well.
Sebastien and gang are already planning to bring JAX Conf back to San Francisco, so very excited for that!
Here are a few pictures captured from the event:
And the complete album here: