JFokus 2011 Day 3 Trip Report - JDuchess, Future Java Developer, Java EE/Cloud, Icebar

JFokus 2011 ended after spending 2600 man hours educating 1100+ developers. (Day 2 and 1 reports)

I gave a talk on "Running your Java EE 6 applications in the Cloud". The talk explained the key benefits of Java EE 6 and then explained how this application can be deployed on Amazon, Joyent, Rightscale, and Azure. The talk also explained how Java EE 7 is going to evolve to become a cloud-enabled platform. The slides are now available:

The minimal presence of women in Java conferences is intriguing. JDuchess are trying to solve that problem by bringing more women in Java and connecting them.

I met three of them earlier today and here are top three ways you can help them:
  • Raise awareness about the program by sharing this with others.
  • Help other women get into Java technology by educating them.
  • Participate/speak at conferences and connect with other women.


Are you a woman reading this blog and work in the Java technology ? Sign up today and help spread the effort and make your voice heard!

I also attended Bruno and Sven's talk on the "The Future Java Developer". They both touched some of the key points on embracing open source, remote working, freedom from hardware/software (ability to deploy in cloud), programming for multiple devices, revised costing model for SaaS/PaaS/IaaS, working in global teams, agile development, speech-to-code, and many others. The specific suggestions were:

  • Deploy applications in the cloud
  • Work with distributed teams from different cultures
  • Create architectures looking for simplicity
  • Think of services
  • Become a polyglot programmer

Their complete slides are available here.

One of my colleagues (Tomas Nilsson) here is getting ready for a marathon. He was kind enough to take me out on a run in sub-zero Stockholm downtown (yes, it was some 16F). I've always felt that running gives a unique perspective to view a city and I was not disappointed today at all, especially Tomas did a great job explaining the key vista points. Now our GPS watches could not find the satellite for the first 20 mins but here is our running map:


Good luck Tomas, you'll do well, happy running!

The evening was enjoyable as well in the world's first permanent ice bar, appropriately called as Icebar Stockholm. No matter what the temperature is outside, the inside temperature is always maintained at -5C year around. The entire interior including the glasses are made from clear ice from a local river. You have to wear a cape to protect yourself from the cold temperature and also to protect the interiors. You've to make a reservation as the attendance is restricted but this is a must stop if you are visiting Stockholm.

Here are some pictures from Day 3:

And the complete album is now available at:

Thank you Mattias for running a wonderful show and providing an opportunity to participate in my very first JFokus and now looking forward to participate in JFokus 2012!

And after being out for 8 days ... so ready to go home now :-)

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