Rails Conf Europe 2007 - Day 2

Day 2 started with regular announcements and keynote by DHH. The demographic distribution of approximately 750 attendees was shown in the filler slides right before the keynote:

Germany 29% Sweden 3%
UK 17% Spain 3%
United States 11% Norway 3%
Denmark 7% Italy 2%
Netherlands 5% France 2%

The technical sessions and BoFs started today and the exhibit hall was opened as well. Sun booth was swamped and we showed "NetBeans Tooling for Ruby on Rails", "Rails and Software as a Service" and "Rails powered by jMaki and GlassFish".

The demo showed at "Rails powered by jMaki and GlassFish" is available here. And here are some other pointers mentioned in the booth:

GlassFish is an open-source, production-quality and Java EE 5 compatible Application Server. Here are some of the key benefits of GlassFish for Rails developers:

  • GlassFish allows existing Java EE applications and RoR apps in one container.
  • GlassFish provides high availability and clustering support integrated in the app server.
  • GlassFish provides database connection pooling that allows to reuse database connections.
  • Applications can be re-deployed on GlassFish without any need to re-start the server.
  • The development and deployment environment is exactly the same.

There are few others and they will be consolidated in an article later.

Both of Sun's talks today were well attended:

The lunch was quite a treat:

Here are some useful entries (with numerous pointers on screencasts, blogs, tips & extensive feature sets) to get you started with JRuby on Rails, NetBeans IDE, GlassFish and jMaki:

The updated picture album is available at:

Use the tag "railsconfeurope" to ensure your blog/photos are aggregated appropriately.

Technorati: conf railsconf railsconfeurope glassfish netbeans jmaki rubyonrails

Comments:

[Trackback] Here is a summary of my Europe Summer 2007 Trip Report: 6 Events Rails Conf Europe in Berlin NetBeans Day and Tech Days in Rome GlassFish Day, NetBeans Day and Tech Days in Milan 6 sessions & Booth Duties (JRuby,...

Posted by Arun Gupta's Blog on September 30, 2007 at 10:53 PM PDT #

Thanks alot for your tutorials, blogs, and help you provide.

I am student doing Msc and recently have benefitted alot from your information. I really appreciate your efforts and thanks alot for making us all proud.

Chirdeep

Posted by Chirdeep Tomar on October 05, 2007 at 03:56 AM PDT #

Glad you enjoy it! Feel free to suggest an idea for the kind of content that you'd like to see on the blog.

Posted by Arun Gupta on October 05, 2007 at 04:00 AM PDT #

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Posted by برامج on June 16, 2008 at 04:48 AM PDT #

[Trackback] Sun Microsystems is a diamond sponsor of Rails Conf Europe 2008 and we'll be there! Here is the list of Sun sessions: Tuesday, 9/2/2008 Take the JRuby Challenge: Deploy Your Rails Application with JRuby and Taste the Difference, 13:30,...

Posted by Arun Gupta's Blog on August 13, 2008 at 11:41 PM PDT #

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