Sun Tech Days Rome 2007

Sun Tech Days Rome 2007 was kick started by Maria Grazia Filippini (Director General, Sun Microsystems Italy) to a room full of approx 300 audience. She was followed by Corrado Sterpetti (Software Practice Manager, Sun Microsystems Italy). Both of them addressed the attendees in the local language. I could not understand any part of the talk (except bongiorno) but the passion was quite visible in their tone. And this is what brings Sun Tech Days back to Italy.

Reggie explained that this is 4th Sun Tech Days in Italy which is exactly the number of times Italy has won FIFA World Cup so far. It was fun when he divided the room in two halves and made them say "World" and "Cup" as he was waving his hand from left to right and wishing for Italy to win the 5th World cup in 2010.

The two main goals of the day set early in the day were:

  • Learn and Immerse in the different technologies presented.

  • Talk to one of the presenters and share with them how they can help you.

If you have attended any of the JavaOne, this is how John Gage sets the tone as well. And truly, this is one of the main objectives of taking Sun Tech Days all over the world. It's all about community and participation.

The first event of the day was a demo shoot out where 5 engineers demonstrated cool technology demonstrations. Here are the technologies that were demonstrated:

Arun Gupta (me) jMaki - Sun Tech Days Event Map
Sang Shin NetBeans Profiler
Leonid Lenyashin DTracelet in Sun Studio 12
Sridhar Reddy SunSPOT
Inyoung Cho Java ME Technologies

Then the day were split into three different tracks - Java, Solaris and Hands-on-Labs.

The first talk in Java Track was presented by Sridhar on "Java EE 5, GlassFish and Their Future". GlassFish is an open-source, production-quality and JavaEE 5 compatible Application Server. GlassFish V2 is now available and has lots of cool features. This one slide captures all of them and Sridhar gave details on all of them. He also gave a preview of what's coming in GlassFish V3. GlassFish V2 Final can be downloaded from here. You can try a Technology Preview build of GlassFish V3 here. If you have any questions about GlassFish, please post them at users@glassfish or GlassFish Forum.

Sridhar's talk was followed by my talk on "Metro and REST" where I explained how Metro is one-stop shop for all Web services needs - from simple Hello World to Secure, Reliable, Transactional and .NET 3.0 Interoperable Web services. The talk built upon Sridhar's demo where he showed how a simple Web service can be built and invoked using NetBeans 6. This talk demonstrated how Reliability and other enterprise features can be simply added by a click of button. It also demonstrated how an Excel 2007 client can invoke a Secure and Reliable endpoint deployed on GlassFish. This talk also provided a brief introduction to Jersey (Reference Implementation for JSR 311) and showed code samples on how it enables to easily and intuitively publishing RESTful endpoints. The slides for my talk are available here.

I had to leave right after my talk to catch the flight to Milan and so that's my summary of Tech Days Rome. I hope you guys had fun and we empowered you to be more productive. Feel free to leave comments if you attended and enjoyed.

GlassFish Day and NetBeans Day starts in Milan at 1pm local time today. The complete agenda is here. Looking forward to see you there.

Here is the album for Tech Days Rome 2007:

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

Hi, we met at the Sun Tach Days in Rome; I like to tank you for your hints and for the great presentations of you all.

I have published a clip of your performances on my blog

The post is in italian (I'm sorry): it's about the "open approach" followed by Sun in the last years and the great benefit Sun gains from it.

Posted by Stefano Cazzella on October 01, 2007 at 11:47 PM PDT #

This is great, thanks a lot for sharing the video.

Posted by Arun Gupta on October 02, 2007 at 02:44 AM PDT #

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