FISL 2010 Trip Report

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4998 attendees registered and participated at the 11th edition of FISL - the biggest open source conference in Brazil. This was my second year at FISL. Even though the attendance was slightly down from last year but there was no let down in the energy. With 13 parallel tracks and sessions running from 9am to 11pm, it can be absolutely overwhelming. However most of the sessions were in Portuguese (with no English translation) so I could not attend.

I presented on the Java EE 6 Toolshow to an audience of approx 200. This slides-free session showed how NetBeans 6.9 provides comprehensive tooling around Java EE 6 and GlassFish 3. The session showed:

  • Simplicity and ease-of-use for creating Java EE 6 web applications
  • Boost productivity using Deploy-on-Save and Session-preservation across multiple redeployments
  • JSP, Servlets 3.0, EJB 3.1 in Java EE 6 web apps
  • Database access using Java Persistence API 2.0
  • Using Facelets with Java Server Faces 2.0
  • Contexts & Dependency Injection 1.0 with JSF 2
  • RESTful Web services using JAX-RS

The screencast #30 made the session delivery quite a breeze and you can watch the entire session by watching the multi-part screencasts.

Meeting Bruno Souza and Fabiane Nardon was a good highlight of the trip. They are both fairly well known in the Brazilian community and we shared stories from last year's presence of Sun Microsystems at FISL. Check out their latest adventure at toolscloud.com where they provide open source tools-based development environment in the cloud.

Personally, I stayed for only couple of days because I had to come back to run a race (more on that in next blog) and attend a wedding over the weekend. A short trip but always good to spend face-to-face time with the local community.

Check out some pictures from the trip:

And the complete album at:

Technorati: conf fisl brazil oracle glassfish javaee6 netbeans

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Comments ( 2 )
  • Werner Keil Wednesday, July 28, 2010

    Hi, great you also met Fabiane. She was at W-JAX Munich last year. Also great to see, Banco do Brazil who suggested major interest in Financial standards via JCP is also represented.

    Did you tell them anything about JavaOne Brazil? Do you even know details or are they still worked out?



  • Arun Gupta Wednesday, July 28, 2010


    JavaOne Brazil announcement is at:


    Details are being worked out.

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