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JavaOne Brazil 2010 is over ... oh what a fulfilling
you know that this was the first JavaOne in South America ? Did
you know that half of the talks were presented by local community ? Did
you know that several members from the community were involved in paper
selection process ?
There is a unrelenting demand
for Java technology in this market. Talk about the passion, most of the
rooms were packed 10-15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Some
of the sessions had to be repeated because of
their popularity. The message from several folks was loud and
clear that a bigger venue is needed for the next year as the event is
expected to only grow next year. This feedback has already been
conveyed to the events tea
The overall logistics,
production crew, events team, security staff, and every body else
functioned like a great orchestra to deliver a great performance!
JavaOne Latin America or JavaOne Brazil 2010 Day 3 (Day
continued to build on the momentum from previous days. The attendees
showed the same level of excitement and enthusiasm and the sessions
continue to be packed.
I started my day by giving a
presentation on "Hyperproductive JSF 2.0" and explained the various key
improvements in the Java Server Faces 2.0 such as:
This particular session turned to
be slightly comical as Juggy, the mascot of JUGs, showed keen
interest in the technology. He got super excited any time code was
shown on the screen and has a particular liking towards NetBeans. He
kept the audience entertained by asking really useful questions and
surprised me on how quickly was able to grasp the concepts. Another
effect of having Juggy in the session was the bloated attendance of
350+ for this particular session, thank you Juggy for making the
session very interesting! Here are some tweets from the session:
Show the puppets at JavaOne #during a talk on arungupta @Servlet 3.0
(via @dlameri) / / funny
@edsonyanaga: It was a most
excellent presentation of @#JavaOne arungupta in Brazil. This time on
Servlets 3.0 Participation Special Juggie (JavaMan)
@arungupta and juggie on #javaone brasil #comic and very #funny #j1br
@arungupta 's talks are so fun! #JavaOne #JavaOneBrazil
Very good and funny speach by @arungupta with Juggie at #JavaOneBrasil
@dlameri: Show the puppets
at JavaOne #during a talk about Servlet 3.0 @arungupta
many more ...
The "Getting Started with Java EE 6"
hands-on lab started with hiccups as the software was not installed on
the machines. But many thanks to Ludo, Jerome, Sharat, and Petr who
packaged all the material on a USB drive and then quickly installed on
different machines. A couple of attendees were even able to complete
the lab based and majority were able to make good progress.
last session of the day was by Bruno Souza and Fabiane Nardon on "The
Future of Java Developer" (CEHCK). They had great pyrotechnics
display and were planning to have some fun but I had to leave early to
accommodate the ridiculously long traffic times in Sao Paulo city :-)
And I'm glad I because it took us 2 hours to reach airport, another 45
minutes to check-in, and about an hour to clear the security clearance.
Jerome & Ludo had a longer and more adventurous ride to the
airport so make sure to ask them details :-)
now day 3 pictures from JavaOne 2010 in Brazil ...
JavaOne Latin America 2010 (Day
1 and 0)
started in an exciting way where I found a nice multi-instance cluster
installation of GlassFish. More on that later but enjoyed meeting
colleagues from different groups within Oracle.
gave a presentation on "Whats New in Enterprise Java
Beans 3.1" and the slides are available:
The attendees seem to like simplified packaging (EJB-in-a-WAR
and deployment descriptor-free), no-interface bean, cron-like syntax,
and other features were well appreciated by the users. All other sessions were going pretty packed as well to the extent that some of the sessions are having a re-run today and some of today's sessions have moved to a much bigger hall. Make sure to note the changes.
Alexandra and I presented at a MySQL
Community Event on how Java EE 6, GlassFish,
NetBeans, and MySQL present an ideal open-source stack for building Web
applications very easily, the slides are available:
Vinicius Senger from GlobalCode
arranged an impromptu
discussion on Java-based Web Frameworks at end of the day. There
from Java EE 6, Wicket, GWT, VRaptor, Spring MVC, ADF,
and Demoiselles. It was a lively discussion where each framework was
talking about the pros/cons of different frameworks and the community
was asking questions. CDI got good appreciation from different folks
and it indeed is one of the most powerful technologies introduced in
the Java EE 6 platform.
Matt Raibles "Comparing
JVM Web Frameworks" presentation was discussed as well. The consensus
was that the chosen frameworks are not an apple-to-apple comparison.
For example, while Rails and Grails are complete stack, JSF2, Wicket,
and Vaadin are presentation layers only. I gave the same feedback to
him at Rich
Web Experience as well so hopefully the matrix will be
Also found some great
deployments of GlassFish in this part of the world. We are looking for
partners (System Integrators, Independent Software Vendors/Developers,
Consultants, Training Partners) who can help us spread the message of
GlassFish in South America. Drop a comment on this blog if you are
For tomorrow, there are couple of
changes to the list of Java EE 6 & GlassFish sessions ...
- Servlet 3.0 Extensible, Asynchronous and Easy to Use" moved from its
original slot of (4:15 - 5pm) to (4pm - 4:45pm) and the location
changes from Auditorio 1 to the Keynote Hall (on the ground floor).
- Complete Tools Coverage for the Java EE 6 Platform" moved from
Auditorio 1 to Keynote Hall (on the ground floor).
of the schedule stays
as is. And
now day 2 pictures from Oracle Open World and JavaOne 2010 in Brazil ...
Oracle Open World 2010 Latin America was kick started this
morning by Oracle's President Mark
Hurd. Later Adam
Messinger's (Vice President in Fusion Middleware group at
Oracle) keynote started JavaOne Brazil and gave a status update on the
Java platform. In his talk, Staffan showed a demo of JRockit Mission
Control. TIM (a local Brazilian telecom company) showed how they are
using Java to serve multi-million users in Brazil. Java FX super fast
rendering capabilities were shown in a video. I showed how a
multi-instance GlassFish 3.1 cluster can be
easily created using web-based administration console. The steps to
reproduce the demo are explained in the video below:
accidentally left my tweetdeck open before the demo machines were
locked and so tweets were popping all through out the demo. The
attendees seem to had a good laugh at that :-)
three Technical General Sessions by Danny Coward, Jerome Dochez, and
Greg Bollela dig deeper into Java SE, Java EE, and Mobile/Embedded
platforms. Jerome's talk showed a typical 3-tier application that
allows the user to monitor twitter trends for pre-defined hashtags.
More details about the application and downloadable code are available
1 pictures from Oracle Open World, Oracle
Develop, and JavaOne 2010 in Brazil ...
by and meet us at the Java EE 6 booth in the JavaOne exhibitor floor. I
reached little bit late to the OTN party but the place was totally
rocking with the community.
This is Brazil so
here is a sample of "booth models" at the exhibitor floor ...
is not meant to offend anybody but just to show culutral shift obvious
due to the geography. And yes, I took permissions from each of the
models before taking their picture :-)
another fun activity performed on the exhibitor floor:
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