Saturday Jul 02, 2011

FISL12 Trip Report - Special Appearance by "Javali" and "Code Monkey"


FISL is the biggest open source conference in Latin America and had about 7000 participants in the FISL 12 that concluded earlier this week. This was my third consecutive year (2010 and 2009) and as every year the conference was packed with lectures, workshops, demonstrations, booths, presentations, and lot more.

Anil Gaur, VP of Java EE Platform and GlassFish, gave a presentation on "Oracle GlassFish Server: A flexibly, light-weight, and production-ready Java EE 6". There were about 100 attendees in the theatre-style seating. The talk gave a great overview of the explosive growth happening in the GlassFish community on all fronts. It also gave an overview of how GlassFish is the first platform to provide clustering and high-availability for Java EE 6 applications with full commercial support from Oracle. The 2-instance session failover demo that I started to show in the talk did not work completely and my digging is still going on but here is a basic analysis so far.
  • The GlassFish High Availability depends on GMS which further relies on UDP Multicast (more details here). I've shown this demo on my previous machine (a Macbook) multiple times and in different configurations of with or without an IP address. But multicast is enabled by default on Macs. However Natty Narwhal does not seem to be configured that way, at least by default. And so even though I could create a cluster, the application with HA enabled could not be deployed. 
  • The GlassFish 3.1 Certification Matrix provides a complete list of supported platform and Ubutnu 10.10, not 11.04 (demo machine), is listed as a supported developer platform. There might be bugs in this newest release of Ubuntu or how Grizzly picks a network interface for binding when there is no bind interface address setup and the default interface (eth0) is not connected.
More details on how this will eventually get fixed in a later blog.

Other than that I gave two presentations on "The Java EE 7 Platform: Developing for the Cloud" and "Running your Java EE 6 Applications in the Cloud: and the slides are now available:


There were about 60+ attendees for the 9am talk on Java EE 7. Check out more details about the evolution of Java EE 7 at javaee-spec.java.net. All the component JSRs have their independent pages as well with the format: <component>-spec.java.net where <component> is "jpa", "ejb", "servlet" and "jsf".


The second preso turned out a lot more fun than originally planned with the two surprise co-speakers - "Javali" and "Code Monkey". The audience seem to enjoy the interesting conversation as part of the talk, pictures below. There is usual engaging with the community, talking to folks at the booth, explaining Oracle's open source strategy, and customer visits.

Also, check out Java Spotlight podcast #36 where Anil Gaur talks about GlassFish 3.1.

There were several other talks given by Oracle employees covering JDK 7, NetBeans, OpenJDK, MySQL and other open source offerings.

Check out some pictures from the event:

















And, as always, the evolving album:


See you next year!

Now on to Sao Jose do Rio Preto ...

Thursday Jun 23, 2011

FISL 12, Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, Brasilia, DFJUG, Goiania, and The Developers Conference, São Paulo

Java EE 6/7 and GlassFish are visiting multiple cities in Brazil:

Jun 26 - Jul 2
FISL 12, Porto Alegre
Jul 3
Sao Jose Do Rio Preto JUG
Jul 4 - 5
DFJUG Taguatinga, Brasilia and other venues
Jul 6 - 7
Goiania JUG and other venues
Jul 8 - 9
The Developers Conference, São Paulo

  • Even though my main focus will be Java EE 6/7 and GlassFish but feel free to ask any question.
  • There are several speakers from Oracle at FISL so stop by at the booth and talk to us.
  • @paulojeronimo, with the help of the local community, organized a 10k run on the morning of Jul 5th. So please feel free to run along, should be fun.
  • @raphaeladrien mentioned about some nice parks near my hotel in Goiania so you'll find me running there as well.
  • There will be interesting discussions around different Web frameworks in Goiania.
  • And then there are always 4 things to not miss in Brazil - Churrascaria, Guarana, Coffee, Caipirinha.
Where will I see you ?

Sunday Jun 28, 2009

Porto Alegre - I shoot you, you shoot me


The picture was taken at FISL 10, Porto Alegre, Brazil.



Any guess who's behind the camera ?

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Friday Jun 26, 2009

Porto Alegre - I shoot you, you shoot me


The picture was taken at FISL 10, Porto Alegre, Brazil.



Any guess who's behind the camera ?

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Porto Alegre - I shoot you, you shoot me


The picture was taken at FISL 10, Porto Alegre, Brazil.



Any guess who's behind the camera ?

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Thursday Jun 25, 2009

Porto Alegre - I shoot you, you shoot me


The picture was taken at FISL 10, Porto Alegre, Brazil.



Any guess who's behind the camera ?

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Wednesday Jun 24, 2009

Running inside Parque Moinhos de Vento, Porto Alegre


I ran 10 laps in Parque Moinhos de Vento and it felt good :)



After strength training for past 2 days at the hotel, felt nice to run outside.

Anybody interested in running together until Sunday ?

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Porto Alegre - I shoot you, you shoot me


The picture was taken at FISL 10, Porto Alegre, Brazil.



Any guess who's behind the camera ?

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