Last week I was in Lima, Peru, for the Oracle Fusion Middleware Forum. It was a great opportunity to meet the local team and some customers, but also to talk about the Next Generation of Middleware Solutions. Many companies invest in Middleware but mistakenly assume that it is only about the application server.
Although the challenges to achieve good maintainability, and the true cost of developing software are well know, a lot of in-house development is done to offer management, security, SOA, and governance. But the solutions quite often don't offer the minimum requirements.
Middleware is much more than just running Java EE applications. We showed to our customers and partners the value of our Fusion Middleware products that leverages their environments and help to increase their Time to Market, as well reduce development costs.
JUG Meeting, Java EE 7, and pisco... a lot of pisco
Late that night, I met one of the biggest JUGs in Peru, ITP_Java, to present the recent upcoming and exciting Java EE 7 new features. The slide deck I used was the same I presented a while ago in a meeting for the SouJava JUG in São Paulo, Brazil. Good thing is that people had the opportunity to learn some Portuguese! :-)
The JUG was able to understand my poor Spanish (or... portuñol), but even more, they engaged into the presentation of Juan Pablo Guizado, my friend from Oracle Peru, who gave an excellent introduction to multi-tier and clusterable architectures, before I dived into Java EE 7. What I concluded from this meeting is that we need to give more to the hispanic Java community. Should we work on a JavaOne Hispanic Edition in Latin America? Let us know!
Here are some pictures of the meeting, thanks to José Diaz, who took me and my new Oracle Peru friend Juan Pablo Guizado to one of the oldest places in Lima, Altigua Taberna Quirolo, to drink the classic cocktail Pisco Sour.
I also uploaded some pictures of this trip on my Google+ page, in case you want to see.