By Geertjan-Oracle on Apr 01, 2016
NetBeans Day Germany was held yesterday, Thursday, 31 March 2016. There was a big turnout, the event was "sold" (i.e., free) out, with about 100 attending. Here's a view from the first session, a packed out room. The whole event happened at Oracle Germany in Munchen, an excellent location, great facilities, including a great lunch.
In the first session, I went through the history of NetBeans, talked about its unique features, did some demos, and showed the NetBeans roadmap:
Then Adam Bien did an excellent keynote on microservices and Java EE:
Adam showed a bunch of cool things. He did quite a bit of work with Docker in NetBeans IDE, where he showed the creation of new Docker images:
He also showed that he gets the most out of NetBeans! Take a look at the long list of servers he's registered in NetBeans for his daily development needs:
Next up was... Jaroslav Tulach, the founder and original lead architect of NetBeans IDE, who started his keynote with the words, "Yes, NetBeans is my fault!" :-)
Here's his current look and feel:
Jaroslav currently works at Oracle Labs, on Graal/Truffle, which is the "fastest (J)VM on the planet", all the details are on his slide below:
After a nice lunch break, the room was split in two. In the first track, Toni Epple showed how to use DukeScript to create games comparable to Candy Crush:
In the other track, Johannes Weigend did a great session on Apache Spark and NetBeans IDE, very well attended:
In another session, Oracle JET was the focus, which I introduced in some detail, including several small demos, over the space of 1 1/2 hours:
...while Thomas Kruse, during the same session, included a segment on porting Java Swing applications to Oracle JET:
There were other sessions too, on Angular and TypeScript, together with NetBeans, for example, by Karsten Sitterberg:
Other sessions included a focus on RESTful web services and documentation, by Sebastian Daschner and a session on Oracle's ideas around microservices, by Peter Doschkinow. The event ended with a raffle, followed by a great dinner (in the pic below, everyone is impatiently waiting for the 1st beer)...
...which rounded off a really great day, maybe the best NetBeans Day ever held. Upcoming NetBeans Days include India (April), England (May), and Brazil (June). Many others are being planned too!