Oracle Developer Day, Romania, 2012

I'm on the way back from a great experience in Cluj, Romania: the Oracle Developer Day that was held here today. After the Oracle Developer Day in Warsaw, two days ago, I flew to Bucharest and then had to wait about 6 hours for the flight to Cluj. So I spent several of those hours in a taxi, with a very nice driver who showed me all over the place in Bucharest, such as the Palace of Parliament (according to Wikipedia, "the world's largest civilian building, most expensive administrative building, and heaviest building"):

He also taught me a lot of Romanian. (My current phonetic-based vocabulary can be admired and/or ridiculed here.)

Meeting Emilian Bold (third on the right below) from the NetBeans Dream Team was a definite highlight:

The above shows the three speakers on the Java Track "preparing" for their sessions; me, Lukas Jungmann, and Emilian Bold.

In Oracle's Gregor Rayman's keynote, this particular slide responded well to my NetBeans heart:

The "Java Track" had sessions on Java EE 6, the NetBeans Platform, and Java Web Services, as well as "What's New in NetBeans IDE 7.1", where Emilian, shown in action below, outlined the NetBeans community, e.g., the NetBeans Dream Team and the NetBeans governance board. (But it was all in Romanian so I'm not really sure what was said exactly!)

Finally, there was time to recover from the whole day, right before my trip back to Bucharest:

All in all a great day! Looking forward to remaining in touch with the many people I met today.


Hi, I've participated to the presentation in Cluj and I was very satisfied by the Java EE tracks. I hope there will be more events like this one.

Posted by Iulia on April 04, 2012 at 07:46 AM PDT #

I read that NetBeans IDE 7.1 supports GlassFish 3.1.2. I regret a little for not attending O.D.Day, seams like a lot of fun

Posted by Marius on April 04, 2012 at 09:41 PM PDT #

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Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.


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