By Delabassee-Oracle on Jan 15, 2015
'50 xxx Best Practices (or Tricks) in 50 minutes' is a trendy thing in conferences (*). As the title suggest, the idea is simple: cover a lot of technical tips in a given timeframe. This is an interesting format for attendees as if you are new to the presented subject; you will high likely learn a lot of things. And if you are already familiar with the topic, chances are high that you will also learn a few tricks here and there. It is however a difficult exercise for the person delivering the session as there is a lot of technical content to deliver in a well-defined (and relatively short) time frame. And if the speaker got distracted by anything (e.g. beamer issue, long question), it will be very difficult to recoup the lost time.
Anyway, Nigel Deakin (JMS Specification Lead) did this challenging exercise during last JavaOne. By having attended Nigel's 'JMS 2.0 Best Practices in 50 Minutes' session, I can say that this was a very good (and technical) session on JMS! The content should be useful for JMS newcomer but also for people with good JMS knowledge. You can watch the replay below and download the slides here.
(*) That also work with '45' and '55' but nobody ever dared to try with '42'!