Posts tagged jhug
On Feb 14 (yep, that was the Valentine’s day), i did a Maven presentation for out local Java User Group, and it looks like it was very well received (which is great cause i was terribly nervous at the begining ).
Their presentations were excellent and it was clear that everyone in the audience enjoyed them! I can say the exact same thing for the other 2 presentations, from T.Varias and D.Andreadis.
We had to call it a day quite early though, cause i was once more sleepless (+ a bit sick) ! I must have been coding with my eyes closed during the last half-hour : ) So, anyway, we’ll probably meet again next week, when i’ll be at Prague… should be fun!
Anyway, after the coffee we heard a quick intro on the history of the JUG and the first presentation was on ‘JBoss Status Update, Business Model, Products and Roadmaps’ by Dimitris Andreadis. It was a short and pleasant intro on the JBoss company, its model, its products and its future. I liked it, but I was also shocked by a few questions from the audience. It seems, some people are still afraid of open source – they think there’s a trap somewhere. Could it be the “not built here” syndrome, or the “it’s free it’s crap” one?
Well, there followed an ‘Introduction to Java Data Objects (JDO 2)’ by G.Kostaras. I must say I didn’t enjoy this one – at least for me it was useless. There wasn’t even a comparision with Hibernate, apart from some marketing stuff. But again, judging from the audience, it seems that many people simply do not get ORM tools. It must be the same syndromes again. We really need more training + be more open-minded…
Then, there was ‘Practical Iterative Development’ by K.Flokos. Due to my fatigue, I was planning to take a nap on this, but I simply couldn’t. Mr Flokos is an excellent presenter and knows his stuff thoroughtly. I’m sure the material presented stems from personal experience as well as general knowledge, and I’d sure like to download it when it gets available. It would also be very interesting and educating ( I believe for both of us ) to work together, but there’s no way I’m going to Belgium : )
Finally, we had ‘The clustering architecture of JBoss’ again by Mr Andreadis and again an excellent and thought-provoking presentation. I’ve never needed to really use JBoss, but I’m downloading it right now to witness its clustering capabilities. And I know that TAPESTRY is a really cluster-friendly web framework.
All in all, it was a nice Saturday morning. I hope there’ll be more of this, and perhaps I can arrange to present TAPESTRY as well as some AJAX magic there…