Amazon Web Services for Java Developers – JavaOne Presentation Accepted

Posted in: Cloud Computing, Enterprise Java

I received notification this week that my submission for this year’s JavaOne conference in San Francisco was accepted. The presentation will feed out of the UCI course that will be completed by then. It will be a 1 hour bootcamp for Java developers who are interested in starting to use Amazon Web Services. The presentation will not only cover how to host applications on AWS, but how to also make use of AWS during the implementation and test stages of development.  It will also encourage developers to rearchitect their applications to leverage AWS services to their greatest potential.

Here is the official abstract that was accepted:

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is an ideal platform to develop on and to use for hosting enterprise Java applications. The zero up-front costs and virtually infinite scalability of resources enable Java EE developers to start small and be confident that their infrastructure will grow with their application. In addition, the nature of AWS and the services available help solve some of the problems Java developers often face in more-traditional environments. In this session, you will be introduced to AWS concepts, gain an understanding of how existing Java EE applications can be migrated to the AWS environment, what advantages there are in doing that, and how to architect a new Java EE application from the ground up to leverage the AWS environment for maximum benefit.

The dates for the conference in 2012 are September 30th through October 4th.

JavaOne 2011 – Monday Keynote

Posted in: Enterprise Java

JavaOne 2011 got off to a bit of a shaky start this morning with there being a lack of seating in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton, leading to the escalators eventually being blocked by physically meek, yet surly, security guards and having people being redirected to smaller rooms somewhere else in the rabbit warren that is the Hilton’s conference and event space. However that didn’t happen until after a couple hundred poor souls were left standing at the back of the room to endure a 2 hour-long dry and technical keynote.

Then Mark Reinhold went missing. Not sure what happened there but awkwardly is name was announced and someone else took the stage with no real explanation about why. He then went on to introduce Doug Fisher, VP Intel, who was supposed to be the 2nd half of the keynote. The Intel guys and their Oracle counterparts presented myriad of numbers and graphs to prove that Java runs well on the Intel architecture. Not really sure anyone needed a lot of convincing of that, but their results were impressive nonetheless.

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JavaOne 2010 – Thursday Keynote

Posted in: Enterprise Java

Ah, Friday morning, the last day of JavaOne. With the customer appreciation party over and done with last night, we now get to meander through Gosling’s Toy Show, maybe some McNealy banter, hit a couple of last minute sessions and then jump on the plane home. Well, all that would be true if it wasn’t 2010 and JavaOne hadn’t become the output of the big red machine known as Oracle. So today IS the last day of JavaOne, but it is a Thursday, not a Friday and the party last night, well, I will happily be the first to admit it, was on a whole other level from anything Sun had come close to conjuring up in previous years.
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JavaOne 2010 – Monday Keynote

Posted in: Enterprise Java

After the debacle on Sunday afternoon where all of the JavaOne conference attendees were turned back by the conference thugs at the doors to the Oracle Welcome Keynote, my expectations for Monday’s opening JavaOne Keynote were not high. The magnitude of the irony of calling the Sunday event the “Welcome” Keynote, but not allowing JavaOne attendees to watch it live makes my head spin. I have it on good authority though (I was actually allowed in because of my Press credentials), that once the JavaOne attendees had trudged back up the hill to the Hilton to “enjoy” the video feed, alcohol was found to be available and so it turned out to be one of the better Keynotes in spite of Oracle’s lack of hospitality.
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JavaOne 2010 – Day One Impressions

Posted in: Enterprise Java

This post could easily also be titled “Alright already Oracle, we give up, we get it, you have more money than Sun did!”. One of the striking difference to me, as someone who attended 5 JavaOnes before the Oracle buyout, is the sheer magnitude and opulence on display this year at JavaOne and even more so at OpenWorld. It makes it clear to me that Oracle’s decision to purchase Sun was a done deal before Sun even had a chance to resist.
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Beer Lover’s Guide to JavaOne and OpenWorld

Posted in: Enterprise Java

The JavaOne and OpenWorld festivities begin in earnest today and with that in mind, I thought I would cover one of the more important topics for attendees. Where can I get a decent beer in San Francisco? Fear not mavens of malt and hops! San Francisco is well known as a beer friendly town and here are my suggestions so you can avoid finding yourself stuck in a bar unnecessarily drinking yellow fizzy stuff.
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Confirmed: Google Punishes Java Developers

Posted in: Enterprise Java

So Google uses Java on their Android platform. Then Oracle buys Sun and thus acquires Java. Then Oracle sues Google for its use of Java. And who is the first victim of this sordid situation? JavaOne 2010 conference attendees.
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JavaOne, Oracle Develop and Oracle OpenWorld Keynotes

Posted in: Enterprise Java, Software Development Team Leadership

Here are two handy links for trying to sort out where you want to be if you are trying to juggle attending these 3 conferences in parallel (like I am).

The JavaOne and Oracle Develop Keynotes can be found here:
http://www.oracle.com/us/javaonedevelop/keynotes-144366.html

The Oracle OpenWorld Keynotes can be found here:
http://www.oracle.com/us/openworld/keynotes-143370.html

The only conflicting Keynotes are on Wednesday morning at 8am when there is both an Develop and an OpenWorld keynote. I am interested in seeing the Develop Keynote as Ryan Martens from Rally is speaking, however Michael Dell is speaking at the OpenWorld Keynote, who I would also like to see. Might be a game time decision.

JavaOne 2010 Call For Papers

Posted in: Enterprise Java

The likelihood that we will be blessed with a JavaOne conference in 2010 just got a whole lot better.
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Agile Open California – SoCal Gathering in September

Posted in: Software Development Team Leadership

Agile Open California is a coalition of agile practitioners and advocates with an intention to provide an opportunity for learning, networking and growth to the Agile community in California and others who are interested.

Using the Open Space Technology framework, we hold Gatherings where sessions are self-organized around topics important to the participants. We invite you to take this opportunity to share your experiences, test new ideas and learn what other practitioners are thinking and doing!

http://agileopencalifornia.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19&Itemid=46