Didn’t go to Devoxx this week? Then read on for my subjective summary of the event.
Let’s go with the ‘exceutive summary‘ right away:
- continue, or start doing, continuous integration, continuous delivery, or continuous deployment.
- Java8 is already here and it’s different. The new API’s are powerful and have a definite learning curve, but start using lambdas/streams/new APIs right away or regret it later.
- even dry-as-the-desert-banks are transforming to agile now (in what seems to be a successful and ‘correct’ fashion), no more excuses for anyone else to stick to age old Business vs IT barriers, waterflows and the like.
- the market is exploding with cloud solutions for building, running, maintaining java applications. time to make use of them.
- Java EE 7 (and above) is a new breed and much less cumbersome than previous versions. Have a look at it.
- Rochefort 8 > Rochefort 6 …
- Lambdas, Streams
- Functional, Reactive
- The Java Posse shuts down
- Voxxed, a brand new Java community site
- … Rochefort 10 > Rochefort 8!
As a conference, Devoxx…
- … is very focused on Java and surrounding technology (obviously!); there are not many methodology, inspirational or alternative talks. Denise Jacobs talks on the creative mind, were, however, very good.
- … has an excellent venue at the Metropolis Cinema with great audio and screens, great seats, and an easily accessible location (tram stops right outside),
- … does not have the best quality or supply of food (!) although, there is plenty to drink,
- … was jam packed with people that created queues for most things,
- … is located in a country with great beer tradition.
All in all, I had a great time and I’d like to thank the Devoxx team for all their efforts, and Hybris for giving me the opportunity to attend. Hoping for a return next year!