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JavaZone 2010, a very brief report.

Yesterday the two days JavaZone 2010 conference finished, the conference was as good as I expected it to be. The sessions were selected very carefully to cover all sort of interest from architecture and NoSQL to security and core java APIs.

A fair portion of the participants, both in speakers group and in the audiences group were loyal participants which at least attended one of the previous conferences in past 10 years. I was one of those who participated for the first time, so I can not compare this year’s event with the previous one but those who have seen the previous events agreed that the quality of each year’s conference is better than previous year, and for this year the quality increases is way more than previous ones.

For few instances I heard people complaining about why more speakers are using English or small number of elementary level sessions (tutorials perhaps) but I believe no one found another reason  for a complain.

The JourneyZone is what I am looking forward to experience in the next two days. It is the first time in the 10 years history of JavaZone that the program committee is organizing this event for the JZ participants. I am going to check out of the hotel and go for the JourneyZone.

Following album includes few photos from my session, thanks to Alexis for taking the photos. The slides is available here I know that all videos for the sessions will be available at some point in time, but I do not know when it will become available, maybe in few days maybe in few months.

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JavaZone 2010 sessions I am going to attend

I will be attending JavaZone 2010 both as an speaker presenting NIO.2 and as an atendee sitting and learning new technologies other speakers kindly share. After looking at the list of sessions, here is the sessions I decided to attend. It is really hard to decided on which speaker and subject to choose. All speakers are known engineers and developers and selected subjects are exceptionally good.

I may change few of this items as JZ2010 staff updates the agenda but majority of the sessions will be what I have already selected. See you at JZ2010 and the JourneyZone afterward the conference itself.

8th of September:

  1. Emergent Design — Neal Ford
  2. JRuby: Now With More J! — Nick Sieger
  3. Howto: Implement Collaborative Filtering with Map/Reduce – Ole-Martin Mørk
  4. Building a scalable search engine with Apache Solr, Hibernate Shards and MySQL – Aleksander Stensby, Jaran Nilsen
  5. The not so dark art of Performance Tuning — Dan Hardiker, Kirk Pepperdine
  6. Creating modular applications with Apache Aries and OSGi — Alasdair Nottingham
  7. Java 7 NIO.2: The I/O API for Future — Masoud Kalali -> I am Speaking here
  8. The evolution of data grids, from local caching to distributed computing – Bjørn Vidar Bøe

9th of September:

  1. NOSQL with Java — Aslak Hellesøy
  2. CouchDB and the web — Knut O. Hellan
  3. Decision Making in Software Teams — Tim Berglund
  4. A Practical Introduction to Apache Buildr — Alex Boisvert
  5. Architecture Determines Performance — Randy Stafford
  6. Surviving Java Maintenance – A mini field manual — Mårten Haglind
  7. Using the latest Java Persistence API 2.0 features — Arun Gupta

JavaZone 2010, Oslo

JavaZone 2010, JavaZone logo

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I will be speaking at JavaZone 2010 about NIO.2

Well, my abstract for a session in JavaZone 2010 accepted and I will be speaking about NIO.2, you may call it new new IO, more new IO or technically JSR-203,on 8th of September in saloon 1. I will be the second speaker in the first day of the conference so the timing will be something like 10:15 to 11:15. The session will be in English and I will give the audience an overview of IO features in Java 7 and its differences improvements over old IO framework. I estimated that  I will be speaking for 55 minutes to present something around 35 slides which I have prepared their sketch.

JavaZone 2010, Oslo

JavaZone 2010, JavaZone logo

Majority of the slides will discuss the file system capabilities included in the NIO.2, some slides will cover the differences between I/O with Java 7 and I/O in older releases. Some slides will discuss Asynchronous I/O, and other cool features of NIO.2. Almost all slides come with a sample code showing the concept in action. I will try to include more about my presentation and slides while I am completing the sketch and the first draft.