Progress Report from the Java EE Conference “Confess 2012” in Leogang, Salzburg (Austria)

Posted in IT Conferences on May 8th, 2012 by Kai Wähner

This week, I was at Confess 2012 in Leogang, Salzburg (Austria). Confess is an international conference for Java professionals in its fifth year, organized by IRIAN and the EJUG Austria. It is reasonably priced with 275 € for the two-day conference, and 500 € for the workshop day. The speaker lineup is very good with many well-known international speakers, such as JSF spec lead Edwuard Burns from Oracle America, Hazem Saleh from IBM Egypt, or Jürgen Höller from SpringSource.


There were six main topics for this year’s conference:

  • Concurrent Programming
  • Mobile Development
  • Cloud Computing
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Oracle complains about Sun’s Java-Release-Cycles – OpenJDK will become more important

Posted in IT Conferences, Java / JEE on April 12th, 2011 by Kai Wähner

Oracle complains about Sun’s Java-Release-Cycles

A keynote of Dalibor Topic (Oracle) criticizes the Java-Release-Cycles of Sun Microsystems at the Java conference „CONFESS 2011“ in Vienna, Austria. After showing the past of Java SE from version 1 to 6, he showed a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) named „SWOT – Sun days“ (Picture from my Tweet). One weakness stated the slow release cycle of Java SE. Oracle will do a better job in the future, beginning with Java 7 in 2011 and Java 8 in 2012. Further releases (Java 9 and so on) also seem to be in planning stage already. Java shall remain the most used language!

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First-hand Report from TheServerSide Java Symposium 2011 (Las Vegas, USA)

Posted in IT Conferences, Java / JEE on March 18th, 2011 by Kai Wähner

Java Professionals visiting the Gambling City

Las Vegas lies in the desert of Nevada, USA and is well-known for gambling. More than 35 million visitors come to this awesome town every year. But people do not come here just for gambling. Besides many attractions and famous shows, there are also many business events. One such business event is the Java Symposium, which informs about important new developments and concepts within the Java enterprise environenment.

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Bad Idea: A Keynote at SOA / Cloud Symposium 2010 in Berlin as Skype Call

Posted in Cloud, IT Conferences, SOA on October 6th, 2010 by Kai Wähner

Bad Idea: A Keynote at SOA / Cloud Symposium 2010 in Berlin as Skype Call ?!

In October 2010, I was at the IT conference „SOA / Cloud Symposium 2010“. I really liked the conference as I stated in another blog entry ( But one concern really upset me…

What is a good keynote?

I really enjoyed the very good keynote of Christian Klezl (Vice President and Cloud Leader  of IBM Northeast Europe). This keynote contained everything I expect from a keynote: Good slides, good body language, interesting information, and a structured presentation which never becomes boring. Good job!

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Report: SOA / Cloud Symposium 2010 in Berlin

Posted in Cloud, IT Conferences, SOA on October 6th, 2010 by Kai Wähner

SOA / Cloud Symposium 2010 in Berlin

I was at the SOA / Cloud Symposium (5th and 6th October 2010) in Berlin, Germany. As the name already states: The two main topics were SOA and Cloud. This IT conference is the most important vendor-independant confernce regarding these topics. Business drivers for SOA, concepts, design patterns, use case studies and best pracitices were presented by well known, world wide SOA experts.

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Report: Herbstcampus 2010 (IT-Conference in Nuremberg) about Java, JEE, .NET and SOA

Posted in IT Conferences, Java / JEE on September 15th, 2010 by Kai Wähner

Herbstcampus 2010

I was at the Herbstcampus 2010 in Nuremberg, that is a four-day IT conference. The main topics consist of Java, JEE, .NET, Agile Development and SOA. Although, prominent speakers are missing, many very good and interesting sessions were available. Here you can find more information: Herbstcampus.

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