In February 2013, I was at ApacheCon NA 2013 in Portland, Oregon, USA. My session was named “Systems Integration in the NoSQL Era with Apache Camel”. I showed how to integrate several different NoSQL databases such as MongoDB (document), Neo4j (graph), HBase (column), AWS S3 (key-value), or Hazelcast (in-memory).
This week, I was at CamelOne 2012 in Boston, organized by FuseSource. Sessions covered several open source projects such as Apache Camel, Apache ServiceMix, Apache ActiveMQ, and Apache CXF. Attendees learned directly from their peers and other industry experts how open source can deliver measurable technical and business benefits to their organizations.
This week, I was at Confess 2012 (http://2012.con-fess.com) 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.
A keynote of Dalibor Topic (Oracle) criticizes the Java-Release-Cycles of Sun Microsystems at the Java conference „CONFESS 2011“ in Vienna, Austria. OpenJDK will become more imporant for Oracle than it was for Sun.
In January, I spent a lot of time playing with Apache Camel. I really like this EAI-framework. Thus, I will hold a workshop in our company and at some external events, e.g. at the IT conference “Confess 2011” in Vienna. It helps you a lot in any integration project within the Java environment. The book “Camel in Action” released some weeks ago. If you want to learn Apache Camel, you need this book! Here is my short review.