Javapolis 2007 is already over and it was too fast; I barely had the time to look to the booths this year. Regarding the conference itself, the level is still highly valuable. Technologies that draw my attention are:
- Adobe Flex: waiting for the final release of Flex 3 and I’ll have a look to create a simple Proof Of Concept around our technologies
- Mule and ESBs in general: again waiting for the next major release that will be out soon and start with simple samples to see if it fits our upcoming use cases
- JCR implementations, mainly Apache Jackrabbit
Regarding more practical stuff now, some thoughts in no particular order:
- Too many folks: yes Javapolis is great and it’s affordable but I’d say it was less convenient than last year. I’m happy that the steering committee decided to stay at the same location though;
- Hot food is not the best idea I think since it’s not always good and the lines are huge. The last day I had to wait more than an hour to get something
- Real software thanks you for supporting Javapolis and for your involvement in Thursday’s movie but
- Watching your commercial stuff 14 times is not fun
- There’s not even an URL to your web site in it, I know there’s google but there’s another Real company you know!
- Either you use the 24-hour clock system or the AM/PM but not both (so telling that your presentation was between 13PM and 14PM was at least fun…)
As you can see, the Real guys’ve pissed me off, no biggie though. Final note, many thanks to the BeJUG for organizing this event: it was great and I hope to be there next year.