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Friday, January 25, 2013

Report OOP Special Day Oracle

06:53 Friday, January 25, 2013 Posted by Markus Eisele
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Once a year famous OOP conference is happening literally next to where I live. A 20 minutes ride brings me down to Munich's trade fair center and the biggest hassle I have to cope with is parking. As usual I forget to submit a talk and I was lucky to be invited by Oracle to speak at the Oracle Special Day.
For many years, OOP has become the meeting point for technical experts (architects, developers, requirements-engineers, testers, etc.), technical (project) managers and leaders in IT, because the conference allows gaining an excellent overview of the state-of-the-art in modern software engineering.
So, it is always worth to get a full conference ticket but in case you cant, the special days are a nice alternative. They are a free for pre registered attendees and run the whole day. If you like its kind of a conference within the conference.
The Oracle Special Day was divided into three big areas. It began with a short update on the roadmap of the Java and Oracle universe (including JavaFX and ADF Mobile). Directly followed by a Java EE part where I introduced and showcased the Java Cloud Service and Adam Bien did a nice Java EE 6 introduction.
Adam doing Live-Coding with NetBeans

The last part was dedicated to three Hands-On-Labs where interested attendees could get a first impression on either JavaFX, ADF Mobile or Java EE 6 with GlassFish. With roughly 80 attendees this was quite a successful day and it was a pleasure to talk in my first language on a conference :)

Slides and Materials
The slides for the Java Cloud Service introduction can be found on Slideshare.

In the GlassFish HOL we used the following products:
NetBeans 7.3-beta2 Java EE Version
Java 1.7 JDK
The working materials have been prepared by Arun Gupta and can be downloaded from his blog javaee6-hol-glassfish.pdf. Thanks for all the hard work on that Arun! It worked like a charm!

The Oracle Special Day was fun! Many thanks to all the attendees for listening! Hope to meet you again somewhere around!