SpringOne 2GX – Final Day

October 23, 2009 1 comment

SpringOne 2GX wrapped up yesterday, but I had to make a mad dash to the airport (only to sit and wait for the jet to have some mechanical work done) so I didn’t get to write my closing thoughts until today. Read more…

SpringOne 2GX – Day 3

October 22, 2009 Leave a comment

It was another great full day of sessions at SpringOne 2GX in New Orleans. I attended 5 interesting sessions and got about as much technical info loaded into my brains as is reasonably expected in one day. Read more…

SpringOne 2GX – Day 2

October 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Today was a great full day of sessions at SpringOne 2GX in New Orleans. I went to 5 sessions and had a great time at lunch and the evening reception meeting new people. Read more…

SpringOne 2GX – Day 1

October 20, 2009 Leave a comment

Had a great time at SpringOne 2GX today. Basically it was registration, mingling and the keynote, but it was good. Read more…

SpringOne 2GX here I come

October 17, 2009 Leave a comment

I’m headed to SpringOne 2GX tomorrow with a colleague of mine. I’m super pumped about it. I hope to get to meet some of the people who have helped me in my Spring/Groovy/Grails journey over the years via forums, blogs, and twitter by responding to my questions or opinions. It’ll be nice to meet, in person, Dave Klein, Andres Almiray, Graeme Rocher, and Jeff Scott Brown… just to name a few.

I spent hours looking over the session slides and, as is normal for any NFJS related conference, there are too many great sessions to go to them all. I am still up in the air on a few of the time slots because I just can’t decide yet. I am waiting to see if I want to follow a few threads deeply or just get the shallow details and move on to something else. I am really interested in Groovy and Grails tooling so I will definitely be hitting some sessions on STS. I also want to learn something about Roo… I’m just not sure whether I’ll make it all the way to the ‘advanced Roo’ session. Basically, I’ll be all over the board as far as session topics so I can’t really say there’s a theme for me.

I’ll add some postings to the blog in case anyone is interested in my opinions on the topics/sessions I attended.

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Being objective about web frameworks

August 21, 2009 Leave a comment

A lot of times ‘Java people’ dismiss RoR and other non-Java web frameworks (and vice versa) without even taking an objective look at them. The author of this post makes some good arguments for staying open minded about web frameworks.

Finding Celerity

February 15, 2009 1 comment

This weekend I wanted to get ahead on one of my tasks at work, which was to write some Watir scripts that would help us do a small load test on a new application we have and the server infrastructure on which it lives. I got the Watir scripts working generically but wanted to make them a bit more dynamic. As I was browsing the Watir site’s documentation I saw a mention of a related project called Celerity. It sounded like Watir without the need to actually invoke the events of a real browser. Read more…

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