I’m thrilled to be speaking the upcoming DevNation conference. DevNation is an Open Source Developer conference co-located with the Red Hat Summit. With the announced agenda and the co-location with Summit, the conference is shaping up to be quite the event! I’ll be speaking about developing widgets with the jQuery UI widget factory. We’ll look at how the widget factory takes away much of the boiler plate when writing stateful jQuery plug-ins, statefulness that comes intrinsically when creating visual plug-ins.
This week I attended the JAXConf 2013 conference for a third year in a row. This year JAXConf was held in Santa Clara, the heart of silicon valley. The conference once again had a fantastic line up of speakers, with well recognized industry leaders speaking on a variety of current and exciting topics. Unfortunately, JAX continued this year to be one of the best kept secrets of the tech industry on the West coast, with attendance not being as strong as many would have liked.
JAXConf 2013 I will be returning to speak at JAXConf again this year. I’ll be speaking on the topic of Poly-framework Web applications with Java EE. The session will further explore the ideas I presented in my Polyglot Widgets blog, where I demoed a sample application written using three different web frameworks, demonstrating both a consistent look & feel, and uniform server-side programming model. This topic will be particularly useful for those JAX attendees that have existing applications in production, yet like what they see with new web technologies and frameworks that they will learn about while attending JAXConf.
Last week I was at Java One, where I can easily say I thoroughly enjoyed the week of chaos that is JavaOne. The quality of people and content was truly astounding - I met a number of people I’d been wanting to meet for a while, and also spent some time getting to know more fellow JBoss developers. I spent the bulk of my time preparing my presentations, leaving little time to attend sessions.
I’ll speaking next week at Java One on the topic of “Testing JSF Applications with Arquillian and Selenium. The Session co-ordinates are as follows: Testing JSF Applications with Arquillian and Selenium +CON7622: Thursday, Oct 4, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Parc 55 - Cyril Magnin I Unfortunately the Java One website truncated the abstract, and the bit that’s left doesn’t give you a good idea of what I’m talking about.
JAX Conf 2012 RichFaces represented at the “2012 JAX conference”:http://jaxconf.com/2012/ in San Francisco this week. I presented three times on two JSF topics. The conference was overall a great success in my opinion - while not the most highly attended conference at which I’ve presented, those that attended were highly engaged and happy to have such direct access to the speakers. Indeed this was one of my preferred aspects to JAX conf.