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JDD Kraków 2017: Day Two

Episode 85

After summarizing the first day of the JDD conference in the last episode, let’s traditionally move on to day two. I was able to attend almost seven talks, most of them very interesting (technically after-party ended after midnight, so it count as part of both days…)

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Neil C. Smith: Write NOW, run anywhere

Since it was the only talk on that hour, I’m assuming it was a keynote. More of a show than the talk actually. Neil, an artist coder, introduced a new definition of Live-coding, where various forms of audiovisual performance are created on the fly through writing code. Each line of code might Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2017 in Events, News, Technology

 

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JDD Kraków 2017: Day One

Episode 84

As mentioned in episode 82, I was recently invited to attend JDD conference in Kraków, and make a little bit of noise on social media and my blog alongside. We had pre-noise, it’s time to transition to post-noise otherwise known as the conference report.

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Quick facts: Kraków Expo building, two days, four concurrent tracks, around a thousand people from Java world, marvelous after-party and overall lots of fun. The weather kinda sucked, but what can you do. Upon arriving, the girl at the reception ringed me with a black bracelet and gave me a quick briefing for speakers. Actually, I was there to write, not to speak, so let’s get to the first important part: the talks.

Tomasz Kleszczyński: Kotlin for Java developers

I haven’t seen Kotlin before, so I’ve decided it’s time to take a look at the offspring of IntelliJ IDEA’s creators. Especially, since it’s now one of official languages for Android, as well as one of languages supported by Spring 5. Tomek went through Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2017 in Events, News, Technology

 

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We want YOU at JDD Kraków 2017

Episode 82

In the previous episode, I promised you a detailed guide to passing AWS Developer and Architect certifications, but there is something I wanted to share with you first. How To Train Your Java was recently invited to be a media patron of JDD conference – a Java event that is going to take place October 3-4 in Kraków, Poland. Today we are going to check what is to be expected there. If you would like to attend, there will be an opportunity to get a discount on tickets or even get one free. Keep calm and read on.

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JDD is a two-day conference, which is developed in cooperation with leading Java specialists in Poland. This year more than one thousand professionals will meet at EXPO Kraków conference center to participate in presentations and workshops Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2017 in Misc, News, Technology

 

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Geecon 2017 Kraków: Day Three

Episode 73

Two weeks ago we have covered first day of Geecon 2017 Kraków conference, day two was week ago. Now it’s time to take a closer look at third and final day. I’ve managed to participate in five talks this time.

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Henning Schwentner: Value types – the next big Java Thing.

“Codes like a class, works like an int” is the idea behind project Valhala – value types, the next big thing planned for Java after lambdas and modules. Objects have variable state and reside on heap, while values are immutable and reside on stack. The main benefit is ability to create rich domain models while retaining the high performance of primitives. Value types definition will be Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2017 in Misc, News, Technology

 

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Geecon 2017 Kraków: Day Two

Episode 72

Last week went through stuff from the first day of Geeon 2017 conference, which took place between 17th to 19th May in Kraków. Today we will continue and cover seven talks I’ve been to on day two. There will be a lot of reactiveness, events, architecture, APIs, security and some pretty low level topics.

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Jakub Pilimon: Event Sourcing

Command query responsibility segregation, event sourcing and event driven architectures are typical buzzwords on conferences nowadays. Jakub introduced the idea and confronted the approach with relaying on object-relational mapping to do the job. There was quite a lot of live code and Hibernate guts debugging. We heard stories on how Twitter almost collapsed in 2012 due to using the same models for writing and reading data and how to lose a girlfriend due to different projections of event log in the relationship. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 1, 2017 in Misc, News, Technology

 

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Geecon 2017 Kraków: Day One

Episode 71

As I’ve mentioned in the previous episode, I was attending a conference. Geecon 2017 took place between 17th to 19th May in Kraków. There were four tracks without explicit categorization, roughly 80 talks and 1200 people. The focus was mostly on Java with a pinch of soft topics, agile and similar stuff. It was the ninth edition, which took place at cinema complex about 5 kilometers from the city center.

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I’m a car person. Apparently, I have a train curse. Whenever I take a train, it is either significantly delayed, or breaks down in the middle of nowhere (hi Pyrkon 2013…). I was a bit hesitant to test the curse, and it still works to full extent, but more on that later. Let’s get down to business and review what I was able to grab from the event.

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On day one, I’ve attended seven and a quarter of talks. A quarter, because one was so weak, that I’ve left after 15 minutes and started to wander mindlessly in the sea of conference sponsors. Let’s skip that one and see what good was out there. This will be a content-dense ride.

David Moore: Wrestling the Monolith

“Software is not done until last user is dead” – was the takeaway I liked the most in the keynote from Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Misc, News, Technology

 

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Boiling Frogs Wrocław 2017

Episode 59

Last Saturday, on February 25, I attended Boiling Frogs – software development conference held in my home city, Wrocław. It’s the second edition of the event, this time it took place at Wrocław Congress Center near Cenntenial Hall, one of the city landmarks. There were 31 talks / lightning talks in total, spread across three tracks covering variety of subjects not tied to any specific programming platform but focusing mostly on more generic aspects of coding, building organizations, solving problems and software craftsmanship in general.

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Unfortunately, I arrived a bit late and missed the keynote. Apparently, the closer you live to the place you are supposed to be on time, the lower are the chances of it happening – the universal rule. In addition, the day before I drove 300 km to Kraków and back again, and people need to sleep sometime.

Talks

I managed to be on six talks and one lightning talk in total, basically all of them were really good. let’s do a small recap of each of them. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2017 in Technology

 

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FutureDevDay Gliwice 2016

Episode 46

On November 25th I attended a small conference organized by Future Processing in Gliwice. We get there, me and my two friends, in less than two hours of driving from Wrocław. The conference was held in a really lovely building within a complex of Upper Silesian Agency for Entrepreneurship and Development. Few hundred developers gathered for a single track composed of 11 talks 25 minutes each and finally a special guest talking for an hour.

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At the end, there was an after party in a nearby bar (called “progress bar”, how cute!) with three discussion panels, food and beer.

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Talks were grouped thematically into categories composed of two or three each. First were architectural ones, then frontend, cloud and finally big data. I decided to write more about few sessions I liked the most and to take liberty at titles translation, if required. Let’s start with Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2016 in News, Technology

 

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