Saturday, January 01, 2011

top of the tops 2010

Without doubt 2010 was a personal best year for yours truly here.

There were many good moments, some great moments and I can't remember that many bad things that are worth remembering. Except for a company called Kanon in The Hague, but that's just a drop of shit in an otherwise perfect ocean of good things, sure it looks terrible but it gets diluted somehow... I hope.

Looking a bit further away than my pretty pierced bellybutton, I made a little list of some of the best things of the year that just passed from all the fields that I cared about. I had some fun doing it, so I hope you enjoy reading it too.

- Top Sports Moments
World Cup South Africa final
Benfica winning the Portuguese title

- Top Gadgets
iPhone 4
Android OS

- Top WTF Moments
The omnipresent sound of the Vuvuzelas
BP Oil Spill and the (lack) of real repercussion

- Top Technologies
Azul Zing
EMC vBlock

- Top Dream Cars
Nissan GT-R SPEC V
Porsche Panamera Stingray

- Top Games
MW Black Ops

- Top Movies
The Social Network
Black Swan

- Top TV Series
Dexter Season 5

- Best albums
The Social Network OST (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross)
Jonsi - Go

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Devoxx (half)day 2

First talk of the day:
java ee 6 platform
- java ee 6 and Glassfish 3
- history
- new features of jee6: jax-rs, jcdi, @inject, bean validation, interceptors, managed beans
- less xml
- pruning of jax-rp,c jax-r and entity cpm 2.x (jee 7 might kill them totally)
- ejb lite
- managed beans 1.0
- jpa 2.0 annotations (are cool)
- servlets 3.0
- ejb 3.1
- live coding again (have I said how cool this is?)
- jsf 2.0 (mojarra)

Second talk of the day
SOA in practice
- loose coupling is not always an answer
- technical driven vs business driven services
- esb is not always an answer
- meet the SOA stack
eam + bp + esb/web services + services (business driven self contained interfaces)
- conway's law

organizations which design systems ... are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations

- satir change model

- you can't buy SOA
- reuse is not a valid business case for SOA
- distributed process development brings added costs
- SOA needs to be supported from the top down and established from the bottom up

Whoa… that was heavy! Very nice presentation from Nicolai Josuttis (I even ran to buy his book afterwards).

In unrelated news… 2 days. That's how long my project lasted without me. I am going back to the office tomorrow to help fight the chaos demonstrated in the graph above... but hopefully will be present in the last 2 days of the conference!

Tot ziens!