The Google Developer Day 2007 took place in 10 cities spanning the globe beginning in Sydney, Australia and ending in Mountain View, California. This is a report on some of the sessions at the event in Hamburg, Germany, on May 31, 2007.
In this article we present the main takeway points and further reading as seen by the many attendees who blogged about QCon. It's a long article, but a superb way to learn all the main lessons that bloggers felt worth talking about. QCon London was InfoQ's first conference and has been quite a success.
It was great to see Ruby share a platform with other enterprise-oriented tracks, supporting the language's growing maturity and strength within the global marketplace.
In this video discussion panel (with transcript) Martin Fowler, Frank Buschmann, Steve Cook, Jimmy Nilsson, and Dave Thomas discuss the future of software development. Topics covered include outsourcing, is Google the next MS?, multi-core & parallism, grid computing, software stacks of the future, and more. The panel is from QCon sister-conference JAOO.
Architects from Amazon, eBay, and Yahoo! will be doing case study talks on aspects of their architectures at QCon London (March 14-16), a three day conference (plus 2 tutorial days) featuring speakers such as Martin Fowler, Dave Thomas, Gavin King, Werner Vogels, Rod Johnson, Erik Meijer, and 50 others. Tracks span Java, .NET, Ruby, SOA, Agile, Ajax, Architecture, Usability, and others.
The schedule for QCon London has been posted spanning 5 days with three full conference days and 2 tutorial days featuring speakers such as Martin Fowler, Dave Thomas, Gavin King, Werner Vogels, Rod Johnson, Erik Meijer, and 50 others. Tracks span Java, .NET, Ruby, SOA, Agile, Investment banking IT, Architecture, Usability, and case studies on eBay and other major software deployments.
At the SOA conference organized by BeJUG (Belgian Java User Group), InfoQ's Stefan Tilkov gave a presentation on REST. Synchronized audio and slides for this and other presentations are available on the new web 2.0ish online conference presentations site, parleys.com.
Microsoft announces the Professional Developers Conference 2007, (PDC 2007), will be hosted in Los Angeles. PDC 2007 is a Microsoft technology futures conference focused on lead developers and software architects.
Registration is now open for QCon, the new annual enterprise software development conference happening March 12-16, 2007, in London, UK. Recently, Martin Fowler, Dave Thomas (of the Pragmatic Programmer series), and Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogels have committed to presenting, and all the conference tracks have been added. Registrants can save 230 GBP until Dec 20.
Since our last announcement, the QCon conference, InfoQ and JAOO's new annual joint conference in London (March 12-16), has been making a lot of progress. The tracks have been defined, more speakers have committed to joining, and it's looking like QCon could become an important world-wide annual event.
A new enterprise software development conference is starting this year in London, UK, March 12-16th 2007. QCon, the InfoQ and JAOO conference, aims to become an annual event providing a venue for learning, networking, and tracking innovation in the Java, .NET, Ruby, SOA, and Agile communities with additional tracks on architecture & design, Ajax, IT in Finance, and more.
Author Hal Fulton has finished updating his modern classic, The Ruby Way. The publication of the second edition, due the third week of October to coincide with RubyConf 2006, marks the launch of Addison Wesley's Professional Ruby Series.
The videos (slides+audio) from the Microsoft-hosted LANG.Net Symposium are now available. Talks include "Dynamically Typed Languages on the Java Platform", " Ruby on the CLR", "Spec#", and "VB 9". The conference focused on programming languages that target managed execution platforms such as the .NET CLR.
The Pragmatic Programmers announce a series of 3-day workshops for developers, managers, and enthusiasts to get up to date with the latest Ruby and Rails technologies.
The technical sessions (but not BOFS) from the Java One 2006 conference are now online in audio + slides. Registration to the Sun Developer Network is required. The presentations also include text transcript fragments allowing you to read along with the presentation.