JBoss Forge in Action… and in French

At Devoxx France 2014 I had a Tools in Action of 30 minutes on JBoss Forge…. in French. So, excuse my French… but if you understand the language, you can watch this video on Parleys.

Java EE 7 and JBoss Forge in Lille (FR) and London (UK)

Since the publication of my Java EE 7 book, my JavaOne and Devoxx Belgium talks (that you can find on Parleys), I’ve been quiet. But my 2014 new year’s resolution is to travel a few JUGs and conferences to spread the Java EE 7 word…. and I’m starting tomorrow! So if you want to know … Continue reading

Speaking at JavaOne 2013

Last time I was at JavaOne, the conference was organized by a company called Sun Microsystems, at a unique location (Moscone Center) and most of my friends were wearing a blue t-shirt. I was very excited, it was my first JavaOne and I was giving a few talks about the JCP. I met dozens of … Continue reading

A week in central Europe… with CDI

I haven’t talked much lately at conferences or JUGs. The last one was Devoxx in November 2010 and I have been quite ever since (working on some other plans ;o) But it’s time to do a bit of touring again. This time it will be Central Europe and the topic with injection in CDI. The presentation of the talk is To inject or not to inject: CDI is the question and the description roughly is :

After a quick introduction of CDI (Contexts and Dependency Injection) I will concentrate on dependency injection and the type-safe approach on injection in CDI. If you are fed up of using String based configuration, come to this talk and have a type-safe journey on CDI.

How come I am touring again ? Everything started with an invitation from my friends at GeeCon. I discovered GeeCon in 2009. It was the first edition of this conference in Cracow (Poland) created by the local user group.

A busy week at Devoxx

If you don’t already know it, next week is Devoxx : the biggest European Java conference. It’s my 4th time there and this year I’ll be doing 2 conferences, 1 BOF and 1 book signing session. Tuesday, from 9:30 to 12:30 : University talk The Java EE 6 Platform.  I’ll be doing a 3 hours … Continue reading

Java EE 6 book at JavaOne

Hurrah !!! My book physically exists. It was printed last week and is available at JavaOne. So guys, look for the book shop in the Moscone center, and ask for the already best-seller Java EE 6 book. You can’t miss it. It has been published by Apress (it’s black and yellow) and, as you can … Continue reading

GeeCon is over, long live GeeCon

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’ve been invited to GeeCon to talk about Java EE 6. This very first edition of GeeCon took place in the city of Crakow and was aimed at Eastern European Java developers. The Polish JUG was created a few years ago as a local Java event user group. … Continue reading

Java EE 6 at the GeeCon conference

I’m proud to announce that I’ll be talking at the GeeCON conference about Java EE 6. Proud because this conference is the first edition and has been created by the Polish JUG. A few months ago, Grzegorz Duda asked me if I was interested in speaking there. I’m always ready when it comes to talk … Continue reading

Looking for Java EE 6 expert members to organize a BOF at Jazoon

Jazoon, the international conference on Java technology, will be held in Zurich from the 22nd to the 25th of June. For four days you will have the chance to go to many technical presentations, with good speakers and also plenty of BOFs. I‘ve sumitted a talk on Java EE 6 and I‘ve also submitted a … Continue reading

A virus at JavaOne

Today I only attended two presentations and had to leave the conference for some rest. I wonder if I‘m just exhausted about too much JavaOne, or if I‘ve got a virus. This is the email that we received this morning : URGENT PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY FROM JAVAONE TEAM The JavaOne conference team has been notified … Continue reading

JavaOne : a nostalgic portuguese touch

It is my first JavaOne, so I can‘t really compare. But something tells me that 5 years ago JavaOne was about… Java. Today, it feels different. There are plenty of technical sessions about other languages and on the top selling books at JavaOne, three are about other languages (Groovy and JavaFX). Even James Gosling talked … Continue reading

JavaOne : Opening up the JCP

Today was an interesting day at JavaOne. I first started meeting a giant Duke in the busy corridors of the Moscone Center Then I met Aaron Houston (the Sun guy who helps the JUGs around the world) who gave the Paris JUG a Sun Spot . The idea is to use the spot in a … Continue reading

JavaOne : My Top 3 Issues

Today it was JavaOne‘s kick off. It started with a keynote with Rich Green. It was concentrated in mobile devices (Amazon presented its Kindle eBook) and, of course, JavaFX took a big place. I‘m still a bit sceptical about JavaFX but Rich Green said that really soon it will be running everywhere, in all kind … Continue reading

Opening up the JCP at JavaOne

At JavaOne I shared a round table with Stephen Colebourne, Michael Nascimento Santos, Alex Buckley, Kay Glahn, Rod Johnson and Dalibor Topic moderated by Patrick Curran. The main topics we talked about were about how to open up the JCP and make it look less opaque.

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Community One

Today was the Community One. Not exactly JavaOne yet, free of charge, and mostly based on communities. The idea is to bring different communities on board such as JUGs, GlassFish, Open Solaris, Linux, NetBeans and so on. Community One is also based at the Moscone Center and feels sometimes like a warm up for JavaOne. … Continue reading

Speaking at JavaOne

As a young JUG Leader I’ve been invited by Sun to JavaOne (thanks to Aaron Houston). It‘s my first time at JavaOne so I‘m very excited to attend conferences, BOFs and plenty of organized diners or unconferences. It‘s going to be a busy week, but I‘m ready (I arrived yesterday in San Francisco and already … Continue reading

Back from QCon

Second conference in London in less that 6 months (Grails Exchange in October). It‘s always good to be back in London (where I lived for 2 years) except for public transport (Circle Line wasn‘t working on Thursday… again). The conference is held at the Queen Elisabeth just facing the Westminster Abbey. Very nice to look … Continue reading

JCP at the QCon in London

At the QCon I talked with Patrick Curran, Rod Johnson and Werner Keil about the JCP. During this BoF we talked about how you can get involved in the community, what it takes to develop a successful API for Java, how to improve the visibility of the JCP… and so on.

Talking at QCon in London

Thursday the 13th of March I‘ll be talking at the QCon in London. The title of this BoF is Insider’s tips for developing a successful API for Java. I’ll be around the table with Werner Keil (Spec lead of JSR 275 – Units Specification), Rod Johnson (the father of Spring) and Patrick Curran (Chair of … Continue reading

Why is JavaPolis so cheap (or why are IT conferences so expensive)

I‘ve been playing a bit with Groovy and I‘ve attended a Grails presentation done by Guillaume Laforge back in January. I thought it was really good and when he mentioned the Grails conference in London I thought “Let’s go! The conference is in May, just during my birthday, I love London, I have plenty of … Continue reading

JavaPolis 2006 – Back Home

Well, how to say that in a simple way: JavaPolis 2006 was great. Here are more details. Organisation First of all, the organisation was amazing. JavaPolis is not organised by Sun, BEA, IBM, Oracle… but by the BeJUG (Belgium Java User Group). Guys like you and me who decided 5 years ago to create such … Continue reading

Java Day 2006 in Paris

Well, in fact Java Day 2006 wasn’t held in Paris itself but in Versailles, just in front of the castle So, yes, things also happen outside the US. I know, it was just a one day java conferences with only 5 sessions, nothing compare to the four days of Java One and its 188 sessions. … Continue reading


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