Trends at Devoxx 2013

Every year there is a large (mostly Java related) software engineering conference in Antwerp Belgium, named Devoxx.

Together with several Avisi engineers we visited Devoxx to learn about new technologies, meet other engineers from all over Europe and have fun together.

For me, these are the trends / highlights at Devoxx:

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Spring – Scala

At Devoxx 2012 Arjen Poutsma held an excellent presentation on Spring integration in Scala. The project is called spring-scala and offers some very nice features that definitely support Scala projects.

With the creation of spring-scala SpringSource brings (amongst other things) a great dependency injection framework to Scala. Spring is well-known by many developers and has a proven trackrecord.

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Day 3 at Devoxx 2011

This is a “live” blog from day 1 at Devoxx 2011, we will be updating this blog post during the day. You can read all three blogs by following the links below

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Day three

We made it for the last day of Devoxx! A bit tired after the Devoxx party at the NOXX, but luckily there were only two sessions and a keynote today. Like previous years the keynote on friday was a “technical” discussion panel with people from/representing Oracle, Google, Microsoft, JUG’s, open source. Everybody could ask questions which unfortunately meant that the talk was less technical and more politics. With a lot of political questions which of course the panelists couldn’t answer.

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Day 2 at Devoxx 2011

This is a “live” blog from day 1 at Devoxx 2011, we will be updating this blog post during the day. You can read all three blogs by following the links below

Day one
Day two
Day three

Day two

The day started with an android focused keynote by Google. It was definitely a better presentation than the keynote of day one. Despite that it was about android, Tim Bray showed us where the mobile market is going. Touching topics such as monetizing your app, new android features, comparison with the competition (Apple and Microsoft).

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Day 0-1 at Devoxx 2011

This is a “live” blog from day 1 at Devoxx 2011, we will be updating this blog post during the day. You can read all three blogs by following the links below

Day one
Day two
Day three

Day zero

17.00 – Everybody is excited about going to the conference. We just have to commit our last changes and we’re off to Antwerp!
19:30 – Checked-in at our Hotel and on our way for some delicious beers
?? – Back at our hotel…

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