I am very blessed to have the opportunity to give keynotes at the two premiere Java conferences in Germany this year, JavaLand and JVM-CON. Of course another amazing blessing is that the former was as an Oracle employee and the latter as Microsoft, but both of them are about Java.

After reviewing the program, here are my picks.

Monday 25 November 2019

Workshop Day

09:00 - 13:00 | Ballsall B | Altanwendungen wieder testbar machen Daniel Kräer

As a contributor to old apps, and the testing thereof, I am happy to see a talk about how to continue to test them. I wonder if the Cactus tests I wrote for JSF in 2004 will still work?

14:00 - 18:00 | Ballsall A | JEE-Microservices mit Quarkus eine Einführung Dirk Weil

While I would rather see Jakarta EE as the future of Enterprise Java, it seems Quarkus has a fair amount of buzz, RedHat sponsored or otherwise. This one is worth a look in.

Tuesday 26 November 2019

10:30 - 11:30 | Tie | Ballsall A, B | Anatole Tresch, Nicholas Frankel (respectively)

Both are great speakers with wealth of real-world application knowledge. Really, you can’t go wrong with either in this timeslot.

11:40 - 12:40 | Ballsall A | The need for speed Data streaming in the Cloud with Kafka Frank Pientka

Kafka is one of those things everyone should know. Take 60 minutes and listen to Frank about it.

14:00 - 15:00 | Ballsall B | E-Health und E-Government, aber „sicher” mit Java Werner Keil

Werner has been around this block a few times and it is worthwhile hearing his insights.

15:10 - 16:10 | Ballsall A | Jakarta EE Past, Present and Future Christian Kaltepoth

Christian has stuck with Jakarta EE for a long time, with MVC and JAX-RS. I have a stake in seeing Java EE succeed, so I am biased in its favor. But I can objectively say that Christian is well qualified to give this important talk.

16:45 - 17:45 | Ballsall A | Reacting to the future of application architecture Grace Jansen

This abstract is very high level, but I am interested in hearing a fresh take on this high level topic.

17:55 - 19:00 | Ballsall B | GraalVM in practice at the Dutch National Police: running R from Scala in Spring Boot 2 Nathan Perdijk

The Dutch government have long been at the forefront of using enterprise Java. Yes really. I remember when they were using lots of JSF. Heck, they maybe still are. It works well, right? Anyhow, I see the trend continues with Graal. Good for them. The Cops from the Low Countries are hip to the high tech.

19:30 - 21:30 | Ballsall B | Nightsession: Ein Tag in der UX-Hölle Armin Reuter

As someone who bears responsibility for some UX Hölle of my own, I want to see this one.

Wednesday 27 November 2019

09:00 - 17:00 | Raum Dom I+II | Hands-on cloud-native Java with MicroProfile Emily Jiang

I am working on a cloud native Java thing at Microsoft. If will be good to get Emily’s take.