Third Instalment of JAX London

Java, OSGi, Agile and Web at JAX London 2011

Jessica Thornsby

JAX London 2011 brought together more than 50 speakers from all corners of the industry.

Last week, the JAX conference series came to London for the third
time, offering delegates three days packed with information on all
the latest technologies, software, agile methodologies, enterprise
architecture, and exciting announcements on up-and-coming releases.
More than 50 speakers from all corners of the industry came
together to deliver JAX London’s unique blend of technical
presentations, hands-on tutorials, speaker panels, keynotes, and
live coding workshops.

Java is more than just the world’s most popular programming
language: Java is a culture of innovation and a rich and unique
ecosystem of technologies, companies, organisations and
individuals. JAX London 2011 aimed to reflect this diversity,
bringing together a series of tracks that deep dived into aspects
of the entire Java Ecosystem. The Agile track covered the Agile
Manifesto, best practices, and user stories, and shared real-life
experiences and retrospectives of Agile adoption. Meanwhile, the
Java EE day gave attendees the opportunity to produce components of
Java EE 6 and examined a range of technologies that occupy the Java
EE space, including GlassFish, CDI and EJB. Our two previous JAX
London conferences were held in cooperation with OSGi DevCon, and
OSGi once again returned to JAX London for 2011, with a track
dedicated to helping attendees get the most out of modularity. But,
this year also saw plenty of new additions to the conference
schedule, as we welcomed two new tracks to JAX London: the Spring
track and Systems Integration track. The Spring day featured a
keynote from SpringSource CTO Adrian Colyer, in which he covered
the brand new Cloud Foundry project and looked at the impact of
emerging trends on enterprise application development. The Systems
Integration day showed attendees methods for adding more value to
their systems. And, JAX London 2011 also got a brand new location,
as the conference relocated to the Park Plaza Victoria London
hotel, right in the heart of London.

The conference caused a stir on Twitter, with positive tweets
throughout the three days:

#jaxlondon was an awesome conference, mixture of some sublime
insights, actually useful vendor announcements and humorous talks –

Had a great time at #jaxlondon. Thanks to everyone involved in
putting it together. Glad to see so many familiar faces and meet
new ones. – sandromancuso

Great #Spring Day at #jaxlondon – thanks to all the speaker,
attendees and the organizers! – ewolff

#TomEE talk very popular, speakers swamped by people asking
questions at the end – great talk, great idea #jaxlondon –

“Looks like a lot of great ideas are being exchanged at
#jaxlondon. The #Java EE platform is continuing to fight
misconceptions; nice.” – ALRubinger

Thank to everyone who tweeted and blogged about the

JAX London saw many exciting announcements, including the
new site, which was blogged
about over at Adobe’s Michaël Chaize
announced upcoming iOS support
, expected in the June update of
Flash Builder. If you missed the conference, you can check out
Chaize’s slides now! SpringSource CTO Adrian
Colyer took the opportunity to discuss the new Cloud Forge PaaS,
which was officially announced the night before. For more
information on this new platform, be sure to check out our video
interview with Adrian Colyer
, conducted by moderator of our
Spring track, Eberhard Wolff. We also had the opportunity to
interview JAX London speaker and
Java Product Manager at InterSystems, Iran Hutchinson
, on the
company’s new Globals database product, which was launched at JAX
London. Be sure to take a look!

Thank you to everyone who helped make JAX London 2011 such a
success! We will be returning to London for our fourth JAX London,
between 31st October and 2nd November, 2011. Make sure to follow
JAX London on Twitter, for all the latest news on the

Lastly, if there was a speaker, technology or company who
particularly stood out at the conference, why not nominate them for
our JAX Innovation
? Nominations are currently open, and will run from 9th
May, 2011.

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