#jaxconf 2012

JAXConf 2013 Keynote

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Java – RedMonk’s Stephen O’Grady

The Java ecosystem, long a bastion of stability in an otherwise volatile industry, is often overlooked of late, overshadowed by newer, more hyped alternatives. In many respects, the unrest couldn’t have come at a worse time, as developer attention and focus is fragmenting under a constant stream of platform, language and framework fragmentation. What does this mean for Java advocates? RedMonk’s Stephen O’Grady explores and unpacks the recent events, and looks at likely scenarios moving forward with an eye towards the implications for Java, including the future of Java the language and Java the platform. Filming courtesy of Marakana –

JAXconf 2012 Session

Agile Architecture and Design – Neal Ford

“There are known unknowns. That is to say there are things that we now know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things that we do not known we don’t know.” – From the poetry of Donald Rumsfeld In this presentation from JAXConf 2012, ThoughtWorks software architect Neal Ford investigates agile architecture and design, specifically addressing how big up-front architecture and design fail because of the unknown unknowns of a project.