Wednesday, 21 November 2012
This year - as always - Devoxx was a great conference! Not only the quality of the presentation (including quite some delivered by my fellows from Red Hat) but also the chance to meet and discuss with industry experts. And the Hackergarten was one of the this great networking places. We had a long chat with Marius Bogoevici on a nice extension of the Ticket Monster Tutorial for Infinispan, so that users looking for an sample integration application would have a good starting point. Also Duncan Doyle contributed a nice demo of the cross-site replication functionality added in Infinispan 5.2 and Guillaume Scheibel implemented a Mongo DB cache store extension: awesome stuff! All in all great conference and very good chance for us to get in touch with our community! Cheers, Mircea
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Monday, 19 November 2012
Just came back from Devoxx, and once again it didn’t let me down! Great conference, with awesome talks, and fantastic networking opportunities (hackergarten, party…etc). As far as Infinispan is concerned, I joined the Hackergarten on Tuesday morning to try lure some contributors into our project :).
One of the most promising opportunities came from Alex Soto, who’s founder and lead of NoSQLUnit, which is a JUnit extension that helps you write NoSQL unit tests. He already has support for a number of NoSQL engines and he was explaining me the challenges of supporting multiple engines. We also discussed the possibility of supporting Infinispan as well :D.
During the Hackergarten I also met Andrés Almiray, which is the Griffon founder, and we briefly discussed the possibility of adding integrating Infinispan’s Hot Rod client with Griffon clients. Unfortunately we didn’t have time to get into some coding, but since he lives close-by and he organises Hackergartens in Basel, I might pop in next time around and sit down with him to work on this integration :).
Can’t wait for next Devoxx!!
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Tuesday, 13 November 2012
If you’re interested in data grids and especially in general and measuring data grids performance in particular then come to my presentation at this year’s Devoxx.
Manik Surtani is getting funny (literally!) with a gig suggestively named "http://www.devoxx.com/display/DV12/Manik+Surtani[Will you Map/Reduce my cloud]" and Galder Zamarreno brings the polyglot JBoss at Devoxx.
We’ll also be around the Red Hat boot in case you want to have an Infinispan related discussion or just to say hi.
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Monday, 05 November 2012
We’ll be covering all sorts of topics: - Building transactional Infinispan applications - Performing rolling upgrades for Infinispan based cluster - Scaling Hibernate/JPA applications using Infinispan-based second level cache - Effective querying of Infinispan data grids - Measuring performance of data grids - …etc
So, if you’re interested in data grids, caching or Infinispan, come and join us!! It’s gonna be a fun a couple of days. Can’t wait :)
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Tuesday, 09 October 2012
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Monday, 09 July 2012
It’s just over a week since Red Hat Summit/JBoss World 2012 finished and it was a great pleasure to be part of it. Heiko Rupp and I were speaking about "Effectively Manage & Monitor Red Hat JBoss Data Grid Nodes" where we presented JDG and JON at a high level and then we showed a demo of both products interacting with each other. The presentation’s slides are now available for download.
I was not the only one speaking about JBoss Data Grid. Both Manik, the Infinispan project lead, and Alan Santos, the product manager for Infinispan, were also delivering talks on JBoss Data Grid. Although their presentations are not up yet, you’ll be able to download them from here.
I also met some Infinispan customers, such as Erik who’s been using Infinispan at a well known telecommunications company, or two of the lead technical guys at a well known Geneva bank. We had some great conversations where we were able to synch up our roadmap with them to make sure any requirements they had are met in the future.
Of the presentations I attended, I was particularly impressed by Pete and Marius' 10 minute demo on going from 0 to a fully fledged mobile application running on top of AS7 in OpenShift in the "What’s New in Java Frameworks for Web, Cloud, & Mobile" BOF. I hope it was recorded cos it was very impressive stuff.
It was a great week and once again it was a pleasure to be part of the Red Hat Summit and JBoss World :)
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Friday, 22 June 2012
It’s exciting times at the Infinispan team! Here’s some of my highlights of the last few weeks and events coming up.
This was a great opportunity to introduce these new products to a Spanish audience, and as with everything in Spain, if you present in the native language, people understand things better and are more likely to get a better impression.
Might sound odd, but presenting this stuff in another language other than English, such as Spanish, is rather difficult even if you’re a native speaker. If you’ve developed software in English, you’re used to speaking about it in that language, but if you switch and you have to talk about in another language, getting the fluency required to tell a story (i.e. present something) takes a lot of preparation (write up notes in that language!) and above all, rehearsing.
The effort was worth it though! Having finished my first presentation, the JBoss Enterprise Data Grid one, I was non-stop talking to the Spanish sales force, potential Spanish customers…etc for the rest of the day, until I had to present again.
Last time I attended a JBoss middleware event in Spain was in Barcelona in 2006. A long time has passed since then, but what Red Hat Spain’s JBoss Forum shows is that JBoss Middleware is back in the Iberian peninsula, and it’s there to stay for a long time!!
Special thanks to Lucas Ponce who helped out massively with the live demos of both JBoss Enterprise Data Grid and JBoss Enterprise Application Plattform 6, and thanks to the rest of Red Hat Spain team who invited me to speak at the event.
Heiko Rupp and I will be speaking about JBoss Enterprise Data Grid monitoring with JBoss Operations Network, which we’re both hugely looking forward to! So, if you’re around, don’t miss the talk next Thursday at 2.30pm EDT (abstract can be found here)
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Thursday, 14 June 2012
I’m back from the berlin buzzwords conference where I’ve been talking about the datagrids performance. I’ve been told by several people how good this conference was - but even so I was very surprised by the quality of both the presenters and audience. The conference is very focused on data relates topics (scale, search, store) so it was great picking up the brains of so many data enthusiasts. The beer wasn’t that bad either. A big thanks to the organizers for the this excellent event and hope that infinispan be part of next year’s agenda.
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Friday, 25 May 2012
I will be talking about datagrid performance and capacity planning and Radargun at this year’s edition of Berlin Buzzwords, 4-5 June (I’ll let you guess the location). My very first time at this conference but the amount of positive feedback I received about it was huge, so really looking forward to it!
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Friday, 11 May 2012
A couple of weeks back I was speaking about Infinispan and Radargun at MOW 2012. Although this conference was originally focused on Oracle products, for a over a year now, Miracle have been expanding into other territories, such as Microsoft and Java middleware. However, there’s still some work to be done in this area in order to make this a must-go conference for Java developers. Max Andersen and Thomas Heute were presenting as well on topics such as: Ceylon, JBoss AS7 and OpenShift.
If you want to find out more about Infinispan, don’t miss Mircea Markus at Berlin Buzzwords 2012, at the beginning of June.
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