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Insights on JDC 2007

Posted by archworx on January 22, 2007

Last Saturday I attended the first Java Developers Conference (JDC) to be held in Egypt. The event was organized by the Egyptian Java Users Group (EGJUG) and was held at Intercontinental City Stars Cairo. Consisting of 7 sessions, the conference covered topics ranging from SOA and Webservices to IDEs and productivity. I thought the conference was successful overall, it was well organized (albeit a bit late on the agenda), had good food 🙂 and hosted knowledgable speakers. The sessions I liked most were the ones about “Bullet Proofing your Webservices” and  “New Features in Java 6” which were lectured by Chuk Mun Lee (Sun Singapore Senior Developer Consultant). The first talked about best practices in the use of webservices in Java and how the ease of creation of webservices has evolved in J2EE 5 and JavaSE 6. The second talked about new syntactic features and APIs shipped with JavaSE 6, the most important introduction (in my opinion) being the introduction of Webservices in Java SE for the first time. I also liked the Netbeans session given by Roman Strobl (Netbeans Technical Evangelist), although I must say that the new databinding features that will be shipped with Netbeans 6 were present in .NET 2.0 for ages now, overall I think Netbeans has an edge on other Java IDEs by being the best (again in my opinion) in providing Visual Editors for Java Developers. Anyways, that was it. Microsoft’s Middle East Developers Conference (MDC) is coming to Egypt this Feburary, we’ll just have to see what Microsoft can come up with to counter Java’s new features 🙂


3 Responses to “Insights on JDC 2007”

  1. Hello, it was a nice experience to speak at JDC in Egypt. Feel free to contact me at roman dot strobl at sun dot com if you have any questions about NetBeans, I’ll be happy to help. I hope to come again once NetBeans 6.0 is released to speak about the new features. Roman Strobl, Sun Microsystems

  2. Btw, if you are interested in NetBeans we created lots of flash demos which show the IDE in action:


  3. eslam said

    Thank you distinct theme

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