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Musings of a SpringOne 2009 Attendee – Day 4

This is the last and final part on my SpringOne 2009 experience. It’s late catching up to the 3 earlier posts but it’s here now. This post summarizes the sessions I attended from day 4 and wraps up with a summary of my take aways. If you want to catch up here are the three earlier posts:

  1. Musings of a SpringOne 2009 Attendee Day 1
  2. Musings of a SpringOne 2009 Attendee Day 2
  3. Musings of a SpringOne 2009 Attendee Day 3

Read on for day 4.

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Musings of a SpringOne 2009 Attendee – Day 3

Agile Architecture – Technologies and Patterns – Kirk Knoernschild

Some of the questions this session set out to attempt to answer were

  1. What is architecture?
  2. What defines architecture?
  3. What are architectural decisions?
  4. Is architecture a forward only decision?

Several definitions of Architecture were quoted from prior literature. Such as architecture being the the shared understanding of the system being built. Shared understanding between a group of people who need to communicate about it — developers and architects, or technical and management etc.
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Musings of a SpringOne 2009 Attendee – Day 2

Running a day late on my posts. Here’s day two (yesterday)

Grails Quick Start – David Klien

David walked through the creation of a Grails web application to track a JUG’s meeting schedule. I liked his presentation style or maybe because the room wasn’t very crowded things just registered better. Picked up a few tips such as the Bootstrap class. Grails still has a ways to go in the eclipse tooling. It would’ve been nice to have been able to File –> New Project and follow along. Too bad IntelliJIDEA CE doesn’t support grails though there has been plenty of buzz on the latest STS. Downloading this right now. Only 3 more hours for the download to complete!

I think I’m beginning to dig duck typing. All in all the presentation encouraged me to put my head down and hammer out a sample app to start building some grails knowledge. More homework! Continue reading

Musings of a SpringOne 2009 Attendee – Day 1

It has finally arrived. SpringOne which I have been anticipating for over a month is finally here and it  couldn’t have come sooner. I need one more blast of warm sunny weather before the hibernation months of winter. My day started at 3:30 am, well actually 4:00 am as I managed to roll out of bed. But before long I was sitting on the plane to St. Louis going over the conference schedule doing my first round of eliminations. This is the easy one. I knock out all the sessions that I have absolutely no interest in going. The ones that even the temptation of free beer cannot get me to go to. You get the idea. Even with an 8 track schedule there wasn’t a lot I could eliminate. But I had started the process. Once in St. Louis I had a 4 hour stop-over. Continue reading