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:
- Musings of a SpringOne 2009 Attendee Day 1
- Musings of a SpringOne 2009 Attendee Day 2
- Musings of a SpringOne 2009 Attendee Day 3
Read on for day 4.
Agile Architecture – Technologies and Patterns – Kirk Knoernschild
Some of the questions this session set out to attempt to answer were
- What is architecture?
- What defines architecture?
- What are architectural decisions?
- 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.
Lean principles are you delay Continue reading
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
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