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20 years with Java, JHipster & The Tech Coach Strikes Back

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17:00 Registration, mingel and wrap

17:45 Welcome (Mattias Karlsson & Joakim Eriksson)

18:00 Twenty Years with Java (Marcus Lagergren)

Marcus Lagergren has worked with Java since 1995 and with runtimes since 1999. He started out with JVMs as one of the founders of Appeal Virtual Machines, the company that created the JRockit JVM. This session will be a historical trip down memory lane - going through 20 years of Java and JVM implementations. This will be partly from Marcus’s own perspective as one of the architects behind JRockit, with plenty of stories from the trenches, like the benchmarking competitions between BEA/Oracle, Sun and IBM. We will see how Java and the JVM turned into the robust high performance server side platform that it is today, partly through personal observations and partly through a more objective “what a long strange trip this has been”. He will take you back to 1995 in a time machine and slowly bring you to 2016, going over the major Java releases and the runtime innovations made in the JVM side to get us here. Finally, we will do a short trip into the future, even though the future is always fuzzy, to explore what might be coming next. With Java 8, the biggest release in Java history, Java is more vibrant and alive than ever before. This is an evolution that won’t be stopped

19:00 JHipster (Rikard Thulin & Ola Petersson)

This presentation we will demonstrate the JHipster stack. JHipster brings the best of breed java backend with a modern SPA JavaScript frontend (single-page application) and the tooling to get you and your team productive.

JHipster is a Yeoman generator used to create a Spring Boot + AngularJS project to create Responsive Web Design with HTML5 Boilerplate, Twitter Bootstrap, AngularJS and Spring Boot.

We will demonstrate how to build a full stack application, from scratch.

19:45 The Tech Coach strikes back (Tobias Modig, Citerus)

In the past years we have been overwhelmed by agile coaches bombarding us with important stuff like the optimal length of a sprint, how to rip off a Post-It and why we should use CAPITAL letters on story cards.

The question is, will that help us write better code? Will it make our programs more maintainable?

Probably not. Nevertheless, organizations spend barrows of money on agile coaches, but not a single dime on technical coaching. This lunatic must come to an end and now is the time for us developers to fight back and protect our right to grow in the art of creating code.