Back from Devoxx and JUDCon China

Last month has been packed with travel, which included speaking at two fantastic conferences: Devoxx and JUDCon China.

I gave the same "The JBoss Polyglot Revolution - Be Part Of It!" presentation in both conferences where I explained our efforts around running Scala applications on top of JBoss Application Server 7, amongst other polyglot efforts within JBoss. The polyglot talk I gave in Devoxx 2012 is now live in Parleys, so make sure you register if you didn't get the chance to attend, or wanna see it all over again :).

In Devoxx, I also had the chance the meet the Vaadin team which have contributed a couple of Scaladin quickstarts to run on top of Escalante. During the conference the Vaadin team did an informal meetup with Vaadin users and I was able to present Escalante to them, demonstrating the integration between these two technologies. To find out more about Escalante and Scaladin/Vaadin, check these blog posts.

There was a very big Scala presence during Devoxx, including talks from Joshua Suereth with whom I had the chance to speak for a few minutes to brainstorm what Escalante's SBT plugin should look like. I got some very valuable information out of that discussion, which I'm currently putting into practice, so stay tuned ;)

Scala developer presence in JUDCon China was smaller, but my polyglot talk still generated some healthy discussions and debates, particularly with Errai Lead Mike Brock who has some strong opinions about monoglot development.

Enough of conferences and meetings for now. It's time to carry on moving Escalante forward :)

Escalante @ Devoxx 2012

Just arrived in Antwerp, where Devoxx 2012 conference is being held, and I wanted to share some information with the community on the Escalante related events happening in this mamooth, week-long, conference:

Monday

Not sure how this is gonna work out, but a couple of very interesting BOFs are happening at the same time: On one side, the Scala Enthousiasts Gathering and in the other, JBoss Polyglot colleague Ben Browning will be talking about Why JRuby and TorqueBox Belong in Your Java Tool Box which is likely to include some discussions around the JBoss Polygloy movement, which Escalante is part of.

Tuesday

I'll be attending the Hackergarten Hands-On Coding Day for which I've selected some Escalante coding tasks to suggest attendeees. Escalante is in its infancy, so there couldn't be a better moment to get involved with the project! :)

Thursday

I'll be presenting JBoss Polyglot Revolution - Be part of it! session where I'll be speaking not only about Escalante, but also the other initiatives Red Hat/JBoss is working to provide middleware for users writing applications in other languages such as: JRuby (Ruby), Jython (Python)...etc.

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If you wanna have a chat about Escalante stuff (i.e. Lift and Play integration, SBT work, quickstart suggestions...etc), get in touch with me via @galderz or @escalanteio twitter accounts and we can arrange a meetup (if there's Belgium beer involved, even better!) :)