I'm back from the JAX 2010 - one of the biggest european Java conferences. There was lot more interests in Java EE 6, than expected:
- The "Simpler? - Is Impossible - Java EE 6" Workshop was fully booked - with 75 reservations. The actual number of attendees was approx. 100-150. Even the repetition at the very last day was well attended (12-20 attendees I had far more attendees at the end, than at the beginning :-)).
- The "60 Minutes With Java EE 6" talk was also well attended - it took place in one of the biggest rooms (the keynote room).
- We got a table with the topic "Weightless Beans" for the open space part of the conference. Because of the number of attendees, we had expand to the next table near us - and had a lot of fun and nice conversations about Java EE 6 (EJB, CDI, JPA) and the craziest errors in production.
- Java EE 6 trainings are almost sold out. I increased the max-number of attendees to 20.
- We asked the audience after our (Peter Rossbach, a Tomcat-Committer and me) Tomcat + openEJB session, who would be interested in a Tomcat+EJB distribution. More than half attendees were interested.
- Several conference attendees reported me that they are in the process of migration to Java EE 6 ...from Java EE 5
JAX was really nice conference with great food and interesting topics. Already looking forward to W-JAX! Thanks for attending the workshops, sessions - your feedback is highly appreciated.