JAX London opens its doors for a Community Night on Tuesday, October 16th. If you missed out on the full conference, we'd still love to see you at the Community Night, which is completely FREE to attend!
Join us from 5.45pm for a drinks reception before we commence evening with an evening Keynote presentation from Martijn Verburg and Kirk Pepperdine. After the evening Keynote, attendees can choose to join experts from across the Java ecosystem as they host tables to informally discuss key topics in the sector.
This is your chance to get up close and personal with a host of industry rock stars, network with JAX London speakers and other members of the Java community.
Special thanks goes to Community Night sponsors Atlassian.
JAX Community Night activities:
Java and the Machine: presented by Martijn Verburg (jClarity Ltd) & Kirk Pepperdine (jClarity Ltd)
In Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines, bare metal comes back to haunt humanity, ruthlessly crushing all resistance. This keynote is here to warn you that the same thing is happening to Java and the JVM! Java was designed in a world where there were a wide range of hardware platforms to support. It's premise of Write Once Run Anywhere (WORA) proved to be one of the compelling reasons behind Java's dominance (even if the reality didn't quite meet the marketing hype). However, this WORA property means that Java and the JVM struggled to utilise specialist hardware and operating system features that could make a massive difference in the performance of your application. This problem has recently gotten much, much worse. Due to the rise of multi-core processors, massive increases in main memory and enhancements to other major hardware components (e.g. SSD) means that the JVM is now distant from utilising that hardware, causing some major performance and scalability issues! Kirk Pepperdine and Martijn Verburg will take you through the complexities of where Java meets the machine and loses. They'll give up some of their hard won insights on how to work around these issues so that you can plan to avoid termination, unlike some of the poor souls that ran into the T-800...
Round Table discussions hosted by Industry Experts :
Core Java Table : hosted by Martijn Verburg
Java EE Table: hosted by Arun Gupta
Scala Table : hosted by Heiko Seeberger
Big Data Table : hosted by Uwe Friedrichsen
Architecture Table : hosted by Ted Neward
DVCS Table : hosted by Gerald Tombs
Agile Table : hosted by Nigel Runnels-Moss
Hadoop Table : hosted by Lars George