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UberConf 2016

I attended UberConf in Denver, CO from 7/19 - 7/22. This was my first UberConf, but it will most likely not be my last. The conference itself was well organized, at a beautiful location, and had a ton of excellent content presented by professionals. I attended the following sessions and added notes where I took them. The slides and audio are only made available to attendees so I will not be linking to them.…

2015 Favorite GitHub Projects

I like to create this list at the beginning of a new year and have been doing so for a couple years. I find this is the perfect time for me to talk about and filter through my starred GitHub projects. The hope is that others will find something useful and my world will be a little less cluttered. Here's my list in the order I discovered the projects: H2O - the optimized HTTP/1, HTTP/…

Java One 2014 - San Francisco

I attended Java One 2014 in San Francisco from September 28 - October 2. This conference is huge and is just a portion of the massive Oracle OpenWorld. I did not attend any sessions on the first day due to some travel issues, but I still made the most of the four remaining days. These are the sessions I attended, a summary of the content, my impressions, slide decks, video and any other information I could…

Spring Boot take 2

I have been experimenting with Spring Boot the last couple days and I made a very small extension to my first test of the framework. After reading a getting started guide I discovered something else amazing about this project. I added the following class to my test from the previous post: I then added the following to my pom.xml: With those minimal changes I now see a list of beans provided by on the console:…

Spring Boot

A few days ago a friend sent me a link to Spring Boot. I have used Spring for a large number of projects over the years and the description of Spring Boot seemed to indicate it could remove a number of my biggest peeves. When I first used Spring I did not like the odd combination of XML and code that was necessary to create an application. The introduction of annotation based configuration and the ability…

2013 Favorite GitHub projects

The end of the year is here and after reading countless best of and countdown lists I found an opportunity to create my own. I realized a long time ago that most of my bookmarks were to GitHub projects. At that point, I stopped creating GitHub bookmarks and started starring projects. I accumulate a lot of great projects. Some of them seem awesome when I am introduced them, but over time I realize it's very unlikely…

AnDevCon Takeaways

I attended AnDevCon last week and came away with a treasure trove of awesome information and projects. My favorite find was GenyMotion which is a fast Android emulator. No really, it is a fast Android emulator. It starts up quickly, it responds to touchs quickly and it has a set of useful actions available in a tab bar. If you take nothing else away from this post, this is the one thing to integrate into your…