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more than expected

The last few days / weeks were very buys for me and it wasn’t related to work 😉sports74.ru

First I was presenting at JavaCamp #5 topic about self-development. You can find the slides and video here (sorry folks – only in Polish 😉 ). Besides me there were other lectures and they were presenting quite interesting topics

In mean time pizza had arrived so there was time to discuss and socialize, what else I can say – very nice Saturday and looking for the next JavaCamp.

After that I was working hard on my project, maybe soon I’ll share more details. What can I say now is that I’m using the latest fancy stuff from Java EE world: JSF 2, CDI, EJB 3.1, JPA 2 (ok JSF 2 isn’t the coolest thing 😉 ).

Then the long weekend arrived – Independence Day – so I spent that time with my family at my parents-in-law. The most excited thing happend during returning – my wife hunted board by car 😀

And came the Day – first time I’ve been participating in Devoxx conference. The journey had started at 10.00 AM from my home town and finished around 11.30 PM in All Seasons Hotel in Antwerpen – quite long as for 21st Century 😉 The whole SoftwareMill team were there with me!

The next three days were full of expected and unexpected experiences. Opening keynote was very cool – a bit too many people but Mark Reinhold was presenting very interesting topics about future of Java language.  You know all that fancy tools like Lambda expressions, Closures, etc. Java 7 should be brilliant but Java 8 will be astonish 😀

Lectures and presentations had very different levels of funny, essentiality and meeting expectations – from my point of view the same statement I can post about Javarsovia conference. So we don’t have to shame!

Anyway, presentation aren’t the main part of any conference. Also very important are people and discussions. During Devoxx I had plenty of both. I met other members of JetBrains Development Academy – we had very nice evening with dinner and few beers 😉 Thanks to Robert Dammer and other JetBrains guys and Ann 🙂

Next day I had pleasure to meet and talk to two Apache Struts committers – Rene Gielen and Rainer Hermanns. I missed the Open Source dinner, but I didn’t know about it early 🙁 Next time. I also had chance talk to Matt Raible and Neal Ford – just few words but always…. 😉 There were also many guys and one girl from Poland – it was a great pleasure to meet you guys and drink some beers 🙂

After third day we had to come back, tired but with many new ideas and colleagues. What to say more – I’m very pleased that I was there and met all of you!

Cya next year!

PS. Few photos 🙂

storm is comming

Yap, it’s true!Балки

It will demolish all available PHP development environments! You are probably thinking –  “what’s he talking about?! PHP for Java developer??”. Yeah…. I wasn’t Java developer from beginning, I started my professional career as a PHP developer – the first earned money I got was for a web application I wrote in PHP! That was an amazing time, no unit tests, no bullshit about craft and so on. What was the most important – customer satisfaction!

Never mind, after 7 years I had to go back to PHP. It’s impressive, yeah? 7 years without problems and any issue. Marvelous!

Previously I used ordinary text editor to write the application, but nowadays I thought there should be something better – we have the craft, so with the craft you must have THE tools.

The first place I checked was The JetBrains side and they didn’t disappointed me – what I found was The JetBrains PHP Storm! Still in Beta but who cares 😉

The first thing I noticed after installation was that I was able to open the application without any “Import”, “Converting” and so on. Just open it and develop (with pleasure)! What can I say, just astonishing!

Today I discovered another brilliant feature “Compare with deployed version”! What’s that? Is the same functionality when you are comparing your local changes with version in source code repository.

And the result is:

And the most important feature it has is that I can use exactly the same keyboard shortcuts I’ve been using for InetlliJ IDEA! With pleasure 😀

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