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I think it was a day as usual – I fixed some bugs (two 😉 ), prepared a presentation on Parleys.com and made some Web Services integration skeleton. And I had the second part of Communication training.
Day as usual 😀
I started the day preparing the presentation, as a JUG we have a dedicated channel on beta.parleys.com where we are publishing materials from conferences or JUG events. All are in Polish so you have to know it 😉 It was about JBoss and clustering that it had been presented during Javarsovia 2009 conference! I also made a note about podcast from COOLuary v1 conference.
Then I fixed two simple bugs regarding print template that I had been working a while ago – they looked a quite hard, but we team-mate help it was a moment! Collective knowledge!
And at the end of work day I made skeleton for web service integration – I used more or less copy-paste pattern 😉
After work we had a second part of Communication training – we learned a lot interesting things and behaviour about ourselves! I made some notes for future and maybe publish my thoughts lately!
The Warsjawa 2009 conference is over! I think it was the first conference connected with Agile in Warsaw – there is a lot of such activities in Krakow, Wroclaw and so on – till that Warsaw hadn’t have such event!
And I have ideas for next “Agilities” 😉
There was around 100 attendees, 50 pizzas and more the 200 water drinks 😉 And the best was that only half of the attendees were Java developers – that means we hit brought audience than we want 😀 I’m looking forward for next Agile events – maybe some user group or forum!
I hope my presentation was good and at least someone will get more and will be more effective (as I’m going to be 😉
The whole day I’ve worked in business debuger mode as I mentioned yesterday. It was quite exhausting experience and I wouldn’t be able to work like that for a long time. In spare time in between, when business side was doing the work and I was solving bugs, I’ve prepared a poster for Warsjawa conference, you can see it below. The main topic is “Agile”. I also set up registration form with some free-of-charge service. That how it went the whole day – high activity periods plotted with low activity.
After all, I participated (first time in that season) in meeting of Warsaw JUG where was a presentation about some smart pen with JavaME on-board 😀
The whole last week was as black whole – without passion, hopeless and so one 🙁 Maybe because of weather or something – Autumn is coming 😉 Nevertheless that’s over, today day was absolutely brilliant – I got my books from Amazon:
- The Power of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential
- Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware (Pragmatic Programmers)
- Getting Things Done: How to Achieve Stress-free Productivity
As you can see, quite interesting readings – so the Autumn can be very productive period, especially when the weather will be bad 😀
I also solved many bugs today and it was even nice – it wasn’t either boring nor frustrating – I was fascinated that I could help someone to achieve his goals. Passion!
The second main achievement today was meeting of Warsaw Design Patterns Group – we started implementing mentioned early application. It base on Maven 2, Wicket and on some common stuff like Hibernate and Spring. There was enormous pill of knowledge – we used TDD first methodology, with mocks base on Mockito. I never used Mockito before and I’m delighted what you can do with it! We developed almost the whole functionality within one hour! Well designated and suited! I’m looking forward what we do on the next meeting!
Preparation for Warsjawa are also going well – the agenda is almost done, the conference room is booked and the pizza is coming! We will be discussing about Scrum and Agile – from one person to distributed teams! If you are in Warsaw at 24. of October, come visit the conference!
The last two days were so boring 🙁 I spent the whole Thursday and Friday solving bugs – I’m exhausted!
Hopefully, the next week will be better! I also made some preparation regarding upcoming Warsjawa 2009 conference!