|Devoxx Belgium Sessions Now Online|
|Written by Nikos Vaggalis|
|Friday, 27 October 2023|
A massive Youtube playlist features all 126 talks from the recent Devoxx Belgium Conference days event. If you feel spoilt for choice, here's some help in deciding where to start.
Devoxx, which has the motto "From Developers, For Developers" is a series of tech events organised by local community groups. It was launched, as "JavaPolis" in 2001 by Stephen Janssen who had already founded the Belgian Java User Group (BeJUG) in 1996. Initially there was a single event per year in to Belgium and content was largely limited to Java but now several events are organized each year in countries including France, UK, Poland, Greece and Morocco - and topics such as Cloud and Big Data, Web & HTML, Mobile, Programming Languages, Architecture & Security, Methodology, Culture and Future Technologies are covered.
The talks at Devoxx Belguim 2023 were given by top names of the industry from corporations such as Spotify, Microsoft, Red Hat, Google, JetBrains and the likes; I'm not even going to refer to the names of the speakers; too overwhelming.
Topics wise, given Java's latest version 21 release, which we examined in What's New Java 21?, a lot of focus was on that. Some of these related sessions were :
but there were others too with indirect reference to the new version such as :
Spring Boot and Jakarta were there too:
Microservices and cloud native were represented by Micronaut, GraalVM and Quarkus, while the rest of the topics ranged from Security to LLMs to Quantum Computers.
As far as the highlights/must watch goes, these ought to be :
And, "From Spring Boot 2 to Spring Boot 3 with Java 21 and Jakarta EE" By Ivar Grimstad, who tackles the
There's much more. Grab a cup of cofee, or many, and knock yourself out with hours worth of interesting, groundbreaking and educational talks.
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