This was my third year in a row speaking at JAXLondon. As the conference is in London my diary normally fills up with meetings during the conference and I have to dive in and out for my talk and miss most of the sessions. This year however I managed to spend Tuesday afternoon and all day Wednesday at the conference so I thought I'd give you my impressions of some of the sessions I saw.
JAXLondon is a great relaxed conference with plenty of opportunities to talk with speakers over coffee, food or even beer. My only criticism is that most of the talks tend to be by vendors or open source project leads demoing technologies whereas it would be nice to see more "real world" talks like;
"We did this with this technology and this worked and this sucked."
Java EE 7 Platform: Boosting Productivity and Embracing HTML5 - Arun Gupta (Red Hat)
From Java Code to Java Heap: Understanding the Memory Usage of Your App - Chris Bailey (IBM)
JVM Support for Multitenant Applications - Steve Poole (IBM)
Past, Present and Future of Data Processing in Apache Hadoop - Chris Harris (Horton Works)