Quickies (3 sessions)

Zaal 7

14:35 - 15:25



Methodology & culture

Why you should embrace Gradle and ditch Maven 

Jorrit van der Ven & Gijs Leussink

Still using Maven as a build tool in your projects? If so, are you using it because you think it is a great tool, or just because you’ve always done it this way? Within 15 minutes we’ll share with you the reasons that made us ditch Maven and fall in love with our build tool again. Be aware though, after you’ve visited this quickie there is a big chance you’ll find yourself migrating all your projects tonight. Luckily, this is easier than you might think.


The dyslexic programmer, creativity did not kill the cat

Pieter van der Meer

Dyslexia is generally considered a disability, prejudices are always in place (they are slow and can not read or write). To be honest some of it is true but they have other qualities that make them excellent developers. There are lot of misconceptions about dyslexia. Did you know that 40% of all the self made millionaires are dyslexic. Approximately 2 out of 10 persons are dyslexic and 6 out of 10 do not even know it or are trying to hide it and that ? After a short introduction on what dyslexia actually is I will present you with some interesting facts that you probably did not know. From there on I take you on a ride into the mind of a dyslexic. His reading skills, the problems he faces and more important their perception of the world. The way that we perceive the world allows us to have a different look at anything we encounter. This different look is sometimes referred to as thinking outside the box. At the end of the presentation, I hope that I reframed this perceived weakness as being a powerful tool. And some pointers on how to interact with us, it is not that different from any other person.


Docker, JVM and CPU

Aparna Chaudhary

With the increasing adoption of cloud native technologies and containerization; the gap between Java development and system administration is decreasing. Whether you are using Docker Swarm, Kubernetes or Mesos/Marathon as a container orchestrator; fundamental challenges for running docker in production are common.

In this talk, I would like to share some of the basic linux concepts about CPU scheduling every Java Developer should know to be able to perform effective configuration and troubleshooting for docker containers.

Yes, Docker provides isolation, but only if you know how best to configure it.