Happenings: QCon London 2010 previewed
The conference schedule reflects many of the trends which are "up and coming" in development. One track covers the world of NoSQL and non-relational databases with presentations on MongoDB and Apache CouchDB. Another track takes on cloud computing from a developers point of view. The alt.NET community are represented in a .NET track, which is all about using non-"Microsoft prescribed" technologies on Microsoft's .NET platform.The emerging DevOps movement, which aims to bring the worlds of development and operations closer together through better practices and technology, is covered in another track and will explore the potential of integrating the creation of applications with their deployment and administration.
QCon is often host to intriguing case studies, and a Wednesday track on "Architectures you've always wondered about" will look at how Facebook, Skype, Bwin, the League of Legends MMPOG, and Sky.com have been constructed, with presentations from the developers. On the Friday, a "CoolStuff with Java" track will explore OSGi, Swing, Spring 3.0 and Spring Roo and host a panel on Java modularity. Other tracks will cover software craftsmanship, functional programming, concurrency, SOA, the browser as a platform and testing.
The conference is surrounded by a number of free user group events including CloudCamp, Dojo, Erlang, JAVAWUG and the Norwegian .NET User Group. Registration for all three days of the conference costs £1235.
The H is a media sponsor of QCon and will be reporting from the event with, as always, an eye on open source matters.