Apollogic at Confitura 2015 conference – event report!
At the beginning of July I had the chance to participate in Confitura 2015 conference which took place in Warsaw. The event is dedicated mainly to programmers using JAVA language, and to all those who want to keep pace with the programming world novelties, and are interested in the issues of quality of code, and want to learn more about interesting aspects of the programmer’s profession. This conference is also an excellent venue for people looking for a job as a programmer, and an opportunity for companies wanting to find worthy candidates. So much for the introduction! A lot really happened, this is why I decided to write a short review from the event 🙂
The event is largely addressed to JAVA programmers and developers dealing with implementation of software and its maintenance at production. Front-end programmers might also be interested in the conference, because it was for them that n number of presentations were given. Participants of these events are mostly specialists and experts who may not only learn new facts but also share their own knowledge and experience during network meetings.
Altogether 36 presentations were given during the Confitura 2015 conference, and those which interested me the most were connected to issues of creating high-quality code and software testing, because this is a subject I want to focus on in my career myself, working as a Business Software Developer at Apollogic. During Confitura 2015 conference I could participate in many interesting talks and workshops, but I was most impressed by a paper given by Marcin Grzejszczak – “Stick to the rules – Consumer-Driven Contracts”. Consumer-Driven Contracts is an approach which, according to the author and presentation, introduces many modifications to the process of software development. After listening to the presentation, I enriched my knowledge about code design, where the programmer focuses on its usability, that is, target use rather than accurate implementation.
Confitura 2015 is also a venue where you could learn about new trends in JAVA language programming. The dominant tendency is currently automating the process of implementation of the developed software in production, and a fashion to use microservices architecture. Among other trends mentioned by the speakers were automatic tests.
Summarising, I can recommend the Confitura conference to any programmer who wants to develop their abilities and keep pace with new trends and developments of JAVA programming language. The conference was also an unforgettable opportunity to gain new knowledge from areas in which we did not have so much expertise, and also a chance to talk with other specialists and explain all doubts related to issues of my own specialisation. Thank you very much Confitura 2015! I hope we will meet in a year’s time 🙂
The author of this report is Business Software Developer at Apollogic, Agnieszka Grzywacz.
- On 21/07/2015