- On Saturday:
- Ensuring uptime in a small startup: A good talk about some principles on how to ensure uptime during schema updates - based on PostgreSQL, but applies to any relational database.
- An introduction to Ada 2005 and Ada 2012: A time shift back into my days at the university - at least concerning the presentation style: good didactics and very old-style slides. I've never coded in Ada. So, this talk gave me a rough introduction.
- Why Java for Linux Applications?: A very personal talk about the speaker's learnings when trying to develop a GUI for an existing set of programs - and why he failed with C and Gtk+ ending up with Java and Swing.
- Debian packaging for beginners: As I'm working a lot with RPM packaging and have never done packages for Debain-based systems so far, this talk was a good introduction for me.
- Linux Containers and OpenVZ: Nothing really new for me, but a good overview of the current state and the upcoming features.
- Garbage Collection Visualization, GCSpy and NetBeans in tandem: I expected a bit more hands-on, as I spent a lot of time on GC optimization for various JVM scenarios. But GCSpy seems to be a project worth looking at in the near future.
|Winter impressions at the ULB area|
- On Sunday:
- Sphinx Users stories and How to offload MySQL server with Sphinx: Very interesting for me, as I'm using Sphinx for enabling fast full-text search on email data stored in a MySQL database.
- MySQL HA reloaded - old tricks and cool new tools to guarantee high availability to your MySQL Servers: A good and surely quite complete overview about the possibilities to ensure MySQL high availability and their limitations.
- Works with persistent graphs using OrientDB: A short and hands-on introduction into OrientDB.
- Bringing monitoring into the 21st century - How to predict problems before they arise: A good talk about adaptive monitoring and why fixed thresholds can be misleading.
- DevOps is not an absolute. It's a range.: A really cool talk about the different nuances of DevOps inspired by real-world experiences.
- The Apache Cassandra storage engine: Not so interesting for me, as I've never used Cassandra before.
- Configuration management and deployment with RPM and YADT: The project I'm partially working on for my current employer. A colleague of mine held this talk and made a good job.
Besides the talks there were many booths from a lot of vendors and organizations.
|Beastie, the mascot of BSD operating systems|