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Want to get a report of a certain session? I'll be attending No Fluff Just Stuff in Austin, Texas at the end of June. So, look at all that's available, and let me know what you'd like to see.

I haven't yet decided my schedule, and it's going to be tough to do so. I'm sure to attend some Groovy and JRuby sessions, but I don't know which ones. In any case, I want to try to leave at least a couple of sessions open for requests, so feel free to let me know in the comments what you'd like to see. (No guarantees though!). Here's what I'm toying with so far (apologies in advance for not linking to the talks or the speakers' blogs, there are far too many of them =)):

First set of sessions: No clue. Leaning toward session 1, Groovy: Greasing the Wheels of Java by Scott Davis.

Second set: 7 (Groovy and Java: The Integration Story by Scott Davis), 8 (Java 6 Features, what's in it for you? by Venkat Subramaniam), 9 (Power Regular Expressions in Java by Neal Ford), or 11 (Agile Release Estimating, Planning and Tracking by Pete Behrens). But, no idea really.

Third set: 13 (Real World Grails by Scott Davis), 15 (10 Ways to Improve Your Code by Neal Ford), or 17 (Agile Pattern: The Product Increment by Pete Behrens). I'm also considering doing the JavaScript Exposed: There's a Real Programming Language in There! talks in the 2nd and 3rd sets by Glenn Vanderburg.

Fourth set: Almost certainly I'll be attending session 20, Drooling with Groovy and Rules by Venkat Subramaniam, which will focus on declarative rules-based programming in Groovy, although Debugging and Testing the Web Tier by Neal Ford (session 22) and Java Performance Myths by Brian Goetz (session 24) are also of interest to me.

Fifth set: Again, almost certainly I'll go to Session 27, Building DSLs in Static and Dynamic Languages by Neal Ford.

Sixth set: No clue - I'm interested in all of them.

Seventh set: Session 37, Advanced View Techniques With Grails by Jeff Brown and Session 39, Advanced Hibernate by Scott Leberknight, and Session 42, Mocking Web Services by Scott Davis all stick out at me.

Eighth set: Session 47, Pragmatic Extreme Programming by Neal Ford, Session 46, What's New in Java 6 by Jason Hunter, Session 45, RAD JSF with Seam, Facelets, and Ajax4jsf, Part One by David Geary, or Session 44, Enterprise Applications with Spring: Part 1 by Ramnivas Laddad all seem nice.

Ninth set: Session 50, Enterprise Applications with Spring: Part 2 by Ramnivas Laddad or Session 51, RAD JSF with Seam, Facelets, and Ajax4jsf, Part Two by David Geary are appealing, which probably means the eight set will be the part 1 of either of these talks.

Tenth set: Session 59, Productive Programmer: Acceleration, Focus, and Indirection by Neal Ford is looking to be my choice, though the sessions on Reflection, Spring/Hibernate Integration Patterns, Idioms, and Pitfalls, and NetKernel (which "turns the wisdom" of "XML is like lye. It is very useful, but humans shouldn't touch it," "on its head" all interest me.

Final set: Most probably I'll go to Session #65: Productive Programmer: Automation and Canonicality by Neal Ford.

As you can see, there's tons to choose from - and that's just my narrowed down version. So much so, I wonder how many people will leave the symposium more disappointed about what they missed than satisfied with what they saw =).

Anyway, let me know what you'd like to see. Even if its not something from the list I made, I'll consider it, especially if there seems to be enough interest in it.

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This sounds very interesting:

Session #65: Productive Programmer: Automation and Canonicality by Neal Ford.

I'd like to see what that session holds.

Posted by Dan Wilson on Jun 11, 2007 at 11:06 AM UTC - 5 hrs

Thanks for the input Dan! Any others? I get to choose one from each set (and there are more in each set than I posted), so if you'd like to see anything else, just let me know

(I ask again since that one was already a "most probably" on the list and was the only one I listed in that set).

Posted by Sam on Jun 11, 2007 at 12:51 PM UTC - 5 hrs

All looks interesting. Only stand out for me was the Drools one. Hope you're gonna be blogging about these?!

Posted by Peter Bell on Jun 11, 2007 at 05:24 PM UTC - 5 hrs

Absolutely!

Posted by Sam on Jun 11, 2007 at 05:26 PM UTC - 5 hrs

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