Last week the 22nd Fusion Middleware and PaaS Partner Community Forum took place in Valencia, Spain.
For me this was a very valuable experience - again as I have visited a number of #ofmForum before.
Let me recap here the highlights of this meeting.
After a great Welcome-Reception the evening before, where everybody had the chance to catch up with a large number of old (and soon-to-be new) friends, the conference started with a kind of the state of the union by Jürgen Kress.
After decades of dullness, data is back in vogue. As part of this, we're seeing an increasingly diverse set of data technologies available. Taken as a group, these technologies can be viewed as a platform for working with data.
Haven't done a review in a while. It's time to dive a little deeper into the technical portfolio of Lightbend. Today it is Akka. A book with this title is the ideal start with a new technology in general. And for all my Java readers: Rest assured, that all examples in this book are in Java 8 (and in Scala). A big "Thank you!" to Packt Publishing who provided the book to me for review.