The Road to BaselOne – Stop 9 – Basel

The final leg of the BaselOne tour began very early in the morning in Geneva as we prepared ourselves to visit CERN. We arrived just before staff, employees and visitors rushed into the place. We’d like to thank Manuel Álvarez and Pablo del Castro for organizing the visit and taking the time to explain us the mission, history, technical details and discoveries made by CERN. Our first stop was the workshop where the magnets arrive, get serviced and tested, then shipped to the tunnel. The following screenshot is of one of the test beds used to measure the performance of Read More


The Road to BaselOne – Stop 8 – Geneva

We’ve had a blast so far at the Italian section of the tour, alas it was time to say goodbye to old and new friends and start the journey to our next destination. The schedule marked Geneva as our next stop, the plan was to continue traveling west then north to reach Geneva, however there were no suitable train routes in that direction, thus we headed back to Milano and crossed the border between Italy and Switzerland by passing under the Alps. This was Sebastian’s last chance to get a cup of delicious italian made coffee. The scenery in this Read More


The Road to BaselOne – Stop 7 – Torino

Torino, what a great city. We arrived early morning from Milano after a quick train ride. We had time to do some work during the day and catch up with e-mails. Next Simone Bordet, co-leader of JUG Torino took us for a short trip around the city center and sample local delicacies at Café Al Bicerin. There are so many sights and interesting places to visit, both inside and outside of the city, alas it was time to join the JUG thus we headed to the venue. We’ll have to come back again to Torino to have a further look. Read More


The Road to BaselOne – Stop 6 – Milano

We arrived to Milano on Saturday by late afternoon and spent the weekend recharging batteries before restarting the tour. Milano has no shortage of fine pizza and delicious gelato; we naturally sampled some of the local delicacies, even had some time to wander around the Doumo and the Castello Sforzesco as the forecasted rain did not materialize. The program for the evening was packed as the Sebastian, Kirk, and myself were scheduled to make a presentation each, this meant we had to split the time in 40 minute slots. Despite the reduced time we managed to make a good impression Read More


The Road to BaselOne – Stop 5 – Lugano

Ciao Amici! Sebastian and I had a blast in Zürich, alas it was time to depart for literally warmer climates. The city of Lugano in the south east of Switzerland has a very mild climate all year round. Another quick breakfast followed by some productive hours and we were on our way to Lugano. Kirk rejoined us from Munich one hoiur later, and Ixchel (@ixchelruiz) completed the traveling group 2 hours after we arrived in Lugano. from Zürich to Lugano #RoadToBaselOne pic.twitter.com/Fqjs8OaHFs — Andres Almiray (@aalmiray) September 15, 2017 We enjoyed the grandiose view of the Lago di Lugano, with Read More


The Road to BaselOne – Stop 4 – Zürich

Hoi Zürich! The weather in Munich was great when we left but quickly deteriorated into showers and strong winds. By train, ferry, and bus Sebastian and I arrived from Munich in Zürich just in time to have a light late lunch and head directly to the venue organized by JUG.ch. A quick scramble to test the setup and we were off to a good start. Sebastian presented once more Event Sourcing and CQRS. this particular topic resonates very well with audiences as there were many questions regarding the pros and cons of choosing an event driven architecture design for your Read More


The Road to BaselOne – Stop 3 – Munich

Day 3 of the Road to Basel One tour, thus time in the city of Munich, Sebastian’s home town. Kirk Pepperdine (@kcpeppe) joined us for this stop and delighted the audience with some general information on how garbage collectors work and how the G1 GC could be tuned. This topic is very relevant given that G1 becomes the default collector in Java 9, to be released two weeks from today. .@kcpeppe has joined the #RoadToBaselOne tour and is getting started with Tuning the G1GC pic.twitter.com/icoRDdfJde — Andres Almiray (@aalmiray) September 13, 2017 We managed to record a few portions of Read More


The Road to BaselOne – Stop 2 – Stuttgart

The Road to BaselOne continues! Stop #2 began with an early breakfast and plenty of time to do some work before jumping on the train to Stuttgart. I used the time we had to publish issue 003 of my newsletter (English, Spanish) recounting one of the many topics we experienced during the summer at JCrete. After a great meal at an Indian restaurant located at the south of the city we settled at our hotel to continue our daily work until later afternoon, when it was time for joining JUG Stuttgart. For this top both Sebastian and I had speaking Read More


The Road to BaselOne – Stop 1 – Karlsruhe

And so it began, the Road to BaselOne Tour kicked off with Sebastian (@DaschnerS) and myself (@aalmiray) meeting at Karlsruhe main train station in the early afternoon. After some time tending to our respective job obligations at a quiet location we arrived to our destination, the LogMeIn offices, the evening’s sponsor for @jugka. Sebastian presented a hot topic: When, why and how to CQRS. The audience was very engaged and asked plenty of questions during the presentation, which was exactly our intended goal 🙂 I took the opportunity to stream live some portions of the presentation using Periscope, links below Read More


Get ready for BaselOne

The second edition of the BaselOne conference (previously known as JavaBasel) will take place in October 19th in the city of Basel, Switzerland. This is a great opportunity to catch up with your peers, establish those essential network relationships, get the content directly from the source, also enjoy some fondue or chocolate too. The speaker lineup is ready, the content has a good mix of Java, JavaScript, and other useful software related topics. Tickets are still available if you want to join us! There’s one pre-conference event taking place one month before, we call it The Road to BaselOne, a Read More


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