• Wouter Van Hecke

  • Software Engineer

  • Benny Lootens

  • Software Engineer

  • Jurgen Goossens

  • Software Engineer

  • Steven Gentens

  • Software Engineer

  • Sander Van Loock

  • Software Engineer



What tickled our interest?

Devoxx is coming up soon, and just like every year, there are more talks than you can shake a stick at. While we would be remiss not to plug the talk of our very own Ruben De Gauw on Sociocracy (Friday from 09:30 to 10:20 in Room 6), we asked our developers what talks they were most looking forward to in the upcoming conference.

Benny Lootens
Kubernetes Distilled - an in-depth guide for the busy Java developer
Alberto Rios & Oliver Hughes
Monday from 09:30 to 12:30 in Room 8

A few months ago we, as Java DevOps, made the jump from BeanStalk to Kubernetes, giving us more efficient control over the deployment and life cycles of our applications. Even so, I feel like we’ve barely scratched the surface of what’s possible in regard to testing, monitoring, and scalability. I hope this talk can teach us a thing or two (or more), so we can better satisfy our clients’ wishes.


Wouter Van Hecke
Best Practices to Spring to Kubernetes Easier and Faster
Ray Tsang
Wednesday from 14:00 to 14:50 in Room 5

Our experiences with Kubernetes are definitely positive, but I can definitely recognize the problems mentioned in the talk’s description. So I’m hoping there will be a few solutions on offer to some of the common problems we experience. There are also a number of tools mentioned with which we have no experience at all. So I’m curious if and how we’ll be able to improve our Kubernetes flows after this talk.


Sander Van Loock
Java 9 and Beyond
Venkat Subramaniam
Tuesday from 13:30 to 16:30 in Room 5

Venkat is a great speaker. I’ve been following him for a while and it’s always nice to see him in the flesh. On top of that, we’ve recently upgraded our projects to JDK 11, but we aren’t yet using all of the latest features it offers. This talk should give both the knowledge and the inspiration to get the most out of it.


Jurgen Goosens
Agile is STILL a Dirty Word
James Birnie
Wednesday from 17:50 to 18:40 in Room 8

Agile continues to be misinterpreted by clients, developers, and managers. This seems to impede the development process, making it unnecessarily slower and more difficult. On the other hand, I do understand why this is the case. Hopefully this talk can show me whether this is true everywhere and, more importantly, whether it is possible to improve upon it.


Steven Gentens
Clean Code – The Next Chapter
Victor Rentea
Tuesday from 13:30 to 16:30 in room 8

Developing pretty much anything takes quite some time and is often a collaborative effort of many hands and eyes. As such, code that is readable and maintainable becomes a necessity. We are constantly refactoring, whether it is to make a feature reusable in another application, to clear up confusing code or even to fix bugs. Extra tips and techniques are always welcome.


What talks are you looking forward to? Be sure to let us know in the comments!

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