I had the opportunity to give the very last talk Real World Java EE at devoxx 2012 conference. It seems like Java EE is still going strong--AttendeesOverflowException was about to happen. Also more than 50% of the attendees already used Java EE 6 (I asked) about 25% Java EE 5 and a few, poor developers had still to work with the ancient J2EE :-).
1h turned to be way too short and I covered only about 70% of the intended stuff. Also I tried to answer as many questions during the talk as only possible.
Right after the session I got a nice feedback:
"We liked your session, it was less polished than from the other speakers."I take such a feedback seriously--and will try to improve my upcoming talks even further in the suggested direction :-).
Thanks for the many questions and interactions during and after the talk--I really enjoyed it. The extensive slide deck and the sample "slide generator" project I used to explain the "real world" are checked in.
My general impression about Devoxx is really good. The conference is well organized and I met friends from old projects all over the place. I also attended two talks (Java FX and Annotations for JDK 1.8)--both were very good as well. Big thanks to the organizers for the great conference!