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August 25, 2004

Demos, presentations, testimonials,...

We had some IBM execs doing the rounds today and visiting us in Hursley. One of the things we got to talk about was aspects (what else? ;). In preparation for the session, we'd previously sent emails out to a number of our internal users asking them what they're doing with AspectJ, getting them to quantify the benefits where possible, and talk about their future plans. Regrettably, I can't share with you the details of those projects - but I can say that I'm really bowled over with the progress that project teams are making. We're seeing real benefits in improving the modularity of real programs, and many of those internal users are just getting on with it without needing any great hand-holding from our team either. Very encouraging.

We've also been putting together some Flash-based streaming demos of AJDT in action. I recorded them at home, and then the media team converted my avi files. I got the results back yesterday and I'm really pleased - they've done a great job and the demos show off the tools to good effect. Of course, you have the disadvantage of listening to my voice whilst the demos are running. but then you can't have everything ;). I hope to get these put up somewhere public shortly, and as soon as I do I'll post a link.

However, if you can't wait that long to see me make a fool of myself, then I've good news for you: the streaming versions of the presentations I gave to the Belgium JUG have just been uploaded to their wiki - and the team have done a super job capturing my somewhat crazed presentation. I'd forgotten just how much fun that event was until I watched the video again tonight. You can see the talks at the BeJUG Wiki site (and Rod Johnson's AOP in Spring talk too) at http://www.bejug.org/confluenceBeJUG/display/Events/Home. Enjoy!

Posted by adrian at August 25, 2004 09:11 PM [permalink]



You might also like to consider Viewlet Builder from Qarbon to create demos. They have a nice java UI that allows you get make the finished viewlet really tidy.

One of the Oracle PMs put together a viewlet of ADJT running in JDeveloper for me.



Posted by: Gerard Davison at August 26, 2004 10:03 AM

That's very cool!! :) I hadn't seen that before.... did you post to aspectj-users to let them know the demo was there? (You should if not - it's possible I missed it).

I'll definitely be checking out the Viewlet Builder...

Posted by: Adrian at August 27, 2004 10:41 AM

Thanks for referring to our video stream.
It seems that a lot of AspectJ'ers are finding our wiki now, and it's eating up our bandwidth!

See you again @ JavaPolis in December.


Posted by: JoW at September 2, 2004 07:17 AM

I've looked at the streams at the BeJug wiki. Found it very useful. Will you still be releasing the flash AJDT presentation?

Posted by: Stephen at October 5, 2004 04:54 PM

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