closing out Euromnis and thanks to many
on behalf of the Artsman team, I wanted to extend a big thanks to the organizers of Euromnis this year as well as all the attendees.
We’ve been going for many years, both as attendees and presenters — I think we’ve only missed two of 17 conferences. I found this year to be one of the best in many ways. The atmosphere was really collegial. In sessions that we gave, the attendee’s seemed really into the information, probing for detail and ready to take on the ideas and make them their own. In sessions that I attended, the info was top notch and made you think.
I found that there were more sessions that I wanted to go to than I could attend — and thats a sign of a good conference. Like being a tourist, if one can’t get to all the hot-spots, it means you need to come back to town or learn more.
There were new session and topics (workers, using git as a vcs, using jenkins to build and test your applications, JS client, graphs in oBrowser, sentry for bug reporting, better REST api setup) and it struck me that Studio has moved a long long way in the past year or so. Studio 8.1 is now better poised to embrace a lot of open source toolsets that support the application development process — and thats a huge thing for automation of the application development process. Much of this is aided by the new ownership and the stability that comes with people who believe in power of the toolset.
I also saw the flowering of the open source movement in our community to share small code modules (libraries) so that people don’t have to invent everything themselves. Henk, Alex, Artsman, Lars to name a few. I’m waiting for Graham to put out an opensource library to let people talk to mailchimp (since he started one :)) Forgive me if I forgot anybody who put something up — and I laud the goal of making Studio a recognized language in github. There is lots for all to learn in the sharing of small libraries process — and it will take Studio 8.1 ,but its comforting that we are taking steps in that direction. It is what has made other languages become mainstream.
Birgit shared some marketing strategies and results from the past year. Its the first time we, as a group, have really heard that kind of open-ness — and it was fantastic. It was cool to hear that Omnis is even being taught in a couple of university/college courses from a developer/Omnis collaboration.
Jim P. mentioned some of the futures of omnis — and while we never know if ideas on the drawing board will come to fruition, I’m especially excited about 9.x and remote debugging of client server applications and the renewed prominence/focus on the ‘fat client’.
The Omnis band was phenomenal this year. The players were great and it was supplanted by ED and the cook from the hotel who told me that they were really looking forward to having us back to that they could play. A number of the front desk people had a hearty welcome back – I remember you.. Its nice when a hotel and its staff know you and like you.
it was a good conference. I look forward to next year already. Thanks again to all who came and made it a great week for learning an camaraderie.
see you at the third annual users conference
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