This was my second time in Nürnberg for Developer Week. The last time I spoke here was in 2017, except for an online talk in 2021. If I should estimate, the conference this year was about half the size of what it used to be, which is pretty normal nowadays. With around 5-600 attendees daily, it is still a decent-sized conference.
Developer Week is mostly geared towards .NET developers, but there is a Java track as well with quite a few interesting talks. I was a co-speaker with Werner Keil on Jakarta EE Security – Sailing Safe in Troubled Waters.
Right after this talk, my talk titled Jakarta EE 10 – Feature by Feature was up. It was nice to have a full hour to present, with plenty of room for live demos. Usually, I have to cut a couple of the demos a little when the speaking slot is shorter.
Before going to the conference, I did a morning run along the old city walls of Nuremberg. Of course, wearing my Jakarta EE running shirt!