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Christian Frei

Christian Frei is the co-organizer of Jazoon, the international conference on Java technology for software developers, architects, consultants, and IT managers. The first ever Jazoon in summer 2007 attracted 800 participants and speakers from 28 countries. Already the very first accomplishment of Jazoon turned Zurich for four days into the epicenter of the Java and open source community.


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Effective Java (2nd edition) in Europe

Posted by cwfrei on June 6, 2008 at 12:51 AM PDT

The 2nd edition of Effective Java by Joshua Bloch will be exclusively available at Jazoon'08 for the first time in Europe. You can purchase the book at the conference registration desk for the special conference prize of CHF 50.

9 days to EURO2008 - 25 days to JAZOON'08

Posted by cwfrei on May 29, 2008 at 5:06 AM PDT

In 9 days the EURO2008 soccer championship will start in Switzerland. And in 25 days Jazoon'08 will kick-off.

The Duke starring in 2001!

Posted by cwfrei on May 14, 2008 at 7:58 AM PDT

The Swiss Duke

From Java to Scala?

Posted by cwfrei on May 13, 2008 at 1:42 AM PDT

In many sessions e.g. in the Script Bowl on Day 2 Scala was a topic of interest at JavaOne (don't ask me why Scala was in the 'Script' bowl). Some of the features of this functional language certainly impressed.

What language/framework should I choose?

Posted by cwfrei on May 8, 2008 at 10:52 AM PDT

The question is of course not new. But is it obsolete? The following comments arose from a Q&A with Jonathan Schwartz and Rich Green at JavaOne as well as the 'Scripting Panel' with Charles Nutter, Tor Norby, Ted Leung, Guy Laforge, and Greg Murray moderated by Tim Bray.

Dynamics in Open Source: Sun and MySQL

Posted by cwfrei on May 7, 2008 at 10:49 AM PDT

In his JavaOne keynote Rich Green (Executive VP Software) presented the acquisition of MySQL as a success story so far, demonstrated in the increased number of downloads.

Geeks are usually skeptical when they hear about an acquisition like this one. I also have to admit that I saw some industrial logic in it but also remained reserved owing to potential drawbacks.


Posted by cwfrei on May 6, 2008 at 1:45 PM PDT

Profit now and save EUR 210!

Posted by cwfrei on April 29, 2008 at 2:32 AM PDT

This is your chance to really profit from the early bird discount for
Jazoon'08. Sign up before the end of April and save EUR 210.

And if you are a JUG member you can save an additional 25% on the conference pass!

The Duke starring in 24!

Posted by cwfrei on April 25, 2008 at 5:39 AM PDT

The Swiss Duke

Submit a proposal: the latest Java trends

Posted by cwfrei on April 15, 2008 at 6:04 AM PDT

On Tuesday, 2008-06-24 Jazoon'08 will feature an extra session called Jazoon Cutting-Edge. This session will include the latest trends, updates and highlights of the Java world that have emerged since our Call for papers closed by the end of 2007.