During my talk yesterday at Devoxx, my laptop died about halfway through. Fortunately for me, Toni Epple stepped in and loaned me his laptop to finish up the presentation and even had a demo ready for me! Toni and I met the day before at the speakers’ dinner where we talked about Quercus and the new NetBeans PHP support. I hadn’t had a chance to look at it yet, so at the dinner I couldn’t say whether they worked together or not. The day of the talk, Toni stopped by the Caucho booth to try to get Netbeans to deploy WordPress to Quercus and we got it working quite easily on his laptop. He let me use that same laptop and the deployed WordPress as a demo when my machine died. What luck!
This just in… in the middle of writing this blog entry, one of the audience members from yesterday came to talk to me at the booth and told me that the same thing happened to another presenter at a BOF later in the day! I was using my laptop with Windows, then I tried another Windows machine which didn’t work, and finally Toni’s Mac saved me. In the BOF, there were again two Windows laptops that failed then a Mac saved the day again. I’m pretty sure what my replacement machine should be now…
Watch this blog for my presentation and either a description or a screencast next week of the demo I was planning to do. It’s actually a nice little example of how to profile and optimize a PHP app with a Java profiler. It will use our built-in Resin profiler that I modified last week to have a special Quercus mode.
Thanks once again to Toni for his help and check out his blog post about getting the NetBeans PHP and Quercus to work together. Thanks also to all the other attendees for coming and for their patience!