Interviews from JavaOne 2006: Day 2
Perspectives from the Pavilion
by Frank Sommers and Bill Venners
May 18, 2006
This article contains a collection of short, punchy audio recordings made at JavaOne on Wednesday, May 17, 2006. Each recording captures one
person's notion of an idea that is important for developers to think about.
Today, Frank Sommers and I again roamed the JavaOne Pavilion with a microphone. Like yesterday, we spoke with several people about the important ideas behind their products.
Our goal in this series is to give you a feel for the latest developments in the commercial Java space and to gather new and interesting ideas about development for you to ponder.
In this second installment, we've collected several short audio clips, each five minutes or less, for you to listen to. If something strikes a chord with you, whether
harmonic or dissonant, we encourage you to post in the discussion forum.
||Cameron Purdy, CEO of
Tangosol, Inc. discusses the difference between a cache and a data grid. (2:14)
||Alberto Savoia, founder and CTO of
Agitar Software discusses why more people don't do unit testing in practice. (5:10)
|| Kevin Hakman, Director of Product Marketing at
TIBCO, discusses the challenges facing developers wishing to create AJAX enterprise for the enterprise. (3:52)
|| Mark Schiefelbein, Product Manager at
Backbase, discusses the challenges for Java developers building AJAX-enriched web interfaces. (6:41)
|| Ted Farrell, Chief Architect of Tools and Middleware at
Oracle, discusses the challenges faced by Java developers when they first try to wire services together
via service-oriented architecture. (3:25)
|| Max Katz, Senior Systems Engineer at
Exadel discusses why developers would choose JSF, what challenges face those who do. (2:11)
|| Bruno Schäffer, CTO of
Canoo Engineering AG, discusses the problems with AJAX and Swing for creating rich clients, and describes an
alternative approach. (3:37)
Have an opinion about any of the ideas presented in these audio segments?
Discuss this article in the Articles Forum topic,
Interviews from JavaOne: Day 2.
About the authors
Frank Sommers is a Senior Editor with Artima Developer.
Prior to joining Artima, Frank wrote the Jiniology and Web services columns for JavaWorld.
He is an elected member of the Jini Community's Technical Advisory Committee.
Bill Venners is president of Artima Software, Inc. and editor-in-chief of
Artima Developer. He is author of the book, Inside the Java Virtual
Machine, a programmer-oriented survey of the Java platform's architecture
and internals. His popular columns in JavaWorld magazine covered Java
internals, object-oriented design, and Jini. Bill has been active in the Jini
Community since its inception. He led the Jini Community's ServiceUI project,
whose ServiceUI API became the de facto standard way to associate user
interfaces to Jini services. Bill also serves as an elected member of the Jini
Community's initial Technical Oversight Committee (TOC), and in this role
helped to define the governance process for the community.