Interviews from JavaPolis 2006: Day 2
Perspectives from the 'Polis
by Bill Venners
December 18, 2006
This article contains a collection of short audio recordings made at JavaPolis on Thursday, December 14, 2006. Each recording captures one
person's notion of an idea that is important for developers to think about.
This past Thursday, I roamed around JavaPolis conference in Antwerp, Belgium with a microphone. I spoke with several people about the
'one thing they would like the world to know.' My goal was to give you a feel for the
latest developments in the Java space and to gather new and interesting ideas about development for you to ponder.
In this second installment, I've collected several short audio clips 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.
||Jean Elliot, Senior Director
of Java Software Product Marketing at Sun, speaks about the latest happenings in the Java world. (9:31)
CTO of Canoo, talks about the good and bad of AJAX hype. (11:24)
||Alex Krapf of
Codemesh, Inc., discusses the problem of versioning, and what to do about it. (4:39)
||Jon Harrison, Product Manager
for JBuilder in Europe at Borland, talks about the new JBuilder, which is built on top of Eclipse. (2:07)
||Mike Griffiths of
Perforce talks about how to scale up version control to large teams with Perforce. (6:31)
||Graeme Rocher, project
lead of Groovy on Grails, talks about how Grails facilitates a blended approach of static and dynamic
typing, the "best of both worlds." (15:57)
||David Booth, Executive
Marketing Manager for JetBrains, discusses why developers should consider buying
IntelliJ IDEA in a world that includes free IDEs like Eclipse and NetBeans. (4:02)
||Nati Shalom, CTO of
Gigaspaces, discusses how to design applications for scalability. (22:46)
||Rod Johnson, CEO of
Interface21 and creator of Spring, discusses the application of
OSGi to the server side. (5:58)
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Interviews from JavaPolis: Day 2.
About the author
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.