Interviews from JavaOne 2006: Day 3

Perspectives from the Pavilion

by Frank Sommers and Bill Venners
May 19, 2006

This article contains a collection of short, punchy audio recordings made at JavaOne on Thursday, May 18, 2006. Each recording captures one person's notion of an idea that is important for developers to think about.

On Thursday, Frank Sommers and I once again roamed the JavaOne Pavilion and 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 third installment, we'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.

Click to download audio Ari Zilka, CEO and founder of Terracotta discusses the difference between clustering the infrastructure and clustering an application. (2:14)
Click to download audio Andrew Ballester, Senior Product Manager at, Inc. discusses how to distribute a mobile application. (4:09)
Click to download audio Adam Fitzgerald, Director of Developer Relations at BEA Systems, Inc. discusses what role a commercial vendor can play in the open source community. (4:52)
Click to download audio Andy Carmichael, VP of International Operations at Ivis Technologies discusses the importance of communication between project planners (management) and doers (developers). (5:20)
Click to download audio Brian Chess, founder and Chief Scientist of Fortify Software discusses the problem of developer mistakes, and what the implications of mistakes are for the security of applications developers build. (1:52)
Click to download audio Sam Heisz, an engineer at Caucho Technology, Inc., discusses why you might want to run the PHP web scripting language in a JVM. (4:13)
Click to download audio James Ward, Technical Evangelist at Adobe, compares Flex with AJAX and Swing as a technology for building and deploying rich clients. (5:16)
Click to download audio Charles Gold, Senior Director, Worldwide Marketing at DataDirect Technologies, discusses the importance of the database driver in improving database perfomance. (2:17)
Click to download audio Stephane Bastian, Senior Architect at Infragistics discusses the state of component technology on the Java platform. (2:59)
Click to download audio Bryan Cheung, Director of Business Development at Liferay discusses the concepts behind portals and portlets, and the difference between a portal and a content management system (CMS). (2:58)
Click to download audio Sean Johnson, Product Manager at Business Objects Corporation, makers of Crystal Reports, compares the culture of Java developers to that of Microsoft developers when it comes to integrating reporting functionality into their applications. (3:37)

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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.