Interviews from JavaPolis 2006: Day 1
Perspectives from the 'Polis
by Bill Venners
December 14, 2006
This article contains a collection of short, punchy audio recordings made at JavaPolis on Wednesday, December 13, 2006. Each recording captures one person's notion of an idea that is important for developers to think about.
Today, I roamed around JavaPolis conference in Antwerp, Belgium with a microphone. I spoke with several people about the 'one thing they'd like the world to know in five minutes or less,' and plan to continue the effort tomorrow and Friday. My goal is 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 first installment, I've collected several short audio clips, each six 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.
|| Brian Goetz, Java Evangelist at Sun author of of Java Concurrency in Practice, discusses the most important things to keep in mind about concurrency programming given the current trend towards of multi-core processors. (2:14)
|| Paul Fremantle, VP, Technology and Partnerships, at WSO2 discusses why open source is like Irish music. (3:03)
|| James Ward, Technical Evangelist at Adobe, describes Apollo, Adobe's new desktop runtime for Flex and Ajax applications. (2:38)
|| Philip van Dalen and Jonathon Stolk of Backbase, discusses how XML is used in their AJAX library. (5:53)
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.