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.

Click to download audio Jean Elliot, Senior Director of Java Software Product Marketing at Sun, speaks about the latest happenings in the Java world. (9:31)
Click to download audio Bruno Schaeffer, CTO of Canoo, talks about the good and bad of AJAX hype. (11:24)
Click to download audio Alex Krapf of Codemesh, Inc., discusses the problem of versioning, and what to do about it. (4:39)
Click to download audio Jon Harrison, Product Manager for JBuilder in Europe at Borland, talks about the new JBuilder, which is built on top of Eclipse. (2:07)
Click to download audio Mike Griffiths of Perforce talks about how to scale up version control to large teams with Perforce. (6:31)
Click to download audio 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)
Click to download audio 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)
Click to download audio Nati Shalom, CTO of Gigaspaces, discusses how to design applications for scalability. (22:46)
Click to download audio Rod Johnson, CEO of Interface21 and creator of Spring, discusses the application of OSGi to the server side. (5:58)

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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.