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.
||Ari Zilka, CEO and founder of
Terracotta discusses the difference between clustering the infrastructure and clustering an application. (2:14)
||Andrew Ballester, Senior Product Manager at
SMS.ac, Inc. discusses how to distribute a mobile application. (4:09)
||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)
||Andy Carmichael, VP of International Operations at
Ivis Technologies discusses the importance of communication between project planners (management) and doers (developers). (5:20)
||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)
|| 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)
|| James Ward, Technical Evangelist at
Adobe, compares Flex with AJAX and Swing as a technology for building and deploying rich clients. (5:16)
|| Charles Gold, Senior Director, Worldwide Marketing at
DataDirect Technologies, discusses the importance of the database driver in improving database perfomance. (2:17)
||Stephane Bastian, Senior Architect at
Infragistics discusses the state of component technology on the Java platform. (2:59)
|| 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)
|| 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)
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 3.
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.