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Billy Newport Discusses Parallel Programming in Java

Posted by Billy Newport on  Apr 16, 2010

Billy Newport talks to InfoQ about the need for higher level abstraction to do parallel programming with multi-core systems effectively. The interview explores some approaches taken with MapReduce products such as Cascading and Pig for a Hadoop cluster, explores the limitations of the actor model and message passing, and touches on IBM's WebSphere eXtreme Scale (ObjectGrid) product.

Filip Hanik Discusses Tomcat and SpringSource's tc Server

Posted by Filip Hanik on  Apr 02, 2010 1

In this interview SpringSource's Filip Hanik, a key participant in the company's Apache Tomcat initiatives, explores the reasons for Tomcat's continuing popularity, what tc Server provides on top of a base Tomcat installation, and future plans for both tc Server and Tomcat.

Neil Bartlett on OSGi

Posted by Neil Bartlett on  Jul 07, 2009 1

This interview, conducted at QCon 2009, covers a wide range of topics beginning with a definition of OSGi and ending with an audience question about integrating OSGi into legacy application servers (like Websphere). In between Neil answers questions about the origins and evolution of OSGi, how OSGi compares to .Net modularization, and constraints on the use of certain Java libraries.

Geir Magnusson on Cloud Computing

Posted by Geir Magnusson Jr. on  May 05, 2009 1

Geir Magnusson answers questions about the definition of Cloud Computing, how cloud computing affects application development, concerns about vendor lock-in, the impact of open source for in Java evolution, Apache Harmony, and Apache Geronimo projects

Rob Harrop on SpringSource dm Server and OSGi

Posted by Rob Harrop on  Feb 11, 2009 1

In this interview made by InfoQ’s Srini Penchikala, Rob Harrop talks about SpringSource dm Server, its OSGi based modularity and the advantages it offers. He also touches other adjacent topics like support for Java EE6, cloud computing, JMX, and others.

Rod Johnson About Spring Framework 3.0 & Others

Posted by Rod Johnson on  Jan 22, 2009 5

In this interview made by Srini Penchikala, with the participation of Ryan Slobojan, Rod Johnson answered many questions about Spring Framework 3.0 and other applications developed under SpringSource’s umbrella - Tool Suite, Integration, Web Flow, Batch – talking about their current status and existing plans for the future.

Jerry Cuomo on Virtualization, Cloud Computing and WebSphere Virtual Enterprise

Posted by Jerry Cuomo on  Aug 05, 2008 2

In this interview, Jerry Cuomo talks about Virtualization and Cloud Computing and what IBM is doing with WebSphere Virtual Enterprise to help virtualize middleware and application stack. He also explains the progression of virtualization using virtual servers, collection of servers, and virtual clusters. Jerry mentions that next release of WebSphere Version 7 will have a virtual appliance option.

Billy Newport explains Virtualization

Posted by Billy Newport on  Jul 14, 2008 4

In this interview, Billy Newport talks about different types of virtualization, eXtreme Transaction Processing (XTP) and how WebSphere products like Virtual Enterprise (formerly XD) support virtualization. He discusses hardware, hypervisor, JVM, application and data virtualization.

Rod Johnson Discusses Spring, OSGi, Tomcat and the Future of Enterprise Java

Posted by Rod Johnson on  Jun 15, 2008 2

Rod Johnson discusses the Spring Portfolio, the Oracle/BEA and Sun/MySQL acquisitions, Java EE 6, Tomcat and Spring, Spring Dynamic Modules, the future of enterprise Java, the benefits of OSGi for application developers, the Covalent acquisition and Spring 3.0. Johnson also alludes to the SpringSource Application Platform, which was announced a month after this interview was filmed.

Charles Nutter discusses JRuby

Posted by Charles Nutter on  Feb 14, 2008 3

JRuby project lead Charles Nutter discusses how he got involved with JRuby, Sun's involvement with JRuby, how JRuby fits into enterprise-level web applications, the possibility of a friendly fork of the OpenJDK source code, reasons for switching to JRuby, the future of JRuby, Spring and JRuby, and the Ruby community as a whole.

Rod Johnson discusses the Spring Portfolio

Posted by Rod Johnson on  Feb 08, 2008 4

In this interview from QCon San Francisco, SpringSource CEO Rod Johnson discusses the origins and philosophy of Spring, the Spring Portfolio, Spring Web Flow, Spring Batch, Spring.Net, the partnership with Tasktop Technologies, and community involvement and utilization of Spring.

Peter Kriens discusses OSGi

Posted by Peter Kriens on  Sep 25, 2007 1

InfoQ recently sat down with Peter Kriens of the OSGi Alliance to learn more about OSGi. Kriens discussed OSGi's origins in the mobile space, it's integration with Eclipse, the current integration work with Spring, and the future R5 specification. He also discussed the ongoing debate over OSGi and JSR 277, and gave his perspective on what an ideal solution would be for modularity at the JVM level.

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