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Martijn Verburg on the London JUG, the JCP and Oracle's Handling of the Java Community

Posted by Martijn Verburg on  Jun 06, 2012 1

Martijn Verburg talks about the London Java user group, their adopt a JSR program, the JCP and Oracle’s handling of the Java community

Jerome Dochez Discusses Early Plans for Java EE 7, Planned to Ship in 2012

Posted by Jerome Dochez on  Apr 08, 2011 1

In this interview, recorded at QCon London, Glassfish architect Jerome Dochez talks to Charles Humble about plans for Java EE 7. The interview covers what Java EE 6 has achieved, possible additional profiles, the impact of the cloud, new features planned for the platform, and modularity.

Patrick Curran Discusses the Role of the JCP, and the Recent Hologic and Apache Controversies

Posted by Patrick Curran on  Apr 01, 2011 1

In this interview, recorded at QCon London, Patrick Curran talks to Charles Humble about the history of the JCP, and how it has changed since Oracle's acquisition of Sun. He also talks about the relationship between the OpenJDK project and the JCP, the role of the JCP in innovation, and the recent Apache and Hologic controversies.

Josh Bloch on Java and Programming

Posted by Josh Bloch on  Dec 17, 2010

In this interview, Google’s Josh Bloch shares his views on the open-source Java landscape as well as on the future of the Java language, including changes being implemented via Project Coin. Bloch also discusses support for multi-core in programming languages, support for multiple languages on the JVM, Java pain points and the “next big language.”

Juergen Hoeller on the Past and Future of Spring

Posted by Juergen Hoeller on  Dec 15, 2010

Juergen Hoeller explains the past and future of the Spring framework: how it will make use of Java 7 features like Fork/Join, work with JEE6 and PaaS platforms, and much more.

Doug Lea Discusses the Fork/Join Framework

Posted by Doug Lea on  Jan 21, 2010 15

Doug Lea talks to InfoQ about the evolution of the Fork/Join Framework, the new features planned for java.util.concurrent in Java 7, and the "Extra 166" package. The interview goes on to explore some of the hardware and language changes that are impacting concurrent programming, and the effect the increasing prevalence of alternative languages in the JVM are having on library design.

Patrick Curran and Geir Magnusson on the Standardization Process

Posted by Patrick Curran and Geir Magnusson on  Jul 27, 2009

Patrick Curran and Geir Magnusson discuss the role played by the standardization process and the lessons taken from the open source movement, one key aspect being related to reference implementations that are required from spec leaders.

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.

Neal Gafter Discusses Closures, Language Features and Optional Typing

Posted by Neal Gafter on  Aug 11, 2008 7

In this interview from QCon London 2008, Neal Gafter discusses upcoming language features in Java 7, superpackages, what closures are, the differences between the three major closures proposals (CICE, FCM and BGGA), optional typing systems for dynamic languages, and the next major language.

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.

Patrick Curran discusses the Java Community Process

Posted by Patrick Curran on  Mar 03, 2008 1

In this interview, new JCP chairman Patrick Curran discusses his goals for the JCP, what role standards play, the interactions between innovation and standardization, the impact of OpenJDK, the Java SE TCK and Apache Harmony, the shift in app servers from Java EE to SOA, future Java technology standardization, interesting and successful JSRs, and the future of the JCP.

QCon Panel: What will the Future of Java Development Be?

Posted by Chet Haase, Charles Nutter, Rod Johnson, Joshua Bloch, Erik Meijer on  Feb 20, 2008 2

In this panel discussion from QCon San Francisco, several influential leaders of the software development community discussed and debated the future of the Java language and APIs based upon the lessons we have learned from the past. Topics included static versus dynamic languages, removing code from Java, forking the JVM, and the next big programming language.

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