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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

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.

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.

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.

Patrick Linskey discusses OpenJPA and the JPA specification

Posted by Patrick Linskey on  Aug 23, 2007 1

At The Spring Experience conference, InfoQ caught up with Patrick Linskey of BEA to discuss the current status of the Apache OpenJPA project. Linskey explains where OpenJPA came from, how it fits into the Object\Relational Mapping space, the differentiating features that OpenJPA provides, the JPA specification, and future plans for OpenJPA.

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