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Rod Johnson on Entrepreneurialism

Posted by Rod Johnson on  Jun 22, 2011 1

Spring creator Rod Johnson discusses the importance of vision, teamwork, perserverance and sacrifice as he relates what it took to successfully build SpringSource from a small open source consultancy to a middleware powerhouse aimed at simplifying Enterprise Java, that sold to VMWare for hundreds of millions.

Juergen Hoeller on Spring 3.1 and Spring 3.2

Posted by Juergen Hoeller on  May 13, 2011 7

Juergen Hoeller talks to Charles Humble about the upcoming features in Spring 3.1 and Spring 3.2. The interview also explores SpringSource's attitude to standardisation, and the impact of the Java 7 and 8 language changes, and the Jave EE 6, on the framework.

Salesforce.com's Dave Carroll on Scalability and the History of Their APIs

Posted by Dave Carroll on  Jan 21, 2011

In this interview, Ryan discusses the components of the Salesforce.com architecture and how they achieve scale. They discuss the different cloud service models and the viewpoint of Salesforce as well as the history of their APIs including Force.com and their decision to move from SOAP API to a Rest-based API.

Venkat Subramaniam on JVM Languages

Posted by Venkat Subramaniam on  Jan 14, 2011

Venkat Subramaniam talks about the characteristics of JVM languages like Groovy, JRuby and Scala, and their applicability in enterprise applications. He also mentions several implementation details and finishes by addressing issues of lifelong learning for developers.

Jon Brisbin on Virtualization and Private Clouds

Posted by Jon Brisbin on  Jan 06, 2011

Jon Brisbin discusses his experience with Virtualization and reasons why companies would use Private Clouds, eg. regulation compliance. Also: the future role of operations, monitoring, and more.

Azul Puts the Zing in Java

Posted by Gil Tene on  Dec 30, 2010 4

In this interview Gil Tene dives deep into the history of Azul Systems and its commitment to deliver robust, scalable Java systems. He tells of the origins of the company and its early Vega hardware. Tene also talk about the new Zing elastic runtime platform for Java apps. And he speaks on the Managed Runtime Initiative Azul launched. He also talks on Pauseless GC and elastic memory.

What’s Next for jclouds?

Posted by Adrian Cole on  Dec 23, 2010

Adrian Cole discusses his jclouds project, which is an open source library that helps Java developers get started in the cloud and reuse their Java development skills. Cole also talks about some of the challenges of creating a cloud agnostic library, such as the use of different hypervisors and that various cloud implementations are written in different languages, such as VB, Python, Ruby, etc.

Emil Eifrem on Neo4j and Graph Databases

Posted by Emil Eifrem on  Dec 23, 2010

Emil Eifrem explains graph databases, what domains they fit well, and the state of Neo4j. Also: how graph databases stack up against RDBMs.

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.

Brad Abrams on Google, Spring Tools Integration

Posted by Brad Abrams on  Dec 09, 2010 4

In this interview Google tools honcho from Brad Abrams talks about how Google tools integrate with Spring tools to help make Java developers’ lives easier. Abrams discusses Google’s reasons for targeting the popular Spring Framework. He also delves into the integrations between Google App Engine, Google Web Toolkit (GWT) and Speed Tracer with Spring tools such as Roo, STS, Spring Insight and more.

Doug Crockford on HTML and Fixing the Web

Posted by Doug Crockford on  Dec 08, 2010 2

In this interview, Doug Crockford discusses his views on HTML5, which basically amount to a warning that the technology is not quite ready and poses potential risks is widely adopted too quickly. Crockford also talks about the evolution of JavaScript, which has become his favorite language, and of the ECMAScript 5 standard. In addition, Crockford calls for the eradication of IE6.

Laforge and Rocher Discuss the future of Groovy, Grails and Java

Posted by Graeme Rocher and Guillaume Laforge on  Dec 03, 2010

In this interview, Graeme Rocher and Guillaume Laforge of SpringSource talk about the present and future of the Grails framework and the Groovy language. Rocher talks about Grails 1.4 and some of its enhancements such as improvements to GORM. And Laforge discusses Groovy 1.8, which features new DSL authoring capabilities, among other things. They look at how Java’s future impacts their projects.

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