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Janice J. Heiss

In addition to exploring the wonderful world of technology at Tech Days, and getting to interview many Java technology luminaries and unsung heroes on as a staff writer for Sun, Janice J. Heiss is a published writer of fiction and non-fiction and has written and performed for the stage, including stand-up comedy.

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Insight and Knowledge from Masood Mortazavi

Posted by hiheiss on March 13, 2009 at 8:10 PM PDT

Fans of Sun's Masood Mortazavi may be interested in Part Two of my interview with him where we explore some of his work as a project manager and developer. Masood's "On the Margins"( blog is one of the liveliest and most popular at Sun.

A Java Developer's Quiz

Posted by hiheiss on March 4, 2009 at 4:54 PM PST

Put Away Your Books and Get Out a Piece of Paper

Check out a new quiz from yrs truly on

Reflecting on Technology with Masood Mortazavi

Posted by hiheiss on December 12, 2008 at 2:35 PM PST

Check out Part One of my provocative (if I do say so myself) interview titled "Meet Sun Software Engineering Manager Masood Mortazavi, Part 1: Reflections on Computers, Technology, and Life", with Sun software engineering manager Masood Mortazavi, who reflects on the meaning of technology, the pitfalls of virtual reali

Top Java Developers Offer Advice to Students

Posted by hiheiss on December 12, 2008 at 2:23 PM PST

Got Advice for Students?

If so, check out my article on where 11 leading Java developers -- from Joshua Bloch to Tor Norbye to Chet Haase -- offer advice about how to become better developers.

Encode Once, Play Anywhere: An Interview With JavaFX Media Lead Engineer Tony Wyant

Posted by hiheiss on December 12, 2008 at 1:59 PM PST

I recently conducted a interview with Sun's lead engineer for JavaFX media, Tony Wyant, to coincide with the JavaFX 1.0 launch which offers developers an expressive, rich client platform for creating and delivering rich Internet applications (RIAs) across all the screens that consum

QA with Josh Bloch

Posted by hiheiss on October 29, 2008 at 3:15 PM PDT

In a interview, More Effective Java With Google's Joshua Bloch, I conducted with Josh Bloch, the author and eminent developer as always has lots of interesting things to say not only about his revised edition of his book, Effective Java, but discusses many other

Brush Up on Your Java SE 6 Troubleshooting

Posted by hiheiss on October 20, 2008 at 10:03 PM PDT

Anyone interested in brushing up on their Java SE 6 troubleshooting skills might take a look
at my article, Chuk-Munn Lee of Sun Microsystems Troubleshoots Java SE 6 Deployment, based on a Tech Days presentation by Java technology evangelist Chuk-Munn Lee, given in Sydney, Australia, in March 2008.

Good News on Glassfish and Java EE

Posted by hiheiss on August 29, 2008 at 11:40 AM PDT

Anyone interested in the insightful observations of a GlassFish engineer might check out the interview I did with Sahoo who, among other things, is currently involved in enabling GlassFish to run on the OSGi platform and writing a portability checking tool for Java EE applications.

Some highlights:

-- The GlassFish team i

Teaching Mobile Computing to Generation C

Posted by hiheiss on August 4, 2008 at 9:44 AM PDT

Anyone interested in Java ME or the challenge of teaching computer science to undergraduates might take a look at my recent interview with Java Champion Qusay Mahmoud, who is something of a pioneer in introducing mobile devices into the curriculum where he teaches at the University of Guelph in Canad

Sentilla, AltioLive and LiveScribe: three JavaOne '08 Demos

Posted by hiheiss on July 25, 2008 at 7:06 PM PDT

I finally had a chance to put up three vodcasts I captured of demos from the 2008 JavaOne conference pavilion floor.

Spence Murray, a developer with Sentilla, a company that believes "The World is the Computer," demoed their
new Sentilla developer kit.