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Jason Hunter

Jason Hunter is Principal Technologist with Mark Logic, specializing in large-scale XML content manipulation using XQuery. He's probably best known as the author of "Java Servlet Programming" (O'Reilly Media). He's also an Apache Member and as Apache's representative on the Java Community Process Executive Committee he established a landmark agreement allowing open source Java. He's publisher of and, an original contributer to Apache Tomcat (and Apache Ant committer), the creator of the JDOM open source project, a member of the expert groups responsible for Servlet, JSP, JAXP, and XQJ API development, and was recently appointed Sun Java Champion. In 2003, he received the Oracle Magazine Author of the Year award, and in 2005, the JavaOne Outstanding Talk award. His largest audience was 15,000 at a JavaOne conference keynote.


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Pop the Champagne: JDOM 1.0

Posted by jhunter on September 9, 2004 at 11:43 PM PDT

Pop the champagne! We just released JDOM 1.0.

Man this feels good. I'm gonna go out with some friends to party tonight, then heading to FOO Camp for the weekend. Ahh. A great moment in life.

Living Vicariously Through Blogs

Posted by jhunter on June 11, 2003 at 2:02 AM PDT

I'm surprised how much fun I've had reading (and writing) the weblogs today. JavaOne always has five things going on at once, and people's blog entries let me experience vicariously some of the four things I didn't choose. The whole thing reminds me of those "Day in the Life" books. It's great fun to have a whole set of bloggers concentrating on the same event.

"Session Full"

Posted by jhunter on June 10, 2003 at 2:57 PM PDT

For the first technical session I tried to see Doug Lea talk about concurrency utilities. He's the guy behind the famed util.concurrent library and a good speaker to boot. But when I got there, the doors were shut with a sign "Session Full". Even when someone left they wouldn't let anyone new in. So I wandered by the JavaServer Faces talk.

InfoWorld: " The JCP Alternative?"

Posted by jhunter on June 10, 2003 at 1:58 AM PDT

InfoWorld just published an article on how and the JCP might interact, and my name appears in the first sentence! Boy when you see that you hold your breath and hope the reporter got things right. You never know what crazy things you might find attributed to you. Happily, Bob McMillan usually gets the facts right, and he did pretty well here.

The Draw of JavaOne?

Posted by jhunter on June 9, 2003 at 12:37 PM PDT

It's the Monday before JavaOne and all through the City every creature is typing, and using their mouse...

Something funny happened last night.