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Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas

Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas is a Technology Evangelist at Sun Microsystems. His general area is in distributed systems, with a specialization in mobility and security. He has spoken on a variety of technical topics at conferences around the world and teaches graduate classes in the evening. He publishes a standards column and represents Sun at a number of standards bodies. He also serves in the organizing committee for several industry-wide technical conferences. Rags brings with him about 15 years of software development experience. He worked for Digital Equipment Corporation before joining Sun. He has worked on several technology areas, including internals of VMS, Unix and NT. Rags holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the Center of Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He enjoys running, hiking and eating, especially spicy food.


rags's blog

Cloud Computing and Java

Posted by rags on January 25, 2009 at 7:13 PM PST

Is cloud computing old wine in new bottles, a fundamental paradigm shift or a long awaited validation of "the network is a computer" that Sun has been professing for well over a decade?

JavaFX - Reinvigorating Java on the client

Posted by rags on July 31, 2008 at 10:52 AM PDT

As one of the original fans of "Java on client," the launch of the preview SDK at is a step in reinvigorating Java on the client.

The recent encouraging work on Java deployment at
with the complete rearchitecting of the Java plugins and appl

The Script Bowl

Posted by rags on May 7, 2008 at 11:49 AM PDT

I just moderated a panel with the scripting gurus.

Sun Tech Days 2006-2007

Posted by rags on August 17, 2006 at 7:46 PM PDT

Sun Tech Days starts this year on Sep. 6th at Seattle. Check out

to get a peek at the agenda, check out the speaker roster and to register.

Interop event in the Bay Area

Posted by rags on January 4, 2006 at 11:22 PM PST

This event aimed primarily at architects and CIOs is something that I have been helping pull together.

More Interoperability with .NET

Posted by rags on November 4, 2005 at 11:12 AM PST

In my very first customer engagement with a financial services company in Boston, I was told unequivocally that they needed to see much better interoperability between the platforms they had of which Java was predominant.

Developers have been rigging up their own solutions to make their systems interoperate until web services ushered in a promise of unprecendented interoperability.

Sun Tech Days

Posted by rags on October 24, 2005 at 5:06 AM PDT

As faithfully as the fall colors of New England come around this time of the year, it's time for the next installment of Sun Tech Days.

Java and .NET interoperability track at JavaOne

Posted by rags on June 24, 2005 at 3:49 PM PDT

Details of the track is at

with a kickoff session featuring high profile speakers from both Sun and Microsoft as featured in Graham's blog.

Have you sowed the Bean, yet?

Posted by rags on June 30, 2004 at 4:20 PM PDT

I attended the session on Netbeans . It talked about 3.6 and future versions.

Java - If it's not your cuppa tea, it ought to be

Posted by rags on June 29, 2004 at 7:51 PM PDT

Day 2 and counting down. I have been invited by the Computer Society in India and we're trying to finalize a topic for the talk.