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Blog Archive for hiheiss during March 2006

Conscientious Software: Part One of a Conversation with Sun Microsystems Laboratories' Ron Goldman Here's a rich IMHO interview with Sun's Ron Goldman by yours truly. Ron's a senior staff engineer at Sun Labs who is working with Richard Gabriel to envision a new software model. As we move into a world of massive software interdependence where standalone apps are on the way out, Ron wants to...
Here's an interview that yours truly recently did with Bill Shannon that you might find interesting. Bill's a Sun distinguished engineer and spec lead for Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE). He discusses how the Java EE 5 platform (formerly J2EE) makes life easier for developers. "There are so many ways we've made life simpler for developers, it's hard to know where to start," said...
A "Meet the Engineer" interview I did with Java developer Arun Gupta of Sun might be worth checking out. Arun has useful insights about programming in India and the US, the challenges of developing software, Java APIs for XML Web Services Addressing (JAX-WSA), and efforts to get Sun Microsystems and Microsoft on the same page. He's a smart guy and has a patent related to XML and has several...
Please check out the interview http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/Interviews/bloch2006_qa.... I had the pleasure to do with Google Java architect, Joshua Bloch, in which he discusses his latest book, "Java Puzzlers," written with Neal Gafter. He models puzzlers on optical illusions; you look at a piece of Java code and see one thing, but then on closer inspection you realize your...
Please check out this Q&A: http://java.sun.com/developer/Meet-Eng/ohair/ I did with Kelly O'Hair, senior staff engineer in JDK (Java Development Kit) Core Serviceability. He was really fun to interview. Asked if he ever feels a sense that he's created something beautiful when he writes code, O'Hair said, "Well, more like 'not ugly.' There's a gray zone between ugly and beautiful. Simple is...