"The Cloud" (which Larry Ellison considered a gimmick phrase not long ago) is such a big topic of conversation today, that I decided to ask people if, in a situation where they were putting their own time and money into a new business venture -- would they go to the cloud as their foundational platform? A total of 280 people voted in the poll. The exact question and results were:
The Java Champions have expanded in October, 2012, adding (at least) four new members: Agnes Crepet (France), Yara Senger (Brazil), Martijn Verburg (UK), and Lars Vogel (Germany). You may have heard of some of these people, depending where you live and your level of involvement in Java in your region and globally. I present here a brief introduction to each new Java Champion.
JavaOne 2012 Wednesday: a Great 3-Slide Session, More Interesting Interviews, and Scheduling Post-JavaOne Interviews