Here's a recent interview I did with Java
Champion Kirk Pepperdine, a primary contributor
to javaperformancetuning.com which is widely regarded as the premier
site for Java performance-tuning information.
For those of you who are hungry for insight and information about Java EE, I can recommend no one more highly than Adam Bien who I interviewed in a vodcast that you'll find in the "Developer Spotlight" section of java.sun.com or on blip.tv.
JavaOne '08 has come and gone before I could catch my breath or let you know where I blogged about this wonderful event this year. Anyway, if you're still interested, I blogged over here.
Stop by and have a look at postings by yours truly and the rest of the jsc writers. For those of you who went to JavaOne, what are you doing reading this?
Please check out my java.sun.com interview with Java Champion and Java EE expert Adam Bien, who says:
* "There are three big fallacies.
In a new article NetBeans, Solaris, GlassFish: The Ruby's Red Slippers Fit just up on java.sun.com, yours truly covers the Ruby/JRuby landscape. I got to adventure into new territory and learn a bit about Ruby and accompanying technologies that share some of Ruby's glitter.
Check out my interview with Java Champion Cay Horstmann on java.sun.com if you want to know:
* Why it never pays to optimize code until after you profile.
* What's wrong with the JavaServer Faces library implementers, and the app server implementers
* Where JSF programmers go wrong.
Anyone interested in game development, please take a look at my interview
with Sun Lab's Jeff Kesselman.
Have a look at an interview I conducted with Java Champion Dr. Heinz Kabutz who frequently sets up shop with his laptop on the beach in Crete where he lives.
I recommend taking a look at "How to Handle Java Finalization's Memory-Retention Issues," by Sun's Tony Printezis on java.sun.com.
Finalization allows you to perform postmortem cleanup on objects that the garbage collector has found to be unreachable.
Please tell me what you think of Sun chief open source officer Simon Phipps's analysis of open source communities that I've summarized in an article on java.sun.com. Simon has overseen the open sourcing of the Java platform for Sun since his arrival in 2000 -- he's very thoughtful.