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Janice J. Heiss

In addition to exploring the wonderful world of technology at Tech Days, and getting to interview many Java technology luminaries and unsung heroes on java.sun.com as a staff writer for Sun, Janice J. Heiss is a published writer of fiction and non-fiction and has written and performed for the stage, including stand-up comedy.

She also blogs at: http://blogs.sun.com/janheiss/, http://blogs.sun.com/TechDaysEvents/, and http://blogs.sun.com/javaone2008/.

 

hiheiss's blog

Interested in VM Agents?

Posted by hiheiss on January 3, 2007 at 2:46 PM PST

A recently published java.sun.com article (to which I minorly contributed),
by fellow java.net blogger and Sun engineer,
Kelly O'Hair,
"The JVM Tool Interface (JVM TI): How VM Agents Work,"
focuses on VM agents,
which are good for assessing what's going on in a JVM.

Java Platform Migration Map

Posted by hiheiss on November 1, 2006 at 5:02 PM PST

Here's a
recent java.sun.com interview ,
"Step up the Java Technology Ladder: A Conversation With Sun's Director of Product Marketing for the Java SE Platform, Jean Elliott",
that I did with Jean Elliott,
Sun's Director of Product Marketing for the Java SE Platform.

Q&A with a client architect for the Swing Toolkit Team at Sun Microsystems

Posted by hiheiss on October 30, 2006 at 10:51 AM PST

There's a QA on java.sun.com by yours truly, an interview with Scott Violet,
client architect for the Swing toolkit team.

Eclipsing Eclipse?

Posted by hiheiss on October 13, 2006 at 3:09 PM PDT

java.sun.com recently posted an interview I did with Sun Partner
Area Architect Charles Ditzel, who shares
his considerable passion and knowledge of NetBeans,
provides a detailed comparison of NetBeans and Eclipse,
explores recent developments in Java technology, and talks about the
challe

Meet Shannon Hickey, Technical Lead for the Swing Toolkit Team at Sun Microsystems

Posted by hiheiss on September 27, 2006 at 5:39 PM PDT

Have a look at my latest "Meet the Engineer"
Q&A, Meet Shannon Hickey, Technical Lead for the Swing Toolkit Team at Sun Microsystems
with java.net blogger Shannon Hickey, technical lead for the Swing toolkit team at Sun, who currently specializes in Swing drag
and drop.

New article on java.sun.com on MXBeans

Posted by hiheiss on September 12, 2006 at 3:25 PM PDT

Please take a look at, "MXBeans: Bundling Values
Without Special JMX Client Configurations"
on java.sun.com.

Meet the Engineer QA on java.sun.com

Posted by hiheiss on August 25, 2006 at 11:54 AM PDT

Please check out my latest "Meet the Engineer" Q&A, Meet Tom Ball, Senior Staff Engineer at Sun Microsystems with java.net blogger, Tom Ball, who works on Java language tools.

Meet Josh Marinacci of the Swing Toolkit Team at Sun Microsystems

Posted by hiheiss on August 2, 2006 at 3:07 PM PDT

Please check out the front page of java.sun.com for a
"Meet the Engineer" Q&A, Meet Josh Marinacci of the Swing Toolkit Team at Sun Microsystems, I did with java.net blogger, Josh Marinacci.

Josh has made news recently with the publication of O'Reilly's Swing Hacks

Innovation Happens Elsewhere

Posted by hiheiss on July 11, 2006 at 2:12 PM PDT

In this interview (by yours truly), Innovation Happens Elsewhere: Part Two of a Conversation With Sun Microsystems Laboratories' Ron Goldman, with Sun's Ron Goldman, he talks about working with Richard Gabriel to help groups at Sun build successful communities around such open-source projects

And the Winners Are...!

Posted by hiheiss on May 24, 2006 at 4:45 PM PDT

The three top contestants in the 2006 JavaOne Conference Slot Car Racing Programming Challenge got their last chance to win the “gold” at the Friday morning keynote in which James Gosling called them onstage for the white-knuckle last go around the track.

The contestants wrote hard real-time code to read the sensors on the track and set the track voltage, in order to try to get the car around