At the Friday morning keynote, 5/19/06, James Gosling talked with Sun Distinguished Engineer Greg Bollella about Real-Time Specification for Java (RTSJ). â€œGreg was the original spec lead for JSR 1 where I was one of the worker bees,â€ remarked Gosling.
The JavaOne session, â€œDancing While Gaming â€“ Multitasking VMs on Real Devicesâ€, focused on helping developers gain a wider and deeper understanding of the Multitasking VM implementation on real devices based on the interaction between Sun and Samsung who are engaged in a joint collaboration through the work of Jae Hyou Lee of Samsung Electronics and Yaniv Shani of Sun.
Staying Flexible with Open Source SOA
I checked out the session called "What Is Happening With SOA in Open Source?" which was actually a panel hosted by Mark Hapner, Distinguished Engineer, Chief Web Services Strategist at Sun.
It's day two of JavaOne '06, and Iâ€™m over at the Slot Car Racing Programming Challenge area, where the track is heating up. Developers are standing in line, some for the 20th or 30th time! to see if their latest tweaks will pan out as they hoped. A lot has been happening here. The ABC Morning News guys were here with their cameras.
At JavaOne earlier this week, I took in TS-5540, â€œMaking Java/.Net Technology Based Web Services Interoperability Realâ€ with Sunâ€™s Arun Gupta and Microsoftâ€™s Kirill Gavrylyuk. Sun and Microsoft developers have been meeting at â€œPlugfestsâ€ in Microsoftâ€™s test facilities in Redmond, Washington, where they identify bugs and work to assure interoperability in their web services code.
Among the topics currently scheduled for my editorial beat:
-- The Slot Car Programming Challenge wherein developers get to test their skills with Real-Time Java. Standard 1/24 scale cars run around a track with 80 sensors spread along its length with a power supply controlled by an A/D converter driven from a workstation.
I recently conducted an interview with Sun's Greg Bollella that debunks some myths
about the difficulties of Real-Time Java and touts the
coming Slot Car Challenge at JavaOne, which will give
developers a chance to write some RTSJ code and see if
can guide a slot car around a track with s
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.
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.
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