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John D. Mitchell

John D. Mitchell is the Chief Architect of Krugle -- a search engine for developers. Along with developing and rescuing distributed enterprise systems, John advises investors and executives on technology and high-tech companies. Over the past 15 years, he has been the CTO of ElasticMedia,, jGuru and the MageLang Institute. John co-authored Making Sense of Java: A Guide for Managers and the Rest of Us. He was the founder and contributing editor of the Tips & Tricks column at JavaWorld. John writes extensively on complex systems, development processes, computer languages and protocols, open source and intellectual property, and technological business risk management.


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JavaOne 2003: Java's Debutante Ball

Posted by johnm on July 1, 2003 at 12:37 PM PDT

Check out my article looking back on the weird and wondrous happenings at this year's JavaOne show.

Opinions on the JRL (Java Research License)

Posted by johnm on June 25, 2003 at 9:16 PM PDT

Dan Steinberg put together this discussion between a number of the folks on the new Java Research License.

Sitting With The Audience

Posted by johnm on June 24, 2003 at 8:55 AM PDT

Danese Cooper wrote about the pros and cons of sitting in the front row as a Sun employee.

Users and Vendors debate JCP vs. Open Source Java

Posted by johnm on June 20, 2003 at 3:11 PM PDT

Nice to see some of the vendors go on record about making Java open source.

Here's an artice talking with Oracle and Sun about the JCP and the newly proposed JCP v2.6.

a ComputerWorld article talking wit

Gosling on Open Sourcing Java

Posted by johnm on June 20, 2003 at 11:03 AM PDT

James provides a nice, insider view of some of the thinking around open sourcing Java. There's a nice bit in there about the whole Microsoft fiasco too.

Duke has left the building!

Posted by johnm on June 13, 2003 at 7:27 PM PDT

Go home, have fun, and we'll do this again next year!

Why can't I WiFi?!?

Posted by johnm on June 13, 2003 at 11:50 AM PDT

Hmm... Java Everywhere and Mobility have been pushed at us all week long. Great. So then, why isn't there ubiquitous, open access wifi throughout the conference?

Java 12,000?

Posted by johnm on June 13, 2003 at 11:38 AM PDT

I've been hunting around all week for some clear idea of exactly how many people have attended this year's JavaOne show. In contrast to last year, there wasn't even very much gossip floating around about the attendence numbers.

Well, Sun hasn't stated any official numbers that I've been able to find. However, in snooping around, I've found out that the attendence number is around 12,000.

Open, Independent JCP?

Posted by johnm on June 12, 2003 at 10:50 PM PDT

I mentioned href="">An
Independent Look At the Java Community ProcessSM Program in my href="">first blog

Gender bias in the tech recession?

Posted by johnm on June 12, 2003 at 10:22 AM PDT

As I've been walking around, sitting in sessions, and generally being a nuisance, I've been struck by the fact that there seems to be a noticeably larger percentage of female developers at the show than in previous years.

Yes, this could be explained by the fact that there are fewer total people here this year so perhaps it's just more striking to my less saturated brain but....