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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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SubEthaEdit turns 2.0: Is that a good thing?

Posted by johnm on May 19, 2004 at 10:52 AM PDT

For the most part, SubEthaEdit is just a tidy little editor that runs only on Mac OS X. However, it's claim to fame is the fact that it supports concurrent editing of documents by multiple people.

JSR 170 goes public

Posted by johnm on May 18, 2004 at 1:53 PM PDT

The public review period for JSR 170: Content Repository for Java technology API is open now until July 19, 2004.

Vote on the "JavaMasters" programming contest

Posted by johnm on May 12, 2004 at 10:08 PM PDT

Vote for you favorite entries in Sun's JavaMasters programming contest. Voting closes at the end of this month.

The Tar Pit of Programming

Posted by johnm on April 13, 2004 at 11:47 AM PDT

Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.'s classic, The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering is the first selection for the bookclub.

Sun to meet with IBM on open-sourcing Java?

Posted by johnm on February 26, 2004 at 3:42 PM PST

Eweek is claiming that, in reponse to IBM's open-letter to Sun to open-source Java, unnamed sources at Sun are telling Eweek that Sun representatives will meet with IBM to discuss open-sourcing Java.

IBM's open lettter to Sun: Open-Source Java

Posted by johnm on February 26, 2004 at 10:56 AM PST

In response to Sun's Simon Phipps' rant about Eric Raymond's open letter to Sun to open-source Java, IBM Vice President Rod Smith
has called for Sun to open-source Java in a letter to Sun Vice President Rob Gingell.

Sun's Phipps rants on Raymond's open-source rant

Posted by johnm on February 18, 2004 at 10:49 AM PST

In an article in the UK's PC Pro magazine, Sun fires back over Open Source Java accusations, Simon Phipps, Sun's Chief Technology Evangelist and blogger, rails about Eric Raymond's recent open letter to Sun,

Generics Tutorial

Posted by johnm on February 17, 2004 at 8:37 PM PST

Sun has released Gilad Bracha's Generics Tutorial.

Would you like fries with that?

Posted by johnm on February 11, 2004 at 11:30 AM PST

According to this EWeek article, Sun has a promotion through June, 2004 wherein a purchase of Sun's Java Studio Enterprise product subscription also gets you an AMD Opteron-based SunFire server.

JSR 166, A Case Study

Posted by johnm on February 10, 2004 at 3:48 PM PST

Check out my Artima blog entry on the case study of JSR 166: Concurrency Utilities.