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Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas

Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas is a Technology Evangelist at Sun Microsystems. His general area is in distributed systems, with a specialization in mobility and security. He has spoken on a variety of technical topics at conferences around the world and teaches graduate classes in the evening. He publishes a standards column and represents Sun at a number of standards bodies. He also serves in the organizing committee for several industry-wide technical conferences. Rags brings with him about 15 years of software development experience. He worked for Digital Equipment Corporation before joining Sun. He has worked on several technology areas, including internals of VMS, Unix and NT. Rags holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the Center of Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He enjoys running, hiking and eating, especially spicy food.


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Java - the C/C++ inheritance

Posted by rags on June 28, 2004 at 5:05 PM PDT

Interestingly, in many of my JavaOnes, this was the first time
I attended the chat. I was disappointed that there was no fire anywhere.
However, the energy level was very high and I enjoyed the discussions.
The JavaOne Alumni is a very robust and influential community.

Of all the questions, the one that struck me most, was the
intertwining of Java and the C/C++ language.

JavaOne Hands-on Labs

Posted by rags on June 25, 2004 at 4:18 PM PDT

After switching over to a computer job after an undergrad degree in Mechanical engineering, it sorta felt strange not to see any moving parts in whatever I was
building or help build. The closest that comes to looking under the hood of a
software system is to look at the code, study the code, modify the code and
watch the modified movement.

Big Brother is watching

Posted by rags on March 19, 2004 at 6:41 AM PST

The Chinese Government is insisting that wi-fi chipmakers must bundle a properiatary encryption software not only to make the chips in China but also to be able to sell units made of these chips to the Chinese market. This piece of software has not undergone public scrutiny and select companies within China have special access to it.