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Andreas Schaefer

Andreas Schaefer is a System Architect for J2EE at SeeBeyond Inc. working on the development of advance JCA resource adapters. He is a member of JSR-77 expert group and a former JBoss core developer. Currently he is focusing on AOP frameworks and how they can be used to create the next generation of an application server. These ideas and much more can be found on his personal weblog. Since Andy jr. became his boss in July 2002 he enjoys to be a father as much as he likes to investigate and solve problems with the computer.


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JDK Community: Update

Posted by schaefa on April 5, 2006 at 1:22 PM PDT

After quite some screaming and kicking (see href="">my
previous blog) my fix for bug ##6212146
made it into Mustang build #78. For a change I do not want to bitch
about anything but congratulate Sun for all the progress they made in
the Peabody endeavor.

AOP: The Sanity's Madness

Posted by schaefa on March 8, 2006 at 2:39 PM PST

Greg Hamilton blogged about href="">AOP:
Madness and Sanity talking about where and where not to use
AOP and I nearly threw up, figuratively speaking, of course. Primary
AOP is a concept that wants to relive the developer from some of the
constraints of traditional OOP.

JDK Community: Dream or Reality

Posted by schaefa on March 8, 2006 at 1:31 PM PST

Yesterday Ray Gan blogged about the href="">JDK
Community listing some of the facts about the Peabody
project. If you never heard about that project then you are not alone
and I only now about it because Joshua Marinacci gave a presentation
about it at the LA-JUG last year.

A Short Review of Maven 2

Posted by schaefa on December 7, 2005 at 2:30 PM PST

Tuesday, 6th of December 2005 I had the chance to attend
Carlos Sanchez's presentation about Maven 2 at the LA JUG in El
Segundo. I already played around with Maven 2 and therefore had a list
of questions I tried to get answered.

Convenience kills the Cat

Posted by schaefa on November 9, 2005 at 10:55 AM PST

This week I created a test suite for a project I am currently
working on and a coworker wanted to run the same tests but no matter
what we did defining the junit task in the Ant build script failed. The
script just reported:

Sun let's you Scratch the Itch in the JDK 1.6

Posted by schaefa on October 28, 2005 at 2:09 PM PDT

After complaining about shortcomings in the Java JDK for some
time I took the opportunity to actually try to fix one of the problems
is encountered and send a patch to Sun.

Drools Performance Limits

Posted by schaefa on October 13, 2005 at 3:40 PM PDT

I had the chance to test the Rules Engine Drools and even
tough I like it I concluded that Drools did not perform as we had
expected. The main reason to drop Drools where that the number of
elements participating in the rules where not confined to a small

Open-Source vs. Big Bucks: II

Posted by schaefa on October 12, 2005 at 11:32 AM PDT

I respectfully disagree with href=""
target="_blank">Jacob's view to the JBoss
licensing issue. When I and even more true for Rickard started to
contribute JBoss had a GPL license. Then Marc asked us if we agree to
change it to LGPL but did not mention that he was going to register
JBoss as a trademark.

Open-Source vs. Big Bucks

Posted by schaefa on October 11, 2005 at 12:10 PM PDT

What a disappointment! After feeling betrayed by the href=""
target="_blank">JBoss Inc. with the trademark lawsuits
now also Linus Torwald seems to do the href=",39020390,39214339,00.htm">same
thing with Linux

JBoss: Big Bucks vs. Open-Source

Posted by schaefa on October 7, 2005 at 1:11 PM PDT

Rickard Oeberg's (co-founder of JBoss) blog points to the JBoss Issue Blog where he and Matthias Bohnen discusses issues related to JBoss. So far Marc Fleury and the rest of the JBoss Inc.