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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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JBoss: Big Buck vs. Open-Source

Posted by schaefa on October 7, 2005 at 1:08 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.

JBoss entering the Evil Empire

Posted by schaefa on September 27, 2005 at 6:16 PM PDT

Today I just stumbled over the press release of JBoss announcing a partnership of some sort even though it is not clear to me what this means. This release does not surprise me from a business view but I am surprised from my past experiences working on JBoss.

Patterns: Not with Me

Posted by schaefa on September 9, 2005 at 1:59 PM PDT

Yes, I have to admit I do not use patterns and I hardly know any of them. Seven years ago I bought the book "Patterns in Java" and looked at it only to find out that most of them I already knew and had already applied. So this book went to the shelf to remain there until, I think, it was recycled.

GlassFish: Too Little, Too Late?

Posted by schaefa on July 5, 2005 at 2:03 PM PDT

After the magical dust of JavaOne has settled the reality is reappearing and we can start thinking about the results. Especially Sun's announcement (beside buying my current employer) of open-sourcing their application server was a hot topic here even though I did not quite trust all the fuss around it.

Cool: Even Duke is Podcasting

Posted by schaefa on June 30, 2005 at 11:58 AM PDT

The jPodder team is proud to be the current Duke's pick hoping that Duke is using it, too. Podcasting is like the Internet 15 years ago where the users and providers made things happening rather than waiting for something to presented to them.

Off-Topic: Excitement without JavaOne

Posted by schaefa on June 28, 2005 at 2:46 PM PDT

Missing another JavaOne I sitting in my cubicle and reading my emails like every mooning when it hits me. Sun announced that they are going to acquire SeeBeyond, my employer, which was not really a surprise but the timing is. So I am going to see Scott McNealy tomorrow where he may (or may not) shed some more light into the acquisition.

Podcasting: The Hottest Thing on the Planet?

Posted by schaefa on June 8, 2005 at 2:27 PM PDT

In case you listened to Steve Job's Keynote presentation at the WWDC you probably noticed that he spoke about potcasting and that it is a hot thing. Now when Apple is jumping on the podcast bandwagon and probably Microsoft is doing it quite soon then it must be a cool thing, don't you think.

jPodder: your Pod's best Friend

Posted by schaefa on May 24, 2005 at 10:30 AM PDT

I am delighted to announce that several months of hard work finally paid off and we could release jPodder 0.9 last Sunday. If you like podcasting or where wondering what it is or where not quite happy with your current Podcast receiver then you should read on.

Podcasting is same as Blogging except that it handles media files instead of text.

Is Microsoft reaching out to Java?

Posted by schaefa on March 24, 2005 at 1:12 PM PST

A few Java community leaders were invited to participate in a summit organized by Microsoft and Rick Ross, the founder of JavaLobby, created presentation about it. No matter if you like, dislike or hate Microsoft the presentation is worthwhile to be listened to.

Certification or Indoctrination? Depends on You!

Posted by schaefa on January 21, 2005 at 2:38 PM PST

John Reynold's Blog discusses the question if the Java exams are helping you to learn Java or help the provider to indoctrinate their (marketing) philosophy.