Recently I had the honor of being named one of the 53 most influential people in the Java industry by The Middleware Company. My card was the 9 of Clubs I have no idea how to interpret that distinction. Obviously, its a nice complement especially considering that the votes came from developers who subscribe to TheServerSide.com mailing list a resource I consult...
on May 6, 2004
JSR-241: The Groovy Programming Language proposes the standardization of a new programming language for the Java Platform – one that is on equal footing with the Java programming language. Groovy is an agile, dynamic programming language like Python, Perl and Ruby, but it's designed specifically for the Java Platform and is completely interoperable with conventional Java programs. Groovy is not...
on Mar 16, 2004
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on Feb 15, 2004
I'm currently working on the specification for EJB 3.0 (JSR 220). Our main goal is to make EJB easer to use. I'm an independent. I don't represent a vendor. Instead I try to represent the interests of J2EE application developers. To do that, I need to know what the development community wants.
What do you like or dislike about EJB? If it's broke, how should we fix it?
This is an excellent...
on Jan 31, 2004
Last night at an ApacheCon BOF (Birds-of-a-feather) meeting Apache and ObjectWeb agreed to collaborate on development of certain J2EE technologies. I participated in the meeting.
ObjectWeb, if you haven't heard of it, is an organization similar in purpose to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). They have a fairly large offering of their own, but until recently they have predominantly used a...
on Nov 18, 2003
Today a subset of the Apache Geronimo committers (developers) gave a presentation on the "State of Geronimo" at ApacheCon. The most important announcement, from my point of view, is that Sun has approved Apache Geronimo's license for the TCK.
What does that mean? Well, it means that Geronimo, when it's ready, can be tested against Sun's Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK). An application...
on Nov 17, 2003
If you've been in the book writing game more than a week, then you are probably aware that some authors post fake reviews to their books and their competitors books. Its an ugly truth that is rarely spoken about.
When a book is sold on Amazon.com anyone can post a review about it whether they read it or not. All you need to do is create an account on Yahoo or HotMail and then create a new...
on Nov 16, 2003