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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, HealthLogic.com, 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.

 

Articles

This year's JavaOne conference attendence was about the same size as last year, with about 12,000 attendees, but the mood was upbeat. People are moving forward to make things happen. Barring some new huge shock to the system, author John Mitchell is taking this as a leading indicator that we've...

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Okay, I must be slipping... I can't believe that I've either totally missed this or completely forgotten about it:

If you aren't already using Findbugs then hopefully you've at least...

Just received an emailed notice:

The JavaOne conference team has been notified by the San Francisco Department of Public Health about an identified outbreak of a virus in the...

Another year, another JavaOne.

It's always great to see so many old friends again.

One of the most exciting things at the show this year is that my company, Krugle, announced the beta of an enterprise search...

Keaton is a new java.net project for integrating Apple's QTKit with Java. I.e., make it possible for Java developers to leverage the latest Quicktime...

Josh Bloch and Neal Gafter have been doing their wonderful Java Puzzlers shtick at JavaOne for the last 4 years. This year, Bill Pugh has stepped in for Neal to keep the puzzlers puzzling.

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As noted by various people, including Malcolm Davis, there's a lot of Apple laptops in evidence at the...

Sun is, as everybody knows, struggling to get mindshare around their products. This is especially true as they try to get uptake as they open source more of their stuff -- such as Solaris.

Is this really JavaOne? Walking around downtown San Francisco in May wearing a t-shirt and shorts and not freezing to death? Record setting heat must be boiling my brain!

As JavaOne 2006 officially starts today, there are lots of excited attendees floating around with lots of questions in their heads: How do I write Java code to deal with all of these new multi-...

Yes, it's true. Scott "Scooter" McNealy is stepping down as CEO of Sun Microsystems. Sun may be doing better than...

Yes, it's true that I've been lax in my blogging so far this year because I've been working as the Chief Architect of Krugle.

There's some interesting discussions taking place on the nature of tests. Brian Marick distinguishes between tests as...

Finding yourself naked, in public, is a dream/nightmare that many people have. It could just be me but when I was first starting to program, I had a nightmare that not only was I coding naked but...

Ben Galbraith has posted the first of a series of blog entries about...

Sun's "Chief Open Source Officer", Simon Phipps, just...

The GNU folks have released version 4.0 of the venerable GCC compiler with built-in support for the C, C++, Objective-C, Ada, Fortran, and Java programming...

Kim Burchett posted a great story illustrating the Misunderstandings that happen in the software...

Way back when, Bob Metcalfe, one of the creators of ethernet, coined a formula that says that the value of a network grows on the order of n2. During the internet boom, that...

Guy Steele is leading a group to build a new programming language called Fortress. In homage to the old SATs, Fortress is to Fortran as Java...

EPIC 2014 is an 8 minute, Flash movie from the year 2014 about a very 1984-ish outcome to the juggernaut that is Google.

Hilarious, in a...

Well, I am a sucker for discussions about risk and software development. There are some interesting tidbits in Tiwana and Keil's:...

My little girl has this habit of pouring way too much milk into her bowl of cereal. Then, she whines and complains when we tell her to drink up the extra milk after the cereal is gone so it doesn'...