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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...

Weblogs

Some seemingly random thoughts struck me as I read
Satya Komatineni's
blog Architecture is...

Hmm... Opening up the Chinese market (that won't pay the ridiculous licensing fees anyway) through the hearts and minds of the developers and hoping that will convince them to buy (expensive) Sun...

First off, let me question the fact that nowhere is it listed in the article that we can't actually...

There are a number of proposed changes to the various Apache softwware license agreements.

Terence Parr, creator of ANTLR, wrote an excellent essay on why humans should not have to grok...

Check out my article looking back on the weird and wondrous happenings at this year's JavaOne show.

Dan Steinberg put together this discussion between a number of the Java.net folks on...

Danese Cooper wrote about the pros and cons of sitting in the front row as a Sun employee.

Nice to see some of the vendors go on record about making Java open source.

Here's an artice talking with Oracle and Sun...

James provides a nice, insider view of some of the thinking around open sourcing Java. There's a nice bit in there about the whole Microsoft fiasco too.

Go home, have fun, and we'll do this again next year!

Hmm... Java Everywhere and Mobility have been pushed at us all week long. Great. So then, why isn't there ubiquitous, open access wifi throughout the conference?

I've been hunting around all week for some clear idea of exactly how many people have attended this year's JavaOne show. In contrast to last year, there wasn't even very much gossip floating...

I mentioned href="http://servlet.java.sun.com/javaone/sf2003/conf/sessions/display-3294.en-81307.jsp">An
Independent Look At the Java Community ProcessSM Program in my...

As I've been walking around, sitting in sessions, and generally being a nuisance, I've been struck by the fact that there seems to be a noticeably larger percentage of female developers at the...

Well, as I mentioned before, there's some weird scheduling going on. I got up this morning expecting to go to a couple of performance talks but...

What's up with all of the paranoia from open source advocates w.r.t. java.net? Hello?!? A key part of the whole point of open source is that competition is a good thing. Support the stuff that...

Dan mentioned the
first use at this conference of Bill Joy's, "Innovation
happens elsewhere" second-hand quote. Now, that's the fine...

The authentication of the site is finally letting me log in on a
regular basis so I can begin to catch up with all of my blogging!

Best Evangelical: Java is

Freedom by Amy Fowler -- quoted by husband John Fowler during

Tuesday's keynote.

Best Drug...

Yes indeed, you know the cluetrain has left the station when perennial
favorite, Doug Lea, has his Concurrency talk scheduled in one of the tiny
session rooms.

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Alas, in the rush to talk about other things, our href="http://weblogs.java.net/">weblogs.java.net community wasn't even
mentioned during...

NOT!

Jonathan Schwartz "channeled" Xtina at this morning's keynote.

This article talks about the upcoming demonstration of Project Rave from Sun. Basically, Rave is a new, integrated...

Interesting article about java.net's potential vs. the continued crumbling of the JCP (Java Community Process).

The...