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Java Standards Annoyances

Ben Evans (jClarity), Martijn Verburg (jClarity)
Java: Trends
Location: A106
Tags: java, standards, jcp, jsr
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 6 ratings)

Oracle is evil!! Java and open source are doomed! The standards
body is a zombie! .NET is going to eat our lunch. Larry’s planning
on turning you into pet food for his Velociraptors. You’ve all heard
these types of comments and many Java developers feel out of the loop
and powerless to make a difference. This session will explain why
these Interesting Times represent the best opportunity in Java’s
history for passionate developers to get involved and help to steer
Java’s open course as the premier VM and platform for software
development. If you’ve been frustrated by shortcomings in Java
standards then this is the place to come and throw fruit at us! As
your newly elected community representatives to Java’s executive
committee our mandate is to reform and streamline the standards
process and make it accessible to you, the Java developer.

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Ben Evans

jClarity

Ben Evans is co-founder of jClarity, a startup which makes performance tools for development & ops teams. His career highlights to date include: Chief architect for Listed Derivatives at Deutsche Bank, performance testing the Google IPO, initial UK trials of 3G networks with BT, building award-winning websites for some of Hollywood’s biggest hits of the 90s, developing some of the UK’s very first true e-commerce websites and providing technology to help some of the UK’s most vulnerable people.

Ben helps to run the London Java Community, and represents the user community as a voting member on Java’s governing body – the JCP Executive Committee. He is a Java Champion & JavaOne Rock Star Speaker. He is author of “The Well-Grounded Java Developer” & the new edition of “Java in a Nutshell”. Ben writes regularly for industry publications and is a frequent speaker at technical conferences worldwide.

Ben holds a Masters degree in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, and before joining the tech industry was a researcher in theoretical physics, working on theories which are now being tested at the LHC.

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Martijn Verburg

jClarity

Martijn Verburg is a Java/JEE and open source consultant who is passionate about software craftsmanship and the creative power of technical communities. He currently is the co-leader for the London JUG, runs two open source projects (PCGen and Ikasan EIP) and is a bartender at the Javaranch.

Most recently he’s been speaking at conferences (FOSDEM, DevNexus, TSSJS) and co-writing (With Ben Evans) “The Well-Grounded Java Developer” by Manning publications, which covers Java 7 and polyglot programming on the JVM.

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Martijn Verburg
07/20/2011 7:54am PDT

Hi all, so this is turning into a massive Goldfish panel with a ton of luminaries well versed in the JCP and other standards bodies! See Patrick Curran, Bruno Souza, Dan Allen and at last count 10+ other passionate standards experts engage in some real hearty debate on this topic. This is the session to go to if you want your voice and your concerns heard over the future of Java eco-system and the standards within.