In this episode we discuss JavaEdge, our upcoming Java event and the technologies it is going to cover. AlphaCSP's Java experts continue the tradition of exploring the future of Java technology. Get your head around some of the hottest trends in the Java development world The event will cover topics such as Java@Google, Cloud Computing, OSGi@Spring, JavaFX, Web Frameworks, Maven2 and many others. Once again, speakers from around the world will join us in this conference. These are the people responsible for the leading Java libraries you use on a daily basis! This year we are going to host Stephen Colebourne, A key figure in the design of several future Java language features, Alef Arendsen which is Principal Consultant and founder at Spring Source, Dmitry Jemerov, IntelliJ IDEA development lead and of course AlphaCSP's line of consultants and technical gurus.
This episode is a little deviation from our usual Java-from-the-trenches talks to a subject that is a little more experimental but still very interesting. In this one I talk to Nadav Wiener about 9P, a network protocol developed for the Plan 9 from Bell Labs distributed operating system. I didn't know about 9P before Nadav told me about it. The idea of a network protocol to implement a virtual distributed file system with a programmatic API sounded very interesting and so we set out to explore the possibilities for the Java developer.
This episode is an interview with Alef Arendsen, a co-founder of SpringSource (originally interface21). Alef was kind enough to talk to us on his recent visit to Israel. in this talk Alef talks about the Spring Framework, and presents some of the other Spring products. This is quite a diverse talk as Spring cover a broad range of Java development areas.
We talk about Spring's offerings for the OSGi model, specifically Spring Dynamic Modules for OSGi and the Spring Application Platform. We asked Alef about Spring's atittude towards the JEE spec and specifically the upcoming version 6. Alef talks about the technical roadmap of some of the Spring products. We learnt that SpringSource intend to further improve their support for the RESTful model, based on their current web framework Spring MVC which has a good REST mapping support. Alef talks about Spring's choice to provide an action based MVC framework as opposed to different models like RiA platforms or component based frameworks.
We touched on many other interesting issues, this was a very interesting talk.
Please note - the audio quality in this episode is not optimal. We had some trouble with the mic connection which we only found out about too late. We did our best to eliminate the noises. The content is superb though, and well worth your time.
This is our first recording. In this episode Fred Simon, Yoav Landman and myself are discussing OSGi, the sweet spots, the pain points and the potential. About halfway through we digress to talk about the Scala language which has nothing to do with the topic at hand but still makes for a very interesting conversation.
Audio quality is not optimal but will get better. In fact, it has considerably improved in our last recording which will be published soon.