Java Standards Annoyances

Java: Trends
Location: A106
Tags: java, standards, jcp, jsr
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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


Ben Evans is cofounder of jClarity, a startup that makes performance tools for development and ops teams. Previously, Ben was chief architect for listed derivatives at Deutsche Bank, performance tested the Google IPO, worked on the initial UK trials of 3G networks with BT, built award-winning websites for some of Hollywood’s biggest hits of the ‘90s, developed some of the UK’s very first true ecommerce websites, and provided technology to help some of the UK’s most vulnerable people. Before joining the tech industry, Ben was a researcher in theoretical physics, working on theories that are now being tested at the LHC. 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 and JavaOne Rock Star speaker. Ben is author of 4 books on Java and the JVM and writes regularly for industry publications. He’s also a frequent speaker at technical conferences worldwide. Ben holds a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Cambridge.

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Martijn Verburg


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 12:54am 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.