Congratulations to the newest Java Champion, Jean-Michel Doudoux! Nominated and selected by the current Java Champions, Jean-Michel has demonstrated expertise in and passion for Java.
Doudoux started using Java from version 1. Since then, he has enjoyed sharing his knowledge about Java platforms SE/EE/ME and its huge ecosystem. In 1999, he started writing two free books published under GNU FDL licence, one about Java and the other about Eclipse. Written in French, the main book Développons en Java is well know by the French community around the world. Since its creation, it has grown to more than 3000 pages. This tutorial is accessed by more than one million French developers each year. The final published version of this document is available in HTML and PDF formats on his personal website and mirrored on other sites. Doudoux is also the author of a second tutorial of 630 pages long, entitled "Let's develop in Java with Eclipse" also available free on the web.
The Java Champions are an exclusive group of passionate Java technology and community leaders who are community-nominated and selected under a project sponsored by Oracle. Java Champions get the opportunity to provide feedback, ideas, and direction that will help Oracle grow the Java Platform. Nominees are named and selected through a peer review process. (Current Oracle employees are not eligible.) Learn more at the Java Champions page on Java.net.