Java Spotlight Episode 69: The Java Champions Live at #Jfokus

Live from Jfokus - Java Champions at Jfokus featuring  Jonas Boner, Bert Ertman, Fabiane Nardon, Chris Richardson, Mattias Karlsson, Stephan Janssen

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Show Notes


  • New Project Lambda binary snapshot available at
    • “This new promotion includes several compiler bug fixes and, most notably, a brand new VM support for extension methods (kudos to Keith!).”
    • “As always, your feedback is very important to us - please keep reporting your experience with the lambda binary snapshot on this mailing list.”
  • New OpenJDK Project votes:
    • Penrose, proposed by Tim Ellison from IBM:
      • “The goal of the Penrose Project is to explore and implement interoperability between the Jigsaw project and OSGi.  This goal is a requirement of the Jigsaw Project [1].  The deliverable from Penrose will be incorporated into Jigsaw.”
    • Graal, proposed by Douglas Simon from Oracle:
      • “The goal of the Graal project is to design a dynamic compiler in Java that produces excellent code quality without compromising compile time and memory usage by the JVM. The origin and starting point for this project would be the Graal compiler from the Maxine code base.”


  • Feb 13-15, JFokus, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Feb 14, OTN Virtual Developer Day - Java
  • Feb 28 - Mar 1, Embedded World, Nuremberg, Germany
  • March 5-9, QCon London 2012
  • March 19–21, 33degree, Krakow, Poland
  • March 26-29, EclipseCon, Reston, USA
  • April 4-5, JavaOne Japan
  • April 17-18, JavaOne, Russia
  • April 18–20, Devoxx France, Paris
  • May 3-4, JavaOne, India

Feature Interview

Live from Jfokus - Java Champions at Jfokus featuring  Jonas Boner, Bert Ertman, Fabiane Nardon, Chris Richardson, Mattias Karlsson, Stephan Janssen.

Bert is a Fellow at Luminis in the Netherlands. Next to his customer assignments he is responsible for stimulating innovation, knowledge sharing, coaching, technology choices and presales activities. Besides his day job he is a Java User Group leader for NLJUG, the Dutch Java User Group. A frequent speaker on Enterprise Java and Software Architecture related topics at international conferences (e.g. Devoxx, JavaOne, etc) as well as an author and member of the editorial advisory board for Dutch software development magazine: Java Magazine. In 2008, Bert was honored by being awarded the coveted title of Java Champion by an international panel of Java leaders and luminaries.

Fabiane is a computer scientist who is passionate about creating software that will positively change the world we live in. She was the architect of the Brazilian Healthcare Information System, considered the largest JavaEE application in the world and winner of the 2005 Duke's Choice Award. She leaded several communities, including the JavaTools Community at, where 800+ open source projects were born. She is a frequent speaker at conferences in Brazil and abroad, author of several technical articles and member of the program committee of several conferences as JavaOne, OSCON, TDC. She was chosen a Java Champion by Sun Microsystems as a recognition of her contribution to the Java ecosystem. Currently, she works as a tools expert at ToolsCloud and as chief architect at RBS, where she is helping to shape new disruptive Internet based services.

Chris Richardson is a developer and architect with over 20 years of experience. He is a Java Champion and the author of POJOs in Action, which describes how to build enterprise Java applications with POJOs and frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate. Chris is the founder of the original and works on cloud technology. He has a computer science degree from the University of Cambridge in England and lives in Oakland, CA with his wife and three children.

Stephan Janssen is a serial entrepreneur that has founded several successful organizations such as the Belgian Java User Group (BeJUG) in 1996, JCS Int. in 1998, JavaPolis in 2002 and now in 2006. He has been using Java since its early releases in 1995 with experience of developing and implementing real world Java solutions in the finance and manufacturing industries. Today Stephan is the CTO of the Java Competence Center at RealDolmen. He was selected by BEA Systems as the first European (independent) BEA Technical Director. He has also been recognized by the Server Side as one of the 54 Who is Who in Enterprise Java 2004. Sun has recognized in 2005 his efforts for the Java Community and has engaged him in the Java Champion project. He has spoken at numerous Java and JUG conferences around the world.

Mattias Karlsson is a Java Champion and the Jfokus conference organizer. In this feature interview we talked about Mattias' efforts in starting and maintaining an annual Java developer focused conference. All areas of conference organization are discussed including venue, content selection, organization, funding and finding your niche with developers.

Jonas Bonér is working at Terracotta Inc. with a focus on strategy, product development & architecture and technical evangelism. Terracotta provides software that delivers enterprise-class infrastructure services to applications transparently at runtime with minimal required application code changes. Prior to Terracotta, Jonas was a senior software engineer at the JRockit team at BEA Systems, where he was working on runtime tools, JVM support for AOP and technology evangelism. He is the founder of the AspectWerkz AOP framework and committer to the Eclipse AspectJ 5 project. Jonas is a frequent speaker on AOP and other emerging technologies (JavaOne, JAOO, eWorld, Java Pro Live!, Javapolis, AOSD conferences etc.).

What’s Cool

  • Stockholm & Jfokus


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