Hello World

Hello, World!

Who am I? Well, ain't that always the Big Question. In this context, I'm an engineer at Sun Microsystems, currently working on the Java™ programing language compiler (javac), along with others of the language tools team, such as Peter, Wei, Joe and Scott. On the compiler, I am particularly interested in tool infrastructure and integration. And, if you hadn't already guessed, I am the "Jon" that Peter sometimes refers to on his blog.

As a side project, I also work on the JDK™ regression test harness (jtreg), which is based on a test harness called JavaTest™, which I designed and built -- along with the rest of the JavaTest team, with particular note to Brian, Larry and Cliff -- in my previous job here at Sun.

These days, a lot of cycles are going into making stuff available as Open Source. Who wudda thunk it? At least it keeps life interesting. ---- And, in case you're wondering, I'm not the only Jonathan Gibbons in the J... community. So if you think I might be the other one, no, I'm not.

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Hi,

Hello back!

Well, javac and tests! I can't tell you how much of my life is spent building and running test cases in a variety of languages.

We want juicy gossip when Peter et al aren't looking, OK? B\^)

Rgds

Damon

Posted by Damon Hart-Davis on October 04, 2006 at 07:41 PM PDT #

Hi Jon,

It's nice to see that you started blogging! It's always been very interesting talking to you in your older days in JavaTest team and I hope this blog will be great too. :)

--Vladimir

Posted by VVS on October 04, 2006 at 08:59 PM PDT #

Thanks for the "hi"s, guys.

Damon, did you hear about the time when he ... ooops, gotta run, sorry...

Posted by Jonathan Gibbons on October 05, 2006 at 07:40 AM PDT #

jonathan.

Posted by guest on October 25, 2006 at 09:07 PM PDT #

Hi,glad to see your blog. The java compiler was open-sourced and I saw your name in the source code of it. Then I googled your name and found your blog. Hah,I'm very glad!

Posted by Stephen Green on November 13, 2006 at 04:52 PM PST #

Hey! Hi there. I am the real Jonathan Gibbons. This one is an imposter :) Jonathan

Posted by Jonathan Gibbons on January 29, 2007 at 07:57 PM PST #

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