EclipseCon 2007 March 5-8, Santa Clara California





IBM's J9 - Cell Phones to Mainframes - Tools and Technology

Ken Walker (IBM Canada), Graeme Johnson (IBM), Gabriel Castro (IBM)

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Graeme Johnson

Gabriel Castro

IBM's J9 Java Virtual Machine has been developed from the ground up to be a robust and performance VM suitable for environments ranging from limited embedded platforms to multi-processor targets and mainframes. This poster will outline the components of this virtual machine and how it is developed using open source Eclipse technology augmented by internal and external Eclipse extensions. Come talk with a few of the developers of both the Virtual Machine, tooling and Java Class Libraries of the J9 technology.

Ken is the J9 Embedded Java Class Library Lead. He has worked on implementing cleanroom Java Class Libraries for the embedded segment for over 8 years. He is also the Specification Lead on JSR-075, wrote the TCK and RI and has contributed to other JSRs. He is an Eclipse Technology Committer for the eRCP Test Harness. Previous tasks included assisting in the design and development of VisualAge for Java and IBM/OTI Smalltalk. He has spoken at EclipseCon 2006, Numerous JavaOnes and other Embedded Technology related conferences. He's still looking for an African Drumming conference to talk at mind you....

Graeme is a senior software working on IBM's J9 Virtual Machine. In past lives Graeme has worked on virtual machines and debuggers for VisualAge for Java and IBM/OTI Smalltalk. More recently Graeme has been focusing on the Apache Harmony project, and exploring the PHP language runtime.

Gabriel is the J9 Development Tools lead. He has worked on developing Eclipse-based tools for the J9 Java Class Library and Virtual Machine teams for almost two years. As a student he helped develop an MPEG-2 multimedia datacasting system for the Communications Research Centre. He's an avid runner and an amateur photographer.

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