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The Future of Application Servers

Chris Aniszczyk, Glyn Normington (GoPivotal, Inc. ), Graham Charters, Mike Lehmann, Rich Sharples, Greg Wilkins (Intalio Inc. )

Making Community · Panel
Tuesday, 16:45, 50 minutes | Grand Ballroom

Tags: JavaEE
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The value and function of application servers have evolved enormously over the past decade, and promises to do even more so over the next. This panel will involve leaders from many of the leading application server communities and answer questions like:

  • what app servers will look like in the future
  • how the programming model is likely to evolve
  • where things stand in regards to OSGi and modularity
  • what role open source ecosystems should play in their evolution

The panel participants are:

  • Glyn Normington (VMWare/SpringSource)
  • Graham Charters (IBM)
  • Rich Sharples (JBoss/Red Hat)
  • Mike Lehmann (Oracle)
  • Greg Wilkins (webtide/Intalio)

This panel will be moderated by John R. Rymer from Forrester Research.

Chris Aniszczyk is the co-lead of the Eclipse Plug-in Development Environment (PDE) project and a Senior Software Engineer at EclipseSource. He is the co-author of The Eclipse Rich Client Platform (Addison-Wesley) book. Chris tends to be all over the place inside the Eclipse community by committing on various Eclipse projects. He sits on the Eclipse Architecture Council, Eclipse Planning Council and has the honor to represent the committers on the Eclipse Foundation's Board of Directors. Chris’s passions are modularity, blogging, tooling and anything Eclipse. He’s always available to discuss opensource or Eclipse over a frosty beverage.

Glyn leads three related open source projects: Eclipse Virgo (proposed project), Eclipse Gemini Web Container, and SpringSource dm Server. He serves on the OSGi Alliance Core Platform and Enterprise Expert Groups. He works for the SpringSource division of VMware in Southampton, England. He previously worked on Java runtimes in IBM. He was the spec lead of JSR 291 and on the Expert Groups of JSRs 277 and 294. Prior to that he worked on transaction systems.

Graham is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM's Hursley development laboratory in the UK. He works on the WebSphere Application Server product and Apache Aries project, and is the Application and Integration Middleware division's technical lead in the OSGi Alliance Expert Groups. He is also an active member of the OASIS SCA Java and Assembly Model Technical Committees.

Mike Lehmann is Senior Director of Product Management for Oracle for WebLogic Server and GlassFish. He is responsible for defining the product strategy and direction for Oracle's application server infrastructure.   Mike has been with Oracle over 13 years and has been involved from a product management perspective bringing Oracle BPEL Server, Oracle Coherence, Oracle WebLogic and most recently GlassFish into the Oracle Fusion Middleware infrastructure and product family.

Mike Lehmann

Rich is the Director of Product Management for JBoss Application Platforms and developer tools at Red Hat. He has spent the last decade evangelizing, using and designing Enterprise Java Middleware; he previously worked for Forte Software and Sun Microsystems and as an independent software developer and consultant. In his spare time he tolerates running, enjoys playing and coaching soccer and ignoring his email.