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Community and Adaptation

Steve Harris, Jeet Kaul

Making Community · Keynote
Tuesday, 09:00, 50 minutes | Grand Ballroom

Tags: Emerging Technology , Java , JavaEE , Runtime
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The dust has not yet fully settled. But the roar of the stampede has faded in the distance, outlines of broad forms are visible, and apocalyptic anxiety is giving way to rational optimism. There is profound opportunity in the passing of the Java torch. If Java has done nothing else during the present technology epoch, it has empowered community and engendered new forms of adaptation. Java culture has mastered when to debate and when to accommodate.
 
Come hear two technology leaders from the combined Sun and Oracle talk about the future of Java. Gain insight to how the power of the Java community will be strengthened, how specific technologies will be optimized, and how the platform will adapt to trends ranging from modularization to dynamic languages. Get perspective on innovations in Java EE 7 and SE 7, the benefits of OSGi, and the advantages of Profiles. Leave with new ideas on the synergy between Java and Eclipse both from standpoints of both community and technology.

Steve Harris is senior vice president of application server development at Oracle. He joined Oracle in 1997 to manage development of the Java virtual machine for the Oracle8i release. Since then, his role has expanded to include the entire Java Platform, Enterprise Edition technologies in the Oracle Application Server and WebLogic Server product lines, including EJBs, Servlets, JSPs, JDBC drivers, SQLJ, TopLink, and Web services support in both the application server and database. Prior to Oracle, Mr. Harris was vice president of engineering at Java predecessor ParcPlace-Digitalk following acquisition of a startup providing an object-oriented database for Smalltalk developers he co-founded in 1993.  More than 13 years in scientific and engineering computing, consulting, document management, and systems integration experience followed Mr. Harris’s degrees from George Washington University and UC Berkeley.

Jeet Kaul is vice president of client software development at Oracle. Mr. Kaul led the global team that produced Sun's key user-oriented software technologies at Sun, including Java FX, Java ME, Java SE, Java Card, Java Real Time, and Content Delivery Server.  Previously, Mr. Kaul was vice president responsible for developer products and programs, and also directed development of the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition and the Sun Java Application Server, where he spearheaded open sourcing efforts. Mr. Kaul has more than 20 years of technical, entrepreneurial, and leadership experience, including roles as founder of Rocktide, Inc. (acquired by NetObjects), chief architect at BeyondNews, (acquired by Inktomi) and senior technical and management positions at Apple Computer. Mr. Kaul holds an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Rice University and a B.S. with Honors from Birla Institute of Technology, India.