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Keynote - The Java Renaissance
Ballrooms ABCD

John Duimovich (IBM ), Mark Reinhold (Oracle )

Making Community · Keynote
Wednesday, 09:00, 1 hour | Ballrooms ABCD


With the recent JCP approval of the Java SE 7 JSR, and participation in OpenJDK by both Apple and IBM, it can be said that Java is going through a renaissance period. Java SE 7 brings a number of valuable new features to the ecosystem and the increased participation and investments are sure to lead to even more innovations and adoption of the Java platform. Join Mark Reinhold, Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle and John Duimovich, Java CTO at IBM as they walk you through the recent news of the OpenJDK project and speak about what the future holds not only for Eclipse developers, but the entire Java Ecosystem.

John Duimovich, Java CTO and IBM distinguished engineer, has been the lead designer and implementer for the OTI/IBM virtual machine technology for the past twenty years. He has designed virtual machines for a wide range of platforms, from the implementations for embedded and real time systems to those for IBM mainframe systems. John has played a key role in the development of the IBM J9 Virtual Machine, ENVY/Smalltalk, VA/Micro Edition, and VA/Java Java IDEs. He also had a role in creating Eclipse, is the Tools PMC lead and a member of the technology PMC.

Mark Reinhold is chief architect of the Java Platform group at Oracle. His past contributions to the platform include character-stream readers and writers, reference objects, shutdown hooks, the NIO high-performance I/O APIs, library generification, and service loaders. Mark was the lead engineer for the 1.2 and 5.0 releases and the specification lead for Java SE 6. He is currently leading the Jigsaw and JDK 7 projects in the OpenJDK community. Mark holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.