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Delivering on Promises, Moving Java Forward: Henrik Stahl at JavaOne 2011

As you may remember last year at JavaOne, we had the privilege to interview Oracle's Product and Strategy lead for the Java Platform, Henrik Stahl.

The entire theme of JavaOne this year was "Moving Java Forward", and boy is it ever! The vibe at the conference was great compared to last year. We'll most likely be doing a JavaOne 2011 recap episode soon, so I'll save the rest for then.

Have a listen, Henrik has really delivered for us Java folks, and we should tip our hats in appreciation.

Listen here:



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Craig Tataryn started his career as a Visual Basic programmer, but don't hold that against him! The system he helped create was a cutting edge, n-tiered revenue collection system whose transactions per second metric was off the charts! Around the year 2000 he discovered Struts and never looked back. A professional Java developer for close to a decade, Craig has worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from Recruiting, Purchase order, Revenue collection and Mortgage systems. More recently Craig has written web services for children's educational toys and has honed his skills on Wicket, SOA and iOS application development. "I love to learn and more importantly I love to teach. Hoarding knowledge is one of the most petty and selfish things you can do, especially as a contractor. This is why I always make it a point to document and share my knowledge with my client's employees"


  1. Marc van Kempen
    October 14th, 2011 at 00:15 | #1


    I like your podcasts, and I’m sure this one would have been interesting again, however the difference in volume between the different speakers made it impossible to listen to for me. Especially Henrik Stahl’s volume was way too low, so it was a choice of hearing Henrik by turning my volume up and getting my eardrums ripped by you guys every time you started laughing, or not hearing Henrik at all.

    Keep up the good work though! Just fiddle your mixer settings a bit more next time!


  2. October 14th, 2011 at 11:42 | #2

    @Marc van Kempen
    Here’s a version I put through Levelator:

    It might sound better to you. The only problem with Levelator is any background noise also gets brought up to the forground.

    Hope that helps.

  3. October 14th, 2011 at 19:14 | #3

    It must be hard to front a friendly public face as an Oracle employee right about now. Henrik does an admirable job, given the circumstances.

    I laughed out loud when he suggested that people could build entire mobile products using JavaFX as the UI framework. The suspension of awareness of current litigation is just unbelievable on this point. Why would anyone want to build new mobile products with Oracle’s software now? Especially Java-based software?

    I was grateful that Apache’s departure from the JCP was at least given lip-service, although I understand how impossible it would have been to spend more time discussing it.

    Politics aside, this was a great interview given the unfortunate limits of the day. It is terrific to hear that the Java platform is moving forward with exciting features. I hope downstream consumers of Java use these new features in a timely manner as they become available.

  4. Marc van Kempen
    October 17th, 2011 at 15:47 | #4

    Hee thanks! That sounds a lot better!

  5. October 20th, 2011 at 14:54 | #5

    Thanks for listening and sharing your insights!

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