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Welcome to the "Spotlight on Java technology" blog, which is my way of connecting directly with readers of the developerWorks Java zone -- let's call it a contemporary version of the traditional "Letter from the Editor."
While you won't find in-depth technical or how-to information in this blog -- that's what the Java technology zone is for -- you will find a forum for inquiry. I'll often be exploring ideas here that may not make it into the technical articles I publish. In some cases, I'll be wrestling with a question that came up after I published an article. In others, I'll be asking the questions that eventually lead to articles.
I'll also be distilling conversations among regular developerWorks contributors, as well as researchers and developers at IBM and elsewhere about the work they do in the areas of (for instance) parallel computing, large-scale data management, and semantic Web analytics. You can expect to read about goings-on in my professional world, like OSCON and JavaOne, and I may even mention interesting news in the latest issue of Discover magazine, which has relevance to Java and related technologies (or not; Open SETIQuest anyone?).
Finally, I expect to have guest bloggers, including longtime colleagues from my tenure at IBM and JavaWorld, whose opinions and perspectives I value.
Before I leave this initial post, let me point you to a new feature on the Java zone. I'm absolutely delighted to bring you the Java technical podcast series, which features Andy Glover interviewing developers and other experts from the Java and related technology communities. In this first installment, Matthew McCullough talks about Git.
Disclaimer: The information and opinions contained in this blog are my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or strategies of IBM. In addition to my informal discussions with the regular contributors on the Java zone and the colleagues within the Java community I've amassed over the years, I consult regularly with Athen O'Shea, a high technology writer and editor and former editor of JavaWorld.com. Often what you'll see in this blog is a meeting of our editorial minds on a variety of subjects.