Mark Reinhold, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

The Rest of Tiger

Java™ 2, Standard Edition (J2SE), release 5.0 ("Tiger") is scheduled to ship shortly before this year's conference. Other talks at the conference will cover the generics, metadata, and concurrency features. This talk will survey the remaining features of the release and then explore several specific areas in detail via working code examples and demonstrations.

Tiger's Children

What comes after J2SE 5.0? The first part of this talk will cover the major themes and potential features being considered in the Java Community Process for the major releases that will follow Tiger. The second part will be an open forum in which audience members will be invited to offer their own comments and ideas on the future evolution of the platform.

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Mark Reinhold is the Chief Engineer for the Java™ 2 Platform, Standard Edition, at Sun Microsystems. His past contributions to the platform include character-stream readers and writers, reference objects, shutdown hooks, and the NIO high-performance I/O APIs. He has been deeply involved in the development of the Java platform since the 1.1 release.

Like many in the Java community, Mark is actually an old Lisp hacker in disguise. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he worked on garbage collection, compilation techniques, type systems, semantics, and the visualization and analysis of program performance, and where he found enlightenment in the true essence of the lambda nature.


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