I am leading the CDI 1.1 specification, and work on JBoss Developer Framework, a
set of tutorials and examples for all JBoss users. Previously, I've worked on
Infinispan and I led the Seam and Weld projects, and am a founder of the
Arquillian project. I've worked on a number of specifications including JSF 2.0,
AtInject and Java EE 7. I am a regular speaker at JUGs and conferences such as
JavaOne, Devoxx, JAX, JavaBlend, JSFDays, JBoss World, Red Hat Developer Day and
I am currently employed by Red Hat Inc. working on JBoss open source projects.
Before working for Red Hat, I used and contributed to Seam whilst working at a
UK based staffing agency as IT Development Manager.
Portability is one of greatest advantages of the Java platform. It represents the concept that from one application to another, from one application-server vendor to another, and from one job to another, knowledge is freely transferable; the same skills, technologies, and designs can be used with assurance that there are always multiple choices for business solutions.
I had the opportunity to present Seam and Arquillian to an enthusiastic audience in São Paulo on Saturday - I also saw a really nice presentation from Mauricio Salatino and Alexandre Porcelli explaining very clearly why you should use Drools - hopefully they will post a screencast If you were at the event, and wanted a copy of the slides (or if you are just interested), here they are:
At the last Seam meeting we ran over the the time line for Seam 3.0 release. We are aiming to have development finished by mid June, spend a month polishing up the documentation and examples, and have a release candidate ready for you to try out in mid July.
The schedules for JBoss World and JUDCon have now been finalised. I'll be talking about how the Java EE 6 programming model at JUDCon; I'll present the model and also look at directions the platform is likely to take. At JBoss World Dan and I will lay out the roadmap for Seam 3 and show you how it harnesses the innovations of Java EE 6 to provide a loosely coupled collection of portable extensions for Servlet containers and Java SE as well as Java EE 6. We also have a BOF covering Seam and RichFaces (hosted by Dan, Jay and myself, with as many guests as we coerce into coming!) - so start thinking up those tough questions :-D