End of an Era

Given that I have been staying up a bit later than usual in recent weeks to watch my Red Sox successful quest to win another title, my schedule has been slightly off.

Among other items, I almost missed the fact that Roger Brinkley recorded his last episode of the Java Spotlight Podcast.

The episode, number 150, is a particularly good one IMHO because it's an interview with James Gosling.  Certainly some of what was asked and answered is not necessarily news but it is a very nicely done casual interview with one of our industry greats.  Hearing his perspective and knowing he is happily coding mostly Java using NetBeans made me smile.  Being a positive guy and wanting relative peace and harmony in our field, not to mention the world in general, I really appreciated hearing James say that he feels Oracle has been a good steward of Java.

While I agree with the sentiment, I think because many, including James, did not expect it, the FUD-effect has lingered.  When James Gosling speaks, (Java) programmers listen and I imagine this will help move things nicely along even more.

If you have not heard it yet, this episode, and the podcast in general, is worth your time.

Happy coding,
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