Father of Java Has His Eye on Jackpot
Interview: James Gosling talks about Web services, open source, Java (of course) and his new project 'Jackpot'.In the seven years since its introduction, Java has made rapid advancements into the enterprise. In the burgeoning field of Web services, Sun Microsystems Inc.s Java-based technology is in tight competition with Microsoft Corp.s .Net initiative for the heart and soul of developers. James Gosling, a Sun vice president and fellow, and father of Java, spoke with eWEEK Senior Writer Darryl K. Taft over the summer from Goslings Palo Alto, Calif., office about Web services, the future of Java, open source software and its impact on the software business, and Suns success in the tools business. eWEEK: I want to talk a little bit about whats close to you, what youve been dealing with in the lab. Can you talk about what you are working on? Gosling: A little bit. Its a research project. Theres not much reality there, but Ive been looking into issues around developer tools, working with the NetBeans group. And Ive been mostly working on analysis and transformation tools based on having a complete semantic model of the application.
eWEEk: What do you mean by that?