• Java SIG: Development Tools Tuesday, February 04, 2003 - 06:30PM
    Cubberly Community Center
    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
    Palo Alto, CA 94105
    Software Architecture and Platform

Java SIG: Development Tools



  • Come hear about the next generation of runtime development tools for Java and the IntelliJ IDEA software development environment for Java.

    Runtime Development Tools for Java - The Next Generation

    Ronald Hughes (bio), CTO & Founder - Visicomp
    Click here to view Ronald Hughes's meeting presentation.

    The IntelliJ IDEA Interactive Software Development Environment for Java

    Paul McCabe (bio), VP of Business Development - JetBrains
    Omar Tazi (bio), CEO - Orbeon


    Presentation Overview

    Runtime Development Tools for Java - The Next Generation

    Although much progress has been made in recent years in technology and tools for designing and coding complex software systems, the runtime tools that are used to examine, analyze and display the dynamic execution-time characteristics of programs have not kept pace. Most debuggers and profiling tools provide the same basic capabilities that were available a quarter-century ago. The power of today's computers, combined with the rich runtime environment provided by Java-technology virtual machines, make possible a new generation of runtime tools that would have seemed like science fiction only a few years ago.

    In this talk, VisiComp's Founder & CTO Ronald Hughes will demonstrate some of the ground-breaking tools and technology currently under development that enable software engineers to comprehend their running programs. The presentation will include a "sneak peek" at RetroVue 2, the next version of the first debugger for Java that keeps track of every operation executed by the user's program, allowing the developer to "roll back the clock" to any prior instant and examine the entire state of the program as it was at that moment. Some of the new and innovative ways in which voluminous runtime information can be displayed so that possible problems and meaningful patterns can be perceived by the developer are demonstrated.

    The IntelliJ IDEA Interactive Software Development Environment for Java

    Paul McCabe will give an overview of the company, milestones and direction moving forward. Omar Tazi will do an extensive product demo with Q&A. They will also raffle off 2 copies of IntelliJ Idea after the presentation.


    About the Presenters


    Ronald Hughes, CTO & Founder at Visicomp

    Ronald Hughes has been designing and implementing operating systems, applications and development tools for nearly 30 years. At the University of California he worked on the internals of the UNIX kernel, then want on to develop some of the earliest GUI applications for UNIX. He managed the UNIX FrameMaker team. Since 1996 he has been working exclusively on runtime tools and technology for Java.


    Paul McCabe, VP of Business Development at JetBrains

    Paul opened the first JetBrains office in the US in San Mateo in November 2002. A second office was also opened in Medford NJ around the same time. The offices provide a local sales, marketing and support organization for developers in the US. Prior to joining Jetbrains, Paul headed up sales at Symantec for 2 1/2 years in the Internet Tools Division. Upon the sale to WebGain in 2000 Paul ran North American sales for WebGain.


    Omar Tazi, CEO at Orbeon

    In the last few years, Omar Tazi has held several senior management positions in high tech companies located in the heart of Silicon Valley including Symantec, Oracle and WebGain. Omar was a member of the Java Community Process Executive Committee, and is now actively involved in a couple of JSRs (Java Specification Requests) as a member of the Expert Group. He is also a regular speaker at BEA eWorld and JavaOne. His main interests are Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and XML Web services. Before crossing the Atlantic, Omar has held several research and teaching positions in the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, specializing in Artificial Intelligence algorithms and Object Oriented Programming. He holds a M.S. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.


    Event Logistics


    Cubberly Community Center
    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
    Palo Alto, CA 94105


    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments/pizza
    7:00-9:00pm presentations


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    Free for AAMA members for the month of Feb 2003
    Please call 408.494.8378 for student memberships
    No registration required

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