From the Founder of JavaLobby and DZone

Rick Ross

Subscribe to Rick Ross: eMailAlertsEmail Alerts
Get Rick Ross: homepageHomepage mobileMobile rssRSS facebookFacebook twitterTwitter linkedinLinkedIn


Latest Articles from Rick Ross
'Will Sun be using a significant portion of the settlement proceeds to benefit Java developers and strengthen independent, standards-based efforts to advance Java?' That's the question asked by Rick Ross. 'Will Sun prove it has the vision to strengthen Java by recognizing and assisting...
Should Sun 'open source' Java, as urged by Eric S. Raymond here just a few days ago? Rick Ross, Javalobby founder, argues that Eric Raymond has focused on the wrong issue. 'Making Java 'open source' might placate a vocal contingent in the software development world, but it would not si...
(August 30, 2002) - It's interesting to discuss this on the day that Michael Skakel, the 'Kennedy cousin', is sentenced to 20 years to life for killing a woman 25 years ago. Someone mentioned to me that it seems a harsh punishment for something that happened so long ago, and I could on...
Rick Ross talks to Christophe Job, President, Application Development Tools, Oracle.
As an advocate for Java and Java developers, I've never been a more persuaded or passionate believer in the deep value of the Java platform and philosophy. For me, however, advocating this Java vision neither implies nor requires a pro-Sun outlook in any way. I admire Sun and respect m...
I returned just yesterday from a fantastic trip to San Francisco for Oracle's OpenWorld conference. It wasn't clear what to expect when I accepted Oracle's invitation to give a presentation, but I was delighted to find the show had a high-energy crowd that was very tuned in to Java, es...
I'm sure you've often seen articles citing market research reports from high-powered industry analyst groups. Market research is a multibillion-dollar industry in its own right, and major economic and political decisions are often based on the information gleaned from these reports. I'...
What I want most for Java developers is opportunity! I don't mean just the opportunity for a steady job in the corporate world that any competent Java developer should enjoy with confidence. Rather, I mean the awe-inspiring opportunities that come from the sense that Java developers ca...
When my dear friend Allan had major surgery a couple of years ago, I was thankful for the specialists who were able to meet his needs and provide him with critical care. The success of his procedure was absolutely dependent upon the exceptional skills of these specialists - without who...
There's one form of power that is almost universally recognized in our society, the power of consumer spending. This is at the heart of all commerce, and anybody who tries to tell you otherwise must have something to sell you. I read today that more than 45 million American homes now h...
A question I have been asking myself lately is whether high-profile alliances of large corporations are actually the best way to advance the technology initiatives that shape our development environment and the products we build and use. It's fine and well that Sun, IBM, Netscape, Orac...
I don't need a California court to tell me that Microsoft has breached their commitment to Java. Their attacks on Java portability, its very heart and soul, are blatant and painfully obvious. It's time to move on, and I think the solution to the Microsoft problem is simple.