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Joshua Bloch

Brief Description: Formerly at Sun, where he helped architect Java's core platform; now at Google

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Until very recently, when he moved - in July 2004 - to Google, Inc., Joshua Bloch was a senior staff engineer at Sun Microsystems, Inc. Bloch, an architect in the Core Java Platform Group, and very closely identified with the developer-focused "Tiger" project that spawned J2SE 1.5, known now as "Java 5."

The author of numerous articles and papers, Josh Bloch has also written a book, Effective Java Programming Language Guide, that was Runner Up in the "Best Book" category of the JDJ Readers' Choice Awards.

If James Gosling is the father of Java, then Josh Bloch nurtured Java like a mother.

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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Agility Pays 12/09/04 03:34:19 AM EST

There are bound to be glaring omissions in any list. It would have been good to see a few more names from the 17 developers who met in Feb 2001 to discuss problems in software development and who devised the so-called "Agile Manifesto." I see that Martin Fowler is here but what about Kent Beck, Alistair Cockburn, Ron Jeffries, Robert "Uncle bob" Martin, and Dave Thomas - people who have all made substantial contributions to software development?

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