Scopri Sun e Jonathon Shwartz in questa fantastica intervista

Sun MicrosystemsUn anno e mezzo fa Mi è successo essere seduto di fronte a un tavolo Jonathan Schwartz all'inizio Campo Mashupup and actually didn't know who he was.

Il mio CMO, Chris Baggott, me lo ha indicato e poi ci siamo seduti a guardarlo mentre veniva intervistato da CNET per circa 20 minuti. Sono rimasto immediatamente colpito. La prima cosa che ha fatto è stata non tirare pugni e parlare con gli scrittori specifici di alcuni articoli CNET aveva scritto eccome Dom. was misrepresented. He was brutally up front with them and definitely pulled no punches. I've seen many leaders cater to the press, so this was cool to watch.

In questo ScobleShow siediti con Robert Scoble, Jonathon talks about Sun, Java, iPhone, Mircrosoft and a host of other recent topics. He's friendly, knowledgeable and incredibly open.

One of the great quotes in here is that Sun's leading indicator of success is really the happiness of their employees. Jonathon takes great pride in ‘boomerangs'… that is, Sun employees who left but are now returning to the company. He also talks to many of the misnomers out there about Sun such as price of entry and licensing. Did you know Sun spends $2 billion on research and development each year? Or that Java is the most widely recognized tech logo?

As a ‘Microsoft-grown' technologist… having always worked for large corporations built on Microsoft networks and servers, I guess my only feedback to Jonathon and Sun is that I frankly don't know them well enough. I'm in Indiana… not in Silicon Valley. I don't get to go to many industry events. We're a fast-paced development company that is on the train tracks of Microsoft and won't get off any time soon… if that's even possible. Personally, I love LAMP but my experience with them is simply what I've done on my own with hosting, development, WordPress, and MAMP. Ho lavorato con i servizi web Java alcuni anni fa e ha funzionato alla grande, ma non l'abbiamo mai implementato perché potevamo implementare anche il servizio web con le tecnologie Microsoft, su cui sono state costruite le nostre applicazioni.

A comment from a developer on Jonathon's site states something similar… he can't experiment with Solaris because it's simply not an option for him to begin ‘playing' at home.

Here's my big hairy audacious idea for Sun. I mean this with all due respect, why not put their money where their mouth is and openly and freely consult with Enterprise Microsoft customers on redeveloping their applications in Java on Solaris. It's simply not an option for us to look elsewhere for a solution… even if the savings is at the end of the road, we don't have time to drive down that road.

I have no doubt that our applications may perform better, scale easier, our costs may be reduced, and service may improve with Sun. But how do we make that move without crippling our company or delaying development that is needed to compete in our market? We have 5,000 clients, 15,000 users and billions of transactions every quarter. Do other companies make those transitions? Jonathon, next time you're in Indianapolis… I'd love to have lunch and take you on a tour of our company.

One last note… Jonathon also discusses a near-death experience that changed his life. Thankfully, I've not been through that – but having children has had a similar impact on me. Also… did the video get chopped at the end?


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    Grazie per i gentili commenti. Il video è stato tagliato proprio alla fine. Il nastro ha avuto un enorme fallimento proprio lì, quindi ti sei perso qualche secondo e il tipo di cosa "grazie, arrivederci". Mi dispiace per quello. Su circa 800 interviste che ho fatto è solo la terza volta che un guasto al nastro ha rovinato qualcosa.

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