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Is This the Best We Can Do? A Conversation with Bruce Eckel, Part I

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Pearson Technology Group Executive Editor Greg Doench recently had a conversation with Thinking in Java author Bruce Eckel about the state of the Web, the Java platform, and a range of related topics. In Part I of this podcast, Bruce explains what he meant when he used the phrase "The Web is a mess" in a controversial blog post titled Hybridizing Java. Bruce also weighs in on AJAX, Flex, GWT and his ongoing concern about what he calls the latency problem.
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Pearson Technology Group Executive Editor Greg Doench recently had a conversation with Thinking in Java author Bruce Eckel about the state of the Web, the Java platform, and a range of related topics. In Part I of this podcast, Bruce explains what he meant when he used the phrase "The Web is a mess" in a controversial blog post titled Hybridizing Java. Bruce also weighs in on AJAX, Flex, GWT and his ongoing concern about what he calls the latency problem—"My old CPM machine had better responsiveness."

We hope you enjoy listening to the discussion and come back next week for more.

Bruce Eckel (www.BruceEckel.com) is the author of Thinking in Java (Prentice-Hall, 1998, 2nd Edition, 2000, 3rd Edition, 2003, 4th Edition, 2006), the Hands-On Java Seminar CD ROM (available on the Web site), Thinking in C++ (PH 1995; 2nd edition 2000, Volume 2 with Chuck Allison, 2003), C++ Inside & Out (Osborne/McGraw-Hill 1993), among others. He's given hundreds of presentations throughout the world, published over 150 articles in numerous magazines, was a founding member of the ANSI/ISO C++ committee and speaks regularly at conferences. He provides public and private seminars & design consulting in OO Design, Python, Java and C++.

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