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Meet Shannon Hickey, Technical Lead for the Swing Toolkit Team at Sun Microsystems

Posted by hiheiss on September 27, 2006 at 5:39 PM PDT

Have a look at my latest "Meet the Engineer"
Q&A, Meet Shannon Hickey, Technical Lead for the Swing Toolkit Team at Sun Microsystems
with java.net blogger Shannon Hickey, technical lead for the Swing toolkit team at Sun, who currently specializes in Swing drag
and drop. After meeting with a customer and realizing that Swing drag and drop was not what it should be, he made it his mission to improve it.

He talks about the compatibility API, anticipated in Java Platform Standard Edition 7,
that would free developers from the constraints of backward compatibility, his enthusiasm
for Josh Bloch's Effective Java, the process by which he designs APIs, and much more.

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