Congratulations New Java Champions Rickard Öberg and Jonas Bonér - Part 1
As I was following Jfocus 2011 on Twitter, I was surprised to see that two new Java Champions were recognized at the conference. But when I realized that the new champions, Rickard Öberg and Jonas Bonér, both hail from Sweden, it made much more sense that the announcements happened at Jfokus.
In today's post, I look at some of Rickard's accomplishments, and his goals for the future. In my next post, I'll do the same for Jonas.
Rickard Öberg has had a long and successful career in Java technologies. He is currently most actively working on Qi4j which, briefly described, is "a framework for domain centric application development, including evolved concepts from AOP, DI and DDD." In the past, Rickard made important contributions to the XDoclet, WebWork, and JBoss open source projects.
When you look a bit more into Qi4j, you realize that Rickard is a visionary, as well as being a highly accomplished Java developer and architect. The Qi4j site outlines some of the problems that are inherent in Object Oriented Programming. A possible solution? Composite Oriented Programming (COP), which is a key underlying force that is currently being implemented in Qi4j. Among the principles of COP:
- Behavior depends on Context
- Decoupling is a virtue
- Business Rules matter more
- Classes are dead, long live interfaces
Reacting to being named a Java Champion, Rickard reflected both modesty and a vibrant team spirit:
It is a humbling feeling to be in the company of giants, and I hope to do justice to it in the future. I wish to thank the Java Champions committee for their work, and also everyone I have worked with over the years on different OpenSource Java projects. It is never a one-man-show and it is the community help and feedback that has helped me do all the nifty tools and frameworks.
With that kind of attitude and vision emanating from our Java Champions, I think we can all feel proud of our own efforts, and also more confident that Java and the JVM will indeed enjoy a long, productive future.
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