Checkout the Who's Who in Enterprise Java 2004.
The Who's Who in Enterprise Java initiative recognizes 54 individuals for their contributions in five categories:
Power and Influence (Spades): Acknowledges individuals who have proven to be a strong and reckoning force in influencing platform APIs or the development practices used by practitioners.
Ace: Jeff Jackson, VP of Sun J2EE platform and application server engineering, is a main driver behind the J2EE compatibility program.
Entrepreneurship (Diamonds): Highlights people who are the risk takers and commercial innovators, both successful and unsuccessful, betting their companies on new ideas.
Ace: Graham Glass built the popular Glue Web services framework and sold it to webMethods.
Contribution (Hearts): Credits individuals whose new ideas, initiatives, tools and technologies can be considered a major contribution by virtue of the impact their work has on the community.
Ace: Gavin King, founder of Hibernate, a widely adopted open source O/R mapper.
Pot Pourri (Clubs): Highlights individuals for a variety of multi-faceted accomplishments.
Ace: Erich Gamma is a leader in Eclipse, Junit and author of Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
Jokers: Represents a disruptive force for good or evil in the enterprise Java industry and is also an individual who is recognizable, identifiable, infamous, political, outspoken and controversial.
Marc Fluery jokered the commercial industry by acquiring $10M in funding for JBoss, Inc.
Hani Suleiman authors entertaining and controversial BileBlog.
"It's an honor to be recognized as a leader in enterprise Java," said Graham Glass, CTO at webMethods and Ace of Diamonds for Entrepreneurship on the Who's Who list. "The Java community continues to strive to raise the standards for consistency, functionality and overall performance in Java development. I have great respect for all of the contributors driving specifications and shaping product innovations in the community today."Award recipients were gathered from a list of names volunteered by TheServerSide.com community members, press, media, invited industry experts and The Middleware Company employees. The list was refined by a number of third party experts and confidants to narrow the field, categorized by their achievement and ranked by impact.
Honorees attending TheServerSide Java Symposium 2004 in Las Vegas will be awarded a plaque and decks of cards.
"I'm pleased that The Middleware Company and TheServerSide Communities are recognizing and promoting the individuals who are driving change and forging the next generation of enterprise Java," said Jeff Jackson, vice president of engineering for the J2EE Platform at Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Ace of Spades for Power and Influence on the Who's Who list. "It's a real honor to be among the first group of people recognized."Congragulations to all the people who made it to the Who's Who in Enterprise Java 2004!