Thursday, September 25, 2008

Java People Spotlight: Stefan Malär

Our "People Spotlight" series continues with the first candidate from CTP's Business Analysis team. "Java and BA? Make sure they don't consider PHP!" -- "No worries... having Stefan on a Java project is like doubling HP of your sports car:-)" -- Enjoy this spotlight on Stefan Malär:

Java Community Role:
  Senior Business Analyst [aka Java Backseat Driver]
My Master Kung-Fu Skills
  Hitting the Achilles heel: discovery of bugs and weak spots in the code.
  Finding the missing link: getting to work whatever doesn’t.
I'd be excited to get my hands dirty on:
  DISC (AJAX Framework) in WLP10.2, Flex integration in WLP10.2, WSRP that actually works out-of-the-box...


Q: Hi Stefan, how would your message look like if you would have to tell it via Twitter what you are currently doing?
A: Getting our project live with whatever it takes, even coding… and of course telephone conferences with India, lots of those.

Q: What was the greates piece of code you have ever written so far?
A: A Firefox extension (that was in the days they were still called like that) to link and annotate websites and store this information through SOAP on a multimedia linking server.

Q: What is the best quote you have ever heard from one of your peers?
A: "Don’t explain it away" (bugs stay bugs...)

Q: What is the best quote you have heard from our managers?
A: "If you use JIRA you don’t need a code versioning system anymore, right?"

Q: What is the most cutting-edge technology or framework you actually used on projects?
A: WSRP, AJAX and SOAP mixed on WLS10 and WLP10. Really a lot of cutting and bleeding involved...

Q: What is your favorite podcast?
A: I was forced to write Java Posse here…, no seriously they are quite good, especially if they talk about non-Java stuff ;-)

Q: Which Java book can you recommend and for what reason?
A: Why read books if you can ask your colleagues whatever you need to know? (How cheesy is that answer! …, actually I can’t remember having read a Java book lately)

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