Friday, February 13, 2009

Java People Spotlight: Daniel Käppeli

The "People Spotlight" series continues with a Java fellow who is at Cambridge Technology Partners since years now: Dani is continuously working in projects that most often deal with Open Source technology stacks.

Java Competence Role:
Senior Developer
My Master Kung-Fu Skills
... there are so many to choose from ...
I'd be excited to get my hands dirty on:
Java EE 6 : see how all the bits and pieces fit together


Q: Hi Dani, how would your message look like if you would have to tell it via Twitter what you are currently doing?
A: Recovering from a busy week and from yesterday’s dinner.

Q: What was the greatest piece of code you have ever written so far?
A: Parsing an XML document in 1 LoC with Spring OXM. Isn't that cool?

JAXBElement<GpxType> object = (JAXBElement<GpxType>)this.getUnmarshaller().unmarshal(new StreamSource(inputStream));

Q: What is the best quote you have ever heard about programming?
A: “These performance improvements are quite slow!”, K. K. 02.09

Q: What is the best quote you have heard from our managers?
A: "In the next quarter the hockey stick effect will kick in."

Q: What is the most cutting-edge technology or framework you actually used on projects?
A: RESTful Web Services with Jersey
Q: Wow! I actually didn't know that CTP uses that already... so we belong to the very early adopters of JSR-311 in customer projects! Nice Dani... when are you doing a Knowledge Share on this? ... Ok let's keep on with this short questionnaire first.

Q: What is your favorite podcast?
A: Discovery Channel Video Podcast – the US original of course – and the Java Posse Podcast

Q: Which Java book can you recommend and for what reason?
A: Joshua Bloch’s Effective Java Second Edition, by far the best Java book I’ve ever read