What an amazing day it is for the team at Jelastic! We are so happy to announce that James Gosling, the creator of the popular programming language Java, has joined the Jelastic team as an Independent Director! In addition, Brazilian Java programmer Bruno Souza is now an official Adviser at Jelastic!
The majority of our users (approximately 53%) are Java developers. The addition of James and Bruno means that Jelastic is gaining even more in-depth coverage and analysis of Java features on our always transforming and improving platform – and we can continue to focus and grow Java technology.
Below is an excerpt of the press release
James and Bruno are now in the company of an impressive list of Advisers at Jelastic including the creator of the PHP programming language Rasmus Lerdorf, former Microsoft Architect Mark Zbikowski, Parallels Founder Serguei Beloussov, Founder of MySQL and MariaDB Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius, Founder of NGINX Igor Sysoev and Founder of Apache TomEE, OpenEJB and Geronimo, David Blevins.
“Configuring cloud infrastructures is fun the first time you do it. But it doesn’t take too long before it becomes a tedious time sink,” said James Gosling. “And, if you have the misfortune of being a software developer that has to fight it out with an IT organization, who usually wants consistency, control and visibility, you find that you’re always fighting with them. Jelastic solves all of that. Easy configuration tools for developers, management tools for IT. Peace and productivity. I love it.”
Jelastic is the only Cloud Company whose underlying platform is Java, and with the addition of James Gosling and Bruno Souza, this team has the expertise to influence the decisions and the direction relating to Java and Cloud. In 2015, Jelastic plans to influence Java development to make it even more dynamic, by eventually implementing the ability to reload all configurations/settings such as Xmx on the fly, without the need to restart an application/JVM, to bring/adapt desktop applications to the cloud.
“Throughout my career, I have been promoting freedom and choice for developers. Jelastic has a unique business model, that promotes choice,” said Bruno Souza. “Jelastic philosophy changed the way I look into cloud infrastructure. Jelastic’s Java-based implementation shows the power of Java technology. Giving developers the freedom to leave gives us the confidence to choice to stay. This is the power of the Java ecosystem. The power of choice. I’m very happy to be more directly involved in the future of Jelastic. This is an amazing opportunity to help bring more freedom and choice for developers worldwide.”
Read the full release here.