Saturday, August 31, 2013

Top 10 Java People You Should Know

Who founded Java and who are the innovators in applying this language to shape our web and computing experience? Here we go with the answer in choosing top 10 Java people you should know.

When it comes to modern computing and devices we just cannot go any further without referring to web applications and so also without Java, the programming language at their core. As long as web applications will dominate the multiplying and evolving scene of computing there would be Java and the constant complains on security threats concerning Java will not make our attitude towards Java change much since scene security threats is another evolving part of the innovation and change of our web experience. Who founded Java and who are the innovators in applying this language to shape our web and computing experience? Here we go with the answer in choosing top 10 Java people you should know.
  1. James Gosling - Creator of Java
  2. James GoslingHe is unquestionably regarded to be one of the path breaking geniuses in modern computing who invented the programming language called Java. This 1990 batch Carnegie Mellon University doctorate is credited to create the original complier and virtual machine of the language. After his legendary role in inventing and developing Java in Sun Microsystems for close to three decades he left the company shortly after it was acquired by Oracle Corporation. Briefly he joined Google only and left the company to join a startup called Liquid Robotics. Java began with this man and so he is an obvious choice in any discussion ontop 10 Java people you should know.
  3. Marc Fleury :- Creator of JBoss
  4. Marc-FleuryJBoss is still referred as the de-facto standard for Java application deployment and so Marc Fleury is a permanent fix in discussion on top Java people. Marc is a Parisian and this French man before coming with his open source Java application server worked with Sun Microsystems in Paris and with many Java projects in the US. His dream research project JBoss became a corporation in 2004 and shortly thereafter he sold it to Red Hat with Fleury becoming vice president and general manager of the division concerning JHobs. Eventually, he left the company in 2007 and started his new open source project OpenRemote to purposely to build home automation systems.
  5. Gavin King :- Hibernate Founder
  6. Gavin-KingThis Australian java programmer is one person who played a key role in incorporating a few crucial developments in solving relational framework of Java. In his own terms to describe he is one of those rare software developers who are paid to develop entirely open source software. His brain child Hibernate, an object relational mapping framework within Java is a key element in shifting Java data classes to database tables and from Java data types to SQL data types.
  7. Rod Johnson :- Spring Founder
  8. Rod JohnsonHe is a gifted computer programmer and influential tech writer who played a massive role in number of respects for the application of Java. His Spring Framework, an open source Java application framework. His creation Spring is highly credited for replacing the complexity of EJB 2.0 and also providing an entire Java EE container. He served at VMware until 2009 and presently is member of the board of directors at
  9. Joshua Bloch :- Creator of Java Collections Framework
  10. Joshua BlochHe is an award winning tech author, tech leader and an innovator in Java platform, in one word to describe a man with many accolades and talents and for his contribution to numerous Java platform features, he is always a formidable name to consider among the top 10 Java people you should know. Among his many creatios of Java platform feature, Collections Framework is considered the best winning several top tech awards on innovation. He is also an award winning author on Java. As for professional capacity he was with Sun Microsystems until 2004 and left it to join Google in 2012 as chief Java architect.
  11. Craig McClanahan :- Creator of Struts
  12. Craig McClanahanHe is another prodigious Java innovator, who is credited for a too important framework for building Java based web applications. He has authored the Apache Struts, a very popular open source framework for developing web applications. With numerous other credits for Java development to his name he is one of the most commonly referred Java stalwarts responsible for burgeoning development in Java based web applications.
  13. Doug Lea :- Developer of Concurrency
  14. Doug LeaHe is the brain behind the concurrent package or concurrent data structures. A professor in Computer Science in University of New York he is credited to add concurrency utilities to Java programming language. His book on Concurrent Programming in Java is one of the first books on the subject and is widely held as a milestone work for the subsequent generations of programmers in the field.
  15. Andy Rubin
  16. Andy RubinA shrewd programmer of many accolades and achievements, Andy Rubin is credited widely for the development of Android, an open source operating platform for smart phones and mobile devices that made Java a too important element for web based applications. In his hands, particular when he was at Android Inc, the platform went through multiple changes incorporating Java programming. He also worked as the Vice President of Mobile and Digital Content Division at Google before quitting the company on March, 2013. He is the owner of four US patents for his innovation amounting to an approximate net worth of $ 100 million.
  17. Bill Joy :- Creator of Javaspaces and JXTA
  18. Bill JoyThis charismatic Berkley graduate co founded Sun Microsystems and was the chief scientist at the company playing a major role in the development of the Java programming language with contribution such as Javaspaces, a service specification for distribution and coordination mechanism and JXTA, a open source peer to peer protocol that helps the devices in any network to exchange and collaborate seamlessly without depending on the network topography.
  19. James Duncan Davidson :- Creator of Tomcant and Ant
James Duncan DavidsonWe just cannot leave this inventor from our list of top 10 Java people you should know simply because of the two most popular Java inventions of our time, Tomcat - a Java based web server and Ant - a XML build tool for describing building process and dependencies. He started his career as a software developer in Sun Microsystems and is widely recognized for his light creation of light web server program Tomcat.

Friday, July 5, 2013

If You Are

If You are a Young Social Worker Get Qualified First at Least up to the Graduate Level ...

Then You Can Do More Social Work Productively and Respectfully than Before...
                                       By Dr. Ishantha Siribaddna

Monday, April 29, 2013

10 Reasons to Learn Java Programming Language and Why Java is the Best

Java is one of the best programming language created ever, and I am not saying this, because I am a passionate Java developer, but Java has proved it in last 20 years. Two decades is a big time for any Programming language, and Java has gained strength every passing day. Though there are times, when Java development slows down, but Java has responded well. Earlier with ground breaking changes in form of Enum, Generics, and Autoboxing in Java 5, performance improvement with Java 6, and Google's choice of language for Android apps development, keeps Java as front line programming language. Many graduate often ask me, which is the best programming language, which language should we learn, shall I learn Java etc. Well, it depends upon definition of your best programming language, if it's popularity then obviously Java outscore every one, even C, which is there for almost 50 years. If it in terms of Job opportunities, again Java outscore every one. You can get tons of Jobs opportunity by learning Java programming language, you can develop core Java based server side application, J2EE web and enterprise applications, and can even go for Android based mobile application development. So if you are not coming from C and C++ background, and want to learn your first programming language, I will suggest to choose Java. In this article, I will share my list of reason, and Why you should learn Java programming and Why I think Java is best programming language created ever.

Why you should learn Java Programming Language

Here is my list of 10 reason, which I tell anyone who ask my opinion about learning Java, and whether Java is best programming language in terms of opportunities, development and community support.

1) Java is Easy to learn
Many would be surprised to see this one of the top reason of learning Java, or considering it as best programming language, but it is. If you have steep learning curve, it would be difficult to get productive in short span of time, which is the case with most of professional project. Java has fluent English like syntax with minimum magic characters e.g. Generics angle brackets, which makes it easy to read Java program and learn quickly. Once a programmer is familiar with initial hurdles with installing JDK and setting up PATH and understand How Classpath works, it's pretty easy to write program in Java.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

YesCom Awards 2012 of Java Institute

HI PCJT Entrepreneurs... Get Ready for YesCom (Young Entrepreneurs Software Company) Award Ceremony 2012

Award Presenters

  • Dr. Suren Batagoda – Director General – Department of National Planning General Treasury Ministry of Finance planning, Sri Lanka. Responsible for Steering the National Planning process in Sri Lanka. Also He was the Director General – Department of Public Enterprises General Treasury Ministry of Finance and Planning, Sri Lanka. Responsible for supervising 233 State Owned Enterprises including State Banks. This includes providing policy directives, improving good governance, performance monitoring, and to ensure that public enterprises are commercially viable . He is also Chief Executive Officer – Project Management Bureau General Treasury Ministry of Finance and Planning, Sri Lanka. Responsible for reviewing & monitoring the progress of 120 National Mega Projects mainly funded by foreign donors ADB, WB and JBIC and other bilateral donors in Sri Lanka. Major focus is to remove the snags and bottlenecks that hinder the project progress
  • Chandima Weerakkody – Deputy Speeker of the Parleament, and He is Sate Counsellor of Departmen of Atoney general. Former Chairman State mortgage Bank and Former Chairman Southern Development Authoriry
  • Mr. C.J. Gamage – Chairman & Managing Director of the Soil Tech Pvt Ltd is an entrepreneur as well as a Civil Engineer by profession. NCCSL national Business excellence award winner for consecutive 4 years 2007/08/09/10, And another 7 awards for his entrepreneurship and for quality and standards.
  • Mr.Shehan Senevirathne
    Chairman/CEO of SMS Holdings PLC, Best Entrepreneur award winner for 3 consecutive years at the National Award Ceremony organized by Ceylon Chamber of Industries.
  • Mr. Prabodha Sumanasekara – He invented Sri Lankan Technology for Renewable Energy a young age as an Entrepreneur. Today he has been able to disperse that technology world wide. He is the Chairman/ Managing Director of VS Hydro, VS Information Systems, VS Turbo and VS Uganda Group of Companies.
  • Mr. Prabath Samarasinghe – Managing Director of Nexus Business Solutions Pvt Ltd and started certify ISO Standards as a Young Entrepreneur he became a Lead Auditor in ISO 9001 – ISO 22000. He has certified over 300 companies for ISO Standards in Sri lanka India and Bangaladesh. He trained ove 5000 employees for ISO Standards.
  • Mr. Mangala Yapa – Managala is the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, Colombo Dockyard PLC, Sri Lanka.Chairman, Dockyard General Engineering Services (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka. Director, Sri Lanka Port Management & Consultancy Services Ltd, Sri Lanka and Director, Ceylon Shipping Agency (Pte) Ltd., Singapore. Platinum Honours Achievers Award – 2010 in recognition of professional excellence in the Field of Management, by postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Mr. Udaya De Silva – Secretary to the Federation of the Information Technology Industry and Services – Sri Lanka (FITIS)
  • Dr. Ishantha Siribaddana – Chairman – Institute of Java & Technological Studies Sri Lanka. is the Visionary Educationist for Java software Technology Advancement in Sri Lanka. He is the pioneer and leader in Sri Lanka to train youth for internationally recognized professional certifications in Java Technology. Also he was the pioneer in introducing skill development training programs with the most advanced Java Technology to produce young entrepreneurs and Graduated Java Professionals to the nation. He contributed to have first Ever Software exhibition (Java Sri Lanaka 2009) and Java World Congress 2010 in Sri Lanka.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The OCPJP Examination which PCJT Software Engineers are Equipped with

By Dr. Ishantha Siribaddana

What is OCPJP (Oracle Certified Professional Java Programmer) Examination?

Generally OCPJP examination is considered as the first ever entry level examination that should be completed by a Java Programmer who expects to enter into the area of Java professionalism. Even though any other entry level examination checks first basics of the subject, OCPJP examination checks the in-depth theoretical and core conceptual knowledge of a  Java professional out of the thousands of core concepts developed to formulate the complete Java programming language. The Java Programming language has evolved over 20 years and involves thousands of well experienced Java programmers to develop deep concepts of the language. Therefore OCPJP examination becomes the heart of the Java programming language. No Java programmers are recognized by the industry without OCPJP examination today.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

PCJT Software Engineers Won World's Second Place at the Oracle's Software Competition

By Dr. Ishantha Siribaddana
D.J.S. Roshnal Lihinikadu and Chamath Jayanaka Palihawadana, two young students of the Java Institute and Adeesha Gammanpila have won an international competition, making Sri Lanka proud. They are the winners who obtained second place in the under 17 Application Development category, at the international Oracle Think Quest competition, organized by the Oracle Corporation of USA. This was an international competition which had a participation of 56,000 competitors in 7603 teams from 59 countries. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Chairman of Java Institute to Develop National Policy on Children

Chairman of Java Institute to Develop National Policy on Children

(Srilankamirror) – Chairman, Institute of Java & Technological Studies, Dr. Ishantha Siribaddana has been appointed as a Committee Member to contribute Quality Education and Improvement of Access component to update the National Policy called National Plan of Action for Children (2013 – 2017).

Dr Ishantha Siribaddna to Develop National Policy on Children

Vice Chancellor of the Vocational Training Authority, as well as the Chairpersons of National Apprentice & Industrial Training Authority (NAITA), Vocational Training Authority (VTA), National Institute of Business Management, Information & Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), Ceylon German Technical Training Institute (German Tech), Institute of Java & Technological Studies (IJTS) and National Youth Service (NYSC) have been selected to contribute to this national task.

Dr Siribaddana recently represented the committee meeting at the Ministry of Child Development and Women Affairs on behalf of private sector academic and professional education organisations.

He said that while supporting to develop all other objectives his main concern is to introduce components to use advanced information technology solutions to monitor the evaluation process and public private partnerships (PPP) to provide competitive services to children of Sri Lanka under the National Plan of Action for Children 2013 -2017.

The National Plan of Action (NPA) for the Children of Sri Lanka 2013-2017 aims to ensure universal access that children require for their full development and to provide them with opportunities to develop their latent capacities in a safe and enabling environment.

Under this policy seven segments are fully covered considering children from birth till the age of 18.

The completed policy document will be represented to the national budget of 2013 to allocate funds for over thirty national authorities, organizations and Institutes who are responsible to implement the proposed actions under the NPA.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Dr. Ishantha Siribaddana Honored with an International Award

Dr. Ishantha Siribaddana was awarded the “Global Citizens’ Youth Service Award” for his service of advancement of the human potential of youth generation of Sri Lanka by training them with highly advanced Java Technology. He was awarded this by the international organization called “Global Citizens for Sustainable Development – India (GCSD)” at the Sri Lanka – India Forum 2011 and 12th Anniversary celebrations of Sri Lanka - United Nations Friendship Organization held at museum auditorium on 22nd May 2011. 

Dr. Ishantha Siribaddana Receiving the Award
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John Anugraha (India) a youth advisory board member of UN - HABITAT (United Nation’s Human Settlement Program) and the executive Director of GCSD presented the "Youth Service Award" to Dr. Ishantha Siribaddana.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Java Force Joined with the Sri Lanka United Nations Friendship Organisation (SUNFO) on Global Youth Service Day (GYSD)

Sri Lanka -United Nations Friendship Organisation (SUNFO)and Java Youth Force Entered into a memorandum of understanding at the Global Youth Service Day on 16 April,2011 at Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo 1, Sri Lanka. According to the agreement Java Force will get opportunities to involve with global and regional SUNFO activities in related with International Year of Youth (IYY), 10th anniversary of International Year of Volunteers(IYV+10), International Youth Peace Festival, South Asian Youth Peace Camp, Global Citizens Youth  Assembly and regional trainings and educational  events of youth development services.

Director General of Sri Lanka -United Nations 

Friendship Organisation (SUNFO)

Dr. Deshpriya S.Wijetunge, Founder and Advisor 

of the Java Force Dr. Ishantha Siribaddana 
and Leader of the Java Force 
Sachindra Karunathilake exchanged 
the signed document at the presence 
of Mrs. Sonia Jossarand Mercier the 
representative of the United Nations.
During the International Year of Youth members of the Java Youth Force will get opportunities to participate  in several international youth  programs to be conducted  in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and other countries. Voluntary activities are scheduled by the Java Force for the year  will be conducted to commemorate the both  United Nations International Year of Youth and International Year of Volunteers+10.

Program Officer of the United Nations’ Volunteers Mrs. Sonia Jossarand Mercier, Goodwill Ambassador of Bangladesh Mr. Dushyantha Kiriella, Officials of SUNFO, High rankers of the Java Force and Media Professionals were participated for the Global Youth Service Day function held at Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Dr Ishantha Siribaddana Met President in a Function at President's House

Dr Ishantha Siribaddana met H E the President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapakse in a function which was held in president's house prior to the Java World Congress and Java Sri Lanka Exhibition 2010. He has explained the importance of Java Technology and contribution could be gained to the economic development of Sri Lanka based on Java Technology. 

The President Mahinda Rajapakse agreed to provide his fullest corporation to success the Java World Congress and Java Sri Lanka Exhibition 2010. He agreed to provide video message and a drafted message since the occasion was coincided with his swearing  day for the second period of his presidency.   Also he suggested to transfer the technological knowledge to the North. 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Java Sri Lanka Web Launched Ceremonially

Minister of Trade, Cooporatives, Marketing Development & Consumer affairs, Bandula Gunawardena launched the Java Sri Lanka Website - The Island

Minister of Trade, Cooporatives, Marketing Development & Consumer affairs, Bandula Gunawardena launched the the official web site of the Java Sri Lanka 2009 National Software Exhibition & Conference to be held early next year.

Dr. Ishantha Siribaddana, Pradeep Randivela-Former Dean, Faculty of Management University of Colombo Eng. Dilanthe Withanage-Former ICT Consultant, Ministry of Education also participated at this event.
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dr. Ishantha Siribaddana having a Friendly Chat with the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

Creation of awareness about Java Technology is utter important among the top level community of Sri Lanka. Dr Ishantha Siribaddana uses all opportunities he come a cross with to achieve this task.

The Hon Prime Minister D. M. Jayarathna was acknowledged about Java Technology, professionalism requirement and ways and avenues could be opened to empower young generation to make foreign currency with the introduction of entrepreneurial skills for them at a friendly meeting.

Prime Minister requested a project proposal to support this endeavor with his full capacity.

The Java World Congress is Focused on Sustainable Development Launched in Sri Lanka

Dr Ishantha Siribaddana addressed the gathering at the Java world Congress launch held at the Sri Lanka Conventional Bureau under the ministry of economic development. 

Java World Congress and Exhibition Secretary General Dr Ishantha Siribaddana said Sri Lanka can make use of the Java technology to develop a knowledge based economy. Java is one of the fastest and it is recommended as one of the best technologies in the world.

It is important to improve the professional education and skill development of our youth. Although the young entrepreneurs have academic education most of them lack the professional and skill developments.
Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa launching the official website of the Java World Congress and Exhibition 2010. Java World Congress and Exhibition 2010 Chairman Dilanthe Withanage and Java World Congress and Exhibition Secretary General Dr Ishantha Siribaddana look on. Picture by Rukmal Gamage

Dr Siribaddana said by enhancing the youth capacity and empowering them with Java technology will create avenues to attract more foreign remittances without depending on the foreign remittances from the Middle East expatriates.

The country should ease regulation on Internet payments. Many young entrepreneurs seek ICT job opportunities overseas as regulations are stiff. The brain-drain should be stopped and we should make use of it for our economy to prosper, he said.
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Government School Teachers were Empowered with Java Technology

Dr Ishantha Siribaddana offered a free Java training program for government school teachers empower them with cutting edged Java Technology. The six month Java programming course was conducted at IJTS- Institute of Java and Technological Studies Sri Lanka.

This Java training program was conceptualized by Dr. Dilanthe Withanage the former consultant of the Ministry of education and the president of Computer Resource Center teachers union Mr. R P Ranjan organized the event successfully.

At the end of the Java Training program certificates were haded over  to successful candidates by Hon. Minister of Education Susil Premjayantha  at the ministry of education. Dr Ishantha Siribaddana and the CEO IJTS Asanka Madhavi Wisidagama are also beside him.

PCJT is Flourishing With Students

The PCJT training program was introduced by Dr. Ishantha Siribaddana. PCJT- Professional Certificate in Java Technology training program is very popular among young generation of Sri Lanka. PCJT training program is started at IJTS monthly over 50 Students regularly. The 37th batch of PCJT was started 18th January 2011 with 55 Students. As IJTS-Institute of Java and Technological Studies is the only institute in Sri Lanka for professional Java Training programs conduct PCJT training program very successfully.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

About Dr. Ishantha Siribaddana

Dr. Ishantha Siribaddana: 

"The Visionary and Leading Educationists in Sri Lanka for Java and Technology Development"


"Be the leading personality in Sri Lanka  who contributes to major advancement of Java Programming Language based software technology by training, guiding and empowering young generation with academic knowledge, professional skils and entrepreneurship in Advaced Java Technology"

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