A photo of Michael Sinz
was not available.Here is his
'loving dog' Nicholas. Michael Sinz works with high technology companies as a technologist and systems engineer/programmer.He is currently working with Worldgate but prior lives included being a founder of NextBus and Scala R&D.
Even earlier work included being the Senior Systems Engineer for the Amiga computer at Commodore/Amiga.Michael
currently lives on a small horse farm in Pennsylvania with his
wife and a menagerie of animals.Michael
is originally from Vienna, Austria.His
web site is at http://www.sinz.org/ and he
can be reached at Michael.Sinz@sinz.org
"The Java platform is both a 'better' development platform for building network centric programs and provides for hardware (as in CPU) and platform (as in OS) independence which lets one pick the correct solution rather than be stuck with a single solution.As such, the Java platform is an important tool, just like a C compiler is and Linux needs the Java platform in order to be part of the solution set.
"I have used the Java platform (and Linux) to build the infrastructure for NextBus
and it has let NextBus deploy servers of various different operating systems such that fail-over systems were not of the same OS thus limiting the chances that an OS bug would bring down not just the main machine but its fail-over partner.It has also let NextBus
provide solutions to customers that demand specific environments for their desktop systems, be they MacOS, Windows, Solaris, or Linux.