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The i-Technology Right Stuff

Searching for the Twenty Top Software People in the World

 

Adam Bosworth

 

Brief Description: Famous for Quattro Pro, Microsoft Access, and IE4; then BEA, now Google

Further Details:

Possessed of one of the foremost minds in modern i-technology, Adam Bosworth was an XML guru for Microsoft Corporation, where he was a general manager in the late 90s, after which he left MS to found Crossgain - a company subsequently bought by BEA Systems.

Interviewed by SYS-CON when he was vice president of engineering of the Frameworks Division at BEA, Bosworth revealed what drives him. "I've spent my life trying to make building applications easy," he said, adding that what attracts him about i-technology is, basically, helping developers build solutions - "developing products, plumbing, or technology to help them build solutions."

He continued: "Whether it was Active Server Pages and the extent of my work at Microsoft, all of which was plumbing, or Access and working on the VB products, I helped them build the application. That's what I like doing."

Bosworth's last activity for BEA involved its mobile "Alchemy" project, which he unveiled personally at the company's 2004 eWorld conference.

He is now one of Google Inc's highest profile new recruits, along with Joshua Bloch.

Other SYS-CON stories about Adam Bosworth:

Bosworth Bails Out, Leaves BEA Systems for Google, Inc.

Adam Bosworth on the "Mom Factor" in Web Services

A Conversation with Adam Bosworth

More Stories By Jeremy Geelan

Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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