A software system cannot possibly be imagined without Caching today and it was time for a standard. No matter if you want to cache database queries, generated HTML or results of long running calculations, new systems have to reach a critical mass to be successful. Therefore caching becomes a First-Class-Citizen of application landscape, the principle of Caching First. JCache has grown for 13 years to it’s final success and had an amazing Co-Spec-Lead, Greg Luck - the inventor of EHcache.
Christoph Engelbert is a passionated Java developer with a deep commitment for Open Source software. He is mostly interested in Performance Optimizations and understanding the internals of the JVM and the Garbage Collector. He loves to bring software to it’s limits by looking into profilers and finding problems inside of the codebase.
In addition he is highly interested in new ideas, technologies and new ways of solving problems. He has a deep understanding of IP based technologies like Protocol Stacks, TCP, UDP and asynchronous service implementations and fast serialization solutions.
Normally he doesn’t like to reinvent the wheel but if there is a reason and a chance to make it faster or easier to use he still does it.