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

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

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    According to the business weekly Barron's, the chief software architect of BEA Systems, senior vice president Adam Bosworth, is leaving the San Jose, CA-based company to join Google, Inc.

    Barron's says the departure was announced internally on Thursday of last week.

    Google most recently hit the headlines when it snagged Sun Microsystems engineer Joshua Bloch. Bloch is a popular Java author ("Effective Java") and a well known industry figure - as is Bosworth, who prior to Crossgain was an XML guru for Microsoft Corporation, where he was a general manager in the late 90s.

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

    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."

    Bosworth 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."

    His new job title at Google isn't yet publicly known.

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