Today we’re talking to Erik Costlow, Senior Director of Product Management at Azul; and we discuss the art of being a good product manager; how focusing on Java gave Erik a professional advantage; and how Java is being utilized to its full potential today.
All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!
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About Erik Costlow:
Erik Costlow is a software security expert with extensive Java experience. He handles the security of Azul’s JVMs that operate at peak speed while making security easier and better for all. Erik was the principal product manager in Oracle focused on security of Java 8, joining at the height of hacks and departing after a two-year absence of zero-day vulnerabilities. During that time, he learned the details of Java at both a corporate/commercial and community level. He also assisted Turbonomic’s product management team in the data center/cloud performance automation. Erik also lead product management for Fortify static code analyzer, a tool that helps developers find and fix vulnerabilities in custom source code. Erik has also published several developer courses through Packt Publishing on data analysis, statistics, and cryptography.
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