Today, I have embarked on the 100th post of my Blogger career. In keeping with on-line journalistic standards, I have decided to make this something of a re-cap of the past year+, which provided the previous 99 posts. As an aside, considering the information I provide in these posts, that is a fairly prolific clip. One that should continue to draw some interest from those trying to keep up with Sun software and the evolving dominance of Glassfish. Here we go:
I started off with a plea to the developers of the Java world to not give up on Sun, and was quickly rewarded with the launch of Glassfish in June '05:
I was excited to be alive at this moment because I knew the 4 years I put in at Sun, first in iPlanet, and then in Sun's Java Web Services org., was truly impactful. There were so many attempts at killing off Sun's app server strategy that it felt that we were under seige, coup d'etats and all. But there was a select core that stayed strong, with names like Kampmeier, Howland, Trish, Nelson, Barrett, Parekh, Valia, Balakrishna, Lee, Saletta, and Dooley. We believed that the turn around would come, by blocking and tackling manouveurs. I wonder form time to time where these people are now. One thing I know for sure, Glassfish meant that there was not a black hole on the resume where Sun app server stands.
From there, I wrote the Manifesto that I had promised myself to write some two years prior:
The Manifesto was an argument for inter-operability and ultimately portability. If there is one concept that pervades the Views on the Industry blog, it is portability. Nothing is more convincing about the Enterprise Java architecture than the possibility that all apps deployed will first have AVK endorsement. I continue on a mission to make this core to Sun's software strategy. A cross-platform apps market makes developers the key constituency in the economy, and that is only bound to benefit the development of the Java Economy.
I have done several pieces on pre-built components, and the componentization of the enterprise software market, with this post being a prominent example.
But it wasn't until December that I felt like hiot stride, after I was able to publish the words that had been stashed away for two years, with only one living copy available. This was the document that will only prove its worth the further on down the road I go, witness the 3 parts of the Declaration of Determination:
2006 has been a banner year for Sun, JBoss, and Glassfish, as the rest of the app server market falls away, and as Sun releases the Java hardware series. Just simply go through the months to read the chronicling of the monumetal shifts happening each month. Sun should be happy with what I have done for them here, if there is some dissatisfaction with style, then I don't understand their blogs.sun.com initiative. Honesty and Openness are hallmarks of Sun Microsystems, and that is the policy I have followed. Now java.net sets the direction for JEE 5, and the rest of the Sun software strategy.
We are in the process of launching Diamelle's openIAM initiative, and fulfilling the goal of portable apps. The next 100 posts will be nothing but as revolutionary as has happened in the previous year. Some things to look for:
- Clustra functionality with Glassfish
- Diamelle diversification
- JBI-enabled ESBs