Wednesday Feb 24, 2010

The Art of Leaving ...

I hope I don't let it sound too emotional, but I don't want to let it feel untrue as well. Yes, after working for Sun Microsystems for more than nine wonderful years and Oracle Inc. for a few days, I have decided to leave. This is my last blog-post and today is my last day.

Valedictory function speeches, parting conversations etc. have always been a challenge for me. This blog-post is no different. There is one Sanskrit verse though that captures how I feel very succinctly and it is as follows

      गुणवद्वस्तु संसर्गाद् याति स्वल्पोपि गौरवम् |
      पुष्पमालानुषङ्गेण सूत्रं शिरसि धार्यते || 
This blog-post states the meaning correctly. In other words,
Any small, ordinary thing gets crowning glory if it associates itself with a great entity, just like a common thread gets honoured because of its association, vicinity with the garland it holds!
My tenure at Sun Microsystems has been a testimony of the above. It's this place that made my stay a memorable one. There are things that I could have done differently and I regret not having done so, but the Sunny atmosphere here is simply unforgettable. I mean where else does a programmer get an opportunity to have a Bill-Joy- Number of 2? Where does a programmer get an opportunity to see and experience amazing and wacky things being built by remarkable personalities? Of course, there are places elsewhere and this is a rhetoric, but that does not curtail my excitement one bit. Thank you, Sun Microsystems Inc. Individual colleagues, friends and well-wishers who influenced me are just too many to list here.

The culmination of my career at Sun was being a part of GlassFish team where I could contribute building one of the most loved open source enterprise products. I feel fortunate to be part of this team and since it's open source, I can contribute to it wherever I go. You can always reach me at km@dev.java.net and I will be hanging around in the GlassFish users'/developers' list.

Sunday Oct 18, 2009

GlassFish v3: Elements of Administrative Security ...

Takes you on the tour of administrative security of GlassFish v3.[Read More]

Wednesday Aug 05, 2009

Adding an implementation to a Java Interface ...

Kudos to Kohsuke for implementing Mixins for Java.[Read More]

Sunday May 24, 2009

Javadoc'ing use of annotations ...

This tip deals with using Javadoc to document the use of custom annotation types.[Read More]

Sunday Apr 26, 2009

Vim Tip: Copy and paste into the editor ...

How to make vim behave when copying text from elsewhere and pasting into it ...[Read More]

Sunday Apr 05, 2009

svn and cvs about default commit log ...

svn is a better cvs except this perhaps? ...[Read More]

Closing Streams in Java Source Code ...

Use of bad code as utility code is more commonplace. Is there any place for good practices? Or should you just churn out as much code as you can? [Read More]

Java Development without an IDE ...

Use IDE for Java Development. Here is why ...[Read More]

Saturday Apr 04, 2009

How do you do multiple (active) branch development with svn and mvn?

mvn + svn = mess?[Read More]

Maven2 about usability ...

A subtle observation about usability as an inverse function of capability of a software.[Read More]
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