If you have been paying attention to
the news there has been a lot of talk about Sun. If you believe the
rumors Sun is pretty much dead or will be soon. I have been a fan
of Sun for several years before I joined the company. I was an
active member of the Java community since 1996 and then the
OpenSolaris community since the beginning. What has impressed me
enough to get involved was my admiration for the technologies. I
began working for Sun as a contractor last March and then full time a
few months later and I am just as excited about working here today as
I was on my first day.
So why am I so optimistic about Sun?
Well to be honest, I really don't know much about the company's
financials, stock price, or what all of the buy out rumors really
mean. I can only comment on what I know about and from what I see
here at Sun that still impresses me. The main thing that really
stands out for with with Sun are the people. There are a lot of very
smart and dedicated people here. In the IT industry that is key.
So from my perspective Sun has the tools to be successful and will be
Here is just one example of what I am
talking about. I use OpenSolaris as my primary desktop on my
workstation and laptop. I run bi-weekly development builds on these
machines and the level of quality is absolutely amazing for
development builds. Sure there are problems from time to time but
not any more than I have experienced with popular commercial
operating systems that are certainly not development builds. When
you stop and think about that it is really amazing and something that
you really don't hear much about but should.