Friday May 04, 2007

JavaOne Week and New CommunityOne Day

Is it that time of the year again? Guess so, next week is JavaOne week -- a bit earlier than last year. Also, this year Sun is sponsoring a new free event called CommunityOne. I think this is a great idea because I suspect lots of people might not have the money to pay to go to JavaOne. I think a recent trend in the software biz is that there are many more smaller companies and individual developers compared to big large companies than there used to be. A phenomena I've heard referred to as The Long Tail. These days you can buy a laptop and write code in a cafe for a few thousand dollars -- there's less of a need for a large company with lots of capital to give you equipment. I hope CommunityOne turns out as good as it sounds. I just registered for it so maybe I'll see you there.

It's been a stressful time for me recently because other people expect things from me for JavaOne that I wasn't able to deliver and I don't do well when people are upset with me. But, I am trying to step back and keep it in perspective. Talking to friends has helped and writing about it too. One of the big tasks I've been working on recently is the subject of my next post on jMaki. I've also been working on some NetBeans 6 Visual Web IDE tasks for the JavaOne preview release. This didn't leave much time to do other tasks and maintain my sanity. Sorry to those I wasn't able to deliver the goods to.

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