Meet FishCAT Member Hantsy Bai
By judytang on Apr 02, 2009
In this blog I would like to introduce FishCAT member Hantsy Bai a strong Open Source supporter from China.
Judy: Hi Hantsy, I got to know you through China GlassFish user group.
Thanks for join the group and
help us build GlassFish community in China. Today, I would like to get
to know you more,
could you please tell us about your interest in open source and
what is your passion in ?
Hantsy: Firstly, thank you for giving me an opportunity to introduce me to the Glassfish community. When I was a college student, I bought a series cd disks of Redhat 5.5 by chance from others. This is my first time to meet with open source technology. After graduation , my first job is a PHP developer. There I used Linux (Mandrake 8.1) everyday. From then on , open source is part of my life. Until now, my interests still focus on Linux, PHP and Java. Currently , I spends most of my spare time on researching web techniques and the newest Java EE standard.
Judy: How do you get to know GlassFish and NetBeans ? Any publication/blogs
you like to share ?
Hantsy: I do not remember my first time to know Glassfish and NetBeans. I only remember the first version of NetBeans I've used is 3.5. In my memory, Netbeans 4.0 is a revolution. I have written some posts about NetBeans usage on my blog before, you can found them on http://hantsy.cublog.cn. There is a screencast I made about Struts development with NetBeans. I 've just released the first version of the free Stripes book and all of the source code are Netbeans projects. I think I will take more time to experience Glassfish.
Judy: How do you foresee GlassFish adoption in China compare to other
application server market in China.
What are good ways to sell GlassFish service in China ?
Hantsy: Currently, many developers and companies know little bout Glassfish. I think some work must do. The first, I have pointed out before, Glassfish need a new web community website, which must be a powerful competitor to JBoss.org. The second, as a Chinese , I preferred reading Chinese document. Glassfish have good documents at docs.sun.com , but only Installation guide have a Chinese version. The third, communication is very important, through User group, Conference , Training and other face-to-face approach, the user can share their stories to each other. If Glassfish is widely accept by companies and developers , I think GlassFish service sale is not difficult.
Judy: I am a GlassFish SQE manager and I have a lot passion to build
GlassFish Quality Community in China, to
involve community to help us testing GlassFish. Thank you so much for joining FishCAT for Eclipse Bundle program. Any suggestion on
where and how to grow community in China ?
Hantsy: As said before , more communication is necessary. On the other hand, provide some opportunity to introduce Glassfish to developers and companies on some events. Many developers are very dependent on some specific application server, such as JBoss . We must provide more chance to them to try Glassfish. I think once some of them have used Glassfish, and will love it forever.
Judy: Any thing you like to talk about your life, your job :-)
Hantsy: I have resigned for a long time. I feels tired out. Sometimes I am confused of my future. I love coding but dislike the job provided by some companies. I am always think as a developer , his job should be creative, with enough freedom and valued by others. But in China, I am very disappointed few companies pay attention to the effort and health of their programmers. I think may be I work as a SOHO in future , for freelance project development or writing.
Judy: Thank you so much for joining FishCAT for Eclipse Bundle program. I look forward to counting your bugs, ha, and the most wish you all the success in the Open world !
Bio: Hantsy Bai graduated from Jiangsu University of Science and Technology on 2001. He majored in Food Science and Technology at university. He worked as a developer after graduation. Bai has 8 year's Java EE development experience. Now he still focus on open source world. His interest includes Linux, PHP, Java EE, Spring, Groovy, etc. He lives in Guangzhou, China.