Sun Rays at work
By uejio on Nov 10, 2005
Here's my plug for Sun Rays. Yup, a little bit late since SRSS 3.1 already shipped (download it here), but I just started blogging this week, so I've got a lot of catching up to do.
As a software engineer, I used to have a workstation in my office and was very hesitant to move to a Sun Ray. After all, I would not have root access anymore to test fixes etc. (However, most of the fixes I tested were on lab machines anyway so that was a lousy excuse.)
After moving to a Sun Ray, I found my office was quieter and I was no less productive. Actually, I must say that I have become more productive since now I can hot desk between my office Sun Ray and a Sun Ray in our lab on the floor above me. Before, when I needed to work in the lab, I would print out my testcases or whatever else I was doing from my office and walk up to the lab, do my work there, forget something, and have to walk back down to my office and repeat that a few times. Now, with a Sun Ray, I just walk up to the lab, walk over to the lab Sun Ray, log in and hot desk to my session that I was running in my office. No more printouts, much less time walking up and down the stairs, and greater productivity.
So, what about my office machine? I just moved it into the lab and it became another test machine for others to use as well.