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Blog Archive for jbob during June 2003

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Thank God for "failure" So, the funniest thing about the .com bubble was that people actually believed that if they concentrated really really hard, that they could think up the "next big thing". While venture capitalists learned the hard way, most modern marketing departments are still disillusioned. Sorry lads, it just doesn't work that way. We learn and advance from failure. A very smart...
Java One proves technology can be funny. The Scott McNealy keynote is always a highlight of Java One. This year, at Java One 2003, it was Salesforce.com that stole the show, and a lot of laughs. Following the McNealy keynote, Jonathan Schwartz, EVP of Software for Sun Microsystems, took the stage and brought up several partners for demos. I believe we will be talking about the Salesforce.com...
So, we've had over 1,000 people sign up to java.net on the first day it went live. That rocks! I just noticed 44 new projects that just got created! Some cool stuff. I'll need to highlight a few. Keep them coming!! Tired, but happy. -jbob
Obviously, every large project take a lot of time and effort and building java.net was no different. We spent months incubating the idea into reality and like all projects had our share of late nights and last minute twists and curves. It all finally culminated, after some last minute flurries, with a big bang of a launch I am not going to pretend to know a lot about child birth but a long...
So, here we are, extremely tired at 6:30am on the first day of Java One. The site is live and in ending one journey we begin another. Building java.net (and rebuilding it, and renaming it, and re....) has been an amazing ride especially over the last several months. I thank God we had such an incredible team who seemed to trade in their sleep cycles for patience and teamwork. There were times...