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John "jbob" Bobowicz

John Bobowicz, aka "jbob" is one of the founders of and was the first community manager. He's been an employee of Sun Microsystems since 1997 and prior to that spent 9 years on Wall Street. He is a Java enthusiast who is always looking for excuses to code.


jbob's blog

What a difference a year makes.

Posted by jbob on June 10, 2004 at 7:35 PM PDT

On a personal note, June 10th represents two major milestones. turned 1 year old and my first child turned 6 months old. Monthly Report - May 2004

Posted by jbob on June 4, 2004 at 1:20 PM PDT

The May monthly report has been posted in the java-net project's file sharing section in the Monthly Reports folder. Governance 2.0 is posted

Posted by jbob on April 12, 2004 at 9:43 AM PDT

Thanks to everyone who contributed to these updates to the governance. Monthly Report - March 2004

Posted by jbob on April 1, 2004 at 8:59 PM PST

Starting today you can find monthly reports for in the java-net project's file sharing section in the Monthly Reports folder. Here are some highlights:

Microsoft says we should pay for email. When was it ever free?

Posted by jbob on March 7, 2004 at 8:48 AM PST

In a March 4th article on titled "Paying for E-Mail May Be Anti-Spam Tactic", Anick Jesdanun reported that Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, among others, is proposing a per message charge on email messages in order to combat SPAM.

It appears that companies,

Java and Linux - A natural fit.

Posted by jbob on January 26, 2004 at 7:35 AM PST

For the last two Linux World events (one in CA and one in NYC), I've been asked to identify all of the "Linux projects" on so that they could be highlighted at the show.

Learn the new handshake!

Posted by jbob on January 21, 2004 at 2:15 PM PST

Java innovation continues to have many faces and it not always technical. Matt and Rick of JavaLobby recently invented a new handshake for Java developers to greet one another.

I think it's a cool idea and it will be interesting to see if it takes.

Web Services: The glue or just more rock and scissors?

Posted by jbob on September 23, 2003 at 9:45 AM PDT

XML and SOAP messages may mask the the underlying infrastructure from developers but the data center still needs to be brand aware.

Socializing development tools

Posted by jbob on September 8, 2003 at 8:40 AM PDT

You may not be able to socialize me (just ask my inlaws or come on my next extended family vacation), but at least socialize my development tools.


Posted by jbob on June 28, 2003 at 7:30 AM PDT

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