Posted by cajo
on August 19, 2004 at 6:44 PM PDT
Have an interesting idea? Start a project! You could be surprised at how many people you could help.
Some of you may know me as the host of the cajo project . In fact, the topic of my blog entry today is that thanks to java.net; there are a lot more of you than I thought!
I was just informed about the logger project ; it allows java.net project owners to view access statistics for their projects. What I found out astonished me. So much so, that I thought it important to share this discovery with you.
I started my project after a lot of introspection, (pause for geeky-Java-pun laughter :) For those of you who have not yet visited, the cajo project deals with virtualizing barriers between virtual machines; it allows objects to both interoperate, and travel between them, transparently. While implemented simply, I thought; this is sort-of abstract, and I wondered: Would anybody be interested?
Well, I was amazed to find more than 25 thousand visitors, just this year. On top of that, over 350 thousand page views this year. I never expected anything like this! (Some must be search engine hits, but unless Google got infatuated, it is still a lot of people)
So First I have to sincerely thank all of you who came to visit. Now instead of wondering: Will anybody notice? I am starting to think that this is an idea with some real peer-reviewed merit. I truly hope this project helps you; and I am very glad to be of help. And oh yes, please, spread the word!
Secondly, I am also delighted to have the opportunity to bring this idea to so many interested people! My deepest thanks to Sun, who made this possible; with this site, and through the development of Java; both at no charge! You have given the little developer all the tools of the big-guys, and as result; a real chance to make a difference.
Thirdly, for those of you thinking; is my idea good enough to be a project? There is only one way to find out; please try it! For those of you already running projects, if you have not already; please check out the logger project, it has very interesting information. And finally, as dutiful project leader: for those of you who have not yet visited the cajo project ; please give it a look. The odds seem promising that you will find it enlightening.