Posted by joconner
on October 29, 2007 at 1:48 AM PDT
After almost 8 years at Sun, I had almost forgotten that Java development goes on elsewhere too. Now I realize, perhaps for the first time, that Java developers have great opportunities!
After almost 8 years at Sun, I'm moving on. I have enjoyed every minute of my employment here. But business plans, products, and teams change. My recent job as a developer advocate and writer for the Sun Developer Network is over, and I'll move on to something new.
From working on the core Java SE platform and its internationalization features to writing technical articles for Java developers, I've had rewarding work at Sun. What a great place to work! What a great product to work with! What fantastic teams too!
Some of my recent projects at Sun were these:
I'm a little bummed about leaving Sun, but I'm excited about all the opportunities available in our Java community. This is a great time to be a Java developer. Have you checked sites like Dice , Monster , or Yahoo Hot Jobs . The market is hot, hot, hot. If you're a Java programmer/developer/engineer, you have lots of options.
Hopefully the readers here and elsewhere have enjoyed my articles on java.sun.com . In fact, I enjoy writing for you -- Java developers -- so much that I plan on continuing. If you've enjoyed my work, you might look around here in the future. Hopefully, I'll be able to contribute to the content on java.net and elsewhere. And if your company needs a technology evangelist, developer advocate, technical writer, or Java developer, let me know . I'm in the market for something new and challenging!
Have you recently changed jobs? I'm curious how long it took you to find something new. Seems like Java developers are needed everywhere, so I expect you didn't have to search long. I'd enjoy hearing your success stories.