Shawn Connolly's Blog
Technology News at JBoss World
Feb 14, 2008 10:39 PM, by Shawn Connolly
While the news for Day 1 of JBoss World focused on the Enterprise Acceleration initiative, Day 2 unveiled the product and technology news. For customers chomping at the bit for our ESB-based solut...
The Future of Open Source?
Feb 1, 2008 12:55 AM, by Shawn Connolly
Matt Asay ponders "what happens to the open-source development community if the world moves to cloud-based computing?". His blog provides an interesting angle on a discussion I had over the weeken...
A BEA-utiful Week
Jan 19, 2008 4:45 AM, by Shawn Connolly
I've heard that Larry likes to play with his food before he eats it, so I was not surprised to see Oracle finally tuck into its latest meal: Oracle to Buy BEA Systems for $8.5 Billion . The demise...
Heineken DraughtKeg and JBoss Developer Studio
Jan 13, 2008 9:21 PM, by Shawn Connolly
Zack Urlocker's article - Heineken: Disrupting a Commodity Business - combines two of my favorite subjects; disruptive business models and beer. Zack describes that "instead of trying to innovate ba...
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 4.3 is here!
Jan 11, 2008 2:45 AM, by Shawn Connolly
On Tuesday January 8, our awesome JBoss development team released JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 4.3. Kudos to the entire team for another great effort! JBoss EAP 4.3 was a customer-driven re...
JavaPolis, JBoss, and JSF
Dec 19, 2007 2:58 AM, by Shawn Connolly
Catching up on news from this year's JavaPolis brought me to the results of the whiteboard votes that were conducted. JBoss came out as top vote getter for the "which application server do you use...
Golden: Commercial Open Source - Can It Scale?
Dec 1, 2007 4:30 PM, by Shawn Connolly
Bernard Golden of Open Source Maturity Model (OSMM) fame had a similar reaction as I did to the blog by Savio Rodrigues that asserts OSS business models don't scale. I countered Savio's assertion ...
Scaling a Software Business (open source or otherwise)
Nov 30, 2007 2:43 AM, by Shawn Connolly
OK, I've grabbed the bait Savio Rodrigues (of Big Blue fame) has cast for me. Savio's a good guy and we've traded opinions in the past, so here we go again. Savio asserts "The OSS business model...
Microsoft's Open Source Strategy
Nov 22, 2007 2:32 AM, by Shawn Connolly
Microsoft's Bill Hilf Reveals Its Open Source Strategy caught my attention, as well as July's Microsoft's Open-Source Strategy Coming Into Focus. I found Dana Blankenhorn's response interesting, a...
Larry's Groundhog Day
Nov 17, 2007 3:11 AM, by Shawn Connolly
I was reminded this week of one of my favorite movies, Groundhog Day. It's the story of an egocentric man who finds himself repeating the same day over and over again. What triggered this reminder w...