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 weeke...
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 us...
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 mod...
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, ...
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 ...