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10+ YEARS


Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

2005 - A Year in Review

2005 was quite a year for me. I found my dream job, after contemplating what's next in my career only a few months earlier. I attended TheServerSide Symposium in March and created some great memories with James Goodwill. There's nothing like losing all your money and then winning it all back at 6 in the mornin'.

Other March highlights include:

April was a fun month, and started off with a me heading to work for Microsoft. The joke worked so well it was picked up by news.com. DU repeated as NCAA Champions (again). The MySQL Conference and wine-tasting with Julie (for our 5th anniversary) rounded out the month.

May was a whirlwind month, where I headed to Norway after barely renewing my expired passport on time. My PowerBook died on the way over, but I still had a great time. I was featured on TheServerSide and started planning AppFuse 2.0.

The summer flew by: I got biled by Hani, toured with the "Bomb Squad" at JavaOne, drove through Yellowstone, bought a new bike, learned more about Ruby and Rails at OSCON (and learned how much fun a smackdown can be), and watched Jack turn 1.

Then things got busy: I had a great time at Java in Action, started The Bus Project, and enjoyed the beauty of Keystone with Bender and Snyder at the Colorado Software Summit.

To round out the year, I traveled and attended conferences like I was possessed (New Jersey, NFJS, San Francisco and Florida). Abbie turned 3, Roller 2.0 was released and the WebWork joined Struts after a multi-year rivalry.

Phew, it's been quite a year folks. Here's to 2006 being even better! My goals for the year? Happiness, health and more car bombs with family and friends. ;-)

Posted in Roller at Dec 30 2005, 12:13:25 PM MST 1 Comment

The Plan for AppFuse 1.9

The current plan for AppFuse 1.9 is to cram quite a bit of stuff into a single release. For example, the big "features" I'm planning on implementing are dependency downloading and the ability to use AppFuse as a single appfuse.jar.

However, there's still quite a bit of stuff on the roadmap.

After talking with the mailing list, the following seems like the best plan.

  • Fix remaining bugs in 1.9
  • Release 1.9 (hopefully in January)
  • Start 2.0 M1 with dependency downloading
  • Release 2.0 M1
  • Start 2.0 M2 with easily upgradeable version
  • Release 2.0 M2
  • Freeze feature enhancements and fix bugs
  • Release 2.0

If I can convince Virtuas to let me work on AppFuse in February and March, we might be able to release 2.0 in early April. If not, we probably won't finish it until sometime next summer.

Posted in Java at Dec 30 2005, 08:27:49 AM MST Add a Comment