Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta.

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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.

The Last Page

I started this blog way back in August 2002 as a way of sharing tips and tricks I'd learned with other Java Developers. It's been a fun ride for the last 5 years, and I do think having a blog is a great way to document your life's history.

For the last two weeks, I've only blogged a couple times and it's been really nice. After last week's incident, I think it's time to retire from the blogosphere. So here it is, my last entry. It's been a great ride y'all, thanks for reading. Hopefully we'll still see each other around - maybe on a mailing list or at a conference someday.


Tuesday Evening: April Fools! The hardest part of an April's Fools entry is making it believable. Looks like leaving it up for a few days was the trick. To Jim and Dave (who were offended by the way I used the Kathy Sierra incident) - I'm sorry. It was the only thing I could think that y'all might actually believe. ;-)

Posted in General at Apr 01 2007, 01:12:05 AM MDT 14 Comments

Happy April Fools' Day, Matt! Cheers

Posted by Eric Pramono on April 01, 2007 at 01:23 AM MDT #

And what about your move to Microsoft ? Is it still on your roadmap ?? ;)

Posted by Sebastien Pouillet on April 01, 2007 at 02:08 AM MDT #

Nice try!

Posted by Karsten Voges on April 01, 2007 at 02:50 AM MDT #

Ahh.. for a while i thought Matt was moving away from the technical side and losing interest in the blog. Nice AF try.

Posted by Muthu Ramadoss on April 01, 2007 at 03:24 AM MDT #

C'mon. You can do better than that. ;)

Posted by Bob Lee on April 01, 2007 at 11:02 AM MDT #

that was lame :(

Posted by Eric on April 01, 2007 at 05:13 PM MDT #

Wow, thank god

Posted by Jango on April 01, 2007 at 10:53 PM MDT #

What if the April Fool's joke is that this time it's true? That would probably be his most effective April Fool's prank ever... I guess it's a wait and see... But thankfully, I don't think he can stay away...

Posted by Chris M on April 02, 2007 at 07:07 AM MDT #

Doh. You got me :(

Posted by Sam Hough on April 02, 2007 at 07:50 AM MDT #

Despite enjoying your excellent blog, I almost hope this isn't an April's Fools joke. It would be pathetic to "joke" about events that you seemed so concerned over just a week ago. If it is the end, then thank you for the years of help. If not, then please consider your jokes a bit more carefully.

Posted by Jim on April 02, 2007 at 10:35 AM MDT #

Made me smile, so it was a joke to me. If you check yourself too often, you'll just not be funny to anyone.

Posted by M Jung on April 02, 2007 at 06:01 PM MDT #

Brilliant! You got me 'till the comments...

Posted by Tony on April 02, 2007 at 09:34 PM MDT #

Phew! Well that's a relief! The jokes on me I guess....I actually lost sleep over this and only read the comments today.....It is a joke right?

Posted by Andrew J Leer on April 03, 2007 at 06:15 AM MDT #

No, I don't think this is an April fools joke. As a previous poster said, I don't think Matt would have brought up the serious event he blogged about earlier in the context of a "joke", so I really do think he's done. Pity. I've enjoyed his blog. Good luck to you, Matt.

Posted by Dave Macpherson on April 03, 2007 at 10:49 AM MDT #

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