java.net has been good to me for all of these years, but it's time for a change. I'm moving my blog to Paddle Like Hell.
I can't begin to express my sincerest appreciation for Dan and the great people at java.net (and O'Reilly) that made this such a great place to host my thoughts for so long. I've been reluctant to sever the ties. But I've come to the understanding that with the completion of From Java to Ruby, and the pending release of Rails Up and Running, using this space would not be fair to my Java audience, the java.net community, or me.
If you want to join me for a few laughs and new ideas, come to my private blog at Paddle Like Hell. If you're interested in Java ideas but would like to keep track of some interesting innovations in other languages, you can check out my Crossing Borders series at developerworks. You'll find six articles out there now, and we've extended the article series to include at least nine more. Many of them are Ruby-related, but I've also explored Erlang, Seaside, OCaml and a few others.
I want to express my profound thanks to those in the Java community that keep this fun, and push innovation. Thanks especially to Rod Johnson, Geert Bevin, Keith Donald, Patrick Linskey, Neelan Choksi, and the folks at No Fluff Just Stuff.
I'll still be around. I'm keeping a close eye on Spring, Rife, iBATIS, and EJB 3 persistence. (We've come a long way since the Elephant, just a few short years ago.) My blogging just needs a more diverse platform.