The java.net community really works!
Some of you may know me as the host of the cajo project. In fact, the topic of my blog entry today is that thanks to java.net; there are a lot more of you than I thought!
I was just informed about the logger project; it allows java.net project owners to view access statistics for their projects. What I found out astonished me. So much so, that I thought it important to share this discovery with you.
I started my project after a lot of introspection, (pause for geeky-Java-pun laughter :) For those of you who have not yet visited, the cajo project deals with virtualizing barriers between virtual machines; it allows objects to both interoperate, and travel between them, transparently. While implemented simply, I thought; this is sort-of abstract, and I wondered: Would anybody be interested?
Well, I was amazed to find more than 25 thousand visitors, just this year. On top of that, over 350 thousand page views this year. I never expected anything like this! (Some must be search engine hits, but unless Google got infatuated, it is still a lot of people)
So First I have to sincerely thank all of you who came to visit. Now instead of wondering: Will anybody notice? I am starting to think that this is an idea with some real peer-reviewed merit. I truly hope this project helps you; and I am very glad to be of help. And oh yes, please, spread the word!
Secondly, I am also delighted to have the opportunity to bring this idea to so many interested people! My deepest thanks to Sun, who made this possible; with this site, and through the development of Java; both at no charge! You have given the little developer all the tools of the big-guys, and as result; a real chance to make a difference.
Thirdly, for those of you thinking; is my idea good enough to be a project? There is only one way to find out; please try it! For those of you already running projects, if you have not already; please check out the logger project, it has very interesting information. And finally, as dutiful project leader: for those of you who have not yet visited the cajo project; please give it a look. The odds seem promising that you will find it enlightening.