The Aquarium - The First Month
The first month of the The Aquarium
has gone very well.
We had seen an increase in news related to
Java EE 5
GlassFish developer community
and we wanted to have a good way to collect these news and then broadcast them
to a wider audience.
I wanted to expand
previous use of RSS,
but it seemed that a plain aggregation would just not be enough,
so I talked with a few people and we
started a group News Blog
using Roller 2.0.
We try to cover all original source news
directly related to GlassFish and the Java WSDP,
plus other news that are relevant to people using these artifacts.
The trends are good: volume is increasing,
and we are seing many more postings originating outside of Sun.
Now that we have a full month of content, we are going to be to advertise
The Aquarium more widely. We also need to provide better indexing and searching into the content
since we are accumulating content very quickly.
Other future directions include
more summaries from forums and mailing lists, more reports on frameworks and applications running on the artifacts, more user experiences.
I think we will be in very good shape by
JavaOne'06 (this year in May).
- Blog Entries: 84
- Geographies: 12 - Canada, Czech Republic, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, South Korea, Spain, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, USA.
- Elvis Sightings: One, in San Jose
- Companies known to include GF technology: 3 - Sun, Oracle, T-Max
- Artifacts Available at GF sites (estimate): 8+ - Application Server, JWSDP, JAXP+StAX, FI, JAXB, JAX-RPC, JAX-WS, Java Persistence.