All good things must come to an end; alas, my work for The Middleware Company is rapidly drawing to a close, as part of the overall picture with the sale of TMC to TechTarget. That is unfortunate, because the Tapestry conversion of theserverside.com, while quite successful for all involved, was only the opening moves in a longer game that may not be played.
I was hoping that I could continue as I have for the last few months: working from home on TSS, speaking at JUGS and conferences, and building up a nest egg/warchest. I'm now back to doing things I should have been actively doing for the past few months ... calling back my contacts and working to find new ones.
So let's be clear ... if you are starting a Java web application project, you should be using Tapestry. It's just going to save you an awful lot of grief and worry. If you need help getting started, need professional support, or need an authoritative voice to help you convince your management (or all three at the same time) ... well folks, that's what I do for a living.