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Sunday, June 04, 2006

And we're back ...

Just got back from three weeks away from everything: first a week at JavaOne, where Tapestry received a Duke's Choice Award in the open source category. From there, it was two weeks on the island of Hawaii (the "big island" ... it's about the size of Connecticut). That was two weeks where I had virtually no internet connection (certainly not at the cottage I was staying at) and really, really didn't even think about Tapestry. Instead, it's been horseback riding, hiking, snorkeling and boogie boarding. Sun, surf and sand. That's quite a change, and a good break (normally, I close my eyes and start seeing code). This was good for me, I'm feeling just a little less frantic than before ... I've been doing too much for so long that I've forgotten what it means to relax. I'm literally tan, fit and well-rested.

I'm also pretty much done with my work at Vaisala, with that app going live in a couple of days. I'm looking forward to a chance to focus on Tapestry full time for a bit, I have code for Tapestry 5 to write, and updates to labs and examples and documentation, new sessions to write (such as for OSCON 2006). Meanwhile, Jesse and Brian have been kicking ass on Tapestry 4 and Tapestry 3, and Geoff looks ready to get Spindle upgraded to Tapestry 4. So there's a lot going on.

I'm also fired up to get people's attention on Tapestry. We need more articles and more evangelism and more books on Tapestry and I'll have more time to spearhead and motivate people on those lines. I'm already beginning to think of 2006 as the Summer of Tapestry.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Best of luck, Howard.