developerWorks turns 10 - what a ride it's been!
bobleah 270000CN12 Comments (5) Visits (3971)
Wow... developerWorks has turned 10! And what an incredible 10 years it has been for myself and our industry. In 1999 I was working as an architect on an IBM WebSphere Small Business Suite offering. In those days, I used dW and aW all the time as a developer / architect to get answers and keep current on technology.
After moving to Tivoli, I was named the UI architect for a common tookit to be used to construct all the web GUIs for our product offerings. Again I found myself turning to dW and aW, as the resource not only to solve my current challenges, but as a means to keep current on technology, and remain well positioned for new growth opportunities that I knew would arise.
In 2007, an opportunity presented itself that would forever change my relationship with developerWorks. No longer would I look to dW as a resource center to assist me in my day to day job... as I made a move into the developerWorks organization itself! Working within dW has been AWESOME! Finally, after using the resources at dW for all those years as a developer and architect, I could give something back!
So developerWorks... thank you for all those years when you assisted me to be a better programmer.. and a smarter architect. And thank you today, for allowing me the privilege of working on the "inside" of our industry's leading IT professional network!