Valerie Skinner

Blog Authors:  Valerie Skinner   is part of the IBM developerWorks team, getting to know the real developers who make up the My developerWorks community and exploring the world of social networking. I'm enjoying learning what makes developers tick! I'm very interested in exploring online communities and social media and understanding real world application - how they can help people solve problems and work together.

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31 Torpedo commented Permalink

Happy Birthday Developer Works!!!!<div>&nbsp;</div> Torpedo<br /> <a href="http://torpedogratis.inf.br" rel="nofollow">Torpedo Gratis</a>

32 msml commented Permalink

If dW is 10 years old that means it would be in fifth grade. So...is dW smarter than a fifth grader? I say YES, YES, YES!!!<div>&nbsp;</div> Happy birthday and best wishes for many, many more.

33 queequeg commented Permalink

Happy birthday to dW.<div>&nbsp;</div> It's been a great job for 9 years, with the users and the staff being the best part. Using the forums to answer user questions and get a sense of who uses our site is consistently interesting and fun. And i appreciate the humor I've seen from our users. I mention that because while the dW staff serves the developer and technical community, we are also part of that community and sharing a shared sense of humor regardless of company or effort is very reassuring. <div>&nbsp;</div> Looking forward to another 10 years of serving up the piping hot technical content our users need. <div>&nbsp;</div> Thanks for your support. <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div>

34 CJS commented Permalink

Happy Birthday wishes to everyone !<div>&nbsp;</div> I've worked in this area for almost 8 years and it is amazing experience watching it grow. Looking back it is amazing how much has changed.<div>&nbsp;</div> Working with each and everyone here at dW and our audience has been a very rewarding experience !<div>&nbsp;</div> Wish everyone the very best and to many more years of this amazing journey.

35 JayAllen commented Permalink

Happy 10th dW, it's been fun.

36 Watts_Up_in_Chicago commented Permalink

Happy Birthday dW! I love the possibilities mydW offers to our IBM Innovation Center ecosystems as we build a local "membership" around these business partner, academia and IT/Business professional community/business centers around the world! <div>&nbsp;</div> Special thanks to dw team for the memories and successes of the past 10 years with this site... I can't wait to see what the future of dW brings towards achieving a smarter planet! Please visit the Chicago IBM Innovation Center page of mydW and become a member of our virtual community. If you are in Chicago or nearby... please plan to join us at the Chicago IIC 10th anniversary celebration on Thursday, November 5th, 2009. smarter planet solutions, refreshments and cocktails!<div>&nbsp;</div> To Register: www.ibm.com/partnerworld/iic/events/description.jsp?event=85B8F4401093B4918625763B007005B0

37 shwetharmaiya commented Permalink

Happy Birthday developerWorks. . Usage of IBM developerWorks started with a query I had and the co-incidence landed me onto this more so often for the knowledge put forward to you in such a way that it helps you work, understand and learn. Favorite things surely would be each new topic started here. Wonderful work. . Thanks. . <div>&nbsp;</div> Shwetha

38 tshrader commented Permalink

Happy b'day dW! You've brought us a decade of grrrrrrrrrrrreat technical articles and tutorials that have helped us create wonderful Web interfaces and applications, and you've also published fun LOL columns for a smile. I remember creating my first Robocode tank, getting clobbered in the arena, and limping back to my dW journal issue to study up on the "cloak and turret" secrets from the Robocode masters.<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> dW continues to provide an amazing set of robust, deeply technical set of resources (articles, forums, mydW, and more) for developers. Good show, dW, and keep up the good work! :-)

39 fabian_d commented Permalink

Happy birthday, developerWorks! It's been an Invaluable 10 years for me.

40 mpfeiff commented Trackback

OK, so I am a few days late. What is a few days in the span of 10 years, though? I am so proud and pleased to be a member of developerWorks. And I heartily congratulate the whole team, both past and present, for making dW and this milestone so meaningful. Thanks for the memories, the learning, the education, the experience, dW. Happy 10th Birthday!

41 tdc commented Permalink

It's been quite a ride! What began as a small site -- driven by a small team -- has certainly grown. However, the core values still shine through 10 years later: Relevant, timely, and polished developer-targeted content. To be sure, the world and its technologies are changing at a blinding pace. But I hope we never forget that the quality of our content has kept readers coming back, and will likely keep them coming back for another 10. Happy Birthday dW!

42 jgerber commented Permalink

"Achievement results from work realizing ambition."<br /> Happy birthday and keep up the good work developerWorks!<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div>

43 Dananjaya commented Permalink

Happy Birthday developerWorks!! Although I've been around developerWorks less than a year, I got the chance to learn a lot..That's small compared to the service dw extended towards the community all these years..Keep the good work going!

44 SumaChakrabarti commented Trackback

Wish you a happy 10th year dW ...Its been really a nice experience to have dW around..<div>&nbsp;</div> Its wonderful to see so many wishes pouring ...

45 VarunGovil commented Permalink

Many many happy returns of the day ;) ;).<div>&nbsp;</div> Wow, 10 yrs! Time passes quickly, it seems like yesterday when I had joined developerWorks.<div>&nbsp;</div> Great to see that Dev works has not just sustained thru' these 10 years, but leaded the way, in terms of content, tools and technologies used, etc.<div>&nbsp;</div> With plethora of information available online, I have mostly referred to developerWorks, knowing that what I get here is most 'authentic' and 'easy' to comprehend, besides the latest in technology(ies) being always available here, with no bias...<div>&nbsp;</div> Proud to be @developerWorks!!!<div>&nbsp;</div> Varun

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