It's hard to believe that we arealready celebrating 10 years of the alphaWorks site. The time seemsto have flown by. Since it's first beginnings, I think thatalphaWorks was, and remains, a great idea. We have been able topreview a lot of really cool technology there over the years (often in support of emerging standards such as XML, XSLT and SVG). Several things I have worked on related to Java, XML and Web Servicesfirst appeared on alphaWorks. I was personally involved in thecreation of several things that we previewed there. The one Iprobably had the most fun with was the SVG Viewer we put out onalphaWorks in the late 90's. This was either the first or second(depending on how you measure it) SVG rendering engine ever publishedin the industry. We also previewed the XML4J XML Parser onalphaWorks, which at the time was by far the most heavily downloaded technology that we had ever put up there. XML4J subsequently was donated to Apache and became thenow very popular Xerces parser. So many great technologies haveappeared on alphaWorks over the years that I could not begin to listthem all here.
However, you can read more about thepast, present and future of alphaWorks on the alphaWorksanniversary page.
My congratulations to all those whohave been involved in alphaWorks over the years.