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Ted Leung: If I'm looking for thought leadership from the community, in the Java community, I'm looking towards the non Sun bloggers -- these are the folks doing AOP, Groovy, SGen, Prevalence, WebWork, etc. This shows the rich ecosystem that has grown up around Java. If I look at the .NET community, I pretty much look for the MS bloggers.

Let's not confuse cause and effect here.  There used to be plenty of .Net bloggers who didn't work for Microsoft.  I still haven't forgiven Microsoft for what they did to Peter Drayton.


Dare I ask? Sam, What's the back-story on this one?

Posted by Christian Romney at

Christian - two years ago Peter and I discovered that we had common interests via weblogs and Google.  Then Peter got hired by Microsoft.  He got sucked under, and while he has tried to resurface once or twice, it appears that he's lost to the blogosphere for good.

Posted by Sam Ruby at

Sam how many .NET projects are there that diverge from microsoft core libraries and way of thinking?

Posted by anonymous at

Expectation management

Ted Leung takes me to task for making him expect the list of Sun bloggers would be full of incisive Java commentary (or, indeed, full of commentary). I plead undocumented tongue-in-cheekness and apologise a little, although I'd point out that Sun...

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I'm not Sam, and I'm not exactly sure what anonymous means by "the microsoft core libraries and way of thinking", but I'm guessing that certainly every one of the ports of projects from the Java world qualifies in some way.  And Sam has a good point, 2 years ago there were a number "Microsoft bloggers" that have since been hired by MS.  I'd bet a google search for "giant sucking sound" would be revealing.

Posted by Gordon Weakliem at

I wasn't trying to make a statement about cause and effect -- just noting what happens to be true (in my view) at the moment.  I'm certainly not trying to say those dynamics couldn't (or shouldn't) change over time.  I also said "pretty much".  I'm aware of folks like Sam Gentile, Clemens Vasters, etc.

Posted by Ted Leung at

There used to be plenty of .Net bloggers who didn't work for Microsoft

There still are.

Posted by Sam Gentile at

On Thought Leadership in the Java and .NET Developer Communities

Sam Ruby writes  Ted Leung: If I'm looking for thought leadership from the community, in the Java community, I'm looking towards the non Sun bloggers -- these are the folks doing AOP, Groovy, SGen, Prevalence, WebWork, etc. This shows the rich...

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Posted by Sam Gentile at

Out, out, damned tabs!

What I need is more frequent browser crashes, so the tabs wouldn't build up to the point where I have to blog them....

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