The time I started weblogs and forums, I had not idea what it can mean to me. Seeing the dearth of resources, it was just to share my knowledge and to learn from others. JSR 168 and WSRP were the new standards and even the basic tutorials, books, reference materials etc. were missing completely. But since then the scene has changed a little, if not a lot. The books have been written, the support of JSR 168 and WSRP has been added in products, and articles have been written.
Another surprise for me is the amazing growth of the community (see the side navigation for links) I started that time. For example the community I set up (blogs & groups) has grown to around 5000 members. On Internet and pertaining to a new technology, these are big numbers. Recently we conducted a survey and received around 400 votes. It helped us answering the one most important question pertaining to enterprise portals i.e. "Which is the most used portal server?" The portlet discussion group alone has grown to 2100 members. Thousands of people are reading and discussing on this community.
So now I started taking this community seriously. I have big plans for it and soon I'll share with you. Meanwhile, if you have some ideas how to best utilize this community, I would glad to listen from you. I can be directly contacted at pandeypunit at yahoo dot com.
I am heartily thankful to the love and the support received from you.
Thanks & Regards,
Wednesday, February 16, 2005