Thursday, August 17, 2006

Busy, busy, busy

As most people in the software industry know it is always a little hectic around launch time. Now that the product has been out for a few weeks, I finally have a chance to catch my breath. Lately I have been spending most of my time doing one of the following:

  • monitoring the forums on our Developer Community site (,
  • shamelessly flaunting the launch on any site that will listen
  • scoping out the next release.

Throw in a few customer calls and training sessions and that has pretty much been my life for the past 2 weeks

We also had an official press release this past Monday. If you haven't read the press release yet you can do so here . I wanted to thank Jessica (I know she visits here now and then) for the great quote. I am interested to hear what you, or anyone else for that matter, thinks of the official release. I am really proud of what the team has accomplished and honestly believe that it is by far the best reporting tool for Java developers on the market today. I truly believe I would say this even if Business Objects wasn't paying my salary. That being said I still believe there are still a few things that I think we can do with this product to make it even better. No really, there is still some room for more featuresLaughing As I mentioned above I am in the process of scoping out the next few updates to this release. If you have some feedback or suggestions that you would like to pass on to me feel free to add your post to the following forum:

Based on the current state of this forum (right now it is empty) it truly must be a great product! Wink Seriously though, I would love to hear what you think so let me know. Good or bad I am sure the team here would love to hear what you have to say.

Additionally, our plugin is available on Eclipse Plugin Central. If you feel the urge to rate our plugin (between 1 and 10) you can do so at

Until next time...


P.S. You can also use that forum to let me know what tutorials, samples, video walkthorughs you would like to see