New year’s intentions

“Resolution” is a bit strong; so, I’m going with “intention” instead.

Looking back on 2005, I intend to focus during 2006 on the following subject (in no particular order):

  • More reflections on the books I read
  • Enterprise content management (ECM) – including email archiving, identity management, basic content services (BCS)
  • Open source projects of note
  • WinFS – Microsoft’s next-generation integrated storage
  • Similarities and differences between .NET and J2EE
  • Services and SOA
  • Areas of personal expertise and/or passion

I’m sure that I’ll still take some space to share aspects of my life outside work and to describe how my site continues to evolve. However, I intend to tip the balance in favor of professional content. Perhaps in the process I will benefit from more interaction with my readership, but I know what is in my control and what I can only hope to influence. :-)

My intention stated here is motivated in part by my recent read of The Success of Open Source. That is, open source credits its membership based more on creation (evidence of skill) than it does on credential. It’s still always a good idea to have an up-to-date resume and to leverage tools like LinkedIn, but blogging is living and evolving evidence of being “fit for purpose.”