Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Welcome

I have decided it is time for me to jump on the blogsphere bandwagon. My employer, IBM, actually encourages employees to blog now on the premise that the company will win in the long run. Back in 1997 when other companies were trying to figure out how to keep employees off the internet during work hours, IBM was encouraging employees to "get out on the net." IBM views blogging in much the same way today. Here is a quote from the employee blogging guidelines "it is very much in IBM's interest – and, we believe, in each IBMer's own – to be aware of this sphere of information, interaction and idea exchange."

So here I am. I plan to post as I am inspired to do so by events or as I get information I think is worthy of sharing. My topics will be:

  • Software requirements gathering
  • Software design
  • Software construction
  • Software development environments
  • Software testing
  • Object-oriented analysis and design
  • Java
  • J2EE
  • WebSphere products
  • Hints & tips in general
  • What it means to be a consultant (whether as an internal employee or someone who is brought in from the outside like me)
  • Vendor hype
  • Political contraints on the solutions we recommend
  • Selling your idea to decision makers who can fund it
  • Building credibility as an I/T Architect
  • Middleware
  • Databases and database tools
  • Methodologies
  • Technology trends

So welcome again. I guess I will put on my seatbelt and try to enjoy this journey into the uncharted blogsphere. Your comments are welcome.

The postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent IBM’s positions, strategies or opinions.

4 comments:

Deepak Kaul said...

Cool! am looking forward to the future blogs.

Philip Hartman said...

Deepak... thanks for stopping by!

Jess Rico said...

Very nice. I'm going to put you on hook to present at next SOA Swat Team call. Get ready. Start preparing something.

Jess

Philip Hartman said...

Jess, are you trying to discourage information sharing? :-)