Thursday, 15 May 2008
Atom gets a new audience
Huh. The Atom Format RFC has been out for a while, and as one of the authors, I get the odd mail now and again asking a question or just saying “thanks.”
In the last week or two, however, there’s been a bit of an uptick, and all of these e-mails contain the word “ Astoria.”
As a Unix/Open Source developer, it’s easy to forget that there’s a whole other world out there that’s much bigger than the one I live in (just look at the job ads anywhere but Silicon Valley). However, one of the big takeaways that I took from the whole SOA experience was that the big enterprise vendors will do anything to court those developers, developers, developers.
If this is indicative, I think we may be in for for something pretty big.