I’m looking forward to an exciting year. In addition to moving my career in new direction, there’s a lot of cool tech that I hope to get my hands on and that I’m working with right now.
- Atlassian Confluence is a combination of web site, content distribution system, wiki, and content management system. I’m currently developing an intranet site using it, may be expanding that into an extranet and, maybe too, into a public web site. Although not open source, it’s not too expensive, and has developed an ecosystem of developers and fans who help provide tools and support. For more info, click here.
- iPhone 4 rumors are swirling. My wish list is a replaceable battery, better battery life, an integrated task list via Exchange Active Sync, and (though it will never happen) the ability to manage music without having to use iTunes. In the past week, I’ve seen release dates in March, April, and June. Whatever. I don’t think I’m eligible for an upgrade until late summer. And then, maybe there will be a Nexus Two.
- The Apple Tablet is probably the most hotly rumored bit of hardware right now. I don’t think I want one, but it would be so cool to have one. It’s yet another step closer to Star Trek. My real decision in this area this year will be whether to repair or replace my existing laptop computer and, if replacing it, to stay with Windows, go with Linux, or get a Mac.
2010 is going to be a better year, personally, professionally, and technologically.