David Nüscheler & Co Started Blogging

ECM vendor Day Software AG now enables you to catch a glimpse of their developer’s expertise. Some of their best programmers started blogging and provide valuable insights into content management technologies and best practices.

Most notable, David Nüscheler, the driving force behind the JSR 170 content repository standard, debuts as a blogger. That was about time, because David is surely one of the most brilliant minds in content management and destined to be a thought leader in that area.

Although Day’s developers blog is only 4 weeks old, there’s already a bunch of interesting content. For example, slides and tutorials about microjax, a technology that allows you to access a content repository in AJAX-style right from a Web browser.

microjax

There’s also an interesting post about a tool for visualizing Day’s ECM product Communiqué and a lot more at dev.day.com.

New Weblog

My new Weblog is now up and running on a new domain: www.sandrozic.de/weblog. It is powered by eZ publish. I will gradually add new functionality to the site, first of all RSS, trackback and pingback.

In fact, I have set up a portal on www.sandrozic.de that should serve as my personal knowledge management system in the long run, of course based on eZ publish. There’s a white paper with some ideas available online, which I plan to implement over time.

BTW: The portrait of mine shown in the Website’s header has been shot by Baard Farstad.

Ah, it’s so good to be back in the world of blogging!

Personality and Blogging Styles

Now that I had a look at Zak’s Weblog, I was surprised by his new and very inspired way of writing. He actually started to write down his impressions in a poetic way – and suddenly his Weblog gains more of a personal note and becomes more valuable to me. So what we can see here, is a change in Zak’s blogging style, which is nicely documented in his Weblog, because we can compare previous postings to the new ones.

Oh yes, I like the way he writes now!

Thesis 5: Understand the Knowledge Market!

I wrote quite some reports to my Weblog about the UKUUG 2003 conference in Edinburgh. Some people might ask – and I asked myself: “Why does he give away his knowledge?”. In fact, travelling to conferences is quite some fun, but also quite some work.

The reasons to go to conferences is meeting with and talking to people, doing “human networking”. If you’re a speaker, conferences are the platform for your project to let others understand what you are trying to achieve. Conferences don’t pay out quickly in terms of new customer deals. Instead, they often pay out only in terms of “knowledge exchange”. Thus, it might be a good idea to keep to yourself all the good contacts you made at the conference, and all the good talks you have heard.

Writing reports about any session that you’ve visited is even more work. Especially if the aim of the reports is to let other people assess the importance of the talk in terms of “did I learn something new?”. Usually, this is done within companies – but I do it for the public of the Weblogging community.

Why? Because I am a saint? Definitely not! I do it for purpose and I want to “earn” something. Weblogging is about selling, brokering, and buying knowledge. The whole Internet is. By providing precious information to others, I hope to raise awareness of people and thus my share in the knowledge market. Being known to be knowledgeable can in fact pay out in real cash – or at least in Blogshares 🙂

Weblogs perfectly fit into the mechanisms of knowledge markets. They are a vehicle for selling, brokering, and buying knowledge. They offer the ability to individuals to invent themselves as a product in the knowledge market: to show what they know, how they deal with information, on what their decisions are based, which actions they take, which results those actions bring.

Saints? No. Egomanics? Maybe. Rather clients as well as servers of the knowledge market 🙂