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From "Nathaniel Alfred" <>
Subject RE: [VOTE RESULTS] Alfred Nathaniel as committer
Date Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:10:16 GMT
> I counted eighteen +1s and no other votes, welcome Alfred!

> -Bertrand

With my account in the works, it's time to introduce myself.

I am team leader of Internet Service Development at SWX Swiss Exchange.
Our business unit SWX e-Services (current staff 18, half of them
developers) is in charge of the corporate websites of SWX and a number
of related companies.  Our expertise lies in the processing of stock
quotes and other financial data.

In the old days we have been using mainly Perl CGIs and scripts for the
generation of dynamic content.  Beginning of 2002 I started looking at
Cocoon.  After a successful pilot to integrate a new Cocoon-based
application into the existing website, Java and Cocoon became our
technology of choice for all new developments.  In the meantime more
than 80% of our content volume, including the two biggest sites and, are Cocoon-based, and the rest is
scheduled to follow.

For us XSP is still a key technology and I am hesitating to go the
flowscript way for various reasons.  With my SWX hat on the
committership is therefore an important instrument to make sure that the
XSP block stays production quality, even if declared legacy by the
Cocoon avantgarde.  Another professional itch is to optimize
multi-threaded performance on 4-8 CPU servers.

Among the more personal interests I hope to combine with Cocoon during
my copious sparetime are Relax NG (to fight the evil XML Schema moloch),
findbugs (to fight bugs which should not be), and automatic unit tests
(to fight those annoying regressions).  

As non-committer I was always wondering at the long list of [PATCH]
entries in Bugzilla.  Now I better have a closer look whether I can't do
something about that myself.

Anyway, thanks to all you guys for creating Cocoon which makes my
daytime job so much more interesting.  I hope I am up to contributing to
it a bit myself now.

Cheers, Alfred.
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