The pleasures of being the Chief-Chief-Editor

February 13, 2023

Sometimes things happen, and then you need to jump in.

You might have deducted from a couple of our posts in the past, mainly around Year-End, that we have a couple of Chief-Editors for this weekly publication. And as there also sometimes someone needs to be the Chief of the Chiefs, we decided, that I have that role for quite some time now.

This also brings the responsibility to make sure, that our pipeline of to-be-published articles is filled, and if something happens that prevents the planned publishing, that there is someone taking actions to make sure, we still have an article showing up.

So, on Friday I learned, that the planned article for today couldn’t be finished, so I happily jumped in and volunteered to write a quick entry for today.

And I’d like to use this opportunity to provide an outlook and a review.

Let’s start with the outlook.

Yes, we will continue to provide weekly articles, but due to the Year-End businesses we currently have a somewhat smaller pipeline. But we have exciting things to come.

Let’s start:

1.) At Red Hat we also have graduates. These typically come from completely different educations (aka: Non-IT!), and we’ve now decided, that it might be a good idea to also have these graduates write articles about their learnings/experiences/… when they got introduced to OpenSource. During the next weeks/months you can expect some entries from our graduates which might shed light on unexpected aspects of entering the world of IT and OpenSource.

2.) We have also some series from last year, which have not yet been finished, so stay tuned for how to continue to implement games for example.

3.) As you noticed as a long-time reader, this blog is covering all the magic (Sourcerer) around OpenSource. This might be code (software) as well as seeds and many other things. Therefore I’d also like to use this opportunity here today again to remind you, that we also already did ask our readership (does this word even exist?) to provide ideas on what to cover here in the future. I’d like to extend that to also include articles written by our community of readers of this blog. So, if you have an idea and want to write an article here, let us know!

With that let’s come to a review.

Last year we saw a couple of series of articles covering a specific topic. In my section of the 2022 review I also already mentioned one of those as one of my favorite articles of last year. So I’ll take the opportunity to expand that here and list one of those series here in total.

Wanja Pernath did start a series (to be continued!) on how to implement a multiplayer game in Quarkus.

The entries so far are:

What I like specifically about these articles is, that even for me, who stopped application coding decades ago, I was able to follow the advantages, that Quarkus brings, and the style of writing made this (so far short series) a really engaging read.

I can promise you, that Wanja is allready working on continuing this series.

With that, have a great week, I’m looking forward to your ideas on topics and offerings of entries to be added to our page.

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