It has been too long since my last blog post and I'm sure that your wondering what I've been upto. I have a few project in the works and the first that I'd like to share is the new Financial Services Community that was launched on March 28, 2008. In late 2007 Ajay Mungara starting working with the engineering team that serves the Financial Services Industry to identify a community based approach to share their engineering lessons learned with the online community of software developers. After doing some research it was determined that the developer were interested in Manageability but passionate about performance. Speed was what they needed and optimization for Multi-Core seemed to be a better initial focus for the community. Our peers in Europe has already started to market directly to the business people in Financial Services through the FasterFS web site with the goal of sharing the success of Intel's low-energy consumption and lightning performance but the site does note really address the "hot to" that many developer want.
A few months ago I started working with Sunil, Shuo and George to put together a content plan, identify the right enabling engineers, get some blog posts going and set up a forum to address developer questions. The site is now live with our first batch of content and ideas. If you work for a financial services company or write software for the industruy then jump right into the conversation. Let us know what you like and where we can help. We look forward to your questions and comments.