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David Van Couvering
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:54 pm    Post subject: Leaving Sun Reply with quote

Hi, all. I wanted to let the NB community know that today is my last day at Sun, and that actually the entire DB team was eliminated today. I suspect some other set of folks within Sun will take up the mantel, so don't panic, they're just trying to do more with less.

It's been great interacting with you all, and trying to help you be successful in your jobs. Keep up the good work! Smile

David
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David Heffelfinger
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:35 am    Post subject: Leaving Sun Reply with quote

Thanks for all your contributions, NetBeans is a better product because of you.

Good Luck.

Regards,
David R. Heffelfinger
Author: Java EE 5 Development with NetBeans 6

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 5:54 PM, David Van Couvering <address-removed ([email]address-removed[/email])> wrote:
Quote:
Hi, all. I wanted to let the NB community know that today is my last day at Sun, and that actually the entire DB team was eliminated today. I suspect some other set of folks within Sun will take up the mantel, so don't panic, they're just trying to do more with less.

It's been great interacting with you all, and trying to help you be successful in your jobs. Keep up the good work! Smile

David
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HandyGeek
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:23 am    Post subject: Leaving Sun Reply with quote

David,
You have indeed been an inspiration and help to countless NetBeans techies. Thank you for all the help you have provided for me in the past. My sincere best wishes to you as you enter a new phase of your life, I've been in your situation myself.

Best regards!
David Thompson, PMP, BSCS
South Jordan, Utah

David Heffelfinger wrote:
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Thanks for all your contributions, NetBeans is a better product because of you.

Good Luck.

Regards,
David R. Heffelfinger
Author: Java EE 5 Development with NetBeans 6

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 5:54 PM, David Van Couvering <address-removed ([email]address-removed[/email])> wrote:
Quote:
Hi, all. I wanted to let the NB community know that today is my last day at Sun, and that actually the entire DB team was eliminated today. I suspect some other set of folks within Sun will take up the mantel, so don't panic, they're just trying to do more with less.

It's been great interacting with you all, and trying to help you be successful in your jobs. Keep up the good work! Smile

David
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Oddvard Myrnes
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:36 am    Post subject: Leaving Sun Reply with quote

Shit happens...

Good Luck and be well

Oddvard
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-----Original Message-----
From: address-removed [mailto:address-removed]On Behalf Of David Van Couvering
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 11:54 PM
To: address-removed
Subject: [nbusers] Leaving Sun


Hi, all. I wanted to let the NB community know that today is my last day at Sun, and that actually the entire DB team was eliminated today. I suspect some other set of folks within Sun will take up the mantel, so don't panic, they're just trying to do more with less.

It's been great interacting with you all, and trying to help you be successful in your jobs. Keep up the good work! Smile

David
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Nick Beare
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:23 am    Post subject: Leaving Sun Reply with quote

Suns loss will be somebody else’s gain.

Thanks for your contributions to this forum. Let’s hope you continue to find time to impart your wisdom.

Best wishes
Nick


From: address-removed [mailto:address-removed]
Sent: 22 January 2009 22:54
To: address-removed
Subject: [nbusers] Leaving Sun


Hi, all. I wanted to let the NB community know that today is my last day at Sun, and that actually the entire DB team was eliminated today. I suspect some other set of folks within Sun will take up the mantel, so don't panic, they're just trying to do more with less.

It's been great interacting with you all, and trying to help you be successful in your jobs. Keep up the good work! Smile

David
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Fabrizio Giudici
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:36 am    Post subject: Leaving Sun Reply with quote

David Van Couvering wrote:
Quote:
Hi, all. I wanted to let the NB community know that today is my last
day at Sun, and that actually the entire DB team was eliminated
today. I suspect some other set of folks within Sun will take up the
mantel, so don't panic, they're just trying to do more with less.

It's been great interacting with you all, and trying to help you be
successful in your jobs. Keep up the good work! :)

David
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Best luck wherever you are going.

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Glenn Holmer
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:14 pm    Post subject: Leaving Sun Reply with quote

On Thu, 2009-01-22 at 14:54 -0800, David Van Couvering wrote:
Quote:
Hi, all. I wanted to let the NB community know that today is my last
day at Sun, and that actually the entire DB team was eliminated today.
I suspect some other set of folks within Sun will take up the mantel,
so don't panic, they're just trying to do more with less.

It's been great interacting with you all, and trying to help you be
successful in your jobs. Keep up the good work! Smile

Thanks for all your help and sorry to see you go. I'm sure you'll be
successful in whatever the next phase of your career is.

P.S. I hope you meant "take up the mantle"... mantels are quite heavy :)

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Bayless Kirtley
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:14 pm    Post subject: Leaving Sun Reply with quote

David, you will certainly be missed. Thanks for all your contirbutions. We
all wish you the very best in whatever you choose to do next.

Bayless

Subject: Re: [nbusers] Leaving Sun


Quote:
David Van Couvering wrote:
Quote:
Hi, all. I wanted to let the NB community know that today is my last
day at Sun, and that actually the entire DB team was eliminated
today. I suspect some other set of folks within Sun will take up the
mantel, so don't panic, they're just trying to do more with less.

It's been great interacting with you all, and trying to help you be
successful in your jobs. Keep up the good work! :)

David
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http://davidvancouvering.blogspot.com
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Michel Graciano
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:42 pm    Post subject: Leaving Sun Reply with quote

Hi David,
I am sad to know that. I wish you the best for your next steps and thank you for all your help.

Regards.

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 8:54 PM, David Van Couvering <address-removed ([email]address-removed[/email])> wrote:
Quote:
Hi, all. I wanted to let the NB community know that today is my last day at Sun, and that actually the entire DB team was eliminated today. I suspect some other set of folks within Sun will take up the mantel, so don't panic, they're just trying to do more with less.

It's been great interacting with you all, and trying to help you be successful in your jobs. Keep up the good work! Smile

David
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http://davidvancouvering.blogspot.com



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Laszlo Nadai
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:10 pm    Post subject: Leaving Sun Reply with quote

Wish you all the best. (Some company will be very lucky to have you on board).
-laszlo
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----- Original Message -----
From: David Van Couvering ([email]address-removed[/email])
To: address-removed ([email]address-removed[/email])
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 2:54 PM
Subject: [nbusers] Leaving Sun


Hi, all. I wanted to let the NB community know that today is my last day at Sun, and that actually the entire DB team was eliminated today. I suspect some other set of folks within Sun will take up the mantel, so don't panic, they're just trying to do more with less.

It's been great interacting with you all, and trying to help you be successful in your jobs. Keep up the good work! Smile

David
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http://davidvancouvering.blogspot.com
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Anton
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:35 pm    Post subject: Leaving Sun Reply with quote

Hi,

good luck from me too.

But what the hell does this mean???

Why does sun kill a whole db team, in my
opinion this will have an impact on the quality of netbeans.

I see a decrease in quality, ... but why?


Anton


David Van Couvering wrote:

Quote:
Hi, all. I wanted to let the NB community know that today is my last day
at
Sun, and that actually the entire DB team was eliminated today. I suspect
some other set of folks within Sun will take up the mantel, so don't
panic, they're just trying to do more with less.

It's been great interacting with you all, and trying to help you be
successful in your jobs. Keep up the good work! :)

David
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Oddvard Myrnes
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:44 pm    Post subject: Leaving Sun Reply with quote

Hi There,

This is not the place to discuss the polecy of Sun, but an exception on my
behalf, they have just purchaced MYSQL and I guess the budget has to be
adjusted.

Oddvard

-----Original Message-----
From: news [mailto:address-removed]On Behalf Of Anton
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2009 7:47 PM
To: address-removed
Subject: [nbusers] Re: Leaving Sun


Hi,

good luck from me too.

But what the hell does this mean???

Why does sun kill a whole db team, in my
opinion this will have an impact on the quality of netbeans.

I see a decrease in quality, ... but why?


Anton


David Van Couvering wrote:

Quote:
Hi, all. I wanted to let the NB community know that today is my last day
at
Sun, and that actually the entire DB team was eliminated today. I suspect
some other set of folks within Sun will take up the mantel, so don't
panic, they're just trying to do more with less.

It's been great interacting with you all, and trying to help you be
successful in your jobs. Keep up the good work! :)

David
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Peter B. West
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:59 am    Post subject: Leaving Sun Reply with quote

Anton wrote:
Quote:
Hi,

good luck from me too.

But what the hell does this mean???

Why does sun kill a whole db team, in my
opinion this will have an impact on the quality of netbeans.

I see a decrease in quality, ... but why?

Worldwide financial meltdown, possibly. US economy in recession, UK
economy stuffed, China looking down the barrel of a 30's style
depression. More than enough reasons, really.

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Michael Mellinger
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:34 pm    Post subject: Leaving Sun Reply with quote

You forgot the one where the world moved to Linux and commodity
hardware and Sun didn't change until it was too late. Many of their
customers are on Wall Street, and they aren't buying as much.

-Mike
Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 27, 2009, at 4:59 AM, "Peter B. West" <address-removed> wrote:

Quote:
Anton wrote:
Quote:
Hi,

good luck from me too.

But what the hell does this mean???

Why does sun kill a whole db team, in my
opinion this will have an impact on the quality of netbeans.

I see a decrease in quality, ... but why?

Worldwide financial meltdown, possibly. US economy in recession, UK
economy stuffed, China looking down the barrel of a 30's style
depression. More than enough reasons, really.

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Folio <http://defoe.sourceforge.net/folio/folio.html>
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:34 pm    Post subject: Leaving Sun Reply with quote

It probably means that there is redundant staff after the MySQL merger.
They already have a MySQL DB tools team, so maybe they will get them to
take on the DB tooling in NetBeans. Maybe they will even work on
replacing the existing MySQL tools with something built on the NetBeans
Platform so that developers can have excellent tooling in NetBeans, OR
use a standalone app. Over the last couple of years Sun seems to be
merging many products into NetBeans.

David: Other than the sudden influx in people looking for jobs, I doubt
you`ll have a hard time finding new employment with Sun Microsystems on
your resume! Good luck and thanks for the work you and your team have
done for us.


Thanks,
Ryan


Anton wrote:
Quote:
Hi,

good luck from me too.

But what the hell does this mean???

Why does sun kill a whole db team, in my
opinion this will have an impact on the quality of netbeans.

I see a decrease in quality, ... but why?


Anton


David Van Couvering wrote:


Quote:
Hi, all. I wanted to let the NB community know that today is my last day
at
Sun, and that actually the entire DB team was eliminated today. I suspect
some other set of folks within Sun will take up the mantel, so don't
panic, they're just trying to do more with less.

It's been great interacting with you all, and trying to help you be
successful in your jobs. Keep up the good work! :)

David




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