wamblee Old Sioux name for an eagle.
The eagle flies at great altitude and thus has a good overview. Nevertheless, it also
has a sharp vision allowing it to see every detail on the ground.
Wamblee.org is just like the eagle. It is about developing software based on a sound
architecture, yet not losing sight of the details. In other words, we will not be cutting
corners here to get something done quickly, but we will also not sacrifice usability or
functionality just because the implementation would be easier.
Just like the eagle does not
have that much brains, you shouldn't need that much brains to understand the software that
we make here. We should keep it simple with all major design decisions documented.
There are several reasons why I started wamblee.org:
- To develop software properly:
With a relatively small amount of time to develop the software
and a relatively large amount of time to think about it, the software
can only become better.
- To experiment: To get more hands-on experience with several
architectures and technologies.
- To share and get feedback: To share the software that I am making for
myself anyway and to get feedback and participation(!) from others.
- To encourage participation of others: I already had another domain based on my
last name but clearly that does not encourage the participation of others. A more neutral
name like 'wamblee' is much more appropriate for this.
- To identify and develop reusable components for server-side development:
There are many problems related to clustering, caching, notification, concurrency, and
security that keep on recurring for which J2EE does not provide solutions.
Types of projects
The focus of development is on Java and Java/J2EE. The applications can be almost anything,
ranging from applications usable by the general public, through tools to support
software development, to basically anything else.