WOCOM Developer Marketing Ideas
The following are various ideas collected from the mailing lists to promote WebObjects with developers and the mainstream technical press and public:
- Conference Attendance / Speeches: Create some hype by going to conferences like O'Reilly's Web 2.0 so that we can show that WO is actually cool, but also better and more mature than solutions like PHP and Ruby On Rails.
- Write advocacy articles about WO for sites such as
and associated blogs, Wikipedia entries and print press magazines. Example: http://lists.apple.com/archives/webobjects-dev/2006/Aug/msg01065.html
- Self-publish WO books: Using http://www.lulu.com/ ( http://www.lulu.com/help/index.php?fSymbol=lulu_basics ) or similar services, developers can publish WO books without going through convential publishing houses.
- WO Foundation / Committee beyond "only" a website. Long-term idea of creating a foundation along the lines of successful examples such as http://www.apache.org/foundation/
WO Community / Advocacy
Various initiatives are underway, please also see the Projects page.
WO Foundation.xyz - upcoming
WhyWebObjects.org - upcoming
WO Forge - upcoming
Interview with Chuck Hill on WebObjects
Happy Birthday - WebObjects at 10 (March 2006)
http://www.macobserver.com/article/2006/03/28.14.shtml - Good historic overview
Interview with Jonathan Rentzsch on WebObjects
Opinion piece: Let's move forward WebObjects as "The WebObjets Community"
Why WebObjects ?
WebObjects Community T-Shirts
Should Apple open source WO - Yes or No ? (Opinion piece thread)
WO Comparison vs other IDE / Languages
Thesis paper comparing .NET to WO with source code (November 2005. WO 5.2 vs ASP.NET)
Very detailed. 63 pages, good resource
WO to Ruby on Rails (2005, Deirdre Saoirse Moen, Rails side)
http://deirdre.net/posts/2005/08/webobjects-to-ruby-on-rails/ and http://deirdre.net/wp-content/extra_content/wo-to-rails.pdf
WO vs Ruby on Rails (2006, Jonathan Rentzsch, WO side)
Does anyone have these slides ?
WebObjects vs other IDE (Discussion)
General Java Comparison vs other IDE / Languages (Server side)
Ruby vs Java
Rentzsch notes: incredibly frustrating to read from a WO standpoint. WO should have been "Java on Rails". In many ways it already is, but Apple just won't market it.
Ruby vs Java - 2006, Adoption and Technology Risk Profiles
Java and Ruby on Rails influence
http://blog.sockdrawer.org/?p=28 and http://www.virtuas.com/files/JavaWebFrameworkSweetSpots.pdf
https://appfuse.dev.java.net/ and http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/web/library/j-appfuse/
Java vs .NET
http://www.gotdotnet.com/team/compare/ - J2EE vs. .Net (Microsoft side)
http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-06-2002/jw-0628-j2eevsnet.html (Java side)