Published April 13th, 2006

JBoss Web Server came out. Here is a quote from the product page:

JBoss Web is built on Apache Tomcat and includes Apache Portable Runtime (APR) and Tomcat native technologies to achieve scalability and performance characteristics that match and exceed the Apache HTTP Server.

I laughed. “Exceed”. Thats Funny.

Google Released its Calendar Application. It has what they are calling ‘Private Address’ XML Feeds, which publish your entire calendar. The problem is, that most Feed Readers like Bloglines and MyYahoo consider content public by default. Currently, the only way to make content private is to use HTTP Authentication, which prevents all search engines from making it public. While this oversight has been made by others, like TadaList, they also made one other horrible mistake. They don’t support Conditional GETs of their XML Feeds. I laughed. I guess Google is just willing to waste their bandwidth for now.

Not as funny to me, but Tim has done a great post on the recent Redhat purchase of JBoss. It is interesting to ponder the value of the Apache HTTP Server Project, but I think at some point, you can’t get caught up in silly things like that. You need to do open source for yourself first. If other people use it… thats just a bonus.

Written by Paul Querna, CTO @ ScaleFT. @pquerna