Last modified by Vincent Massol on 2019/06/11 10:11

Dec 24 2008

At long last I'm resurrecting my old blog and moving it to the XWiki platform (I've left the old blog posts there since I didn't want to loose comments and create broken links for people referring to the posts). 

Funnily I stopped blogging when I joined the XWiki open source project in December 2006. I think the main reason is that I have been busy understanding the existing code base, refactoring it, managing the development team and unconsciously I wanted to become an XWiki expert before I could start talking about it and evangelizing it in a more open manner. Since I'm reading "Outliers" from Malcolm Gladwell I think I now understand how everything fits together:

  • I've been working on the XWiki project for 2 years. Since I spend 70+ hours per week on it, that's close to 8000 hours since I joined the project.
  • Malcolm Gladwell says that you need roughly 10,000 hours to become an expert in a given field

So I'm now close to becoming an XWiki expert and this makes me understand the project pretty well and as a consequence I now feel entitled and mature to blog about it! Okay this is a bit contrived and there's probably more to it but it feels good to relate these concepts together.

So starting today you'll see lots of posts about the XWiki platform in general or the lessons I learn while developing it.

Created by Vincent Massol on 2008/12/20 13:20