This weekend’s WordCamp was really quite impressive. I wasn’t sure what to expect, having never been before, but I learned about a lot of interesting technologies and development strategies. It was so inspiring in fact, that I forgot to blog about it because I was upgrading to 2.6.1 and installing plugins yesterday.
I gave a talk on running WordPress with Quercus (slides here), which was well received for being the presentation right after lunch. Even so, there’s still a lot of work to do for us to improve the understanding of both the PHP and Java communities about what Quercus offers. One of the things I realized after the presentation is that I didn’t really show exactly how this could affect the WordPress user on the street.
During my presentation, I talked a lot about the joining together of the Java and WordPress communities. What does this actually mean if you’re a WordPress user though? Well, whether you know it or not, there’s a chance that you’ve already been reading blogs written in WordPress, running on Quercus (other than this one :-)). WordPress-related jobs are already appearing and will probably be increasing in number, so if you’re a WordPress user who’s thinking about going pro, it might be useful to you to get familiar with running WordPress on Java. There are some really big sites that are Java centric, who want to use WordPress. You could be the one to help them do it.