August 23, 2004

I quit BEA

Effective today, I have quit BEA and accepted a position at Google. In case you worry, this new role is not going to alter my interest in J2EE and related technologies, nor will it dramatically impact my blogging, so I am definitively planning on staying involved with the community.

Here's to a new beginning!

Posted by cedric at August 23, 2004 02:50 PM



Posted by: JR Boyens at August 23, 2004 03:38 PM

man what the heck is going on over at BEA? It seems like there is a mass scramble to get thing you know there is going to be an announcement that they are being bought out by oracle or something.

Posted by: Andre Mermegas at August 23, 2004 04:42 PM

oh, congratulations too.

Posted by: Andre Mermegas at August 23, 2004 04:43 PM

What a shocker! But hey, joining Google right now is a great move. What will you be doing at Google?

Posted by: MT at August 23, 2004 04:54 PM

Wow; more defections to Google. Gotta admit I'm curious what Google's up to with all these Java types.

Sounds like a great company to work for, from what I've heard. Hope you enjoy, and congratz.

Posted by: Geoffrey Wiseman at August 23, 2004 05:22 PM

Congrats Cedric, and best of luck on your new job.

Posted by: Homam Alsayed at August 23, 2004 06:04 PM

Hi Cedric and congratulations. This is great news for you. Sounds like Google is getting really serious about Java/J2EE, which is great news for all of us. Let's get that Blogger rewrite deployed under WebLogic and working again :)



Posted by: Vinny Carpenter at August 23, 2004 06:55 PM

Congrats!! share what you can about your new assignment

Posted by: Anjan Bacchu at August 23, 2004 11:17 PM

Congrats. Will Google now also offer J2EE Servers? :-)

I very much hope, you will continue blogging.

Posted by: Heiko W. Rupp at August 24, 2004 12:30 AM

Congratulations Cédric! You're going to face really interesting challenges... Lucky you! :-)

Posted by: Jeff Mesnil at August 24, 2004 12:48 AM


Posted by: Vasanth at August 24, 2004 12:56 AM

Google is better than bea

Posted by: jerry at August 24, 2004 01:22 AM

Congratulations Cedric! You got the job you deserved, the elite of harcodre develoers ;)

and congratulations to Google for the wise decisition :)

best wished for this new project!

Posted by: Fernando Racca at August 24, 2004 05:26 AM

Félicitations Cédric ! Il doit plus rester beaucoup d'ancien chez B(E)A ! C'est indiscrêt les causes du départ ?

(sorry for english only readers, but this info deserved a comment in french)

Posted by: Kador at August 24, 2004 05:36 AM

Congrats !. Have a good time Googling :)

Posted by: Muhammad Mansoor at August 24, 2004 07:19 AM


I think you will enjoy your work at google..

Posted by: Fred Grott at August 24, 2004 07:25 AM

Good luck on the new way Cedric! Be carefull and don't run away from Java ;-).

Posted by: Alex Popescu at August 24, 2004 07:48 AM


Posted by: hemant at August 24, 2004 07:53 AM

Congratulations, Cedric. Now, about that lightweight mobile rich interface I would love to see used in one or two of Google's new service UIs... ;>

Seriously, all the best, with much respect.


Posted by: Sean Neville at August 24, 2004 08:23 AM

Congratulations, Cedric. Best of luck to you.


Posted by: Richard Monson-Haefel at August 24, 2004 08:56 AM

Congratulations, Cedric. Best luck for your career at Google.

Posted by: Ramnivas Laddad at August 24, 2004 08:58 AM

Best wishes for that new adventure!

take a full-air tank, and let's go diving in that new area ... I am sure you will be as easy as fish in the sea.

and more over ... thanks you for that great EJB container ! ... Tengah ?

Posted by: Guillaume Compagnon at August 24, 2004 09:00 AM

Bravo et je te souhaite une bonne aventure chez le célebre moteur !

Posted by: Benoit Moussaud at August 24, 2004 09:12 AM

Congratulations, Cedric. Let us know how it goes if you can!

Posted by: Joseph Ottinger at August 24, 2004 10:13 AM

Money, Money, Money... Must Be Funny!

Hey man! Where the hell is your fate gone?

Posted by: at August 24, 2004 10:43 AM

Toutes mes felicitations.
I already feel a void.
Let's hope that you guys are going to come up with something very cool....
From Adam Bosworth's weblog, I guess that you are going to work on the next generation of web client, make it simpler, easier to deal with and to use ... (Adam's KISS principle), .. do not forget the Mac :-)

What's going to happen to TestNG?
The EJB 3 expert group?


Posted by: Thierry at August 24, 2004 12:27 PM

congratulations too.

Posted by: Raider at August 24, 2004 06:06 PM

Congratulations. I am wondering what will happen to Java after 9 years of existence.

Posted by: Mohan at August 24, 2004 10:25 PM

Congrats ... i fear Bea will be sold ....

Posted by: Dhrubo at August 25, 2004 01:03 AM

Can't wait to see what Google plans to do in the Java Space! Show me something cool :)


Posted by: Tech at August 25, 2004 06:19 AM

Congrats Cedric, hope you get into some exciting stuff in the new job.

Posted by: Frank Bolander at August 25, 2004 09:27 AM

Wow! Good things happen to good people. I hope you continue to have great success. That golf invitation is always open if you come to Colorado.


Posted by: Bill Kemp at August 25, 2004 08:33 PM

WoW thats coool congrats man..

which type of assignments u may get from google...?

Posted by: Maruthi Ram at August 26, 2004 02:11 AM

Best wishes Cedric!! seems to me google is going for java.

Posted by: Krishna Adavi at August 26, 2004 02:27 PM

Congrats Cedric. It looks like BEA will get bought (look at their stock price), or at least it looks like they're in trouble. Especially if they lose a guy of your caliber. :-)

Like others said, share as much as you can about your Google experience and environment. I've been hearing that the environement there is quite nice.

Posted by: Stas Kubasek at August 27, 2004 09:57 AM

Félicitations pour cette nouvelle, et pour tout le reste de ton oeuvre ! Tu seras toujours mon gourou !!!

Posted by: David at September 5, 2004 03:20 PM

Congratulations Cedric. I'm sure you'll have fun.
Are you going to work with Adam Bosworth?


Posted by: P@ at September 8, 2004 11:51 AM

Congrats Cedric! I'm sure you'll have fun. Looking forward to some cool technology stuff like what you did with EJBGen.


Posted by: JD Fagan at September 30, 2004 12:12 PM

Nice site... interesting content. Greetings from Europe!

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