I just read in John McLaughlin's latest Sun SystemNews email newsletter that Sun Java Composite Application Platform Suite (Java CAPS) received the SWIFTReady Gold Label for Financial Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) for the ninth year in a row.
Apart from the fact that this is a great achievement for Java CAPS, the news made me smile for another reason. Back in the Trustbase days (heh - just found a Bloor report on Trustbase, if you're really keen to know more - free registration required), I got to visit SWIFT a couple of times. If you ever get the chance to see their headquarters at La Hulpe, just outside Brussels, then GO! It's amazing, like a Bond villain's lair. You expect the tennis courts to slide back to reveal a rocket launch pad. And the cafeteria. Wow! Puts even the Googleplex to shame