Another week and another update about the wonderful world of JBoss, a community that is absolutely bubbling with activity. Every week we try to bring you an overview of the latest, greatest JBoss project news, keeping you up to speed on the width and breadth of the innovation being done in our house.
JBoss AS 7
As of late there has been lots of noise and activity around the announcements of JBoss AS 7. This continues with another behind the scenes look at Why is JBoss AS 7 so fast?
Gaven King has unleashed another insightful post to update us on Ceylon's progress, which led to a bit of a discussion that you might find interesting in the comments below the article. This brought us the follow-up article that answers some of the questions regarding the design of Ceylon. There was also a nice overview of Modules in Ceylon. It remains a very interesting and hot topic both inside the JBoss communities and in the Java community as a whole.
Drools / jBPM
Michael Anstis posted a few of the changes to Guvnor's Asset Viewer. Mark Proctor will be at Rule Fest 2011 in October a premier Rules conferences of the year. Also of note, Mario Fusco joins the Drools team as a core engine developer.
Events coming to the area near you that have been getting a lot of Twitter attention are the following:
- JBoss One Day Talk in Munich, Germany to be held on October 13th.
- JBUG in London, UK focusing on Infinispan, Data Grids and Cloud Storage was held on July 26th.
- JBUG London is organizing a JBoss AS 7 Hack-a-thon on August 30th.
- Dan Allen (@mojavelinux) is at OSCon 2011 in my old stomping grounds Portland, Oregon and actively reporting on Twitter.
- Toby Crawley is also at OSCon 2011 talking in a session on TorqueBox - The beauty of Ruby with the power of Java.
I thought it might be nice to put the spotlight on one or two of what I think are pretty cool projects out there in the JBoss community, just to let you know what you might be missing in the shadows. These are not mainstream components, but are small efforts to provide you with some ease in your daily JBoss development life. Take the time to stop by their corner of the world, read about their efforts and maybe give a helping hand!
- Wise project (invoking webservices easily, usable as base for zero-code webservice invocation)
- jBPM Migration Project (tooling to help migrate jBPM3 users to jBPM5 and BPMN2)
- JBoss OSGi (just released v1.0.0)
Easy listening for your summer vacations
Looking for something a little different to listen to during your vacation? How about the JBoss Asylum podcasts, you can catch up on all the news in the JBoss community while sitting in the sun. Another good one to catch is over on This America Life entitled When Patents Attack.
For the rest of you out there, enjoy your summer vacations and code on (at the beach?) like these guys!