Wednesday, December 19, 2007

SOA Patterns

I'm in the middle of writing a book on SOA and ESB with Thomas Erl. One of the things to come out of that collaboration was the donation of the SOA Modeler (that should be going into our repository soon). Another is the fact that Thomas is working on a new book around SOA Design Patterns and I've been contributing some of them along with my other co-authors on the SOA/ESB book. This should be an excellent source of SOA knowledge. The site has all of the current material and a form for providing feedback. If you're interested in SOA and patterns then you should definitely check it out.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

JBoss Innovation Awards

Submit for the JBoss Innovation Awards: Enter your JBoss use case in one of eight categories. Each category winner gets a free Complete Conference Pass. If you've already paid for your pass, you will be reimbursed. And, one case will be selected from all of the category winners as the Innovator of the Year. The Innovator of the Year will receive a $1000 stipend for team-building or reward for team involved in the winning innovation project, as well as 3 free passes to a future JBoss World or Red Hat Summit 2008 conference. Simply fill out the form. Deadline to submit is December 14th!

JavaPolis update

Just back from JavaPolis, where I spoke in front of about 400 people on the SOA Platform and JBossESB. It went down very well with the audience and yet again I found out that there are quite a lot of people going into production with the ESB. Very cool.

Monday, December 10, 2007


I'm off to JavaPolis tomorrow to present on SOA and JBossESB. I hope to be able to pepper the talk with some indications of what we'll be working on in 2008 for the SOA Platform. Once it's uploaded, I'll post a link to the presentation.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Friday, December 7, 2007

Help required ...

We're getting closer to releasing the JBoss SOA Platform, which is based on JBossESB 4.2.1GA, with patches. If you haven't already, it would be really useful if people could try to download the ESB and kick the tyres so we can as much feedback as possible. If you want to try the bleeding edge, check out and build the Cumulative Patch for 4.2.1. If you find anything to report, let us know through the forum. Thanks.

Did we ever ...

I'm not sure if we ever cross linked Burr's overview of JBossESB 4.2 and it's quicker to type this entry than look through the back posts.