Monday, May 24, 2010

The New Beginning : JBoss

Today I've started working for JBoss, the division of RedHat.

This is a truly new beginning for me and I'm looking forward to my new career in JBoss and RedHat. I'll have a chance to work with and learn from a lot of great engineers and contribute to a number of interesting projects.

It is a big new world out there. RedHat Linux, JBoss, ws and restful services, clouds, virtualization, messaging, transactions, osgi, etc... I'm optimistic and hopeful it will be a great ride.

From now on I'll be linking to various RedHat/JBoss related projects, news, etc.

I'll continue working in a web services area. I'll be involved in a JBossWS project. I'll also have a chance to work with RestEasy and possibly contribute to it; it is a powerful JAXRS implementation which has been leading alongside with Jersey and it is also likely to become a home for realizing and implementing a number of pragmatic ideas coming from the Rest-* effort.

I also have a message for those of you who have decided to try or use CXF JAXRS. It is a project I've put a lot of effort into and I'm really keen to continue supporting CXF JAXRS users which is what I'll be doing though the time I'll be able to spend on it will be limited to after-work hours and weekends. I think CXF JAXRS will do well - it's become quite solid with respect to helping CXF users with developing REST-based services. The development effort which will go into it will become quite limited - but I hope it will live.

Stay tuned and have fun !

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Kid On the Block : JBoss OSGI

I've been reviewing today the JBoss OSGI documentation and I've been really impressed. They can work with existing containers such as Equinox and Felix but can do well on its own too. Check the documentation - it is very well written.

For some of you a 'new kid on the block' may not sound right if you've worked with or heard of JBossOsgi already :-).

It's likely to affect the existing balance on the market of OSGI-aware frameworks. Watch this space.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

OT : and

Time and time again I'm being very impressed by the quality of [|]. It is just possibly the best web site which I've seen. Their "Live Football" section is the best one too :-)

The [|] (Belorussian news portal) is quite impressive too, not as powerful as the BBC one - but good nonetheless.