Thursday, January 19, 2012

Camel One - Fuse Event.

I was a speaker at Camel One last year, an event that I think turned out pretty nice for the Camel community on the other side of the open-source fence.
As an event it was nice as it wasn't Java people only nor was it J1.

We got to meet up with a lot of hardcore customers, got really good feedback on how things are used and how they are perceived to scale, lots of really good data gathered.

I'm planning to submit for this years Camel event as well.

Check it out!

Camel One 2012

Saturday, January 7, 2012

What do you actually use and understand?

I saw an interesting post tonight on irc -

21:36  caxx> use jpa-DAOs in persistence layer and EJBs in business layer?
21:37  joed> caxx: Yes?
21:38  caxx> joed: and in GUI use bean entities, right ?
21:39  caxx> or Servlets ...
21:46  joed> caxx: You realize that all those are are interfaces or descriptions of behavior?
21:47  joed> They are not magical incantantations of good or bad, their invocation methodology may lead you to like one or another container as you favor behavior

-- That was sadly the end of it as I know it.

So when you use Camel, JMS, Spring, Guice or your own framework - do you treat that as a magical container?
You do realize they aren't much more than nice "Main" methods for your code; especially if you use Spring.

I guess this is why we see "EE" jobs going at around $35/h right now.
All you need to sell is that you know what it is, not how it actually works...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


It was a busy december in Apache SOA land!

New and fresh releases from

You'll also see more synergies between all of these projects in terms of 
OSGi management, deployment and new features!

Take it for a spin!