Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Developing a J2EE based SOA Architecture

No, I haven't gone to the dark side.

I just figured it would be best to know my enemy. ;)

Tonight I went to the Tampa JUG (no, it's not a code word for the local strip joint so stop laughing), or, the Tampa Java Users Group. The guy that runs is the the not so infamous Mr. V, from Application Developers vs. Database Developers Part II. I also got to meet/see some former WellCare colleagues as well (hi everyone!).

The presentation was done by Kevin Barfield from JBoss.

Interesting tool which incorporates (I think I'll get this right) the JBoss server, BPM and just about anything else you can imagine. It also included an overview of the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). That's also a new file type that you can load (as opposed to .ear, .war, etc).

Overall pretty cool stuff, but I really can't put it into context. I'd have to monkey around with it for awhile before I could truly understand what to do with it.

Anyway, that was my trip on the dark side. Not a whole lot of fun but an opportunity to expand my horizons.

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