Archive for December, 2008

St Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)

December 30, 2008

The ’80s were the wonder years.. Still remember waiting by the television set for the only musical program in the listing. Bright and Breezy 7-8 Friday nights with only about 4 tracks and plenty of adds.. Trying ever so hard to figure out the lyrics and yet missed them every time as I drowned in the melodies.. Images are pretty blurred – not sure if its the video, the set or my memories..
Here’s for the ’80s..

“Growin’ up, you don’t see the writing on the wall
Passin’ by, movin’ straight ahead, you knew it all
But maybe sometime if you feel the pain
You’ll find you’re all alone, everything has changed
Play the game, you know you can’t quit until it’s won
Soldier on, only you can do what must be done
You know in some way you’re a lot like me
You’re just a prisoner and you’re tryin’ to break free”

“Burning up, don’t know just how far that I can go (just how far I go)
Soon be home, only just a few miles down the road
I can make it, I know I can
You broke the boy in me, but you won’t break the man”

“Just once in his life a man has his time
and my time is now, I’m coming alive”

Feliz Navidad! and Hopes for 2009

December 28, 2008

On the 24th, WSO2 celebrated the arrival of Christmas with the release of Carbon betas. Effectively, we now have 4 products that uses the Carbon platform:

  1. WSO2 Web Services Application Server 3.0-beta2
  2. WSO2 Enterprise Server 2.0-beta2
  3. WSO2 Registry 1.0-beta1
  4. WSO2 Business Process Server 1.0-beta2

Stay tuned as we plan for many more Carbon releases in 2009.

Earlier, on the 12th of December, little Evelyn made her mom so proud when she sang Edelweiss from Sound of Music so beautifully at the year-end concert of Blooming Buds. We practiced the song for over a month before and did quite a few dress rehearsals as well. In the end, in what turned out to be one great performance, this little girl showed the world a little something of what she was made of!

(I intend to post a picture of Evelyn singing at her concert here. That would when Evelyn’s grandmother arrives back in the country on the 31st. As of now, she has taken the pictures to show them to Eve’s ‘gream pa’ who eagerly awaits basically anything of her on the other side of the world. The ‘Greans’ are an impossible duo to deal with when it comes to sharing little Eve with!)

So this year, my biggest goal would be to make some significant contributions towards Eve’s education. When it comes to bringing up a child money is – let’s just say an important requirement. No jokes, you need it to pay for for food, shelter and education. But $$ alone cannot do everything – participation is compulsory, and it is the only way we communicate to a child our desire and hopes to see her do well in life.

The first step to doing anything right, I have learned, is to see the challenge and recognize the responsibility. Parenting is not a spectator sport. With every passing moment, as a child continues to grow, regardless of whether or not you get on in to the train, it’s leaving the station. With or without you.

Carbon Slide Deck Out On OT

December 11, 2008

WSO2 Carbon: Middleware a la carte’ tells the story of middleware evolution from SOA to Carbon. It introduces the component architecture highlighting the plethora of benefits Carbon brings to the SOA table.

Carbon Duet Out Now!!

December 11, 2008

The much awaited podcast on WSO2 Carbon from Sanjiva and Samisa is now available on OT.
A must listen for anyone following up on the next generation of SOA middleware.

Componentizing Middleware: The Carbon Story

December 9, 2008

While out Carbon alpha previews already available, us evangelists are busy working fine tuning the Carbon e-book that’s due out early next week.

The e-book tells the story of componentized middleware disrupting the market place.

The book begins with a brief introduction to the Service Oriented Architecture, that illustrates how componentization first hit middleware. Next, the user is introduced to various challenges a typical SOA stack faces, before being introduced to WSO2 Carbon that resolves all of those issues.
Carbon comes with a product installer and a unified management console that greatly simplifies and assists in a comprehensive SOA deployment, without the headaches of having to perform worry about plumbing. The e-book comes packed with great examples that communicates the need for the unification framework.

What Is a Mashup

December 7, 2008

Lost in the jargon? No idea what a mashup is all about? Here’s the definition from a non-technical perspective I found in an ex-mashup veteran’s blog. Simple awesome..

Martha Goes Live on OT Cloud!

December 7, 2008

Martha, that delivered the Web2.0 look and feel for all WSO2 project home pages and download pages, together with an automated module that generates Drupal pages was successfully deployed on WSO2 Oxygen Tank last week.

On the Web 2.0 front, new project pages enables one stop access to all project related information including Features Lists, Trainings, User forums, Support, Consulting, Issue Trackers, Mailing Lists and Source Code. Download pages are also upgraded with easy access to distributions and other related artifacts such as Installation guides, Quick Start Guides, Support and Subscription.

The template module works behind the screen capturing all essential bits and pieces of data, that goes on project home pages and download pages, to enable effective future theme migrations.

With Carbon almost nearing completion, await “The Carbon Story” – a slide deck that contains you need to know about Carbon on WSO2 Carbon project page this week!