Monday, November 19, 2012

Devoxx '12 recap

What a week for JBoss @ Devoxx 12, my 5th Devoxx in a row!

JBoss had a huge presence this year. Take a look at the excellent reviews from other JBossians:
Regarding the JBoss Application Server Community Project, this was a special Devoxx since Mark announced the 5 names that made it to the final and are now available for voting in the community portal:
  • BaseJump
  • WildFly
  • jBeret
  • Petasos
  • Jocron
I do have my favorite(s) but I won't tell you just now, in order to not affect the voting process. Besides, I am sure you'll make the right choice. :)

Putting a new name to the project we love is going to be difficult for many of us that have been living the JBoss AS dream for a decade or so. However, the rationale behind the renaming is pretty convincing and the overall timing with AS8-to-be-renamed coming next is just right. Besides, you might have not realized that the same strategy has worked out well for a number of JBoss projects (Infinispan, HornetQ, SwitchYard, IronJacamar, GateIn, PicketBox, Narayana, etc.), and the input we received at the JBoss AS BOF was pretty encouraging.

This is all for now, don't forget to vote!


For a nice review of Devoxx12, check out this blog.

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