This week is my first time posting for the weekly editorial and excited to join the team. There is a lot to highlight for this weeks editorial. Autumn is now upon us in the Northern Hemisphere which marks the transition from summer to winter. The arrival of night is earlier, temperature is cooling and leaves are turning color as well as falling. I was at the Boston office a couple of weeks ago and the area was beautiful with the change in the color of the leaves in addition to the cool weather. With the transition of warm to cold weather autumn is known as the primary harvest with many harvest festivals celebrated across the globe. Whether you celebrate Labor Thanksgiving Day in Japan, the Dutch Feast of Saint Martin of Tours, American Thanksgiving Feast, Canadian Thanksgiving Feast, German Martinmas, Czech Republic Posviceni/Obzinky, Chinese Harvest Moon Festival, etc., have a great Autumn.
Now on to our exciting JBoss weekly content
Red Hat is the best company in the world to work. I have enjoyed Red Hat since day one and continue to enjoy the work, the people and the open source culture. We have a current job opening for a Software Sustaining Engineer who will help improve the quality of the BRMS and BPM Suite platforms which are the productised versions of the Drools and jBPM open source projects. So if you love Drools and jBPM, and want to help make them even better and even more robust - then this is the job for you The role is remote, so you can be based almost anywhere.
We had several events that took place plus some coming up:
300+ kids, 16 speakers (4 from middle/high school), 6 rooms, 24 sessions of 75 mins each = extremely rewarding weekend + inspired kids! Silicon Valley Code Camp Kids (SVCC.kids) is a one-day event that is a new addition to the famous Silicon Valley Code Camp (SVCC) event. The event was held at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA on October 12th.
DecisionCAMP 2014 took place at San Jose on October 13-15 which is a free conference in the San Jose area for business rules and decision management practitioners. The conference concentrates on Business Rules and Decision Management. Decision Management is the art or science, depending on your perspective, of automating decisions in your systems.
Last week was the Openslava 2014 Conference for emerging technologies and open-source in Bratislava, Slovakia. Videos from the talks will be published soon. Markus Eisele posted a Trip Report which also included a video and presentation on 50 best features of Java EE 7.
Coming up in November we have several people from Red Hat involved at Devoxx BE 2014. Devoxx has grown to be one of the most popular Java conferences series in Europe. This year we are excited to announce that JBoss will be presenting a keynote on the future capabilities of PaaS. We have severalspeakers who are speaking on a variety of topics. Visit JBoss Community members at Devoxx University, the Hackergarten, the sessions or have a drink with us at Nox!
A lot of blogs and articles were posted the last couple of weeks so I listed them here for your reading pleasure:
Ramesh Reddy posted a blog to help the sizing of a Data Virtualization infrastructure based on Teiid or Data Virtualization. The blog examines certain questions around environment and scenario as well as discussing certain limitations of the engine.
John Hurlocker was a guest blogger with Eric Schabell to present tips and tricks on background and guidelines for the design cycle encountered when one works with rules projects. In a separate blog they also described possible BRMS deployment architectures.
Markus Eisele provided another episode his developer interview which took place with Matthias Wessendorf. Matthias is working at Red Hat where he is leading the AeroGear project. Previously, he was the PMC Chair of the Apache MyFaces project. Matthias is a regular conference speaker.
The last couple of weeks we had several new project releases. Take all of them for a spin and enjoy!
Infinispan 7.0.0.CR2 released! As we approach final release, the main themes of this CR were bug fixes and enhancements, many related to Partition Handling.
JGroups 3.6.0.Final released! We just released 3.6.0.Final to SourceForge  and Nexus. It contains a few new features, but mostly optimizations and a few bug fixes. It is a small release before starting work on the big 4.0.
Teiid 8.9 CR1 Posted! After a small delay Teiid 8.9 CR1 has been posted to the maven repository and the download page.
SwitchYard 2.0.0.Alpha3 Now Available! The SwitchYard team has been making steady progress on the 2.0 release and I'm pleased to announce the latest preview of SwitchYard 2.0, Alpha3. We're rapidly approaching beta quality and the only think keeping this release from being called a beta is the lack of support for BPM and rules components on WildFly. Overall, the team has made great progress improving stability, especially on Fuse/Karaf.
That's all for this week, please join us next week when we will share more news about the JBoss Community.