Mar 31, 2008

SOA with Apache Tuscany

This is the project that took my interest for last two weeks. This is an Apache project and it is still in its incubating stage. But I am quite sure that this will become matured very soon. It is because of the great potential of this project. Now there is a huge trend for SOA, and legacy systems are migrated to the SOA. So SOA middleware like Axis2, Synapse are becoming more and more popular. Apache Tuscany has put another step further, it helps assembling the existing services.

Tuscany SCA is a major building block of Tuscany project. Tuscany Service Component Architecture (Tuscany SCA) provides infrastructure for developing applications by combining the existing components and contributions. These contributions are residing in SCA domains. An SCA domain may be comprised of a single runtime or multiple runtimes. Most of the time, it is distributed across several runtimes within a network.

I have to mention one more thing about Tuscany. It is very easy to get started with Tuscany. Documentations are really of high quality. They are descriptive and simple. The Tuscany community is very active. You will be getting answers to your problems within few minutes.
I know now you are curious to know more about Tuscany. If so this is the way.

This has all you want.

Mar 18, 2008

Summer of Code is back..

Google Summer of Code is announced for this year too. I am spending some time on the projects they listed, to find the one which suits me. So these days its all about downloading sources/binaries, trying samples, and writing to mailing lists.
I am interested about few Apache projects. Why Apache ? I love the way Apache manages its projects. And I like the Apache culture. I got to know about Apache in my internship days where I got the chance to work with Apache Axis2 and Apache Synapse. Apache Sling, Apache Jackrabbit and Apache Tuscany was some other projects that took my attention.
Doing a summer of code is a great opportunity to contribute to the ongoing open source while learning a lot. This is the first time, I am applying for GSoC.

Sometimes my proposal will not get selected. But my interest on open source projects will not degrade.

Mar 6, 2008

From IDE to Word Processor

Now it is the last few weeks of our 6 months internship period. I feel like it is only few days after we started our internship. It was a great time which was full of fun and smile. Indeed it is a good relief for us, keep our selves away from university work load at least for couple of months. We acquired a good knowledge on technical aspects. We learnt a lot from the people out here @ WSO2.

Nowadays I am writing my training report. Only twenty days are left, to write all the stuff about last six months. I do not find much time to do programming or reading, I have to write. So I am writing and my older friend MS Office is with me after six-seven months. Do not ask me why I do not use Open Office. You know the answer.  But I'll give you a hint. ;-). This is a large report, which should have proper formatting and I don't have much time.

Why writers (say, technical writers) are not paid as much as software developers ? How bad it is. People who does the hard and boring work should be paid well.