For the last year and half I have been working with eBay through Intalio, on the Turmeric SOA project. With the new year, I’ll be transitioning off the Turmeric SOA project to an internal Intalio project. I’ll still be involved with Turmeric, just not as much as I have been in the past. Turmeric SOA will still be developed and lead by eBay and hosted on their eBay Open Source portal, and for those that need to support developing and deploying a SOA with in their Enterprise I still think it can be a good fit and something to at least consider.
The new project I’ll be working on gets me back to some of the things I like to do, plus will finally get me to learn some of the newer languages and play with other technologies. It should also free me up a bit to address some of the open source projects I’ve had to neglect over the last year at eclipse. So hopefully, I’ll be able to get to some of the eclipse XSL Tools bugs reports, and maybe..just maybe, I’ll look at Orion and see what it would take to get an XML/XSLT editor going there.
I’ve got a lot of little projects going on at github as well, and I’ve got some ideas around improving the state of web service documentation that I feel are necessary to explore. The early part of this year I have some presentations lined up at STAR and HR-XML around REST and Web 2.0. So I hope to explore how to get organisations like OAGI and related data standard bodies looking at not just XML but how to play well with JSON in the new Web 2.0 world.
So I wish the Turmeric SOA project well, but I’m really looking forward to getting my hands back into some new stuff this year. Embrace change, good things tend to happen.