Saturday, March 7, 2009

GlassFish ESB Roadmap

The OpenESB community just released a roadmap for this year. Things are accelerating.

GlassFish ESB v2.1


* NetBeans 6.5
* GlassFish 2.1
* Full support for GlassFish clustering
* Scheduler BC
* Misc. performance enhancements
* Bug fixes

Target date: Mid May 2009

GlassFish ESB v3


* NetBeans 6.7
* GlassFish 3
* Light weight composition
* Maven Support
* OSGi
* Interceptors
* ...

Target date: Sept 2009

So the most interesting will be GF ESB v3 scheduled for September 2009. Glassfish V3 is a micro-kernel based app server running on a OGSi platform. The IFL language is an effort to simplify common ESB tasks and implementing a domain specific language, much like Apache Camel, to implement common enterprise integration patterns and messages manipulation (routing, filtering, splitting, pipelining, ...).