Wednesday, July 28, 2010

OpenESB Summit 2010 in Brussels

The OpenESB community now has a new web site:

Authors write:
"This site is dedicated to the OpenESB community. The aim of this site is not to to create a substitute to the previous sites dedicated to OpenESB. We simply try to fuel up the community with news, papers, blogs users feedback about OpenESB."

The OpenESB community is trying hard to survive the impact of Oracle's acquisition, which has stopped most of OpenESB development and practically killed Project Fuji.

To revamp OpenESB is now mandatory creating a bigger and stronger open community around the product. Some companies seems the most active at present, the ones I know are: Logicoy, ForgeRock and Pymma.

This effort will be illustrated in the forthcoming OpenESB Summit 2010, Brussels (Belgium) Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th of October 2010.

On the other hand, I think the OpenESB (and JBI, as Oracle has never been committed to JBI) communities needs to connect to the wider Netbeans community, to join forces, as OpenESB to survive without Sun needs to keep the pace with newer Netbeans releases much better than what has been achieved so far.

Personally, as from the beginning of this year I'm fully employed with Alfresco Software, I will keep following the OpenESB evolution and experiment with Alfresco integration.

Good luck to all former colleagues involved with this project.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

XML Schema and WSDL modules for Netbeans 6.9

*** UPDATE ***
The instructions below are still valid for Netbeans 6.9, but there is a new repository link for Netbeans 7.x, have a look here for more.

In the latest Netbeans releases, for some reason I can't understand, they removed the XML and WSDL plugin from the list of default available. This plugin is one of the best tools you have in Netbeans, as it allows to create and modify XML files, XML Schemas and WSDL files easily and graphically. It is a reduced version of what you get with Altova's XML Spy.

Browsing the Internet I have found a Netbeans repository from which I can install this plugin for Netbeans 6.9 also, what I did is to add a new Plugin download URL:

Then I added the new plugin center:

From where I can install some development plugins:

To know what it's possible with this plugin, have a look at:

I'd like to now if the URL above is the right one or there are different places from where it is possible to download updated releases of this.