Welcome to the second weekend update about the goings-on of the TorqueBox project over the last 7 days.
Jim Crossley speaks at MagicRuby
Jim Crossley presented at the MagicRuby conference, with Toby Crawley and Ben Browning manning the table at the back and filming the whole affair. Additionally, Toby managed the production of awesome stickers that were given out. We have stickers remaining, so find us at future events (listed on the front page).
We hope to get video of Jim's presentation, along with a downloadable PDF of his slides online in the next few days. Stay tuned!
The reaction on Twitter seems quite positive. Great job, Jim!
This week, Ben spent time investigating how the
(related to high-availability)
works within JBoss AS, and exposing it through TorqueBox. Now,
on your cluster, you can have a service fail-over from one node
to another. Look for more information about that, soon.
Toby exposed some more messaging features, such as HornetQ's message-priority and TTL. Additionally, he enabled functionality to easily run any method asynchronously.
Lance published a checkpoint of a TorqueBox AMI for use on EC2, and continued to work on StompBox, the easy git-based deployment solution. We expect the AMIs to be updated after the 1.0.0.CR1 release.
I (Bob) worked on the YAML anti-proliferation effort, to make configuration easier and to begin supporting advanced deployments that might lack a web component. I also senselessly pushed this code less than 24 hours before Jim presented his well-prepared slide deck. Sorry, Jim!
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