Packing or blogging, what to do?
OK, I'll level with you: I have to get up early tomorrow to catch a plane, it's 10 PM now, and I haven't even started packing.
Can you say "short blog day"? Excuse the expediency, but hopefully today's front page will speak for itself, 'cause I got nothing.
Will Enterprise Service Bus be the next big thing in enterprise integration? ESB is a highly ambitious standard, providing high levels of flexibility and extensive features. In our Feature Article,Exploring ESB Patterns with Mule, Igor Dayen shows how to implement a common enterprise integration pattern, the routing slip, by using Mule, a popular open-source messaging framework.
In Java Today, the San Diego JUG is announcing an appearance by Java founder James Gosling, at a special meeting on August 8. The meeting, held at 6PM at Intuit, has cleared out a two-hour block for "conversations with James", wrapped up with prize drawings and a mixer. Would-be guests are asked to RSVP in advance.
Java was prominent at this year's O'Reilly Open Source Convention, and slides of most of the presentations are now available. Among those with a particular appeal to java.net readers are Kirill Grouchnikov's Advanced Effects in Java Desktop Applications, and Chet Haase on Beans Binding and the Swing Application Frameworks.
A new SDN Vodcast features an interview with Chet Haase, co-author of Filthy Rich Clients. In the 20-minute program, Java.sun.com writer Ed Ort interviews Chet about what's new and cool for developing compelling desktop applications.
Today's Weblogsfeatures an all-jMaki theme, kicking off with Greg