Project Shoal is a Java language based dynamic clustering framework that can be plugged into any product for runtime clustering. This mini talk will introduce Shoal's clustering capabilities covering the cluster lifecycle event model and its messaging APIs. Project Shoal is seeing increasing interest in several mainstream and unique projects thus making its use multifaceted beyond the middleware constructs of clustering. Among the known projects using Shoal as their clustering engine are projects such as GlassFish, Sailfin, GreenFire, FishFarm, OpenFire Collaboration Server, etc.
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