Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Gripping Story of a Brave 11 Year Old

I heard this story on CNN this evening and I think its worth sharing. Its about a brave 11 year old by the name of Brenden foster who's life was cut short by leukemia. Sadly Brenden passed away a few days ago but I'm sure his legend will live on. He shows tremendous courage when he says "I should be gone in a week or so"... Its a truly touching story and I'm sure it will touch your lives too

WSO2 WSAS 3.0-alpha2 is now Available

WSO2 WSAS 3.0-alpha2 is now available for download. This version of WSO2 WSAS is based on revolutionary the WSO2 Carbon framework. Do try it out and give us your early feedback.

The process of Carbonizing the Mashup Server will start soon... Stay tuned for more news on the revolutionary Carbon framework from WSO2.

It's been a few busy weeks

Well I've been very quite this month. That has been due to several reasons. To start off with it was Apchecon 2008 (I'm still to write about the fabulous experience it Apachecon) and then it was the WSO2 WSAS releases. We released alpha1 last week and followed it up by releasing alpha2 this week.

I've also been caught up with some personal work where I've been doing some research and choosing universities to apply for Grad school for next fall... More on that later...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Back Home after a Great week at ApacheCon

I'm back home after a great week at ApacheCon in New Orleans. It was a fun-packed week with some really good sessions, excellent keynotes and of course really late nights :). Trying to get all the mail out of the way, its amazing how much you fall behind on just because of a week. I plan to post some writings on ApacheCon 2008 and the great times at New Orleans in the coming days. Stay tuned... (There is so much to write about, cant imagine where I should start ;)).

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Getting to ApacheCon 2008

I arrived in New Orleans a couple of days ago in order to attend ApacheCon 2008. My route to New Orleans was not that different from the one I took to Phoenix a couple of months back. The route was Colombo - > Singapore -> Narita - > Dallas -> New Orleans, with a total travel time of around 37 hours.

What was most interesting about the trip was that I was on a A380 from Singapore to Narita.

This was my first time on this monster and it was a nice experience. One thing that I did notice was tat it had more leg space than the other aircrafts. Also I love taking Singapore Airlines because of its entertainment system. There audio entertainment includes the UK top 10 charts from the 50s to date. I'm a huge fan of 70's and 80's music. I could listen to it all day and still want more... One of my most loved tracks is "Long Haired Lover from Liverpool" by Lt Jimmy Osmond.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

ApacheCon 2008 Live video Streaming

Can't make ApacheCon this week in New Orleans? You can still watch all
the keynotes, Apache 101 sessions, and system administration track in
live video streams.

Keynotes and the Apache 101 lunchtime sessions are free; the full
sysadmin track, including httpd performance, security, and server stack
administration talks are available for a fee.

Keynotes include:
  • David Recordon, Six Apart (Wednesday 09:30) - "Learning from Apache to create Open Specifications"
  • Shahani Markus Weerawarana, Ph.D. (Thursday 11:30) - "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants"
  • Sam Ramji, Microsoft (Friday 11:30) - ""future", :open, :microsoft)"
Note : New Orleans is CST or UTC/GMT -6 hours.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Helping Enterprises Adopt Web Services in their SOA Architecture - BOF @ ApacheCon

I will be leading a Birds of Feather (BOF ) session titled "Helping Enterprises Adopt Web Services in their SOA Architecture" at ApacheCon 2008. This will be held in on Thursday, November 6 from 8:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m. Hope to see you there...