dinsdag 11 maart 2008

New jBPM Website!

I am proud to present the new jBPM website. Some of you might already have seen this as it is online since last Friday. The main idea was to have a central 'landing' page that provides an easy and attractive entry to our site. Each subproject (jPDL, BPEL, PVM, GPD, ...) has now its own page and a context sensitive menu that will direct users directly to the correct location when they want to download a release, file an issue or checkout the sources. Of course our new logo is prominently present on these new pages.

While it is online, a small number of glitches still need to be fixed. Amongst these the demo page and the community page which are still under construction and the overview page. If you find other defects or want to provide feedback, I encourage you to do so by using the forum or dropping me an email directly at koen at jbpm dot org.

Finally I want to mention that this was teamwork and I want to thank everybody involved: Tom Baeyens for reviewing and providing a lot of the content; Alejandro Guizar, Fady Matar and Heiko Braun for the input and feedback; Mark Newton for giving me a jump start on the use of the content management system; Adam Warski for answering all my stupid questions; James Cobb for the layout jobs and the image polishing; and last but not least Cheyenne Weaver for the design of our wonderful new logos.

I hope you will enjoy visiting our site in the future!


woensdag 5 maart 2008

EclipseCon JBoss Tools BoF

Max Andersen and me will host a bird of a feather session at EclipseCon. The title is 'Seam support in Eclipse' but there will be plenty of room to talk about jBPM, JSF and other technologies related to Seam.
As always with a BoF the session will be very informal an interactive. It will be an excellent opportunity to talk to us about things that you like or don't like or to ask us really nasty questions. The session starts at 7:30 pm on Wednesday in the Grand Ballroom GHAB. It is supposed to last 1 hour and 15 minutes but I wouldn't be surprised if it continues in the bar afterwards. You will find the details here. I hope you will all find the time to come and chat with us.

While I am writing this, I will take the time to plug Max's other talks. He will do a short talk on Tuesday about extending the JBoss Tools Visual Editor, a short talk about JBoss Seam and Eclipse on Wednesday and a long talk on Thursday about the Eclipse plugins for Seam, JSF and JBoss AS. If he would be competing with me I would not do it, but now I can only strongly encourage you to attend his talks. ;-)