Daily Archives: April 9, 2006

Amberpoint Partnership, Webcasts

Besides the release of Artix 4 and Celtix V1 Beta, the best thing that’s happened at IONA recently is the partnership with AmberPoint.
A couple of Webcasts are coming up where you can hear more details. Mike Gilpin of Forrester is also joining in on the first one, Wednesday April 12.
I am also looking forward to reestablishing contact with Paul Butterworth. I met him when I was working for Digital/Compaq and he was working for Forte. The Forte product was very advanced, really ahead of its time, implementing a really elegant distributed object oriented computing solution.
Whenever I talk with customers or give presentations about IONA’s distributed approach to service orientation and SOA the management question almost always comes up. How do you track and update the distributed endpoint runtimes? I am really happy the answer now includes AmberPoint.

Celtix 1.0 Beta

I’m really happy to see the Celtix project at ObjectWeb has reached another important milestone – milestone 5 aka V1 Beta. You can download it here.
A stable V1 is scheduled for the end of April. Check out the milestones and post V1 work item lists here.
A demo page shows how to integrate Celtix with a couple of BPEL engines and with RSS for creating a simple services directory.
Anyone looking into Axis 2 (which is still not at V1) also should have a look at Celtix. It’s a ground up and solid implementation of JAX-WS using Java 5 (including annotations) and JAXB XML mapping.
Celtix easily can be extended to plug in additional data models and communications transports beyond the out of the box HTTP, configurable JMS and WS-RM support.
V1 Beta has been integrated with the Apache Geronimo and ObjectWeb JOnAS application servers and works standalone as an ESB or as a SOAP stack within another project. The V1 Beta also includes initial support for SCA and JBI along with WS-RM, WS-Addressing, Maven, and JMX.