It’s been extremely busy lately, travelling around a lot, here are some highlights of the recent two weeks…
A week ago I spent a full week in New York, giving a 5-day training (Basic and Advanced) at the GigaSpaces offices just opposite Grand Central Station. A great location, and a great team, that travelled down from Connecticut, New York, San Fransisco, even somewhere in Georgia ;). As I’ve encountered before, this kind of training is very exhausting for the trainer (and students!), but it gives great energy too when the concepts start to ‘live’.
Yesterday I gave a one-hour presentation at the Profict Summer Camp to explain the vision of GigaSpaces with respect to Cloud Computing. We finished with good weather and a BBQ. The other speakers were Jerome Barnard, who is working on an open-source project named ElasticGrid, and Benoît Chesnau who is member of the Apache CouchDB project. Both two very interesting guys that work on challenging projects that share the GigaSpaces vision with respect to more dynamic application design that is not influenced by the ‘magic’ dimensions ‘scalability’, ‘performance’ and ‘high availability/reliability’. Thanks Profict for inviting me to this well-organized session at your really great offices!
Coming Monday I will host a GigaSpaces-workshop for 18 people of The Future Group, where I will show them the highlights of the GigaSpaces product in-4-hours. Apparently it’s a mixture of Java and .NET people, so this is going to be a lot of fun.
Only a few more days to go before GigaSpaces 7.0 is released. We’re working hard on our side to complete the first release of the Eclipse Plugin, so it can be announced with the GA of GigaSpaces. We’ve completed the roadmap of the plugin, and it’s going to be nicely stuffed with great features, such as managing (Deploy and Undeploy) Processing Units, managing (starting, stopping) Service Grid Components, etc, etc. All from your Eclipse IDE. We’ll make sure we’ll host an update-site, and will provide a way to give feedback, to make it even better.
Till next time!