I'm going to take a moment in this post to catch up, since it's been a while since I posted anything. Let's see, my last post (other than to say that I'm moving to this new blog), had to do with persistence within an SOA.
While I still absolutely love what Xcalia has been able to do with transparent persistence (namely, move beyond relational databases and allow you to use literally anything that you can connect to or call upon from Java as a data source), I was given an opportunity to go to work for Interface21, the people behind the Spring Framework.
So far, it's been a great experience. I'm a senior consultant now, primarily doing training (which I enjoy very much), consulting, and some technical marketing. I tried to keep my Interface21 profile page interesting; you can judge for yourself.
I'm still serving on the JDO and JPA expert groups, but not the SDO expert group anymore. Hopefully soon, those of inclined to do so will begin blogging about enhancements in JPA 2.0, and I'll probably do that on the Interface21 team blog. As has been the case for years, the JDO 2.0 and 2.1 work has been progressing nicely over at Apache JDO.
Well, that'll do it for now, and I hope to post a bit more regularly now. We'll see if I actually do...