Let's start with Happy Thanksgiving to our American audience (unless you're a turkey, of course, where it's probably not such a good day - hey, wait until Christmas!)
This week has been hectic, even without all of the Thanksgiving preparations I'm sure many people have been caught up by. What with the obligatory Devoxx catch up from Dimitris and then one of our newest hires (Arun Gupta, ex Oracle) posting about the death of commercial GlassFish, I'm not sure where to begin! Let's start by looking Ceylon. The team have a few things to say this week after the 1.0 release at Devoxx, including a discussion about typesafety and expressiveness, and the CLI. If you haven't checked out Ceylon yet then this is a good opportunity, especially if you're looking for something to do while the turkey cooks or gets digested!
Before moving on to the usual list of new releases, it's worth calling out Kurt's article on SOA Governance for special mention. Kurt and the team have been working actively on this for a long time and the results are spectacular. Check out his article and give feedback!