SwitchYard had a good showing at both JUDCon and JBoss World this year. Our presentations were well received, feedback was tremendous, and all of our live demos worked. :-) If you weren't able to make it this year or you want a refresher, here's the collection of SY presos:
Tom and I gave a talk on what we're up to with JBoss ESB and SwitchYard, where things are headed in the future, and tips on how to make the transition.
An introduction to SwitchYard with a healthy amount of show-and-tell.
An examination of the different elements of scaling an enterprise application (it's about more than runtime performance) and how SwitchYard can help.
The first two sessions were recorded via video camera and the last was recorded via screen capture. I haven't seen the videos posted yet by the production team, but hopefully that will go up soon. All three sessions had demos and cheesy jokes and it's just not the same if you can't watch/listen to those while looking at the slides.
The wheels managed to stay on the cart after a couple weeks in Beta so it's time to cut 0.5.0 Final. Key features for this release include a mammoth tooling upgrade with a visual application editor, support for declarative security policy, and a bunch of new gateway bindings. All told, there were 139 JIRAs resolved as part of this release, which I think makes it our biggest in the history of the project. Maven artifacts have been deployed, bits are up on the downloads page, and the documentation has been updated.
All the juicy details can be found in the SwitchYard 0.5 Release Overview, which contains a list of all the new features with pointers to examples, documentation, and such. Take a look and see what it's like to live large with SwitchYard.
The SwitchYard Team