The SwitchYard team has been working like busy little elves this holiday season: filing edges, knocking off corners, sanding, painting and polishing SwitchYard into beta form. They've got all the features in place and have squashed many bugs along the way. With that, I'm pleased to announce SwitchYard 2.0, Beta1. We're hoping to get a final release out in January, so please kick the tires, take it for a test drive and let us know what you think.
What is SwitchYard?
SwitchYard is a structured framework for developing integration applications using the design principles and best practices of Service Oriented Architecture. It integrates really well with Apache Camel and JBoss Application Server, Karaf and Fuse, providing a runtime based on the best open source integration and application server options out there. A slightly longer description can be found here.
What's in Beta1?
We've got the rules and BPM components working on WildFly (woo hoo!) now using Drools/jBPM v6.2 beta3. We've upgraded to Camel v2.14 and we've moved to Karaf 2.4 (for the OSGi stuff). The quickstarts have been improved to make them easier to test on the various platforms we support (e.g. -Pwildfly or -Pkaraf). The debugger has stabilized and now works well on Eclipse Luna (JBDS 8). And, as mentioned above, we've squashed a lot of bugs: Beta1 JIRA
Where Do I Get This Goodness?
The SwitchYard Downloads page has all the SwitchYard bits and pieces. The Eclipse tooling, along with installation instructions can be found at this update site, http://download.jboss.org/jbosstools/updates/development/kepler/integration-stack/switchyard/2.0.0.Beta1/. There's also a Docker image which can be found at http://www.jboss.org/docker/.
To get up to speed quickly, I highly recommend following the Installation Guide to install the runtime. The guides are short, moderately useful, and 69.23% free of spelling and grammatical errors.
How Do I Learn More?
- Check out the SwitchYard Documentation which contains a whole bunch of useful stuff.
- Watch some awesome videos and learn all about SwitchYard in our new SwitchYard Video Series.
- Take a gander at our Quickstart applications. Run them as is and see SwitchYard in action. Or change some stuff and see what blows up.
The SwitchYard team is going to take a little break to enjoy the holidays, but is intent on releasing 2.0 sometime in January. After the holidays, we're looking to spruce up the documentation and address any issues found in beta.