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    The topic for November's meeting will be:  "TorqueBox: The Beauty of Ruby with the Power of JBoss AS 7".

    This meeting is open to all individuals interested in learning more about JBoss technology. Free parking is available.  While, this meeting is open to the public, all non-AEM Employees will be requested to sign in at the front door. 

    In order to get an accurate headcount for refreshments, RSVPs are strongly encouraged.  Please visit our meetup site, for RSVPs and other related group information.


    • Welcome & Refreshments (7:00 pm - 7:30 pm)  
      • Announcements & Introductions
    • TorqueBox: The Beauty of Ruby with the Power of JBoss AS 7 (7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
      • Bob McWhirter, Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat


    The power of JBoss AS 7 is now available through the expressiveness of Ruby. More and more projects are suited to new technologies and frameworks such as Ruby on Rails. Using TorqueBox, an organization’s employees can leverage their knowledge, investments, skills, and trust in JBoss while exploring the cutting edge of new development models.TorqueBox supports any Rack-based web framework, including Ruby on Rails and Sinatra. Rubyists now get high-performance Java services like HornetQ, Infinispan, and Quartz using familiar idioms and patterns. In this session, Bob McWhirter will cover general Ruby web-framework support and introduce the use of enterprise JBoss services with only a few lines of Ruby. 

    • Open Forum (8:30pm - 9pm)  
      • Bring your JBoss related questions to share with your peers.
      • What topics would you like to see in the future? 
      • Are there any activities that you'd like to work with?  (i.e. Study Groups, Hackfests, Ignite Sessions)



    Applied Engineering Management (AEM) Corporation

    14030 Thunderbolt Place, Suite 900

    Chantilly, Virginia 20151


    About the Speaker

    As the chief architect for middleware cloud computing at Red Hat, Bob McWhirter leads a team of several engineers that is paving the way for the enterprise cloud computing paradigm shift. Named a Red Hat Fellow in 2009, McWhirter joined Red Hat in 2007 and is responsible for navigating the cloud as it relates to Red Hat’s middleware technologies within the JBoss Community and via JBoss Enterprise Middleware. He also leads the TorqueBox project, creating a Ruby application server on top of the core JBoss Application Server.

    Prior to joining Red Hat, McWhirter served as a founding engineer at Radar Networks, where he spent nearly two years working on the semantic-Web platform He is also the founder of the Codehaus open source community.