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Brian O'Neill

Brian has 10+ years of experience as a technology leader and architect in a wide variety of settings from early startups to Fortune 500 companies. His experience includes customer facing solutions in SaaS, VoIP, analytics and business intelligence. As a big proponent of open source software, Brian leads projects on Java.Net and has participated in the Java Community Process as a member of several expert groups. Brian has patents in artificial intelligence, dynamic application data routing and service discovery and holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Brown University.


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An Open Technology Manifesto

Posted by boneill42 on August 20, 2007 at 12:16 PM PDT

Many people have read Stevey's post. where he contrasts agile with Agile. Stevey does a great job of separating out the important "agile" value system from the methodologies and processes of "Agile" that were created to help the masses implement it.

JBI: Catch the second wave...

Posted by boneill42 on August 20, 2007 at 8:45 AM PDT

If people remember back to the early days of Java EE (J2EE), there was a lot of promise, but a lot of frustration. I still have mental scars (and a slight eye twinge) from the countless hours tracking down typos in deployment descriptors. But, we were willing to endure the pain because there was a lot of power in the platform.

How JBI can improve your love life. (JBI for Social Networking)

Posted by boneill42 on July 12, 2007 at 10:53 AM PDT

Our team just released four JBI Components, a SIP BC, an XMPP BC, an RSS BC, and a UDDI BC .

JBI: Application Development w/o Coding, are we there yet?

Posted by boneill42 on July 2, 2007 at 2:14 PM PDT

Many people, including myself, approached JBI as a standards-based means of achieving ESB capabilities. That was the big value proposition. In the early stages of using it, we treated JBI like JMS on steroids. It wasn't until later in the game, we realized the full potential of JBI.

SCA & JBI: Made for each other. (SOA Gone Wild)

Posted by boneill42 on June 27, 2007 at 11:59 AM PDT

I agree with Shaun Connolly's
observation that "While they [JBI and SCI] may share some similar patterns, those who pit SCA vs. JBI only demonstrate their inability to distinguish between the two perspectives".

JBI on your cell phone?

Posted by boneill42 on June 21, 2007 at 1:56 PM PDT

Despite the fact that many early JBI implementations are reusing enterprise infrastructure for their implementations (e.g. JMS messaging backbones and J2EE containers), my prediction is that JBI will start invading the mobile market.

JBI as a Convergent Communication Platform

Posted by boneill42 on June 18, 2007 at 1:48 PM PDT

I have a hard enough time keeping my mind straight as it is, maintaining multiple internet persona's only makes my life more difficult: a skype account, IRC, AOL, XMPP, Yahoo, email, PSTN, mobile, etc.

SOA, ESB, JBI & SCA: A caveman's perspective

Posted by boneill42 on June 14, 2007 at 8:34 PM PDT

Software development techniques and processes are changing at ever faster rates as open collaboration development spreads globally (thanks to the adoption and promotion of open source software).

Source Equity: Making Open Technology Development Profitable

Posted by boneill42 on December 13, 2006 at 2:49 AM PST

Increasingly companies are incorporating open communities into their software development strategy. This allows companies to capitalize on expertise and innovation beyond their enterprise boundaries.

This works well for markets that can easily attract development communities with cutting edge technology or a sexy problem domain.

Web Services & SLEE -- Whats the best fit?

Posted by boneill42 on April 1, 2004 at 6:10 AM PST

Web services...

I do not think it means what you think it means. =)