9 May 2011


It's been a few months now, but series of rather happy events have kept me from updating this blog.

I've finally managed to defend my PhD thesis on the 13.01.2011. After 3.5 hours of intense debate - at the end of which my external was saying: "let's try to finish today, I can see we're going somewhere now" - my committee gave me "minor corrections" (the best in UK since "admitted immediately" is never awarded AFAIK) and congratulated me on my excellent defense...They just needed to make me work for it, that's how it's supposed to be (yeah welcome to the UK 'old universities' way of awarding a PhD).

Final title is: "Contextual Governance for Service Oriented Architecture Composition".

Of course it was a real blast to be back in Newcastle and meet my mates!

Industrial internship opportunities

I've started the recruitment for the next wave of SOA governance & security related internships.

UK, SOA Governance, BT, summer 2012, http://home.agh.edu.pl/~pdl/index_files/BT%20AGH%20krakow%20uni%20internship%20offer.pdf

Sweden, SOA Security, Axiomatics, summer 2011, http://home.agh.edu.pl/~pdl/index_files/axiomatics%20AGH%20krakow%20uni%20internship%20offer.pdf

Obviously students from AGH-UST, especially from the katedra informatyki, will be considered first.

4 May 2011

Yield RIF console

I've been working on policy-rule translation for a while now and a while back I published this little translation console: http://yieldrif.appspot.com/*. There, users can translate rules to/from DroolsML (http://www.jboss.org/drools), RIF-PRD (http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wiki/PRD), JessML (www.jessrules.com) and edit translators (XSLT).

If you have any comments on the translators and/or rules, please do let me know. I'll do my best to keep them updated.

I will hopefully post more on this in the coming weeks. Indeed, Mark Proctor (http://markproctor.com/), the JBoss Rules Lead, has agreed to do some work on Drools XML output (aka DroolsML) in exchange for RIF-PRD and RuleML translators.

* Thanks Guillaume Laforge (http://glaforge.free.fr/weblog/) for your great work on Groovy (http://groovy.codehaus.org/), Grails (http://www.grails.org/), Gaelyk (http://gaelyk.appspot.com/) and letting us use the source of your Groovy console app (http://groovyconsole.appspot.com/).