WSO2 to share best practices for using Apache Web Services within SOAs at ApacheCon US 2008

New Orleans, LA – November 3, 2008 – WSO2, the open source SOA company, will lead a brainstorming session where developers will discuss best practices for adopting Apache Web Services in an enterprise SOA. The WSO2-led Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) session is part of ApacheCon US 2008. ApacheCon, the official conference of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is being held November 3-7, 2008 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans.

As an ApacheCon exhibitor, WSO2 also will demonstrate its complete platform of lightweight, open source SOA products for Web service creation, connection, composition and governance—all of which are licensed under the Apache 2.0 license.

Adopting Apache Web Services

The Birds-of-a-Feather session, “Helping Enterprises Adopt Web Services in their SOA Architecture,” will provide a forum for discussing how enterprises can implement Apache Web Services to increase efficiency and improve business processes.

  • When: Thursday, November 6, 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, BoF Room 2
  • Session Leader: Keith Chapman, WSO2 senior software engineer and Apache Axis2 committer

Keith Chapman is part of the development team behind the WSO2 Mashup Server for composing Web services. Like most WSO2 engineers, he dedicates roughly half of his time to contributing to ASF projects. As a result, Keith brings a first-hand knowledge of adapting Apache capabilities to real-world enterprise SOA demands.

ApacheCon also will feature a half-day training session by Deepal Jayasinghe, who contributes to projects within WSO2 through its Oxygen Tank open source developer portal, as well as ASF. Entitled “Real World Axis2/Java: Highlighting Performance and Scalability,” the session will review the Axis2 architecture and provide real-life examples of how to solve customer problems.

  • When: Monday, November 3, 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, Poydras Room
  • Presenter: Deepal Jayasinghe, computer science graduate student, Georgia Tech