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It Takes A Village....Announcing the Vordel Incubator


After much debate, I'm pleased to announce the Vordel Incubator. I'm modelling after the wildly successful Oracle Coherence Incubator. The idea is to work as a community - company, customers, partners - on building solutions to real-world problems.

I've started the project off very modestly with a publishing of the full Maven project that I discussed earlier. As people know, I'm very interested in Maven and believe it is a really good tool for integrating a product into an enterprise SDLC. We'll be using it for the incubator. As such, there is some work to do in short order to extend the existing Maven support through out the fuller lifecycle - automated testing, deployment etc. I eager to work on these topics.

Additionally, as my team works with customers, there a common requests for solutions or examples that everyone would benefit from. Its my intention to grow a library of such solutions in the incubator as well.

Ultimately what I want is to try to harness the enthusiasm of the customers/partners that I've met over my first 6 weeks at Vordel - and channel into building things together that benefit everyone. But to do that, I need people's help and participation. If you are interested in participating in any way, please let me or anyone at Vordel know, and we'll get you looped into what we're doing. I've created a public google group to host discussions, so you can express your views/interests there.

I look forward to working with all of you on this.

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Josh Bregman has over 15 years experience architecting Java and JEE based security and identity management solutions. Josh is the Chief Solutions Architect at Vordel where he leads up the North American Pre-Sales team. Prior to Vordel, Josh worked for three years at Oracle as a Consulting Solutions Architect at where he advised Oracle and its key customers on technology, architecture, and implementation best practices. Prior to joining Oracle, Josh worked at BEA Systems for 3 years as the Enterprise Security Specialist for the Americas. In this role, Josh worked with customers to develop security solutions for WebLogic Server and related BEA technologies. Before joining BEA, Josh worked at Netegrity/CA for 5 years where he designed and developed a number of Java based security products, including IdentityMinder and SiteMinder Application Server Agents for BEA WebLogic Server and IBM WebSphere.Josh has also held engineering positions at GTE/Verizon Labs and IBM Global Services. Josh received a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Rochester. Josh and had spoken at a number of industry conferences including the RSA Security Conference, BEA World and Oracle Open World. Josh was a contributing author to Wiley's Professional Oracle WebLogic Server (2009). He is a lead contributors and architect of the OpenAz open-source project - an initiative to standardize and promote the adoption of externalized authorization. He is also the author of the Vordel XML Gateway blog at http://xmlgateway.blogspot.com.

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