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2012 Salaboy, Open Source Knowledge

Damn it! Once again I've abandoned my blog due tons of work that needs to be done!.  I hate when this happens but the good news is that I'm back again, so expect often updates and a continuous stream of posts. I'm joining the Red Hat - JBoss Drools and jBPM5 team as a Senior Software Engineer starting from tomorrow! I will be part of this amazing and visionary team that is making history in the BPM / Rule Engine / Complex Event Processing arena!

I'm leaving Plug Tree, knowing that it was the best job ever. I've never thought that a job can give you so much exciting times. I've met such talented people out there that I still can't believe it. The great thing is that I will be able to continue to work with all of them because most of them have joined the Drools and jBPM community as advanced users, developers or as crazy people which push these projects forward every day. If you are looking for a great learning experience in these fields (BPM/Rule Engines/CEP) you should contact info@plugtree.com to find out more about what they are doing. They are always looking for talented people who wants to learn, teach and spread the word about such amazing open source projects.

Esteban Aliverti (ilesteban.wordpress.com - @ilesteban) is now leading as CTO of Plug Tree from Italy, so feel free to get in touch with him to know about how is it to be part of an amazing team which works on the open source communities every day. After giving more than 15 training courses all over the world with him about jBPM5 and Drools we both believe that the following two years of the project will be amazing!

From my side I will dedicate 100% of my time improving jBPM5 and Drools to be easier to use, to have more innovative features and to spread the world about it as much as I can. Trying to keep you updated via my blog or the projects official blog: http://blog.athico.com You can always track my progress via my GitHub Account: http://github.com/salaboy I will do my best to continue posting examples and tutorials so please feel free to contact me if you have suggestions about what do you want to see in the project's next versions.

Last but not less important, a quick update about my next book:  jBPM5 Developer Guide. I've received almost 50 emails asking how is it going, I want to thank you all you people which is interested in the project and in the book. Your mails push me forward to finish it quickly, but as you may know, writing a book is not an easy task. I'm 70% done with the drafts but there are some topics that requires me to be fully dedicated to write examples and fix some bugs that are making some bits extremely complicated. I will continue working on my spare time on this book and every two weeks I will post an update about how is it going and the Estimated Time of publishing. Some of the topics that I'm covering are not yet formalized so I will be posting them here to gather feedback and complete them based on your suggestions. (Next Book Update: 15th April)

That's all for now, stay tuned!