OK I am late for the ‘traditional’ past-year summary. So let’s do it short with 4 pictures…



I gave several talks at OW2Con 2012 and had fun like every year. I am also proud to be the new OW2 technology council chairman. There is just one thing to say: There are nice things to come this year!



I launched several OS X apps, just for fun and to get feedback from new communities. Check them out on the Apps menu. The end of the year has been busy but some updates are almost ready to be published, especially for my favorite app : QuickHub.


Linagora, Open Source, Geek life

The big change of the year: Work. PetalsLink has been acquired by Linagora. Some good challenges and nice Open source stuff to develop in this new company. I am also always looking for new challenges and new languages to learn. I started the year with some ObjectiveC/Cocoa stuff as described above, then move to Ruby and finally finished the year with javascript and node.js development which is completely fun and easy to handle for a Java developer like me.

This is the most important thing of the year, no!?


The most important thing of the year. Loris now have a sister: Mila.


2011 is over, what’s next?

I am not a big fan of those ‘Happy New Year’ stuff and to be honest it bothers me. But let’s see if last year was happy and what happened here. Time for another bilan like the one I did last year.

Looking back...

Looking back...

I did lot of things last year and to be honest I am quite tired right now, but who is not? Here are several new 2011 things:

  • The Montpellier Java User Group has been launched. We did 4 sessions mostly around Google technologies: GAE, GWT and Android. We also talked about Maven and did a session on user experience. Even if I do not have enough time to allocate to the JUG, I met really nice techies who also code during nights like me.
  • Some resolutions are usually to lose weight, do sport, etc. Not for me. I already do enough sport so I chose to learn something new each year. I am a Java developer since more than 8 years and I wanted to do something new in 2011. So I started to develop Cocoa stuff during nights and finally I released QuickHubApp, an OS X menulet (and more) to ease the GitHub user life.
    But Java is still here and I managed to develop things using the Play! framework. According to the wordpress.com statistics, this is a topic which always drive hundreds of readers per article to my blog.
  • On the professional point of view, I now work full time on the FP7-Play research project. The goal is to create an event marketplace using many high level technologies and bringing the Petals Distributed Service Bus to the event level. Finally there is no real Cloud stuff inside, which is really sad for me.
  • I still believe that Open source is really important for all the Petals products and so I gave another talk at the OW2 annual conference about SOA, Cloud and BPM.
  • I also (twitter) met some cool guys, you should follow @k33g_org. Philippe we will probably not meet this year in Lyon, but maybe you should come to Montpellier and give a talk at the JUG?

So what are this year resolutions and coming things? There are many:

  • Learn more new things. I think that this year will be a Ruby or a Scala one (or both).
  • We have some new things to release at the JUG level: What do you think about some mobiles apps and a better and richer web site?
  • QuickHubApp will continue to grow. I have so many ideas for it!
  • I also have new OS X app under development, more details soon.
  • This item is confidential for now, it will probably be announced within the next weeks but it will cause a real big change!

All of this previous topics will be driven by non technical nor professional constraints. This year will be the year I buy a house and we also move from three to four. ‘Pink’ Release is planned for May:

To be released in May 2012

To be released in May 2012


Yet Another ‘Bilan’

C’est généralement l’heure des voeux, moi je vais plutôt faire un bilan de 2010 qui a été une grosse année pleine de changements et de nouveautés professionnellement parlant. Si 2011 est aussi riche, ca promet!

Pour résumer et dans le désordre, en 2010 :

  • J’ai changé de mode de travail mais pas de travail! Je suis depuis bientôt un an en télétravail depuis Montpellier pour PetalsLink. De ce point découle beaucoup de choses, entre autres l’activité grandissante de ce blog.
  • Mon premier gros talk en Anglais devant une centaine de personnes à l’OW2 Annual-conf :
  • J’ai rejoint le comité technique du consortium OW2. Cela va me permettre de m’impliquer encore plus dans le consortium et dans l’open source (même si je l’étais déjà…).
  • Je suis passé au Cloud! Ou plutôt je leade l’activité Cloud depuis quelques semaines.
  • J’ai rencontré quelques personnes très intéressantes notamment via Twitter et OW2 et en particulier @esdaniel, @gregmignard, @el_barbu, @sauthieg, @emathias… Merci à vous pour les échanges passés et à venir. Pour ceux que je n’ai pas encore rencontré physiquement, ce sera sûrement pour bientôt (sauf l’expatrié au Sénégal mais n’oublie pas que je crois en toi ;)).
  • Un nouveau projet de R&D a commencé pour moi: Play. On est parti pour faire de la SOA, de l’EDA, du Cloud, …
  • J’ai rencontré des Montpelliérains prêts à se lancer dans l’aventure d’un JUG local.

Il en manque sûrement mais c’est déjà pas mal. Cette nouvelle année doit donc être tout aussi prometteuse. Pour le moment, je prévois pas mal de choses et j’ai quelques envies et idées dans la tête que j’aimerais concrétiser. Certaines ne sont pas encore mûres donc je n’en parlerais pas mais ce que je peux dire aujourd’hui :

  • Il faut lancer le JUG Montpellier au plus tôt. On planche sur une première session pour se faire la main en février.
  • Concrétiser la solution Cloud de la suite SOA PetalsLink : ASAP
  • Faire encore au moins un gros talk en anglais dans une grosse conférence. J’en ai une en vue, affaire à suivre…
  • Finir le projet SOA4All. On est quasiment au bout. Il y a eu un gros travail sur Petals ESB ces 3 dernières années dans le contexte de ce projet. Les détails  et le bilan dans les prochains mois.
  • Quelques points que je ne dévoile pas encore…

Que cette année soit Cloud!

Que cette année soit Cloud!

2010 in review

Il est toujours interéssant d’utiliser une vrai plateforme professionnelle, voici un extrait du mail que WordPress.com m’a envoyé il y a quelques jours. De quoi améliorer le contenu de ce blog en 2011 et y attirer plus de trafic…

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 8,200 times in 2010. That’s about 20 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 50 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 106 posts. There were 48 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 8mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was March 15th with 71 views. The most popular post that day was Setting timeout on generated JAXWS CXF Clients.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were petalslink.com, planet.petalslink.com, jeteletravaille.fr, javablogs.com, and petals.ow2.org.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for cxf timeout, jaxwsproxyfactorybean timeout, petals esb, jax-ws timeout, and jaxws timeout.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Setting timeout on generated JAXWS CXF Clients September 2009


Bilan de 6 mois de télétravail August 2010
9 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com,


Axis2 : Rerouter vos appels de services sans modifier vote code client March 2010


Maven2 : Deployer ses artefacts sur un repo alternatif en FTP ‘a la mano’ March 2010


Mapping WSDL JBI March 2010