Mobicents Meeting 2009 @ Brno

Monday, September 7, 2009 em 02:23
It was that time of the year again when the Mobicents Team meets face-2-face to discuss the achievements made through the current year, plan the roadmaps for the upcoming year and last but not the least, party a lot!

This time it happened in Brno, the second largest city in Czech Republic, but at least for this week it was the funniest! Only possible thanks to Pavel, who led us through Brno! Thank You!

It had a quite troubled start, with the Portuguese members (me included) ending up by missing the plane due to issues with the airlines company (which suspended their operations since Sept. 1st). We made it anyway, missing the first day.

Regarding Mobicents, the 2009 achievements were quite amazing:

  • Mobicents SIP Servlets, Mobicents Diameter and Mobicents Media Server became GA.
  • Mobicents JAIN SLEE 2.x had it's first version, BETA1, which was certified for JAIN SLEE 1.1 (JSR 240), being the first besides the specs leader, and still the only open source.

Although all this being accomplished, there's still much more to work on, and a lot of new projects to stabilize. One of the hottest topics was the High-Availability across all these servers, which as you can understand is not a trivial subject and had a quite intense discussion.

On my side, I made a presentation regarding Diameter (available here), the main project where I'm involved. For the achievements of 2009, we have highlighted the following:
  • Integration with Mobicents SIP Servlets;
  • Sh-Client/Server Application support (3GPP TS 29.328 & TS 29.329);
  • Credit Control Application support (RFC 4006);
  • Ro/Rf Application support (3GPP TS 32.225 & TS 32.299);
  • Cx/Dx Application support (3GPP TS 29.228 & TS 29.229)
This was a great improvement for an year! But we won't stop and will evolve it even further, with the following features being the most important ones:
  • High-Availability;
  • Management Console (cross-server);
  • NAT (STUN/TURN/ICE) support;
  • WebServices support;
  • IMS Applications prototypes (HSS/x-CSCF)
So it's still a long road ahead of us, and now it's when the fun begins! And we are counting on the Mobicents Community for helping us out improving!
Here's a picture taken at the end of my presentation:
Left to right: Pavel, Bartosz, Amit, Jean, Vladimir, me, Ivelin, Luis and Eduardo.

And the team warming up for dinner (Pavel is missing and I'm taking the picture):

Left to right: Luis, Amit, Eduardo, Bartosz, Vladimir, Ivelin and Jean.

Cheers for Mobicents team and hope for another successful year!

Welcome to a new era!

Saturday, September 5, 2009 em 03:32
That's right! It's a complete new world for me now that I've started my own blog.

First of all, let me introduce myself and the role of this blog:

I'm a Software Engineer working for JBoss R&D on the open source telco framework Mobicents. I've been using and developing services for it for almost 4 years, namely in JAIN SLEE server, and roughly 2 years ago I started to work on the core team, developing JAIN SLEE core and started from scratch along with Bartosz Baranowski the Diameter component for the project.

It's been a wonderful experience so far, I've learned a lot from all the team members, all JBoss community and from work itself!

Regarding the blog, it's been a project that I've always been delaying but I think the time has come and I hope I can keep it up! I expect to write on a regular basis, mainly with new announcements, some hints regarding my work... and whatever comes to my mind! :)

See you soon!