No, I'm not talking about politic. Just software. Or better software development ;-)
The new year comes with the kickoff of Romulus project in Madrid, Spain. Today I'm here, in the center of the Spain's capital city.
But what is Romulus and what means with Roma? Because formerly the Romulus mission is:
"Domain Driven Design and Mashup Oriented Development based on Open Source Java Meta Framework for pragmatic, reliable and secure web development".
The main concept of Romulus is researching on novel methods for increasing productivity and reliability of web software development, in particularly, focused on Java web development.
In order to have a serious impact, the project does not start from scratch, it is based on two mature open source projects, Roma and LIFERAY, which will be extended according to this proposal needs and following an open source project development methodology, in order to disseminate and exploit the results of the project. The idea of using these projects is to solve the former problems, with Roma will get to make Java application development easy, integrate frameworks and tools using a meta framework and decreasing the implementation time. While with LIFERAY, we are integrating the leading enterprise open source portal framework, with relevant industrial references.
Asset Data company is part of the Romulus Consortium. If you want know more about the project visit the Romulus Home Page.
Below all the participants:
- Asset Data, as the company with the biggest skill in Roma Meta Framework and where most of the committers are working (Italy)
- Liferay company (Germany)
- Gesfor group (Spain)
- Imola Group company (Italy)
- DERI University (Ireland)
- Universidad Pòlitecnica de Madrid (Spain)
- National Institute for research and development in informatics (Romania)
Does 2008 will be the year of the Roman empire? I hope yes, but what I know very well is that the Meta Framework revolution is already started!