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It has been an interesting week. Packt Publishing out of the blue asked if I would be interested in authoring a book on Apache Camel targeted towards more tech manager and architect types. I have admit to having declined the opportunity in part because I’ve promised to put some presentations together of the UKOUG Middleware Special Interest Group (SIG), but also there are a number of Apache Camel books already out there including the one I technically reviewed for Packt (Apache Camel Developer’s Cookbook) co-authored by someone I have worked with in the past.

It did promote some thoughts about book authoring, and currently Packt have a gap in their coverage of the technologies that underpin JBoss Fuse, namely Apache ZooKeeper (which also underpins aspects of Hadoop and many others) which would make for an interesting project. Once we’ve got the SIG activities done perhaps something worth coming back to.