Greetings one and all!
This is a blog about Kuali Rice (http://rice.kuali.org). For those who just happened to stumble upon this blog and have no idea what that is, it's a collection of middleware and application development frameworks developed as part of a community-driven process through the higher education-affiliated Kuali Foundation (http://www.kuali.org). I could use reams and reams of paper describing Kuali and what we do, but it will be easier if you just go to the link above :) If you want the short summary though, just remember this tagline: quality open source software - by higher education, for higher education
For those who don't know me, my name is Eric Westfall and I'm the Kuali Rice Lead Technical Architect. I've been working on Kuali-related software since close to the early days of the project(s) (circa 2005). I've also been involved in more implementations and upgrades of Kuali-related software over the years at Indiana University than I care to count (mostly Kuali Rice, but others too).
Both Jerry Neal, the architect for Kuali Rapid Application Development, and myself have decided to take up a task which has defeated numerous well-meaning people over the years: blogging. The task is particularly fraught with peril for the two of us because it seems like we are always so busy with Kuali "things". However, we have this hare-brained idea that if we team up on this, we can stay on top of it and make this a worthwhile resource for learning about the ins-and-outs of Kuali technology.
Here are the ground rules. We're going to keep this mostly technical, and we will probably geek out more often than not. But I hope you enjoy what we have in store. There is a lot of exciting stuff going on within Kuali, both in the technical and non-technical arenas. I suspect we'll spend some time up front here letting you know about what we are working on for Rice 2.3 and Rice 2.4, and looking toward the future when we get the urge. These are the kinds of things we talk about frequently within the projects and community, but it's not always easy for those on the outside to get an idea of what's happening behind the curtain.
Let us know if you have anything in particular you'd like us to write about. We'd love to hear ideas. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy what we have planned!
Lead Technical Architect, Kuali Rice
Manager, Enterprise Services Integration, Indiana University