Ted Neward (Neward & Associates)will be presenting at Seattle Code Camp 3.0 in Redmond this coming weekend (Jan. 26, 27). He is a fantastic speaker, a brilliant technologist, and gives a great performance as a speaker. If you are in town, it is worth spending part of your weekend going just to hear him talk.
Today I installed the latest Apache Maven release (2.0.8) and the Maven Integration for Eclipse plugin: M2Eclipse (Tycho)
(Eclipse update site: http://m2eclipse.codehaus.org/update/)
Some recent research on Drools: