akeefer is an Engineer at Guidewire Software.
carsongross is an Engineer at Guidewire Software.
sduan is an Engineer at Guidewire Software.
rsmithguidewire is a QA Engineer at Guidewire Software.
You guys have done a good job by opening up a Guidewire blog. I have worked on a Guidewire ClaimCenter Implementation in New Zealand and it was quite exciting. I was involved in integration of guidewire with Geographical Information system via Websphere Message Broker, content management system etc.
Very few people in software product/services are aware of Guidewire unlike SAP,Siebel,Peoplesoft or so..Appreciate your efforts for not only addressing solutions to problems related to Guidewire development but also spreading a message as far as Brand ‘Guidewire’ is concerned.
I’m a lowly team leader for one of your major customers (Aviva – UK). I hope I’m not speaking out of turn and I don’t want to be an embarassment to anyone but I’ve been desperately trying to find substantial information about Guidewire for months now, something that would tell me how to actually develop applications in Guidewire. All I’ve gotten for my efforts so far is marketing bumbf – which is about as useful as a chocolate teapot. The total extent of my understanding of Guidewire to date is that it’s JEE based and there’s a programming language called “Gosu” available – which, reading between the lines, would appear to be a dynamically typed interpreted language ala Groovy, Ruby or Python. That’s it. That’s all I’ve been able to find out. And I have asked many people and sent many emails. Surely there must be something like a framework to develop against, perhaps you’re EJB based (EJB3 I would hope) perhaps you avail yourselves of contemporary software construction patterns like Inversion Of Control and Dependency Injection, perhaps not. Perhaps you’ve taken this to the point of allowing for plugins, ala maven – perhaps not. I don’t know. I don’t want to have to just imagine what Guidewire could possibly be. Do you accommodate JAXB? JAX-RS? Speaking of maven, is there an archetype for a Guidewire project? Do you have a standard pom? Any dependencies?
Like I say, I don’t want to be an embarassment to anyone. I just want to get cracking and design and develop Guidewire applications for the mutual benefit of both of our companies (and my own personal professional satisfaction). Can’t someone, please, please, please provide me with substantial technical information about developing enterprise applications in Guidewire?
Sorry to be a bore 🙂
Enjoyed reading the blog. One big-time request for Gosu: please, please, please make an Eclipse plugin that is a first-tier citizen! IntelliJ is fine and good, but Eclipse has probably more developers. Our shop is in this boat — there are some other tools we use (required, non-optional) in the Eclipse ecosystem, and we are not going to license two IDEs for each developer. We currently have GW Studio for a subset of devs, but it sure would be great to be able to get everyone on Eclipse for both our Gosu and non-Gosu development!
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