This month, we’d like to introduce – webSpoon, a contribution to the Pentaho Community from the Global Center for Social Innovation – North America.
Pentaho Kettle is the open source ETL engineering tool from Pentaho. It has a graphical designer called Spoon, a great tool that allows data integration from flat files and RDBMS to Hadoop and beyond to be intuitively designed. To address the needs of developers for a browser-based tool, CSI-NA developed webSpoon, an alternative to Spoon with the same look & feel. WebSpoon allows you to design and execute data integration tasks in a web browser over a network. It could also be used to expand use cases of Spoon and PDI to data security and privacy, managed PDI development environment (either on the cloud/on-premise), data integration embedded in other web apps, online collaboration, etc.
Figure 1. webSpoon in a web browser
This project has been open-sourced in GitHub  and a Docker image is available to download from Docker Hub . This is just one of many developments taking place in the Pentaho community, and is a very popular path for advanced features to reach a high level of stability and maturity while providing early access to cutting edge technology.
Please give it a try and let us hear your opinion. Your feedback and comments are very important to the maturity of this exciting new development.