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Welcome to another edition of the Weekly Editorial.  Sit back, grab a drink and relax as we take you for a spin through the projects that make up the JBoss Community.

 

When are Champions No Longer Champions?

 

When they are Heroes of course.  Last month we announced the creation of a new program to recognise those community members who are passionate advocates of JBoss technologies.  This program was launched under the name JBoss Champions but is now called JBoss Heroes.  Do you know of any heroes?  If so get nominating!

 

EAP 6.4 is Out

 

JBoss EAP 6.4 has just been released with many enhancements and new features, the biggest being the inclusion of Java 8 amongst the list of supported virtual machines.  This is a timely release, as Markus points out, as Java SE 7 will no longer be receiving updates from Oracle after this month.  Arun has provided a summary of many of the new features and how to obtain the binaries.

 

DevNation

 

The DevNation conference is taking place in Boston this year, from June 21st to June25th, with early bird pricing finishing today (24th April).  The conference agenda and featured speakers have now been announced so what are you waiting for?  This is a great opportunity to meet many of the core engineers in person, perhaps over a beer, and talk about anything.  The conference is also hosting a Devoxx4Kids event with submissions for this event remaining open until May 7th.

 

JavaOne Submissions

 

JBoss projects are usually well represented at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco with many core developers and community members giving presentations on many topics.  Our very own Markus Eisele, who is again part of this year's program committee, has some great advice for those who are still considering a submission.  Hurry up though, the Call for Papers closes on April 29th!

 

The conference is also working with the Devoxx4Kids organisation to run a special track aimed at children, submissions for this track are handled through the same Call for Papers process.

 

Docker, Docker, Docker

 

Docker is a technology that is generating a lot of interest within JBoss with many of our projects and products already creating dockerised versions so that you can focus more on how they are used rather than how they are configured.  Last week's release of Docker 1.6.0 brings numerous improvements, not only to the docker client but also to a number of other docker projects.

 

In Tech Tip #84 Arun introduces  a number of these changes while concentrating primarily on the changes that have gone in to Docker Machine.  He then follows up with Tech Tip #85 where he demonstrates how to orchestrate a cluster of containers using Docker Swarm.  Markus also covers some good news for those who work on Windows as this release also sees the introduction of the first Docker Client for Windows.

 

Kerberos in Keycloak

 

The release of Keycloak 1.2.0.Beta1 introduced support for login using Kerberos tickets through SPNEGO (Simple and Protected GSSAPI Negotiation Mechanism).  Marek has written an article describing the flow of a typical authentication scenario and explaining the steps required to set up the Keycloak provider.

 

Asynchronous Continuation in jBPM 6.3

 

The 6.3 release of jBPM will introduce a lot of changes however there is one feature that stands out having been requested many times, asynchronous continuation.  What is asynchronous continuation?  How can you make use of this features within your business processes?  Let Maciej show you how.

 

Visual Data Transformations

 

Keith Babo, of SwitchYard fame, has been working hard over the last eight months leading a team tasked with developing visual tooling in support of data mapping.  Claus has recently taken a look at their work, has some advice for how you can get started with their tooling and has provided links to some videos covering the various mapping styles they currently support.  Well worth some of your time!

 

JBoss Out and About

 

 

New Releases

 

 

That's all we have for this week's Editorial, we hope you have found something interesting to investigate and hopefully something that you feel you can contribute to.  Join us again next week when we will bring more news from around the JBoss Communities.

Another busy week is almost over. Time to wrap it up with the weekly editorial post. Get a #coffee+++ and enjoy the weekly recap.

 

Microservices and Container Still All Over The Place

Mark Little had a few conversations with different people recently on the subject of Transactions and Microservices and he put down his thoughts. While Arun added another angle to the discussion with the Microservice Design Patterns that he published. And even I got caught by the Container and Microservices hype and talked to Alex Soto in a new edition of the Developer Interview (#DI17) series about Arquillian, Docker and Testing In Containers.

I gave a talk at the Virtual Java User Group about how to architect large enterprise java projects which also talks a lot about all of this.The Keycloak team was playing around with OpenShift v3 and made it run there with Kubernetes.

 

DevNation Is Getting Hot

%7B4df908d9-becb-4bce-a05b-b67b674ce306%7D_devnation_emailheader_anopensourceconference.pngWe're just a few days away from having the complete schedule posted and the activities are winding up. A first introductory interview with our first keynote speaker, Venkat Subramaniam was published this week. If this isn't exciting, there's still some time left to get an early bird discount on DevNation tickets.

At DevNation, you’ll find a mix of: Technical sessions, Hands-on labs, Birds-of-a-feather panels specifically for developers, Late-night hacking events, A shared Summit-DevNation session track, Access to select Summit events.

Register on http://www.devnation.org

 

Data Virtualization 6.1 Getting Started

Last Month JBoss Data Virtualization 6.1 was released.  It is a released packed with goodness around three major areas: Big Data, Cloud and Development/Deployment Improvements.  To get you started with an initial JDV video series, Blaine Mincey, Senior Solutions Architect, walks you through a "Soups to Nuts" 3 part series. Eric D. Schabell adds even more with his "Taste of Training" series which covers Managing Virtual Databases with JDV.

 

Red Hat JBoss BRMS & JBoss BPM Suite 6.1 Released

Yesterday it has arrived! The official release of JBoss BRMS and JBoss BPM Suite 6.1 has brought to you an array of interesting and new functionality. You can find the products on the Customer Portal for downloading and using today. Before you get started with all of the content and assets that we have available right from the launch, Eric D. Schabell provides a comprehensive overview.

 

Virtual JBoss User Group News

Paul and I are running the Virtual JBoss User Group and we aim for delivering interesting and high profile talks around all kinds of JBoss projects and technologies. And we have some cool shows upcoming next. Make sure to join our meetup group and don't miss any news anymore.

 

This And That

Some competitive information about how Red Hat JBoss EAP has superior clustering compared to IBM WebSphere Application Server. The AeroGear Team tours Germany. And the Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2 Achieves Highest Level Common Criteria Certification.

 

Releases

Teiid 8.11 Alpha2 Released

Immutant 2 (The Deuce) Beta3 Released

Hawkular-Monitor Agent

Alert notifiers for mobile devices

Hibernate ORM 4.3.9.Final, 4.2.18.Final, and 4.2.19.Final Released

Forge 2.16.0.Final (Spear) is here

Arquillian Core 1.1.8.Final Released

 

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This week has seen a lot of activity around DevOps and microservices. I'll shamelessly start with plugging a few things I've written on the subject, such as how you should look at microservices and Linux containers (such as Docker) for the natural unit of failure within a microservices environment:

 

"If you are building multiple microservices, or using them from other groups and organisations, within your applications or composite service(s), then do some thinking about how they are related and if they should fail as a unit then pull them together into a single image."

 

I also wrote an addendum to that article the other day just to make it clear that whilst containers such as Docker are useful, their neither necessary nor sufficient for microservices, especially in the Java world:

 

"If you're thinking about developing microservices in Java then you don't have to worry about using Linux containers: your unit of failure is the JVM. Start there and built upward."

 

I also wrote about how state can be handled with microservices, especially in a DevOps/cloudy environment where Linux containers are used and typically assumed to me immutable. Hopefully people find these articles useful - I certainly found them fun to write. Then in a semi-related article, Eric wrote about Docker and integration/BPM projects - lots of nice demos there! Everyone is looking at Linux containers/Docker these days, including the Keycloak team where Marko wrote about clustering recently.

 

Now some of our projects and products that are at the forefront of the things we're doing around microservices and DevOps are Fuse, Camel and Fabric8. Christina wrote about how to (lazily) create an offline repository. Christian took time to write generally about Enterprises and Microservices (part 1), but also how to do continuous delivery with Fabric8 v1. Claus has written a great "getting started with Fuse" article, so check it out if you're new to Fuse. Marek has written an entry on securing Fuse and Hawtio applications with Keycloak, which is a critical requirement for enterprise deployments.

 

In other news Kenny mentions the upcoming Red Hat virtual event Building Data-driven Solutions for the Internet of Things on April 23 at 11 a.m. (EST) / 15:00 (GMT). Sign up now! And the Arquillian and TorqueBox teams release new versions - 1.0.0 Alpha 5 (Docker extensions) and 3.1.2 respectively.

 

OK that's it for this week! Onward!

Welcome to this new edition of the JBoss Weekly Editorial ! Despite a couple of April's fool pranks released yesterday, there is still a lot of actual - and exciting news, this week. Hopefully this new edition of the JBoss Weekly Editorial will walk you through it nicely...

 

JBoss Community Asylum - Feeding a Henry

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Acquired by Red Hat a few month ago, Feedhenry is the most recent addition to the JBoss community. There is a lot of interest in how other existing projects can interact or interweave with them, and, for many JBoss community member, still a lot of Well, Emmanuel Bernard and Max R Andersen have taken upon them to have a seat with Mícheál Ó Foghlú (@mofoghlu), John Frizelle (@johnfriz), and Jay Balunas, and shade some lights on this intriguing new member of the familly: Podcast #38 - Feeding a Henry.unknown on what is exactly this Henry that need to be feed .

 

 

 

On the Learning Curve...

 

Time to blow of Fuse, err, wait no !

 

Fuses

JBoss Community is thriving so much, with so many products being released and projects being launched, that the real difficulty is to learn how to use them. Fortunately, this week brang it fair amount of tutorial and workshop, starting with the fifth episode and sixth episode in

Christina Lin's JBoss 101 series. This last addition focused on running Camel inside container, such as Karaf or Wildfly. Fuse community being quite large, you may be also a bit at lost in term of what to download to do what - again, no issue, Chistina also took the time to do some House Keeping: where to download and what version of JBoss Fuse?

 

And who knows, if you are good student, and improve your Fuse fluency, maybe you'll get one of those nice Fuse stickers, Kenny is talking about !

 

Learning BPM at 240 BPM per minute

 

On the BPM side, Eric Schabell keeps on with his long running Online Workshop (Building a Rewards Demo) and just released the last lab, numbered 19, on "Automated e-mail task notifications". And if you are already familliar with BPM, you might also be interested by his recent JBoss BPM Suite Quick Guide: Customize Your Rules Maven Repository.

 

OReva, the future of OData for Teiid ?

 

In case, you don't know it, the OData standard (Protocol for REST APIs) is quite important for Teiid, as it can be used to expose many datasources, from SQL to NoSQL and even existing WebServices, as an OData endpoint. While the new release of Teiid, is coming closer (see  Teiid 8.11 Alpha1 Released) the community has just decided a big step for its future: they have just launched OReva - Fork of OData4J library. If you have interest in OData or if you were, as Reddy, disappointed by the lack of activity around OData4j, here is an excellent opportunity to wake up your interest in the project !

 

Blowing in the Wind

 

If you ever had to migrate an application from one app server (or container) to an other, you know it can be a daunting task and that you can get easily lost in "time and space", trying to sort why the target app server is throwing this or that exception. While people (of course ) tends to migrate to Wildfly more than any other app server - and the JBoss community makes everything possible ot make it a smooth ride, it remains a somewhat difficult task (especially with complex JEE apps). And that's why, you'll find the Windup project awesome !


Indeed, Windup, which was just released in 2.2.0 version,  analyses your artifact (war, ear) and look for issue, in the current code or configuration, with the target platform. It will spot misconfiguration, uses of not supported and proprietary annotation and so on... More information on Windup Wiki. If you are currently waiting for your app to deploy on an other server than Wildfly, maybe give it a try, to see how hard it would to migrate to Wildfly/EAP !....

Docker here, Docker there, Docker everywhere I go !

 

Unless you lived under a rock - or just managed to survive the 60's without hearing about a band called the Beatles, by now, you be aware of a new technology called Docker. While not a JBoss community project, it interweaves a lot with many of them, whether to help set up demo, use as a dev environment or even going in production on top of it, as some people start experimenting with. Therefore, with such an adoption, it  maybe it's time to think (and read) about something we generally tend not to like thinking too much, security: Where Docker security may be headed !


Of course, for all of this to really matter, you will need to be able to work properly with Docker, especially within your favorite IDE. Hence, it's an excellent news that JBoss Tools has an Upcoming Docker Tooling for Eclipse ! Even if you don't plan to use Docker that much, it remains a brilliant way to provide running demo, as the recently launched project Hawkular has just proven ! It is however a shame that Hawkular is stopping after such an effort !!!


And some more for the road...

 

What about architecture ?

 

When it comes to architecture, there is of course, a lot to be said on Java EE apps for enterprise, and that's probably you'll certainly enjoy this Virtual JUG session with Markus Eisele: Architecting Large Enterprise Java Projects.

 

There is a lot of chatter around the concept of micro-services theses days, and not all of this chatter is as clear as this very detailled and well written blog entry from Arun Gupta on Microservices, Monoliths, and NoOps. Go check it out !

 

Getting Things Done with Artificer

 

If, like many of us, follow the "Getting Things Done" methodology, but also want to know more about a new cool project o the JBoss community, go checkout this very cool demo using Artificer. The demo will show how to use the product to implement the methodology, by relying heavily on ontology.

Releases

  • Infinispan 7.2.0.Beta2 - Sometimes, it also nice NOT to have to learn, and for things to basically work out themself on their own. That's why this latest release should catch your eyes, as it improved the default configuration handling, thus letting you seat back and enjoy the show !
  • Hibernate ORM 5.0.0.Beta1 - Adding support Java 8 and many others goodies, go check it out !
  • RichFaces 4.5.4.Final - fixes a security issue concerning a4j:mediaOutput, but note that your applications may be vulnerable even if they don't use the component. Definitly a release to check out if you are using RichFaces.
  • Also, this week Red Hat released version 6.1 of DataVirt, the product based on Teiid.

We're a little late getting this week's editorial out (that's the "royal we", actually meaning, me... what can I say? I'm still on Standard Time ;-) )

 

News

JBoss Fuse Workshop

Christina Lin took us through a four part Fuse workshop for beginners. In Part one she gets us started by explaining the XML and basic setup. Part two she talks on data transformation which leads us to part three, enterprise integration patterns, and finally in part four she talks POJO and beans to wrap it up.

 

Happy Birthday Apache Camel!

As Claus Ibsen notes on 19 March Apache Camel was born. And while on the topic of Apache Camel, Clause also talks about Debugger with Eclipse Tooling this past week.

 

BPM and Nordics

Eric Schabell shares his update on his BPM tour in Denmark.

 

Debugging Wildfly... remotely

Rob Stryker shows us how to debug an externally launch Wildfly instance

 

Afraid to ask? We've got you covered!

Bela Ban announces a JGroups workshop in Berlin to cover everything you want to or are afraid to ask.

 

Wrangling Errors

Gunnar Morling talks about how to properly herd errors in HIbernate OGM with NoSQL.

 

Ultimate American Road trip.. er, well, almost

The Washington Post published an article calculating the ultimate American road trip but Geoffrey quickly noted the trip contains at least three bugs and shows us how to fix it in Optaplanner.

 

What to expect in the Red Hat JBoss BPM suite master class

Eric Schabell gives us a preview of what we can expect to learn in the class.

 

We're evicting you NOW MORE EFFICIENTER!!  (yes we know that's not a word)

While this is actually release news, this release update shares some insights on more efficient evictions coming in Infinispan.

 

More BPM how-tos (it's our answer to MOAR COWBELL)

 

We've got the Minecraft!

Perhaps deceptive maybe even deviously deceptive.. teaching kids Java by making it fun with Minecraft.

Speaking of Minecraft... Arun Gupta gives us this related tech tip (#82 if you're keeping track)

 

Build Your Next Enterprise App in 60 minutes

Kenneth Peeples gives us a preview of a 2015 Red Hat Summit talk on building enterprise apps.

 

Evaluating performance (nope, this isn't the dreaded conversation with your boss)

Tom Jenkinson shares how performance is evaluated in Narayana

 

Parlez-vous français? Oui! Oui!

Great! Then you'll happy to hear that Devoxx France is giving away one ticket! Français is not a requirement to win the pass. ;-)

 

API Management is critical to the future of the digital economy

Kenneth Peeples invites us to join a webinar on this important topic. Did you know that Gartner predict 75% of the fortune 1000 companies will offer some sort of public API less than two years from now?

 

JBoss WS5.. looking beyond betas

Alessio Soldano talks about upcoming non-beta releases along with Wildfly 9 Beta1.

 

Hacking SAP

Okay, just kidding. We're not really talking about hacking SAP but Kenneth Peeples does talk about the important "S" userid and how to get one.

 

IntelliJ IDEA... distraction free mode

IntelliJ IDEA 14.1 was released recently and Anton Arhipov talks about some new modes in the tool including a distraction free mode.

 

Tips'n'tricks (no treats)

 

Releases!!

 

Welcome to a slightly delayed editorial this week - we've been busy And welcome to Pi Day!

 

As the title indicates, there's been a lot of activity in the past 7 days around docker (containers) and microservices. I put (virtual) pen to (virtual) paper and had a few things to say about microservices and containerless development. Arun has been working through his tutorial series on Docker and this week covered Docker Machine and then building on that how to deploy to WildFly and Docker using Eclipse. As if that wasn't enough, he finishes up with a discussion about Docker recipes for Java EE application servers. Christian had a great piece on the cost of change with microservices and DevOps which is well worth a read, but I'll include his conclusion here:

 

"At the end of the day, DevOps, Microservices, being “Agile”, etc, are about creating a culture that focuses on reducing the cost of change. Be wary of the vendors trying to capitalize on this, be wary of your organizations embracing this half-assed, and try to keep perspective and the goals in mind regardless of your role."

 

Now although not strictly container or microservices related, there's been some work going on around JBoss technologies and OpenShift. For instance, using BPM as an example Eric Schabell talks about how to deploy any project into OpenShift with the click of a single button! Gustavo talks about running Infinispan on OpenShift 3, so if you haven't taken a look at some of the changes coming in OpenShift this is a good opportunity.

 

As usual there's a lot more going on that we can cover in the editorial, so check out The Buzz. But we'll wrap up with a few things, such as the release of jBPM 6.2.0 Final, so good it needed two people to announce it; Mark Proctor has been talking about some of the changes coming Drools, including the ability to zoom and pan between decision tables and activity monitoring in jBPM. We've also announced that the PicketLink and Keycloak projects are merging! But we'll give the last word to Claus who has announced that in the year 2015 Apache Camel 2.15.0 was released!

Welcome to another edition of the Weekly Editorial, ready yourself for a roller coaster ride as we take you through the many exciting developments from within the communities that surround JBoss,

 

You are the Champions

 

This week sees the launch of a new program at JBoss, the JBoss Champions, designed to honour those who are passionate advocates for JBoss Technologies and active members of their respective communities.  The first tranche of Champions have now been announced, these are Adam Bien, Alexis Hassler, Antonin Stefanutti, Antonio Goncalves, Bartosz Majsak, Francesco Marchioni, Geert Schuring, Guillaume Scheibel, Jaikiran Pai, John Ament, Mariano Nicolas De Maio and Paris Apostolopoulos.  Congratulations to each of these founding Champions, the JBoss Communities would never be the same without the participation of people such as these.

 

Developer Interviews with Markus

 

This week we have two Developer Interviews for you.  In the first interview (#DI15) Markus talks to Niko Köbler and discusses his work on comparing the performance of Node.js and WildFly when implementing High Performance Microservices.  In the second interview (#DI16) Markus talks with Veer Muchandi and discusses Docker, OpenShift Enterprise v3 and Kubernetes.

 

Tech Tips with Arun

 

This week we have two tech tips from Arun.  In tech tip #75 Arun walks us through the process to bind WildFly on to a specific IP address or all available IP addresses on a multihomed machine.  In tech tip #76 Arun walks us through the procedure for creating a Continuous Integration environment, in this case jenkins, that can monitor a git repository for updates, run a build to create the binary artifacts and finally publish those artifacts to Nexus where they can be consumed by your community.

 

Developments within Tooling

 

The tooling team have been very busy this week, not satisfied with pushing out new beta releases of JBoss Tools and Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio we also see a number of very interesting posts from members of the various teams feeding in to these releases.  In the first post Lars introduces us to some of the new features that will soon be seen in the Fuse tooling, the highlight of which being the new integrated Camel Debugger.  The next posts are a two-part series from Rob Stryker discussing the options for deploying applications into a dockerised WildFly container.  In the first of the series Rob demonstrates how we can deploy applications into the container through use of docker volumes with the second demonstrating how we can deploy the applications through the WildFly Management API.

 

Camel and Fuse

 

If you are interested in the Camel and/or Fuse ecosystems then we have plenty for you to read this week.  The first set of articles are written by Kenneth Peebles who describes how to integrate a Virtual Database into a camel route, his second article demonstrates how to integrate Fuse with SalesForce and his final article provides a primer for secure communications using SSL/TLS.  The second set of articles are written by Christina Lin and consist of part 1 and 2 in a series emulating a Vegetable Wholesale Warehouse Biding System.  In the first part she demonstrates how to parse the incoming CSV file detailing the delivered goods with the second part demonstrating how this information can then be forwarded to interested customers through the use of websockets.

 

BPM and Business Resource Planner

 

Eric Schabell begins this week with the first part of a series discussing the performance and sizing of Business Resource Planner, along with co-authors Maggie Hu and Geoffrey De Smet, by introducing the technology and some example cases through which you can explore its use.  If you wish to know more about this technology then register for the upcoming webinar taking place on March 18th.

 

Eric has also written an article launching a new BPM demo project called JBoss BPM Baggage Delivery, written especially for those of us who have gone through the pain of arriving at our destinations without our luggage

 

Composing Docker Containers

 

Those of you who watched Veer's video will already be aware of the work being done on OpenShift, Kubernetes and Docker however sometimes we need only the ability to compose images through a lightweight tool without necessarily requiring the additional flexibility and resilience that comes through the deployment of Kubernetes.  If this is a requirement you have then Thomas' article will be of interest as he introduces us to Docker Compose, a new tool recently announced by Docker to simplify the composition of existing containers.

 

Arun has since written tech tip #77 to discuss the same topic, in this instance showing how to rewrite his earlier article on integrating WildFly with MySQL so that it now works with Docker Compose.

 

Immutant Happenings

 

Jim has recently posted some quick notes on the happenings within the Immutant community, discussing a survey to gauge how we are using Immutant, integration with the Luminus web toolkit, bugs within the beta2 that are now addressed in the incremental builds and plans for the upcoming 2.0.0-Final release.

 

JBoss Out and About

 

Max Andersen, Mickael Istria and others will be attending EclipseCon US in San Francisco, this event takes place between March 9th and March 12th.

 

Christian Posta will be giving a talk at the DevNexus conference in Atlanta, this event takes  place between March 10th and March 12th.

 

New Releases

 

 

Hopefully you have manged to find something interesting in all that we have shared this week, we have covered a diverse set of topics and demonstrated how rich the JBoss ecosystem continues to be.  Please join us next week when we will bring you another exciting installment from the JBoss Weekly Editorial.

cold_but_beautiful.jpgThe weather isn't exactly changing. Still chilly and cold almost everywhere. Looking at the posts from the technical marketing managers traveling the east cost these days leaves your with a scary feeling that this will never turn into summer again. But I think, life goes on and it is my pleasure to heat you up with all the exciting new developments during another week in JBoss. The last week in February wraps up an amazing month of many new releases and blog posts.

 

Microservices - one persons "micro" could easily be another's "macro".

VP of Engineering Mark Little did a blog post and a supporting interview with InfoQ about this topic. He lays out his thoughts on microservices and how they should relate to SOA and other approaches which have gone before.

 

Continous Delivery and DevOps

Arun continued his latest series around this with a couple of new blog posts which are really helpful to get you up to speed with tips and tricks together with Java EE:

Build Binaries Only Once for Continuous Deployment

Setup Local Nexus Repository and Deploying WAR File from Maven (Tech Tip #74)

 

Various Topics

JBoss bloggers have been hard at work to cover even more topics. Selected picks from this week are:

How to configure Geb/Spock with Gradle

How fast is logging?

Tips for Effective Session Submissions at Technology Conferences

Business Resource Planner Online Workshop (Lab 1 & 2)

JBoss Forge NetBeans integration - Getting Started

Plug in Policies Into JBoss Apiman

 

Webinars and Other Online Resources

Most important webinar of this week was about Learn how to build enterprise java apps in the cloud and was held by Thomas Qvarnström (@tquarnst). Make sure to check out the events page on jboss.org and also the redhat.com events area for middleware to stay up to date with latest offering. Another one titled "How to excite the travel industry with a BPM story" was given by Eric (@ericschabell). He was also giving a session at the Virtual JBoss User Group on Hit the ground running with BPM — a starters kit.

 

 

 

New Releases

Arquillian Cube Extension 1.0.0.Alpha4

Infinispan 7.2.0.Alpha1

Weld 3.0.0.Alpha5

Hibernate Validator 5.2.0.Beta1

JBoss Tools Alpha1 for Eclipse Mars

 

Follow the Virtual JBoss User Group (@vjbug) for even more content and make sure to sign up for the meetup group.

That's all for this week. Enjoy your weekend and join us again here for next weeks edition.

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This winter season in the US Northeast has been brutal.  Last week I was in Boston at the Red Hat Westford Office but returned home during a break in the weather.  Boston has had almost 96" of snow this season with wind chills hitting -26 F.    One of the incredible pictures I saw was a 5 story mound of snow at MIT called the Alps of MIT which was piled up by snow plows.   Hopefully the storms will subside and the Northeast will thaw out soon.  So on to our week in JBoss.....

 

New Releases

  • Infinispan 7.1.1 Final Release highlighted by Tristan Tarrant - For a complete list of features and bug fixes included in this release, please refer to the release notes.  Visit the downloads section to find the latest release.
  • Teiid 8.10 CR2 Release highlighted by Ramesh Reddy -They found a small kitting issue with 8.10 CR1, and are releasing a 8.10 CR2. After CR1, they fixed about ~10 bugs that have identified by the community.


Rules, Events, Planning

  • Mark Proctor shared with us the links to submit abstracts to the 9th international web rule symposium (RuleML) at http://2015.ruleml.org.
  • Eric Schabell is kicking off a Nordics Rules, Events, Planning and BPM Tour.  The first will be in Aarhus and the second in Copenhagen, so don't forget to RSVP on the site invitations.  Eric will also be hosting a BPMS Masterclass in Stockholm with the registration found here.

 

Additional sharing this week

  • Arun Gupta gave us some tips on effective session submissions for technology conferences.  Arun also discussed database migrations using Flyway.
  • I provided the Data Virtualization Sizing Architecture Tool link which provides a sizing recommendation.  I also gave a webinar on Maximizing information exchange in your enterprise with AMQP.  In addition, I provided the slides, which are available now, for the SOA and API Summit titled"Success in the API Economy with Red Hat JBoss" which will used in the live event on the 26th.

  • Markus Eisele provided us several informative postings this week. 
    • He welcomed Jochen Mader, who  is part of the nerd herd at codecentric, as a guest blogger and discussed  Byteman.
    • He went through Getting Started with JBoss Forge NetBeans integration.
    • He interviewed Marcus Lagergren in 20 years of Java In Review.
    • He also discussed Plug in Policies Into JBoss Apiman.
  • Brett Meyer discussed  S-RAMP and Modeshape.
  • Paolo Antinori discussed JBoss Fuse tips and tricks around OSGi and Karaf.

Welcome to this week's edition of the JBoss weekly editorial. It's my first time, so be gentle.... writing the editorial, that is. This week we'll do the usual release round-up along with some interesting reading from around the web, and the latest happenings on JBoss.org including design of application protocols, app security, business activity monitoring and much more!

 

Travel Agency

Over the past few weeks Eric Schabell has taken us through a four part series on building a travel agency on JBoss BPM on 24 February 2015 Eric will host a live Webinar, How to excite the travel industry with a BPM story. Be sure to join it! You will leave with an advanced overview of the capabilities of Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite and can dive in deeper with the showcased project, the JBoss BPM Travel Agency.


Tips'n'Tricks

Over the past few days some folks have shared some tips and tricks including, JBoss Fuse - Tips, Expose your Camel Route Endpoint and Web Services in Fabric and Red Hat Fuse - Tips, Expose your Camel Route Endpoint and Web Services in Fabric. and

MySQL as Kubernetes Service, Access from WildFly Pod (Tech Tip #72). be sure to check them out.


Business Activity Monitoring

So you've set up your business processes in BPM. Now what? You probably want to monitor the activity. Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite includes BAM capabilities that focus on the graphical presentation of business and process metrics along with the ability to flexibly draw data from a variety of sources. Read more to find out what it's all about and how you can get started.


Designing Protocols

heiko braun goes old-school on us and shares a history lesson "19 years in the making".


A How-to On Demos

Creating demos is an important tool for many reasons. Eric D. Schabell gives us a how-to on creating simple, consistent and repeatable demo projects.


Application Security

OWASP recently published a top ten document for promoting awareness around web application security. The OWASP Top 10 is a list of the 10 Most Critical Web Application Security Risks along with recommendations and other important information.

 

Hibernate OGM

Marcus Eisele provides part two on querying for your data.


Fuse on Openshift

Kenneth Peeples gives us a three part tour of API management on AWS, APICast, and 3Scale.


Continuous Integration, Delivery, Deployment and Maturity.... oh my

Arun Gupta takes us through an explanation of how continuous integration, delivery, and deployment all relate and depend upon each other in an easy to read and understand post.


Interesting Reads

Node.js has a foundation now, too

Netflix and dynamic scripting library for Java from their tech blog


Release Rodeo Round-up

Teiid 8.10 CR1

Arquillian Core 1.1.7.Final Released

ShrinkWrap Descriptors 2.0.0-alpha-7 Released

NetBeans JBoss Forge Plugin

Welcome to this week's edition of the JBoss Weekly Editorial, our regular dip into the communities around JBoss. In this week's edition we highlight a number of interesting topics, tutorials and videos that will keep you informed of the many recent developments occurring within those communities and hope that they serve as a start for your own explorations. We hope you enjoy what follows.

 

Container-less development

 

Mark's Little expresses it ideas and vision about what should/could be the container-less development. This is an interesting discussion opening the mind about advantages / drawbacks about the flat or bigger Java containers, that you should always take care about the consequences of your decisons and their impact on the project's cost, maintenance if you choose to adopt a flay pr bigger container.

 

Your Apache Camel applications now includes out of the box documentation

 

The Apache Camel project, part of the JBoss Middleware portofilio, continues to provide new richer features to improve its Domain Specific Language (aka DSL) readibility like and to better document the processors, endpoints and Components packaged by the project. With the inclusion of a documentation toolbox into the next incmoing release of Apache Camel 2.15, you will benefit from that great functionality as discussed by Claus Ibsen in its latest blog post.

 

Quickest Way into the Clouds with JBoss BPM Travel Agency

 

The JBoss BPM Travel Agency - application developed and designed by Eric Schabell moves to the cloud and will allow you to deploy the complete demo into OpenShift xPaaS platform. More info is available here.

 

 

Some interesting reading

 

 

More and more Releases

 

 

That's all for this week's spin through the JBoss world, please join us again next week when we will take you through more interesting and informative articles written by our communities.

Welcome to this week's edition of the JBoss Weekly Editorial, our regular dip into the communities around JBoss.  In this week's edition we highlight a number of interesting topics, tutorials and videos that will keep you informed of the many recent developments occurring within those communities and hope that they serve as a start for your own explorations.  We hope you enjoy what follows.

 

Flying with JBoss BPM Travel Agency

 

Eric continues his series describing the JBoss BPM Travel Agency with his third video in the four part series.  This episode discusses the inclusion of compensation flows within the workflow that can be fired when fraudulent activities are discovered.  For extra credit you can even try to spot the JBoss BPM Travel Agency posters, sending a photo of those posters via twitter could earn you a goodie bag of BPM goodies.

 

We continue  the BPM theme with a post from Maciej who describes one mechanism for executing tasks concurrently, known as "Multiple Instances".  This component provides a mechanism through which multiple instances of a task or subflow can be created to concurrently process information available in collections, terminating when a specific completion condition has been fired.

 

Vehicle Routing with OptaPlanner

 

OptaPlanner 6.2 sees the inclusion of a new strategy that is useful for scaling Vehicle Routing problems and similar use cases.  The strategy, called nearby selection, allows OptaPlanner to handle larger problems much more efficiently.

 

Marcus' Developer Interviews

 

This week's Developer Interview sees Marcus interviewing Henryk Konsek, a support engineer with Red Hat who deals primarily with Middleware and Integration technologies.  In this interview Marcus and Henryk discuss Apache Camel, Fabric, MongoDB, Docker and Microservices.

 

Configuring TLS in WildFly

 

Marcus has recently been investigating some of the security aspects of WildFly 8 and came across some capabilities that are not as well documented as previous versions, in this instance how to enable TLS using the new web subsystem Undertow.  Never fear though, Marcus has taken on the challenge and has produced a great walk through describing the changes that are necessary to enable TLS handling via Undertow.

 

Vert.x with gulp

 

Vert.x is often touted as a polyglot alternative to node.js running on the JVM but what does this really mean to a node programmer?  Follow Brian's investigation as he looks at how you can use using gulp, a node.js build tool, to build a vert.x 2 module.

 

Scalable Splash Screens with Cordova

 

Having a splash screen on a mobile application is a great way of letting your users know that your application is running and performing its initialisation tasks, providing invaluable feedback.  In his second post of the week Brian summarises how he created a scalable splash screen and what configuration was necessary to allow it to be used within a Cordova application.

 

JBoss Out and About

 

The Infinispan team will be back at FOSDEM in Brussels this Saturday January 31st, represented by Gustavo who will be presenting a session on advanced querying capabilities  entitled "Querying your datagrid with Lucene, Hadoop and Spark".

 

Last week saw Eric present his session entitled "Is Platform as a Service (PaaS) in your future?" at the Power to Innovate event in Utrecht, if you missed the session, or attended but didn't take enough notes, then Eric now has his slides available online.

 

New Releases

 

That's all for this week's spin through the JBoss world, please join us again next week when we will take you through more interesting and informative articles written by our communities.

Welcome to this week JBoss Editorial ! There is a lot of content waiting for you in this one, the JBoss communities appears to be booming ! Is it a side effect of the cold weather, helping us, geeks, to stay home and code (or write) rather than go out and play ? Or it is maybe the energy release of this brand new year fueling our contributors ? In any case, a lot to watch, listen and read for you this week...

 

The Shape of things to come

 

Let's face it, they generally useless but always funny to read - and even more to checkout a year later, so here comes some Technology Predictions for 2015 ! But more concretely, unless you've been leaving under (a protected against internet and media) rock the last week, you have probably heard that Pivotal Pulls Groovy Grails Fund. While not a part of the JBoss project and communities per say, Groovy is certainly a part of our ecosystem. So in case you are not privy to this annoucement, check the link above.

 

PaaS, Microservices, Camel and Docker - the future or not ?

 

Let's face it, all those topics are certainly buzzwords from 2014, and they'll most likely keep buzzing in 2015. But are they really what they promises ? For insance, how about Scaling Microservices ? And how to integrate microservices with Apche Camel ? Maybe this demonstration of Microservices with Apache Spark and Cassandra (Big Data much ?) will help you clarify your thoughts on the subject ? And on an other topic, is Platform As Service (PaaS) your future ? And let's face it, what is the word on using WildFlies and Camel on large enterprise projects

 

Releases, releases and more releases

 

As always, this week saw a series of releases - and some important ones as AeroGear 2.0 has been released and Errai 3.1.1.Final also :

 

 

Hands on and under the hood

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Tidbits

 

First to build up your appetite, here are some interesting little tidbits from last week. First, a simple Java EE JSF login page with JBoss Picketlink Security, along with

a tutorial on NoSQL with HibernateOGM 1.0.1 - Persisting Your First Entities. And to go along, a nice intervew and demo from Stuart Douglas About Wildfly9 Undertow (Developer Interview #11).

 

And more about BPM and BRMS

 

As almost every week, Eric Schabell keep producing passionating and useful content regarding both BRMS and BPM. So, the second part of How to Fly with JBoss BPM (Travel Agency) has been released, along with an article on how shockingly easy it is to get into  JBoss BRMS BPM suite.

 

A bit of infrastructure

 

Along the numerous technical bites produced last week, a sort of common thread, not surpringsingly, is about "infrastructure" (understand Docker). The first byte is this Tech Tip #70 on Build Kubernetes on Mac.Once ready with Kubernetes, you will probably move to using Vagrant with Docker and Wildfly (to play with Java EE7)

 

And if your thrist is not yet quelsh by those, gives a look to this free book on Getting Started With Openshift (Quick Hands On).


Events : Red Hat Summit, DevNations and FOSDEM

 

Next week, in Belgium, the famous FOSDEM convention will take place. As like every year, there is many talks from the JBoss communities - like this talk on Querying your datagrid with lucene, Hadoop_and_Spark (many more, just check the Red Hat speakers list).

 

 

Don't forget that the Red Hat Summit, and its twin community event, the DevNation, is coming. The Call for Paper for the later is open - so don't forget to apply, I've heard that Boston's weather is lovely in April (ok, what I've heard from Boston weather probably makes this comment a blantant lie, but who cares ? You'll be cozy inside, listening passionating talk or talking yourself !)

 

 

Sidenote: Being French, and from Paris, I would like mention that my thoughts goes to the familly & friends the victims of the recent tragic events in my hometown. Cabu and Wolinski comics books have been the corner stone of my upbringing, they should not been forgotten. #je-suis-charlie

fedora_loombands.jpgEverybody seems to be back from the well deserved vacation. And this third week in the year already had plenty of news and releases to talk about.

 

Java EE, WildFly, Docker and related Technologies

The Hibernate team has been busy like hell. Sanne Grinovero blogged about the latest Hibernate Search 5 goodies which will go straight into WildFly 9. Arun interviewed Emmanuel about Hibernate OGM and NoSQL. Gunnar walks you through the latest Hibernate OGM 4.1.1 features and I took my readers on a journey through all kinds of Docker, Java EE and WildFly at JBoss with this overview-posting. An extended version also got published at the Red Hat Developer blog and talks about all things Docker at JBoss. Thomas tried to explain why he loves Docker. And Bela finally closes this chapter with a heads-up to an upcoming JGroups workshop plus, there's some new alpha code, which shows RAFT consensus in JGroups. If you've been wondering, what Kubernetes is in the context of Docker, let Arun explain it to you. Pierre Sutra introduced us with a blog-post to A Factory of Atomic Objects in Infinispan.

 

Integration and Automation News

At the end of the month, 29th of January, there will be an event hosted in London, UK for showcasing integration and BPM middleware solutions by Red Hat JBoss (Red Hat Middleware Day) where Eric will be giving his Mastering xPaaS show! Don't miss it! Matthias was so kind, to write a getting-started blog about Pushing the Limits - Howto use AeroGear Unified Push for Java EE and Node.js. Eric also introduced a new video tutorial (part 1) about How to fly with the JBoss BPM Travel Agency (video 1 of 4). And I published a short piece about latest Apiman 1.0 release and how to start working with it Kickstart on API Management with JBoss Apiman 1.0.

 

And Even More

Gorkem Ercan (@gorkemercan) was my guest on the developer interview series and talked about Mobile Dev with JBDS and Cordova. Brett Mayer wrote about SSO with Errai and Keycloak.js.

Kenny shared his DevNation and Summit presentations: Red Hat Summit and DevNation Submissions and Arun finally takes you through all the details  How to write effective and SEO-friendly blogs?.

The Call For Papers for DevNation is OPEN! If you haven't, please make sure to submit your cool JBoss Community talk!

 

New Releases:

Hibernate OGM 4.1.1 released

Teiid 8.10 Beta1

JBoss Tools Integration Stack 4.2.0.Beta2

Arquillian Container - WebLogic Project 1.0.0.Alpha3

Infinispan 7.1.0.Beta1

Byteman 2.2.1

 

That is all for this week!  Please join us next week for another version of the weekly editorial.

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The holidays were a blur as they seem to fly by at the blink of an eye.  The holidays are a great time to enjoy family, even though sometimes it may seem like a Christmas Vacation movie.  Also it is great to catch up on sleep when possible.  For those that can't tear themselves away from technology, the holidays do not slow down progress.  In this weeks editorial we close out 2014 and start 2015.

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The Year in Review for 2014 (The Last Editorial Week)

2014yearend.jpgThe last week of 2014 started with cleaning up wrapping, eating leftovers and putting away decorations.  The end of the week was a preparation and celebration of the last day of the year and the beginning of the new year.  Celebrations took place across the globe.  While some chose to go out into the crowds, I chose to stay home and watch the celebrations on TV with my family.

 

Year in review postings

Camel and ActiveMQ Highlights

Additional Postings from the final week of 2014

 

Great Expectations for the new Year for 2015 (The First Editorial Week)

 

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I can't wait to see what is in store for JBoss Products and Projects in 2015.  A couple of areas of interest that I look forward to are:

 

Wildfly and Openshift

Marko Luksa published a series on a Wildfly cluster and Openshift Origin :

 

New Releases

 

Camel and ActiveMQ Highlights

 

Conference Highlights

 

Arun Gupta provided Tech Tips

 

Additional Postings from the first week of 2015

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