Another week and another update about the wonderful world of JBoss, with this week so much going on that I am not sure if I actually caught it all! Each week we try to bring you an overview of the latest, greatest JBoss project news, keeping you up to speed on the width and breadth of the innovation being done in our house.
A new book entitled JBoss ESB Beginner's Guide goes on sale this week, with a sale for any book $10.99! Pete Muir also submitted an early draft of the Contexts and Dependency Injection 1.1 (CDI, JSR-346) to the JCP, read all about the details.
jBPM / Drools
A very busy week for the Drools team with work completed on Guvnor's support of Limited Entry decision tables which will be available in 5.4.0.Beta1 (or now, if you are able to work with the source from github). Geoffrey De Smet explains how to use the new Analyze button in this release with a video showcase here.
There was a cookbook published on How to Test Rules using xUnit by Edson Tirelli.
On the jBPM side of the project, a version of the jBPM migration tooling was put in the cloud. This migration project helps you converting your jPDL processes into BPMN2, and they're looking for input and feedback. There was a release of a new version of the web-based designer. The jBPM form designer is coming along nicely! A new video showing some of the more advanced UI components is available here.
Kris Verlaenen was at the JBoss One Day Event and posted slides.
- John Mazz posted a bit on A Problem With Paging and JPA.
- Heiko Braun has been turning his room into a kanban board.
- A release of Tattletale 1.2.0.Beta1 - the tool that will betray your project's naughty little secrets.
- Brian Lithem talks about RichFaces 4 CDK | jQuery UI Calendar.
- Lukáš Krejčí dives into Byteman here.
- Adam Warski talks about ElasticMQ.
- HornetQ adds support for Stomp 1.1.
- Hibernate Search 4.0.0 CR1 is out.
- Seam 2.3.0.ALPHA released, which is the first release after migration to Maven multi-module project structure.
- The Errai team is proud to announce the release of 1.3.0.GA.
- Savara Eclipse Tools 2.0.0.M5 release makes it possible to generate BPEL projects that can be deployed to the new jboss.org ESB called SwitchYard .
- Snowdrop 2.0.0 released.
- Get the nitty-gritty on nested transactions here.
- Infinispan 5.1.0 Beta2 is out and asymmetric clusters are here!
- Arquillian Ajocado 1.0.0.CR2 has been released!
If you haven't heard by now, TorqueBox 2.x is powered by JBoss AS7 which claims to be blazingly fast and lightweight. So, naturally, we want to put those claims to the test and see how TorqueBox 2.x stacks up against the competition. Check out the benchmark results!
JBoss AS 7
If you are in London on Oct/31st, don't miss the JBoss User & Developer Conference, hosted in the same venue with JAX. Check out the Agenda for a large number of interesting talks. For JBoss AS 7 aficionados, Dimitris Andreadis' recommends:
- Java EE in the Cloud, by Pete Muir, showcasing the Red Hat PaaS offering with JBoss AS7.
- Racing JBoss AS7 bootup across clouds, by Adrian Cole (jclouds).
- Configuration and Management with JBoss AS7, by our Emanuel Muckenhuber.
- OSGi in complex Enterprise Applications on AS7, by Thomas Diesler
The SwitchYard 0.2 release contained full JBoss AS6 and JBoss AS7 distributions i.e. modified AS6 and AS7 distributions containing the "bits" to allow it run SwitchYard applications. SwitchYard 0.3 will also contain a JBoss AS7 Installer, which will allow you to install SwitchYard into an existing JBoss AS7 instance.
Finally, don't miss Andrew saying "You've been lazy!" in his article where you Don't Call it a Comeback!
- DC JBUG Open Mike Night, don't miss it!
- the JBoss One Day Event in Munich at the end of last week was highlighted on this blog.
- some more JavaOne posts trickled in this week; Anil's blog, Wesley Hales' blog, Aleš Justin's blog, Pete Muir's blog and David Lloyd.!
- the London JBUG held a jBPM Night, talk slides and photo's here.
- Tuesday, 18th October at Puzzle Tech Talk 2011, Max Andersen giving a short introduction on the various flavors of Red Hat OpenShift.
- Wednesday, 19th October at JBUG Neuchatel, Thomas Heute and Max Andersen will be giving a more detailed look into using OpenShift Express for scripting languages and especially Java EE development on top of JBoss AS 7.
- OpenBlend 2D http://in.relation.to/Bloggers/OpenBlendIn2D.
This section is a weekly spotlight on one or two pretty cool items out there in the JBoss community, just to let you know what you might be missing in the shadows.
- a nice Form Builder project for easing your BPM task interface designing.
- the jBPM Web Designer project, getting the business user involved in BPMN2 process design.
- an an initial version of a SwitchYard plugin for Eclipse and more here.
For the rest of you out there, enjoy your week and eat that pizza while you code on! ;-)