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2012

Hello JBoss Community,  Welcome to another edition of This week in JBoss and as always we have a number of fantastic blogs, new releases and events to tell you about.

 

  • Objective-C anyone? Historically everyone thinks JBoss = Java, well that has not been true for a while with projects like TorqueBox that offer Ruby and RichFaces focused on JavaScript/AJAX. Now the Aerogear Project has released 1.0.0.M6 and we have Objective-C code for iOS!  If you are interested in going native mobile check out our latest and greatest from our Aerogear project.
  • Randall Hauch (@rhauch) published a blog that describes our JBoss Database - Modeshape :-) in When in ModeShape a good fit?  In the age of NoSQL, the development world is becoming more open to a non-relational database as the backend for particular applications.  ModeShape 3.0 is currently at CR3 but will go Final any moment now. 
  • UberFire (Drools likes clever names) needs YOU - If you are looking for a place to make your contribution to OSS then check out Mark Proctor's blog on Fun UI Projects we need help with.
  • The alien invasion continues with Arquillian providing another release of the Portal Extension, the 1.0.3.Final Core release and Drone 1.1.0.Final release.
  • JGroups continues to be the underlying core of JBoss clustering technologies - and the goto expert on all things JGroups, Bela Ban blogs about release 3.2.0.Final
  • Drools 5.5.CR1 - The world's best business rule, event and process engine gains Scorecards from contributor Vinod Kiran. 
  • Emmanuel Bernard opens Public Review for Bean Validation 1.1 - if you love those simple annotations (@Size, @NotNull, @Pattern) for including validation logic directly on your JPA POJOs then you should check out the BV 1.1 specification.
  • Gary Brown is our SOA Governance Guru and he announces a new ISO standard.
  • Teiid 8.2 Beta2 is out - Aggregate and abstract your various data sources into a Virtual Database - Developers Free Yourself from the difficult DBA! :-)
  • GateIn Portal 3.5.Beta1 is available - with Quickstarts!!! Make sure to check out our examples and send us your feedback.  There is also a new release of the Portlet Bridge to support RichFaces 4.2.3.Final.
  • Heiko Rupp describes REST/JAX-RS documentation generation, lessons learned while adding a RESTful API to RHQ.  If you are serious about "web APIs" and REST check out Heiko's blog and leave him a comment.
  • JBoss and SAP - Yes, we have an integration story - check out Eric Schabell's blog (@ericschabell)
  • What is a Data Grid? Perhaps you have heard about our Infinispan project and the supported product known as JBoss Data Grid but it it has been unclear where it fits into your overall enterprise architecture.  Check out Shane's blog entitled We, Data Grid.
  • Red Hat Developer Day in London - Make sure to check out our Nov 1st event if you are in the London area! You can learn about JBoss, OpenShift, MongoDB and much more
  • Finally, If you consider transactions to be the arcane and are wondering if they apply in the world of "NoSQL", please check Mark Little's (@nmcl) blog about NoSQL and Transactions.

 

That is all for now - please feel free to send me your thoughts via Twitter @burrsutter or on Google+ burrsutter

Well it's been another really busy week in the JBoss world! What with the usual flurry of project releases, including two Weld versions, JBossWS 4.1.0.Final, and three Arquillian releases, you could be forgiven for thinking that we wouldn't have time to do much else. Well you'd be wrong For a start, John Sanda gives a good discussion about CQL and Cassandra, and how they are relevant within RHQ. Then Shane has a great article on Data Grids and NoSQL: you should definitely check it out and there's a lot of nice diagrams to illustrate Although it's Shane's other post on "What can I use a data grid for?" has some of the best pictures I've seen in a JBoss post for a while!

 

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Keith Babo had a couple of sessions at this year's JUDCon in Boston on Switchyard and SOA, and has written them up for his latest blog entry.

 

 

Finally there are several activities going on elsewhere that you should be interested in, especially if you want to meet the teams behind out projects. These include Devoxx where some of the Ceylon team will be giving a hands-on session, and Intellifest where you can learn more about Drools and jBPM5. OK, that's it for now!

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Welcome to another week in the world of JBoss.org!

 

This week we again catch you up with lots of news in the wonderful world of JBoss. There was lots of action this week, with events happening, happened and coming down the road this next week that will keep you up late at night trying to follow all the interesting blogs, sideshows, webinars and recorded sessions we have for you. We are back in the groove, so we will dive right in!

 

Events

 

Next week you can have a really great time listening and learning from the virtual event we are putting on, Red Hat Integration & BPM Week. This event will give you 17 webinar sessions and is totally free, just be sure to Register here.

 

GOTO Aarhus 2012 was last week with a talk on JBoss Business Rules and Process Best Practices, slides posted.

 

JBoss One Day Talks 2012 in Munich, Germany with Thomas, Heiko, Serge and Eric posting follow up articles.

 

 

Java One was last week with lots of your favorite JBoss Rock Stars there to tell you all about the exciting things going on in our world, here is a list of interesting links that went on there:

 

 

 

Over on JBoss Developer Community you can now find all the JUDCon Boston 2012 sessions that were recorded for your viewing pleasure!

 

Blogs / Articles

 

Mark Little on JBoss changing the face of Enterprise Java.

 

In the process project space we have an article getting you up and running with IE to design your processes. There is also a look at Knowledge Based GUIs.

 

Overlord project brings us news of the S-RAMP, a SOA Repository you can read more about here.

 

A podcast is available where Lincoln Baxter & Kito Mann talk Java, check it out.

 

A new Asylum podcast is available on all things Hibernate.

 

A webinar was given called NoSQL, No Sweat with JBoss Data Grid.

 

Releases

A list of new project releases, enjoy!

 

 

Thinking of getting involved in a JBoss User Group (JBUG)?

Setting up or running a JBoss User Group? Follow @JBossNews on twitter and catch the next event online especially for you and your group.

 

Now that was a lot of news from JBoss this week... I hope you are not feeling too overwhelmed?

 

We will leave you with a great marketing stunt that happened last week in Barcelona, a farmers field was used to advertise with the largest Twitter has tag ever. You got this view from your plane as you approached the airport to land. :-)

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Thirteen years ago saw the launch of the first JBoss Application Server (JBoss AS); since then the project has grown from its original goal of implementing the EJB 1.0 specification to include other enterprise technologies and all the specifications which fall under Java EE.  The current version of JBoss AS, which we call AS7, is not only an implementation of the full profile for Java EE6 but also executes with a very small and fast footprint.  It continues to innovate quickly, introducing new ideas and technologies into the JBoss mix.  But the JBoss name is no longer associated with just the application server and its community. The use of the JBoss name has expanded greatly to cover nearly 100 projects and platforms including JBoss SOA, rules management (JBoss BRMS), Portal (GateIn), IDE tooling (JBoss Developer Studio), mobile (AeroGear), big data (JBoss Data Grid), polyglot and many more.

 

We now believe that the time is right for making some big changes, as was officially announced earlier today and covered by Mark Little. Some of these include the decision to rename JBoss AS through an open election and also provide better access to the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform product.  We believe the decision to rename JBoss AS will not only reflect better the aim of the project and its community but also its spirit and future direction.  As with all things JBoss related, we believe that the community should play a major role in this process and, to that end, we have created an election process through which you can submit new names for the project and then vote for your favorite.

 

The submission period starts from today, October 1st, and will continue until October 14th.  The top suggestions will then be presented to the community from October 21st until November 1st, during which time you will be able to vote for your favorite.  The winning name will be announced during the Devoxx conference, held in Antwerp, Belgium between November 12th and November 16th.

 

So get your thinking caps on and submit your ideas for names.  Remember this is your choice and your voice.