Next week sees the return of JUDCon to Boston, co-located with Red Hat Developer Exchange Day and, for the first time, CamelOne.  The events kick off on Sunday evening with the JUDCon, CamelOne and Red Hat Developer Exchange reception, followed on Monday and Tuesday with full days of sessions and workshops.  The excitement does not end there as the week then continues with Red Hat Summit, taking us through until Friday afternoon.


Many of the core developers will be in Boston for the week, presenting on numerous subjects, and this will provide a fantastic opportunity for those attending any of the conferences to meet up and discuss topics that might be of interest to them.


If you are dropping in on JUDCon then you may be interested in Paul's presentation on compensation based transactions.  If you are more interested in Camel then you may be interested in Rob's talk on Connecting Applications with ActiveMQ or Claus' presentation, aimed at introducing Camel to beginners.


The Drools team have also organised a walk in clinic on Thursday 13th, from 9:30am to 5:00pm, and anyone is welcome to visit.  You do not require a conference pass and are welcome to stay as long as you like.


EE7 in the news


On June 12th there will be a virtual launch event for Java EE 7, during which development leads will provide overviews of their new JSRs.  This will include our own Pete Muir, providing an overview of CDI 1.1 (JSR 346), and Emmanuel Bernard, who will talk about Bean Validation 1.1 (JSR 349).  Pete has also written a post covering the new features that have been added as part of the CDI 1.1 specification.


JBoss EAP and WildFly


The decision to rename JBoss Application Server to WildFly was taken in order to reduce the confusion that existed between the project (JBossAS), the community and the product (JBoss EAP).  The decision was not taken lightly and is intended to strengthen the existing relationships.


While we have made every attempt to be open during this process, including holding a poll for the new name, I'm sure that many of you will still have a number of questions about the decision and how the WildFly project now relates to the JBoss EAP product.  If so, take a look at Dimitris' and Jaikiran's posts on the subject as they try and provide some context and answers to those questions.


BPMN2 Process Designer in the Cloud


Eric Schabell has been working with the jBPM Designer project team to create a demo installation of the designer running on OpenShift.  Eric has also provided an initial OpenShift project allowing you to experiment with this by simply importing the project as you create the OpenShift application.


Introducing Drools Workbench


The Drools 6.0 release bring many changes, one with an obvious impact to users being the replacement of the Guvnor application with Drools Workbench.  The workbench has been rearchitected, now using the UberFire framework as the basis of the application.


MongoDB as an Infinispan Cache Store


The 5.3 release of Infinispan includes a new feature which enables the use of the MongoDB NoSQL database  as a cache store.  Guillaume has more information about how the cache store can be enabled, either through configuration or programmatically, and includes a reference to where you can find more information.


New Releases



That's all for this week.  If you are attending any of next week's conferences then I look forward to seeing you there.