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2014

A year ago, I published my very first JBoss Weekly Editorial (at this point, you should hear in your head Moulin Rouge's version of "Like a Virgin"). This post is just a day before the (in)famous holiday of Halloween. I'm quite used to this time slot coming back to me, as a kind of twisted anniversary, the kind of anniversary, where Beetlejuice would not mind crashing. Oh, and of course, Halloween gave me a perfect excuse to Google out some more funny/geeky looking pumpkin pictures...


 

Infinispan

 

 

It's funny how, sometimes, some great feature of a product somehow goes unnoticed (so to speak). It appears that is the case with the cross site replication of Infinispan, but the team remedied that in this short blog entry, giving you the right pointers - especially on how to activate state transfer.

 

On top of that, the release of new major version, 7.0, is coming along nicely. Indeed, the Infinispan HotRod Client for .NET and for C++ were both released (CR2) early this week. If you are running on those platforms, it's perfect time for you to check out what Infinispan can do for you!

 

LiveOak Beta01 !

 

 

In case you missed it, LiveOak is a backend-as-a-service stack that simplifies development for mobile and standard web clients. Its goal is to enable client-side access to traditional backend services without having to write server-side code. LiveOak's fundamental architectural approach is REST to the core. LiveOak provides publish/subscribe, push-to-the-mobile-client, and REST-based APIs to shuffle data between mobile handsets, traditional desktops, and other servers in a local cluster or in the cloud.

 

And the project just released its first beta ! Perfect timing to have a go with it !

 

Teiid

 

 


Foreword; If you have still no idea what Teiid or data virtualization is about, shame on you - go listen this JBoss Asylum podcast which will tell you all about it.

 

The new release of Teiid is also coming nicely, as the CR2 has just been released this week. As always, community feedback is essential, so please go check it out and let us know what you think. Also, Ramesh Reddy, one of the Teiid core developers, will hold a webcast, on the 5th November on the 3 "big catches" of "big data" ( and obviously how to avoid them). Register for it !

 

Note that this webinar is the first of the  Beyond Big Data Webinar Series, which will feature in total five webinars.

 

Switchyard Primer

 

 

Kenneth Peeples just released a "Switchyard Primer" where he pulls together several topics around the product (and a special link to my coworker Jorge Morgales blog entry on some pitfalls of the contract definition with Camel and Switchyard). If you are looking for a nice deep introduction on Switchyard, this will fit the bill perfectly!

 

 

A different take on things

 

While the JBoss community is all about Open Source, the fact remains that even Open Source products have competitors - or at least alternatives, and it is almost always a very interesting exercise to take a hard look at yourself and your competition in order to enhance yourself (or, in this case, your product). However, it can be a daunting exercise to execute such an analysis. Fortunately,  the recently launched "Red Hat JBoss Middleware Competitive Perspectives" blog just released the second article of a series on this challenging topic:

 

 

Tips and tricks

 

Arun Gupta keeps on with his "techtips" series, and this week features the following interesting breadcrumbs:

Also, if you are running RHQ to monitor and run your systems (or the product version of it, JBoss Operations Network), you might be quite interested in the release (1.0) of the RHQ Agent Maven plugin, which allows to easily build the agent. Go check it out!

 

Decaf' - Docker, docker, docker...

 

At this stage, I will not introduce Docker. If you are reading this blog and are not aware of Docker, you probably fit into to the same kind category of people who didn't get why people talk so much about bugs, especially "Beatles" during the 60's. I don't think I can help you .

 

But if you are following the trend, you might find these couple of articles quite interesting:

(Posted on behalf of Kenny Peeples)

 

This week is my first time posting for the weekly editorial and excited to join the team. There is a lot to highlight for this weeks editorial. Autumn is now upon us in the Northern Hemisphere which marks the transition from summer to winter. The arrival of night is earlier, temperature is cooling and leaves are turning color as well as falling. I was at the Boston office a couple of weeks ago and the area was beautiful with the change in the color of the leaves in addition to the cool weather. With the transition of warm to cold weather autumn is known as the primary harvest with many harvest festivals celebrated across the globe. Whether you celebrate Labor Thanksgiving Day in Japan, the Dutch Feast of Saint Martin of Tours, American Thanksgiving Feast, Canadian Thanksgiving Feast, German Martinmas, Czech Republic Posviceni/Obzinky, Chinese Harvest Moon Festival, etc., have a great Autumn.

 

Now on to our exciting JBoss weekly content

 

Job Opening

 

Red Hat is the best company in the world to work. I have enjoyed Red Hat since day one and continue to enjoy the work, the people and the open source culture. We have a current job opening for a Software Sustaining Engineer who will help improve the quality of the BRMS and BPM Suite platforms which are the productised versions of the Drools and jBPM open source projects. So if you love Drools and jBPM, and want to help make them even better and even more robust - then this is the job for you The role is remote, so you can be based almost anywhere.

 

URL to apply now http://jobs.redhat.com/jobs/descriptions/software-engineer-brno-jihomoravsky-kraj- czech-republic-job-1-4759718

 

Events

 

We had several events that took place plus some coming up:

  • 300+ kids, 16 speakers (4 from middle/high school), 6 rooms, 24 sessions of 75 mins each = extremely rewarding weekend + inspired kids! Silicon Valley Code Camp Kids (SVCC.kids) is a one-day event that is a new addition to the famous Silicon Valley Code Camp (SVCC) event. The event was held at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA on October 12th.
  • DecisionCAMP 2014 took place at San Jose on October 13-15 which is a free conference in the San Jose area for business rules and decision management practitioners. The conference concentrates on Business Rules and Decision Management. Decision Management is the art or science, depending on your perspective, of automating decisions in your systems.
  • Last week was the Openslava 2014 Conference for emerging technologies and open-source in Bratislava, Slovakia. Videos from the talks will be published soon. Markus Eisele posted a Trip Report which also included a video and presentation on 50 best features of Java EE 7.
  • Coming up in November we have several people from Red Hat involved at Devoxx BE 2014. Devoxx has grown to be one of the most popular Java conferences series in Europe. This year we are excited to announce that JBoss will be presenting a keynote on the future capabilities of PaaS. We have several speakers who are speaking on a variety of topics. Visit JBoss Community members at Devoxx University, the Hackergarten, the sessions or have a drink with us at Nox!

 

Blog/Articles

 

A lot of blogs and articles were posted the last couple of weeks so I listed them here for your reading pleasure:

1. JBoss Teiid

2. JBoss BRMS and JBoss BPM Suite

3. JBoss Fuse

4. JBoss Wildfly

5. JBoss Aerogear

  • Markus Eisele provided another episode his developer interview which took place with Matthias Wessendorf. Matthias is working at Red Hat where he is leading the AeroGear project. Previously, he was the PMC Chair of the Apache MyFaces project. Matthias is a regular conference speaker.

 

Releases

 

The last couple of weeks we had several new project releases. Take all of them for a spin and enjoy!

  • JBoss Tools and Developer Studio for Eclipse Luna! There have been many feature additions and a lot of bug fixing polish going into this main release and these have been documented/described in details at What’s New.
  • Immutant 2 (The Deuce) Alpha2 Released! We're as happy as a cat getting vacuumed to announce our second alpha release of The Deuce, Immutant 2.0.0-alpha2. Big, special thanks to all our early adopters who provided invaluable feedback on alpha1 and our incremental releases.
  • Infinispan 7.0.0.CR2 released! As we approach final release, the main themes of this CR were bug fixes and enhancements, many related to Partition Handling.
  • JGroups 3.6.0.Final released! We just released 3.6.0.Final to SourceForge [1] and Nexus. It contains a few new features, but mostly optimizations and a few bug fixes. It is a small release before starting work on the big 4.0.
  • RichFaces 4.5.0.CR2 Release Announcement! We have a second candidate release for RichFaces 4.5 (4.5.0.CR2) available. We’ve fixed a couple of regressions uncovered by both our community and QA team.
  • Teiid 8.9 CR1 Posted! After a small delay Teiid 8.9 CR1 has been posted to the maven repository and the download page.
  • SwitchYard 2.0.0.Alpha3 Now Available! The SwitchYard team has been making steady progress on the 2.0 release and I'm pleased to announce the latest preview of SwitchYard 2.0, Alpha3. We're rapidly approaching beta quality and the only think keeping this release from being called a beta is the lack of support for BPM and rules components on WildFly. Overall, the team has made great progress improving stability, especially on Fuse/Karaf.

 

That's all for this week, please join us next week when we will share more news about the JBoss Community.