If you are not already on holiday, you'll probably be soon (or you are already back from them) - in any case, the JBoss communities are never on the break, and this week, last the ones before, comes a fair of exciting and interesting news (and yes, stuff about Docker).
Monitoring Wildfly and your Vert.x apps
In the last year, with the emergence of the DevOps initiative and the adaption of Java since the early 2000s, the topic of monitoring (and handling operation) of JEE server has been under an increasing focus. Especially because many administrators had an hard time grasping JVM related concept
and integrate the available JMX metrics inside their own tools (or scripts). However, if all metrics and operation on Wildfly
Along those lines, the new project Hawkular, which aims at replace the previous RHQ as monitoring and operations managements tool for Wildfly, has made an interesting demo on Monitoring a Vert.x Application using Hawkular BTM, go check it out !
Data Virtualization and Hadoop
Kenneth Peeples, one of our very own Evangelist, has been diving deep into the integration between DataVirt and Hadoop, in Connecting to Cloudera Quickstart Virtual Machine from Data Virtualization and SQuirreL. He also took the time to do a thorough inventory of supported environment and products in the latest version of the Data Virt: Tested Integrations for Data Virtualization.
Note that Data Virt is the name of the Red Hat supported version of Teiid. Whatever you read in those article obviously applies to the associated version of the community project Teiid.
On the applications side
BRMS and jBPM - Processes, Rules and Events for everyone !
BRMS and jBPM are all over the place, and, as you'll see in this section, and you are bound to find something here that interest you ! Obviously, the first item is this new book on the topic: Processes, Rules and Events: Book: Mastering jBPM6. Certainly an excellent starting point, wouldn't you agree ?
Then, if you are use of Fuse, you'll be delighted to read this new blog entry from Christina on Enterprise application architecture with JBoss Fuse and JBoss BPM suite.
If you read this editorial on a regular basis, you must be aware by now that Eric Schabell has published a lot of workshop around JBoss BRMS. Well, now he even show you how to use it to build your own workshop or event on JBoss BRMS Workshop in a Can Getting Worldwide Love !
Last, but certainly not the least, Drools & jBPM: Validation and Verification for Decision Tables Update
As always, the Arquillian ecosystem has come with his share of releases ! Please check'em out, as they are both adressing quite difficult (and crucial) topics :
- Arquillian Cube Extension 1.0.0.Alpha7 Released - Control lifecycle of Docker images as part of the test lifecyle, either automatically or manually !
- Arquillian Container Chameleon 1.0.0.Alpha3 Released - Test against several containers (JBoss AS / JBoss EAP / WildFly) or even switching between different modes (Managed, Remote, Embedded) painlessly (finally !) !
It maybe Summer, but it's still 2015, and no week should go by without at least mentioning Docker ! Rest assure, our famous Arun Gupta brilliantly took care of that by discussing Kubernetes Design Patterns. Go read it, it comprehensive overview of the high concept of Kubernetes and how it would apply to your software architecture.
Quite unknown in the Java universe, the Red Hat Software Collections are very practical and provide an excellent environement for developers to work on. Last week article on Red Hat Developer Blog on Using Software Collections Toolset For Your Own Applications offers a nice overview if you wish to learn a bit more about those...
That's all for this week, please join us again for the next installment of the JBoss Editorial where we will endeavour to bring you more interesting articles written by members of the JBoss communities.