There is alot to report this week in the open source and JBoss Community. I thought I would start off with a today in history moment. American teacher and journalist Noah Webster (1785-1843) was born in West Hartford, Connecticut on October 16th. His name became synonymous with "dictionary" after he compiled the first American dictionaries of the English language. The Merriam-Webster dictionary was first published in 1828 as An American Dictionary of the English Language. From 1787 to 1789 he was an outspoken supporter of the US Constitution. One of the great achievements for JBoss is that JBoss Middleware is used globally by many cultures that use many different languages in many different countries. We are proud to be a global open source community.
Now on to our Community Weekly Recap.........
Releases, releases, releases...and more releases!
- Teiid 8.12 Final Released - The Teiid Team announced 8.12.0 Final. They have resolved 147 issues (features, enhancements, bugs) in this release.
- Forge 2.20.0.Final (Silver) Released - The Forge Team announced 2.20.0 Final. What's new included Better Performance, Deprecating your old comments and options and Component upgrades.
- Arquillian Universe 1.0.0.Alpha1 Released - The Arquillian Team announced 1.0.0.Alpha1 of the Arquillian Universe Component. The project aimed to fulfill two main requirements: Simplify the Getting Started Experience and Unify naming and versions.
- Hawkular Metrics 0.8.0 Released - The Hawkular Metrics Team announced 0.8.0. The release is anchored by major enhancements for metrics query aggregation, updated container support and performance and stability enhancements.
- Apache Camel 2.16 Released - Claus Ibsen went through the Top 11 highlights of the Apache Camel 2.16 Release.
- Fabric8 2.2.51 Released - Claus Ibsen also walks us through getting started deploying and running Java Applications on fabric8 or more precisely an OpenShift or Kubernetes Platform.
- Keycloak 1.5.1 Released - This release contains a moderate impact security fix.
- Bilgin Ibryam walks us through a JBoss Fuse and BPMS Integration use case. The use case highlights the camel-jbpm component to make integration with jBPM (a Business Process Management Application) easier.
- Christina Lin walks us through Connecting to A-MQ in EAP with Camel. The example shows how to connect through the resource adaptor in EAP to A-MQ.
- Tristan Tarrant describes Stored Script Execution in the Infinispan Server. This means that remote clients can invoke named scripts on the server.
- Galder Zamarreno continues the blog series on the Functional Map API which was released as part of Infinispan 8.0.0.Final. This week focuses on Functional Map API: Listeners.
Microservices this week
- Markus Eisele expanded upon his deploying Java EE Microservices on OpenShift article to help us learn Scaling Java EE Microservices on OpenShift.
Tools this week
- Christian Posta describes Microservices Day which will be held in NYC on November 4th.
- Kris Verlaenen describes Devoxx Belgium which will be held in Antwerp November 9th through 13th.
- Phil Simpson, Maggie Hu and myself will be hosting a webinar on Building a business application in 60 minutes on October 22nd. The webinar highlights multiple Middleware products used together in a Insurance scenario which includes Red Hat Mobile and JBoss BPMS.
- Daniel Passos discussed transparency in Android Color.
- Dimitris Andreadis discussed JBoss EAP and Wildfly.
- Marek Posolda discussed Authentication of clients with signed JWT .
- I posted a guest article by Syed Rasheed on Data as a Service for powering your Big Data Solutions.
Ansible and hybrid cloud management, OpenStack and Containers
As I have had some questions concerning Ansible and Red Hat, I thought I would include a link here for those that are interested. Ansible and Ansible Tower is an IT automation and DevOps platform that provides significantly simplified multi-tier application deployment and IT automation across hybrid clouds. Ansible will help Deploy and manage applications, Speed service delivery, Streamline OpenStack and Accelerate container adoption.