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2016

If snow storms hit badly the East Coast last week, they certainly have not hindered the progress - and releases - of the JBoss Community. So, yet again, you have a fully packed JBoss Weekly Editorial to catch you up with all of that happens last week...

 

Hawkular and Apiman - coming of age

 

With the release of the Hawkular nineth milestone, it is clearly becoming time to get a look at this new project, aiming to replace the RHQ. Some articles have been released that may give you already an interesting glimpse on it :

 

On its own side, the Apiman project just released Apiman 1.2.1.Final, along with some articles offering also some much needed insight in the technology, starting by an article explained CORS, cheekily titled: CORS? Of Course!

along with an also cheekily titled article on authentification : Cover yourself up! Protecting your APIs with mutual auth. The later is nicely complemented by an other in depth article on how to use Keycloak to secure your APIs with OAuth2.


(oh, and along the lines of Keycloak, there is also a detailled blog post on Internationalization (i18n) and Localization (l10n) of Keycloak)


An other sign of the coming of age of Apiman is the recent renaming (Apiman Names Have Been Changed to Protect the Guilty), clearly aiming at improving understanding of the framework concept. And at last, but not the least, one final article on Apiman : Apiman 1.2.1 Export and Import.

 

 

Retrospective


rear view

Our industry has been known for falling all over again in the same traps (just with a different wrapping) for years know. (Remember the all thin client, rich client, web client, rich client swinging movement ) and that is why I personally always like when (smart) people take the time to step back and think about the new fad of the day. If you're like me, I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy then this article from Mark Little on Frameworks versus stacks ?


Technicals crumps

 

Drools and jBPM

 

Business rules and business processes are at the root of many applications, and thus it is why, it's never a bad idea learn more about their features and capabilities. A couple of last week's articles cover some of those, one on Advanced queries in jBPM 6.4 and the other on Advanced queries in KIE Server. Enjoy !

 

Fuse, Camel and Fabric8

 

First of all, in case you really missed the rise of Fuse technologies in the recent years, here is a nice introduction to Fuse Integration Service- What is Fuse Integration Service?. Assuming you are already familliar with Fuse and Camel, here is a couple more in depth articles, you might enjoy: Performance Tuning Ideas for Apache Camel

and Idempotent Consumer EIP Icon (both by Bilgin Ibryam (@bibryam) ).

Last quite interesting technical bite Typesafe Kubernetes-manifest DSL for JVM-based apps ! A very intriguing article leverage Farbic8 feature to interact your docker infrastructure (using Kubernetes). Pretty interesting entry...

 

Nifty bag of tricks

 

While we all like (and need) some architecture overview of products, and some in depth analysis of technical topic or issue, nothing helps us more, in the daily life, than knowing a good tips on any of our favorite tooling. For instance, I'm pretty sure that if you are using Eclipse, for instance with Infinispan, you'll be delighted to learn about Eclipse tools for Hibernate Search. Of course, you might be a Vert.x fan instead, but don't worry I'm pretty sure this Intro to Vert.x Shell will get you coverered.

Phenomenal cosmic powers...

 

And when it's not our tools, we want to get better at using, it is generally our infrastructure, so this entry on Running Any Docker Image On OpenShift Origin will also come in handy. Last, but not the least, if you are doing distributed development, either using Wildfly (or JBoss EAP) clustering feature or simply Infinispan, you will probably be quite interested in the latest blog entry from JGroups's project leader, Bela Ban: Dump RPC stats with JGroups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Releases, releases, releases...



Welcome to another week in JBoss. A little late (again); looks like we're still ramping up again and it takes a while to get back into the flow.

 

EAP 7 Is here!

eap7-logo.pngThere are a few Open Source technologies and products that have spearheaded the drive of Open Source  into the enterprise and managed to overcome historical objections. Red Hat’s JBoss EAP  (upstream WildFly , previously JBoss AS) is one of those pioneering technologies. The latest EAP 7 beta was launched this week and there is a lot of coverage around it. If you can't wait go ahead and read all about it and get the latest bits from jboss.org.

 

Hibernate Community Newsletter

Starting this year, we are hosting a series of articles focused on the Hibernate community. We share blog posts, forum and StackOverflow questions that are especially relevant to our users. The second edition of the newsletter went out this week.

 

Vert.x News

Vert.x Unit is a very elegant library to test asynchronous applications developed with vert.x. However because of this asynchronous aspect, reporting test failures is not natural for JUnit users. Learn how to overcome this with the latest blog about using Hamcrest Matchers with Vert.x Unit.

The expectations of users for interactivity with web applications have changed over the past few years. Users during bidding in auction no longer want to press the refresh button to check if the price has changed or the auction is over. This made bidding difficult and less fun. Instead, they expect to see the updates in application in real-time. Vert.x can help a lot and the other highlight blog-post of this week shows you how to implement a real-time bidding with Websockets and Vert.x.

 

New Releases

 

That's all for this week, please join us again for the next installment of the JBoss Editorial where we will endeavor to bring you more interesting articles written by members of the JBoss communities. And stay up to date with latest developments by following @jbossdeveloper on twitter.

Back after the winter break. My first day in the office today and I have to admit, that I had to clean my inbox. Like many of you. But we're getting back to normal eventually and so is the weekly editorial. More or less the same team with a new 2016 schedule and we're ready to guide you through the JBoss universe week after week.

 

WildFly Monitoring

The Hawkular community released a post about Hawkular WildFly Agent API For Your Own Inventory and Metrics which introduces you to a hidden gem provided by the Hawkular WildFly Agent. That might be useful to those developers that want to store metrics in a metric storage facility for later reporting and graphing but don't want to take the time to implement that storage facility. This hidden gem also provides a way for developers to store their own managed resource definitions in an inventory storage facility but, again, don't want to implement all of the backend required for such a thing.

 

Up tp Speed With Microservices

Everybody is talking microservices these days and Red Hat is doing some very cool developer events around the world. The latest one happened at the beginning of November last year. The amazing speaker lineup produced an amazing amount of content and all the sessions have been recorded. So, I thought it might be very helpful to see my personal microservices talks from the road show.

 

Red Hat JBoss Fuse - Switchyard in OSGi

If your have ever played with JBoss Fuse Service Work, then you will probably know this already. So what exactly is switchyard? SwitchYard is a structured framework for developing integration applications using the design principles and best practices of Service Oriented Architecture. Christina Lin walks you through everything you need to know and gives you a head-start.

 

We are hiring!

Red Hat is hiring a Java sustaining engineer JBoss Operations Network (JON), RHQ and Hawkular JBoss Operations Network is the product that is fully supported by Red Hat, it is currently based on the RHQ project. And the Developer Experience and Tooling group, of which JBoss Tools team is part, have a set of software QE job openings available.

 

New Releases

The release schedule has slowed down a bit in between the years, but a little has happened in the last week:

 

And a little Goodbye

After many many years in the JBoss Middleware Evangelism Team, Eric D. Schabell left the team. He moved to the Integrated Solutions Business Unit, as a Technical Product Marketing Manager. Thank you, Eric! For all your passion and hard work! It's good to still know you in Red Hat!

 

That's all for this week, please join us again for the next installment of the JBoss Editorial where we will endeavor to bring you more interesting articles written by members of the JBoss communities. And stay up to date with latest developments by following @jbossdeveloper on twitter.