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2016

OK so many of our American friends and colleagues will probably be slowly digesting their turkey dinners so this is a great time to give you and them something to read. Let's start with a bang!

 

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Yes, the Ceylon team have released 1.3.1 which, as this blog recounts, is much more than a micro release! You should definitely got and check out the article and the release itself.

 

Next up, and Ceylon has a play here as it's also available on OpenShift, is the recent xPaaS announcement around Data Virtualization. This marks an important milestone for our products on OpenShift, where we have containerized runtimes of all our Middleware solutions available for our customers, while we continue to evolve the experience around using the products. That means that today our customers and prospects can run:

 

  • JBoss EAP 6 and 7,
  • JBoss Web Server (Tomcat),
  • JBoss Data Grid,
  • Red Hat Single-sign-on,
  • JBoss BRMS decision server
  • JBoss BPMS intelligent process server
  • JBoss Fuse Integration Services
  • JBoss A-MQ and
  • JBoss Data Virtualization.

 

And we're not only just 'making these products available on OpenShift'. As important as enabling the products for such a scenario, we manage the lifecycle of all the dependencies for those products, and that greatly reduces the operational burden that traditional middleware imposes. Congrats to all of the teams involved!

 

On to the rest of the week and we've seen lots of projects release. These include Keycloak, Hibernate Validator, Hibernate ORM, WindUp and Forge. Finally, one important article to shine a light on is Claus' trip report from his adventures at ApacheCon (and this time his luggage appears to have gotten there and back without incident!) Some nice photos as well!

 

OK, that'll do for now. Plenty to read about while that turkey digests! See you next time!

Greetings to all and welcome to this new edition of the JBoss Weekly Editorial. This new editorial is published one week after the end of the Devoxx event, one week after the election of Donald Trump but also one week after many news that you will discover hereafter.

 

Administrate jBPM more easily

 

Middleware solutions like many products must deal with situations which are sometimes not taken into consideration when a project is designed. This is particularly the case when we have to manage Business Processes as tasks/processes could be assigned to persons which are not working anymore for a company, have moved to another department, .... Hopefully, the new version of jBPM 7.0 offers an Administration Api in order to handle more easily such use cases as described by Maciej Swiderski in its article.

 

Roadmap of BRMS/BPMS & co (event)

 

When we design a solution for a middleware project in a company, it is very important & critical to select the right technology but also to have a good visibility about how the technology will evolve over the next months.

Hopefully, Marc Proctor (co-creator of Drools) , Kris Verlaenen (jBPM), Mauricio Salatino (Cloud capabilities of BRMS/BPMS), Geoffrey Desmet (OptaPlanner) & Max Barkley (Errai) will share their visions and roadmap during this Skillsmatter event scheduled the 22nd of November in London. Some seats are still available.

 

Collect Trace using Javascript API with Hawkular APM

 

As you probably knows, the Hawkular project participates to the OpenTracing initiative in order to provide Java solution supporting the OpenTracing Standard and distributed tracing which is fundamental to design decent Microservices Architectures. The project has been enriched with a new library for Javascript development which allows to setup a tracer and send requests. If you want more information about this new API and how to use it using node.js, I invite you to have a look to the publication of Pavol Loffay.

Remark : For those which are curious to see how to use Hawkular top of OpenShift in order to collect such traces, metrics using a Go Feed client here is a short 10min demo !

 

Decompose your Database

 

Last week at Devoxx, Edson Yanaga has presented during its talk different strategies to decompose an existing monolithic database into shards, multiple databases, schemas but also how the migration process could take place. The perfect tool, demonstrated by Yanaga, is Debezium and it will help you to capture from an existing database the data changes as streams in order to design your Microservice connected to a backend. A new release of Debezium is out & provides new great features as by example the ability to use with multi-master MySQL servers as sources. You can discover this new release here as presented by Randall Hauch.

 

Releases, release, releases ....

 

 

I hope this weekly editorial has provided you with something of interest, please join us again next week when we will bring you more news from JBoss and the JBoss Communities.

Greetings to all and welcome to this new edition of the JBoss Weekly Editorial. While this issue is filled with news, I was a caught unprepared by the lack of the "main items" to report from last week. However, the more time I spent preparing this issue, the more I realized that, in fact, last week is the perfect embodiement of a week in the JBoss Community: no fuss no muss, just cool stuff coming out !

 

Techbytes

To my own admission, I am a "command line guy", and even more a "Shell guy" (I even wrote articles on Shell on a regular basis). So, of course, the most exciting news for me this week, was this nice article describing how to Registering new clients for Keycloak from shell ! Also, on the command line front is worth mentioning here the new release of  JBoss Forge 3.3.3 - the command line tool to help you generate your app project layout. Check those out !

 

But, rest assure, if you are more about high level issue and programming solution for business, I'm sure the following article on Drools & jBPM: Drools 7 to support DMN (Decision Model and Notation) will also quench your thirst !

 

Community and events

First of all, if you like Infinispan and are either living in Morocco or going to Devoxx Morocco, don't miss Infinispan coming to Devoxx Morocco! Also  last week was published an interview with a long time contributor to Hibernate: Meet Thorben Janssen. Certainly worth a read if one wants to understand better the dynamics of the JBoss community...

 

Javascript corner

While the JBoss community is still heavily Java-based, there is a lot of interest and integration with other languages - and of course, the first one certainly being JavaScript for obvious reasons. So you may be interested in this feedback regarding new feature introduced in NPM: Prepublish changes, or this breakdown on Promise Rejection Handling (with Node.js).

 

Releases, releases, releases

 

As always, last week saw a set of project releases - check them out !

 

 

Decaf'

 

If you want to stroll a bit outside the Java world, I strongly recommend you the reading of Nick Strugnell's article on SOE on the Open Source Architect blog. The acronyms SOE stands for Standard Operating Environement, and is (to make it short) an approach to handle large servers that have been pushed by Red Hat to its customers for years now. This approach is far from being "out of date" as it forms a strong prerequiste to a move to a DevOps. If any of those topics interest you, have a look, I'm pretty sure you won't regret it !

 

(Sidenote: look a all week without news related to Docker !   Is the world falling apart ???)

 

Hopefully you have found something in this week's editorial to pique your interest and give you something to explore while waiting for next week's installment.  Join us here next week for more news from the JBoss Community.