Welcome to another edition of the JBoss Weekly Editorial! We are excited to bring you another packed week of JBoss and Red Hat Middleware news. The end of the year is nearly here, but that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down.


Let’s start with the new bits during the week, shall we?

Teiid continues to move closer to it’s 9.2 release with 9.2 Alpha2. Hashing functions, including md5, sha1, sha2-256 and sha2-512 have been added along with a number of issues being closed with this release. Just over 70 issues have been closed on the road to the 9.2 release currently slated for early to mid February.

Wildfly Swarm has recently released version 2016.12.1. A number of issues have been closed with this release including improvements to UberJar and war cleaning, fewer boot-time warnings, significant improvements to Windows support and JavaDocs! Wildfly Swarm is a slimmed down version of Wildfly Java Application Server for use with Microservices.

Changes to the JDK9 have necessitated another release of Byteman. Andrew Dinn released version 4.0.0-BETA1 earlier this week addressing those changes. Byteman is an invaluable tool for tracing, monitoring and testing Java application JDK runtime code.

On the product side of things, Red Hat Single Sign-on recently released version 7.1 Beta. Included in Red Hat Single Sign-on are features for OpenID connect, Red Hat JBoss Fuse integration, a Node.JS client adapter, SSSD integration, user storage SPI and more! If you’re in need of an SSO solution, look no further.

Notable Blog Entries

This past week includes a number of notable blogs done by the community.

To kick things off, Jason Green blogged about Jigsaw’s Missing Pieces. He includes links to the various issues in the OpenJDK project. Jason breaks down the "missing pieces" into three categories: Reflection issues, dynamic introduction and alteration of modules, and interoperability with alternative module system. He remains hopeful suitable solutions can be found and implemented.

Next, we have Ken Finnigan’s post about whether to WAR or JAR with Wildfly Swarm. Ken briefly describes how to obtain a JAR and a WAR using Maven. He also discusses pros and cons of both approaches. The recommended approach is to us a war with Wildfly Swarm, however, that isn’t a hard rule.

Juraci Paixão Kröhling talked about the recent improvements to Hawkular APM for OpenShift this week. He included steps to get everything setup on Fedora 25. There are also examples to follow along that Juraci mentions!

Vlad Mihalcea discusses what has happened within the Hibernate Community recently in his Hibernate Community Newsletter post. There are many blogs, issues, releases and Q&A posts he links to and are well worth the read if any of them apply to your particular Hibernate usage.

Back in November a number of Red Hat employees spoke at Devoxx Morocco. Galder Zamarreño recapped his trip to Morocco and Geneva over on the Infinispan blog. Galder spoke about building reactive applications using Infinispan, Node.js and Elm.

To round out the Java related news, John Clingan wrote about MicroProfile being adopted into the Eclipse community. MicroProfile has moved quickly since it was announced back in June at DevNation. If you’re interested in joining the discussion, head over to the forums.

Todd Mancini has a somewhat lengthy, but concise blog post about porting .NET Framwork to .NET Core. You’ll want to read through that if you’re currently thinking about migrating to .NET core, or even using it for the first time!

Lastly this week, we have a piece written by Takayoshi Tanaka about getting started with Microsoft SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Microsoft has a simple seven step install document which Tanaka-san builds upon. He describes how to connect to the database using Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio and the command line.

We’ve had a fantastic week here at Red Hat and are looking forward to another one coming up!