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OK so this is an editorial meant to cover many things happening in the JBoss/middleware space for Red Hat. And whilst we'll get to a summary of some of the other things going on in  this space, I wanted to start with a reference to a recent announcement by our xPaaS Product Manager. In this article we're announcing that efforts like Vert.x, WildFly Swarm and even Spring Boot will now also be available on OpenShift. Now I kinda see this as good and there was no intention to give the impression anything else we're doing and have built up a huge user/developer base around, such as EAP or Fuse, is somehow being neglected or reduced in priority. Far from it: the EAP 7 series is a key part of xPaaS and we've worked closely with the OpenShift team to ensure it runs well there. Same goes for other Java stacks, such as Fuse or BRMS/BPMS. But some folks have perhaps read too much between the lines here and think otherwise, so I wanted to take the opportunity to make it clear that enterprise Java, in many varieties of implementation, remains our focus and priority. Whether you're interested in the established approaches such as Java EE or some of the newer efforts, like Vert.x or WildFly Swarm, Red Hat is the home for your (hybrid) cloud deployments.

 

With that said, onwards! Following on from the above, which is also at the heart of our microservices efforts, Bilgin has something to say on the topic as he attempts to apply psychology motivational theories to microservices - and not before time And of course no good microservices effort can ignore OpenShift, so Eric's demo of the new OpenShift 3.4 release is good timing! Now whilst Hawkular Metrics isn't microservice specific, I do expect to see it have a significant positive impact there so you should take a look at Michael's post about Pandas

 

Speaking of the importance of Java EE, as we were earlier, the Community Asylum this time around talks to Gunnar about Bean Validation 2.0. Separately, Ramesh talks about how the 9.2 release of Teiid now supports the SQL-MED specification.

 

Let's finish with some project releases, including JGroups 4.0.0, Keycloak 2.5.4, and Hibernate Search 5.7.0. Another worthy mention is the latest Node.js client release for Infinispan's Hot Rod protocol which supports cross-site client failover!

 

Well that's enough for this week. See you next time!

Image result for abraham lincoln memorialThis past week was the birthday of one of the greatest men in American history.  We can learn alot from great men and women in history.  There are probably not many people, nationally and globally, who have not heard the 16th US Presidents name.  Abraham Lincoln, February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865, was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 16th US President from March 1861 until his assassination in April,1865.  Lincoln led the United States through the US Civil War.  He preserved the Union, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.  The Lincoln memorial is a great place to visit in Washington, DC.  His most famous speech, The Gettysburg Address, is inscribed at the memorial.  Excerpts include,

 

..conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal...

....and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

 

This coming week the US honors the Presidents with the Presidents Day Federal Holiday, February 20th.  

 

 

 

Now on to the happenings in our open source community!

 

Releases

 

 

 

The Past Weeks Highlights

 

 

Thanks for being a part of the JBoss Community and stay tuned for the next Weekly Editorial!

 

Kenneth Peeples, Shadow-Soft Director of Technical Services

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Welcome back everyone! We’ve been busy this past week. A number of new releases have been completed this past week, a considerable amount of news, and all topped with a generous amount of content to boost your programming chops! We’ll dive in first with the new releases, follow-up with news, then look at the other content.

 

Releases

 

There were nine releases last week! We’re really tearing it up out there with the release trains. Projects seeing releases this past week include Byteman, Wildfly Swarm, Hibernate Search and Validator, Teiid, and Hawkular Services. Listed below you can see the various release blog announcements below.

News

 

Some very exciting things happened last week, and our engineers were there to capture and blog about it!

First up is CDI 2.0, which is now in Public Review. Go through and read all the changes and how it will change CDI in this next version.

Eric Schabell and many others, possibly including you, have received acceptances to Red Hat Summit 2017. You can read about what Eric will be talking about in his blog entry: Upcoming Red Hat Summit session

A couple of entries from the Hawkular universe came in last week. Hawkular APM: Comparing performance of service versions discusses how you can compare the performance of different versions of a service as part of a continuous deployment pipeline. Display custom events in Grafana discusses using and displaying Grafana Annotations as points in time on your charts.

In a blog post and demo, Windup 3.0 for Eclipse IDE, Ondrej Zizka showcases the Windup 3.0 eclipse plugin. It’s still in development but is progressing along nicely. Lastly, and somewhat off the beaten path, Martin Sebor recaps his ISO C meeting that happened in October: Trip Report: October WG14 Meeting. For those doing development in C, you’ll want to read up about work being done in C11 and also a review of proposals for C2X, the next "major" revision of C.

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