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With the release of the new Start Trek TV series, I hope the reader will pardon me for this (not so) inspired title... Nevertheless, JavaOne is coming up and the JBoss Community is getting ready for it !!!

 

JavaOne

As you are certainly aware, JavaOne is coming up soon and, of course, many member of the JBoss community are participating to the event. Namely, this week, some of them start announcing their presence, like Narayana team at JavaOne or Clément Escoffier teaser for his presentation on The Reactive Landscape.

 

Pimp your JBoss Developer Studio - and then explore BPM & Rules !

Last week, Eric D. Schabell took the time to make a coupl of blog entries regarding the JBoss Developer Studio (an Eclipse based IDE). Especially he focused on how to set up tooling for some important project of the community within the IDE:

 

Once you have those tool properly installed, you will be all set to follow the 4 hours presentation, from last week, on Processes, Rules and Events: Watch Drools, jBPM and Optaplanner Day LIVE (Sept 26)  !


Expanding your Horizon

 

An Open Source community as thriving as the one of JBoss produces a lot of software, tool, and products to learn and try out. And when I mean a lot, I mean, like, a LOT.  It may be difficult to explore, follow and learn all of them, and this is why, I'm happy to see that many things happened last week to help one exactly do that.

 

So, first, and this is a great news, the Camel in Action 2nd edition goes into production phase ! The announcement also includes some preview on the book content, so go check it out. Then comes Hibernate, that has become its own community of project within JBoss. Which makes it obviously a bit challenging to follow. Thankfully,  last week was released the Hibernate Community Newsletter 18/2017  which will caught you up on anything you may have missed !

 

Of course, there is almost no better way to learn than to be teached by the greatest. Especially when the greatest happens to be also an excellent teacher like Bela Ban. Indeed, Bela has announced a new series of JGroups workshops in Rome and Berlin in November. Having personally attended

his workshop a couple of times, I can but only strongly recommend it. You will learn everything you ever wanted to know about JGroups - and more !

 

Techbytes

 

After all this learning, and the all the upcoming exciting content coming up with JavaOne, you may want to scratch a (technical) hitch and play with some new tech. No worries, an Eclipse Vert.x Gradle Plugin tutorial might be just the fix you need. If not, take a look at how to Add Kerberos Authentication To Existing Web Application.

 

Releases, releases, releases...

 

 

Decaf'

 

Enough is enough ! You don't want to fire Eclipse, neither to debug some Java program, you need something else for a change ? You might be just in luck, because last week was released a very nice article on Ansible - A handy tool for people that might not need it. And being a big fan of Ansible, I can but only advise one to go read it...

 

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.

Happy Java 9 day! Hope everyone is enjoying a new version of Java and getting used to Jigsaw. Sorry, we missed last week, but we’ll get you all caught up here. Again, our hearts go out to those affected by the natural disasters of the past couple of weeks. We hope you and your loved ones are all safe.

 

Project blogs

 

A number of blogs went out over the past two weeks. Let’s start off by connecting Hawkular services over SSL at the Hawkular blog. We all know microservices are the rage right now. Are you considering breaking up your monolith application into microservices? Christian Posta offers his low-risk migration ideas in a multi-part blog post. JBoss Developer Studio 11 will be releasing sometime in the future, and what better way to get started than by learning how to set up all those services that aren’t installed out of the box? Infinispan blog. You can also get this going on OpenShift!

Travels, Videos, and Presentations

 

We’re fast approaching the conference season for the year! JavaOne is happening at the start of October, JAX London the following week, Devoxx Belgium the first part of November, with QCon San Francisco shortly after that. If you’re attending any of those conferences, be sure to look out for Red Hat! Coming up next week, if you’re a developer using or even trying out Drools, jBPM, or Optaplanner, be sure to put September 26th on your calendar. Drools Days in NYC is happening that day. You can also catch the live stream as well. Two days after that in Washington D.C. will be another event. Lastly, a couple of weeks ago Galder was talking about Big Data with Infinispan. You catch the recording over at YouTube in case you missed it.

Welcome everyone, to another edition of JBoss Weekly! We have some great news to share with you all this week. I hope you’ve stayed current with other happenings out in the Java world over the past couple of weeks, including Mark Reinhold’s blog post about moving Java faster. If you missed that, you can read the whole blog post at https://mreinhold.org/blog/forward-faster.

 

 

People Joining the Team

The Hibernate team had two new additions to the team this past week: Arnold Galovics and Jakub Kubrynski! Welcome to team guys!

 

 

Project blogs

Out in the blogosphere, we have two great blog posts about Keycloak and Hawkular. Keycloak in version 3.3.0.CR1 added support for cross-site replication. More information about this feature and an example of how it is used can be found at the Keycloak blog.

The Hawklar blog discussed alerts and OpenTracing earlier this week. It’s a great read and has an example to follow along with as well.

 

A number of blogs about WildFly went out this week. The first talks about FIPS-compliant credential stores within Wildfly. If you’re storing credentials, it’s certainly worth looking into and making sure you’re compliant with FIPS if you need to be. The next three blog posts talk about the WildFly Elytron project, which is the underlying security subsystem in WildFly 11. Farah Juma discusses using EJBs with Elytron in a two part blog series. Both blog posts have information about getting started started and contain code snippets. Continuing with the Elyton theme, Darran Lofthouse explored using Elytron with Undertow standalone for those times you need something really lightweight.

 

A couple of blogs about jBPM and Drools were released over the past week as well. Tihomir discussed the idea of integrating systems with processes. He talks about how processes are usually done in multiple steps and often require multiple systems. jBPM is a wonderful way to integrate these systems and control the whole process. Read Tihomir’s blog for more information. Next up, Mark Proctor ponders the question of whether optimization is Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Operations Research (OR) in his blog post titled Is Optimization AI or OR?For anyone interested in the field of AI, it’s a very good read with some great references to go even deeper.

 

Travels, Videos, and Presentations

Presentations this past week have been a little slow, but we’re gearing up for JavaOne happening in San Francisco at the start of October. Still, Eric Schabell was out at the Red Hat Forum in Finland earlier in the week. Catch up on his talk and see the slides over on his blog.

Claus Ibsen may have already finished his APAC tour last month, but if you missed him, you can at least see his talk from Melbourne over on his blog.

 

Lastly, if you happened to miss week’s DevNation Live this past week, Galder Zamarreño was presenting about Infinispan. Check it out at the DevNation Live page. While you’re there, sign up to be notified of other DevNation Live events!

We’d also like to share an interview done back in April with Eric at Red Hat Summit:

Releases

Lastly, what would a week at Red Hat Middleware be without some releases? We have you covered, don’t you worry! Arquillian released Universe 1.1.13.7 earlier this week. Read more about the release on the Arquillian website. There’s also a new Drone release: 2.4.2! Again, read all about it on the release page.

 

Wildfly Swarm released version 2017.9.4, yep, you read that right. There were some issues with the releases this time around and they had to burn x.9.0-x.9.3. Regardless, it’s a new release and some new changes, bug fixes, and feature requests. Read about it at the release blog.

Thanks, everyone! To all those experiencing natural disasters this week and into the weekend, our thoughts go out to you all. Stay safe!