Welcome back to this new installment of the JBoss Weekly Editorial. This week our main guest star is the newly released Jakarta EE 8! And now, on with the show!
Jakarta EE 8
Certainly, the most important news in the last week for the JBoss community has been the release of Jakarta EE 8. This new version has set the path for Wildfly, but will also drive changes and new features in numerous projects in our ecosystem. We can’t cover this announcement in detail in the editorial, but please do check out this excellent sum-up from Rhuan Rocha, if you want to know more. In timely manner, Rhuan had also released the previous week an article on Why Java Is So Hot Right, Now? The Java community at large has been taunted for almost two decades by the imminent death of the language and its technology, always prophesied to be replaced by whatever new shiny language just came out. But with the stubbornness of the Discworld’s giant turtle, Java just keeps carrying on. With the release of Jakarta EE 8 and project like Quarkus focusing on providing a framework for microservices in Java, it’s quite an interesting time to step back and remember why Java has been so successful and why it may remain as successful in the future.
TechBytes - Quarkus
Released only a few months ago, Quarkus has kept up with healthy pace producing new version on a regular basis. If you have yet to take a look at this brilliantly innovative new application framework, dedicated to microservices implementation, go check out Burr Sutter’s video, it will catch you up perfectly! And to go deeper and farther, take a look then at this pretty cool Cloud-native messaging app (on OpenShift), built with Quarkus and AMQ Online. And if you like what you say there with AMQP, maybe this other article on building a CDC pipeline with AMQ streams (and Fuse) might also worth a look.
Keycloak & Wildlfy, it's all about security, baby
Security in application has been a rising concern for years now, so it’s no surprise to see new security features appears in Wildfly 18. Along with those, you can also take a look at the enhanced audit logging capabilities of the server. While those new features are certainly already nice to have, don’t think that server developers are done on this topic, far from it. Just announced is an upcoming automatic update of credential stores. Nowadays, the backbone of security is (IMHO) Single Sign On. So, in order to what you could achieve in the domain in the next years, take a look at Keycloak’s roadmap.
Eric D.Schabell kept on releasing his series entitled: “5 Questions Everyone’s Asking About Microservices”. The last two weeks the saw last two installments, Question 4 and Question 5, being published. If you’ve been waiting for them to be all out to binge’m like the latest season of your favorite TV Show, the time has arrived!
Enough java’s beans for you? You already got the jitters? Let’s cool off by looking at how the application monitoring operator works on OpenShift…
That's all for this week's edition of the Editorial, please join us next time as we continue our journey through the JBoss Communities in search of interesting articles and news.