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I enjoy reading about and being involved with different organizations that help young men and women get more involved in technology and the sciences.  I like to help with codecamps but a part of my background is around security with Operating Systems and Middleware. Recently I found a US organization, AFA CyberPatriot, that helps youth learn more about finding vulnerabilities and hardening systems through competitions.  Teams compete locally as well as the state level, and then move on to a national competition to compete for the national recognition and scholarship money.  We all get busy in our endeavours, but finding a organization to help our youth, regardless of location in the world, has such an awesome reward.


Now on to the happenings in our open source community!


The Past couple of Weeks Highlights


The Past couple of Weeks Meetups and Conferences


The Past couple of Weeks Releases


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


Kenneth Peeples

Vice President of Engineering,

Enterprise Services Practice, ISC-CG, Federal

Open Source Solutions Director, Shadow-Soft, Commercial

Welcome to another edition of the JBoss Weekly Editorial, another trip through the JBoss Communities in search of interesting articles and topics.


Red Hat Summit Interview with Geoffrey De Smet



In this week's developer interview Jason Porter interviews Geoffrey De Smet, a Principal Software Engineer with Red Hat and technical lead of the OptaPlanner constraint satisfaction solver project.


Cluster Counters in Infinispan


Infinispan 9.1 introduced a new feature enabling support for cluster counters which are distributed amongst all nodes in the cluster.  There are two flavours of cluster, counter, strong counters which provide atomic access during updates and weak counters which supports eventual consistency and faster writes.


Improvements to Hawkular Grafana


The hawkular team have introduced two significant improvements in their Hawkular Grafana datasource.  The first improvement is the ability to use the Hawkular Metrics' query language instead of simple key/value pairs, supported by a more elaborate query builder within the UI; the second improvement allows queries to run against aggregated sets of metric data, reducing network load and the amount of processing on the client side.


JBoss Community Asylum - Episode 45


The next episode of the JBoss Community Asylum podcast is now available, hosted by Emmanuel Bernard and Max Andersen.  In this episode Emmanuel and Max interview Hardy Ferentschik and discuss minishift, a project which enables you to setup and run a single node OpenShift cluster within a VM.


Why I Started Using Containers


The last few years has seen a rise in the popularity of containers within enterprises, allowing applications to be deployed with greater density and flexibility than was previously possible, however many are still considering their adoption and looking for reasons to do so.  If you are still considering the adoption of containers within your enterprise then Ricardo's reflections, after many years of experience using containers, may be of great interest.


Optimising IT in Retail Processes


In the third installment of his series on "Optimizing IT" Eric Schabell discusses options for how retail processes can be optimised by leveraging existing projects and investments and deploying to a modern container-based cloud platform, showcasing some of these options through the Red Hat Cloud Suite product.


Hibernate News


The latest version of Hibernate News is out bringing new articles from the Hibernate Community.  Within this edition of the newsletter are articles discussing the differences between persist and merge in relation to JPA transaction boundaries, using Hibernate in Grails, some caveats of using Streams when limiting records fetched by a JDBC ResultSet and many more.


JBoss Out and About


This October 5th and 6th sees OpenSlava 2017 return to the beautiful city of Bratislava in Slovakia.  Eric Schabell will be giving the opening keynote session on open source, Red Hat and what's interesting in our emerging technologies and will also be submitting proposals for other talks he is hoping to present during the conference.  Registrations for the conference should be opening soon.


New Releases



That's all for this week's edition of the JBoss Weekly Editorial, please join us again next week when we will bring you more updates and content from the JBoss Communities.

Last week have seen quite a lot of releases in the JBoss Community, especially the latest version of Infinispan Infinispan 9.1 "Bastille", but also the publication of several in depth articles, which clearly justifies the large 'tech bytes' section below. Enjoy !


Red Hat Summit Interview with Thomas Qvarnstrom on JBoss EAP



Tech bytes


As mentioned above, there was quite a lot of interesting - and technical, content released last week, on the numerous blogs attached to the JBoss Community. The most striking one to me is probably this little tour of Infinispan internal on Infinispan: Conflict Management and Partition Handling, but also I also quite appreciated the webinar on Build distributed microservices using Apache Camel deployed on containers (webinar). The EDI Transformations with Fuse Integration Services (FIS)

tutorial also provided a nice glance into FIS.


Last, but not the least, there was a couple of little article on Elytron, including Under The Elytron: Custom Test Credential Store and Darran's WildFly Blog: WildFly Elytron - Principal Transformers, Realm Mappings, and Principal Decoders. Both are certainly worth taking a look at...


Evangelist's Corner


Eric D. Schabell's How to Optimize Existing IT by Modernizing HR Processes and How to Optimize Existing IT by Modernizing Financial Processes, both released last week, featured interesting thoughts on modernizing corporate processes, along with some nice online demo / example code.


Releases, releases, releases...



To finish this week entry, here is a couple of links, stepping out of the "Java" world, but certainly worth taking a look at :



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.

This week we are seeing a lot of activity around WildFly Swarm, in additional to the usual set of releases you have come to expect from the JBoss Community.

Microservices with WildFly Swarm


WildFly Swarm allows you to optimise your Java EE application for Microservice deployments, by packaging them with just enough of the server runtime to "java -jar" your application. Watch the interview with project lead, Ken Finnigan, to learn more. Also, you can learn about the latest release here.


WildFly Swarm is also Eclipse MicroProfile compliant. Learn here  how the Eclipse MicroProfile initiative is rapidly bringing Microservices support to Java EE, in a fully open way, despite the slowing pace of Java EE specification releases.


Elsewhere, Pavol Loffay on the Hawkular team shows us how to rapidly setup a JAX-RS application using Wildfly Swarm’s app generator. He then instruments the application, showing you how to trace the business layer logic and add custom-data to the trace.




  • Teiid 9.3.1. The latest bug-fix release of Teiid. The next preview release of 10.0 will be due out in about 2 weeks.
  • Hibernate Validator 6.0.0.CR3. With Bean Validation 2.0.0.CR3 support and several other fixes and improvements.
  • Bean Validation 2.0 CR 3 Specification. Bean Validation 2.0 CR 3 has been released and submitted to the JCP for final approval ballot. Stay tuned to track progress.

This week we've a mixed bunch of entries to highlight. Let's start with a mainstay of this editorial, jBPM and Drools. Edson has been writing about how they and OptaPlanner are switching to agile delivery! Hot on the heels of that Kris gives an overview of the 7.0 release of jBPM! Wow, I remember when we were still at version 3! Maciej has more to say on the topic of jBPM 7 too when he dives into some changes which affect case management.


This week we've also seen some prolific activity from the various data teams. For example, William on Distributed Streams in Infinispan, Radim on the new scattered cache implementation, again in Infinispan, and Galder recapping on Reactive Big Data. And speaking of reactive systems we've got a posting for a GSoC student working on Vert.x and OpenAPI! Really good to see student activity in our projects.


Of course we've had a number of project releases, including Claus on Camel in Action 2nd Edition, Teiid 10.0.0 Alpha 1, and Keycloak 3.2.0 Final. Check out the buzz for more!


That's it for this week! See you next time!!

There are two Manning Early-Access Books (MEAP) that are getting close to full release.   They revolve around the enterprise technologies, Enterprise Integration Patterns (EIP) and Business Process Management (BPM) and written by well known authors in the communities.  Both include associated source code.


Camel in Action, Second Edition, is packed full of examples and explanations of concepts with over 900 pages.  It is written by Claus Ibsen and Jonathan Anstey.  I am excited to read through all the sections, but more specifically the out in the wild section that contains:

                • Microservices with Docker and Kubernetes
                • Camel Tooling
                • Camel and IoT
                • Reactive Camel

The description for the book is below and is a great addition to a technical library:


Camel in Action, Second Edition is the most complete Camel book on the market. This updated tutorial is full of small examples showing how to work with the integration patterns. It starts with core concepts like sending, receiving, routing, and transforming data. It then shows you the entire lifecycle and goes in depth on how to test, deal with errors, scale, deploy, and monitor your app and even how to build custom tooling - details you can find only in the Camel code itself. Written by core developers of Camel and the authors of the first edition, this book distills their experience and practical insights so that you can tackle integration tasks like a pro.


Effective Business Process Management with JBoss BPM, provides shortened working examples and is written by Eric Schabell.  I look forward to reading through the complex business rules section, in addition to the rest, and trying the examples.  The description for the book below and would another great addition to a technical library:


Effective Business Process Management with JBoss BPM is an understandable and easy-to-follow guide to mastering JBoss BPM. You'll begin with an introduction to BPM concepts and a walk through of the JBoss BPM Suite, followed by hands-on steps for setting up JBoss BPM tools to get started on your first project. You'll move on to practical and important topics like data modeling,  business rules and processes, form design, and testing. After you've mastered the nuts and bolts, you'll learn advanced topics like business activity modeling, Rest API, demo collection, and expert tips and tricks. After reading this book, you'll know how to leverage JBoss BPM to tackle your organization's challenges with process solutions that keep your business agile and able to execute on the goals that matter to you most.


Now on to the happenings in our open source community!


The Past couple of Weeks Highlights


The Past couple of Weeks Meetups and Conferences


The Past couple of Weeks Releases


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


Kenneth Peeples

Vice President of Engineering,

Enterprise Services Practice, ISC-CG, Federal

Open Source Solutions Director, Shadow-Soft, Commercial

Welcome to this week's edition of the JBoss Weekly Editorial, our regular spin through the JBoss Communities in search of interesting articles and developments


Red Hat Summit Interview with Clement Escoffier



In this week's developer interview Jason Porter interviews Clement Escoffier, a Principal Software Engineer with Red Hat who works as a core developer on the Vert.x project.


Introducing Asynchronous Programming with Eclipse Vert.x


If you have an interest in asynchronous programming using Vert.x then you may be interested in a new guide developed by the Vert.x community.  The guide is called “A gentle guide to asynchronous programming with Eclipse Vert.x for enterprise application developers” and demonstrates how to take an application from a "quick and dirty" implementation through to a refactored Vert.x solution and finally to a reactive solution using the RxJava library.  Don't forget to leave feedback or submit PRs for updates you would like to see.


Mobile Application Development


This week sees a number of articles describing various aspects of mobile application development using Red Hat Mobile Application Platform.  In the first article Evan describes how docker can be used to simplify the deployment of MongoDB and Redis, two of the platform dependencies, to support the setup of a local development environment.  In the next article David Martin demonstrates how to use peer, scoped and private npm dependencies using the Dynofarm mobile backend while in the final article David French demonstrates how to debug mobile applications with Visual Studio Code.


Transactional Sagas


With the continuing importance of long running transactions, especially within the context of distributed applications such as those following the microservices paradigm, it is important for application developers to understand how these transactions are implemented and what changes will be necessary for applications to successfully support this behaviour.  If this is something you are considering then the Narayana team have written a post describing how Sagas differ from the traditional two-phase commit protocol, which transactional property is relaxed and the ways in which transactional failures can be handled.


Instrumenting Java Frameworks using OpenTracing


In the first article of a series looking at instrumenting various Java Framework, Pavol demonstrates how easy it is to instrument a simple Sprint Boot application using OpenTracing with minimal changes to the application code.


Developing your First Business Rules Application on OpenShift


In previous articles Duncan has demonstrated how to deploy an existing Business Rules application into the OpenShift environment but he has not yet shown how these application are developed, until now that is.  Using a simple application Duncan takes us through the process of building a rules project, creating the associated data model, developing the rules and finally enabling the project for building using the OpenShift S2I process.


EJB Clients for EAP 7.1


The EAP 7.1 release will introduce some new features available to applications making use of remote EJB communication including a simpler method for discovering remote EJBs and new annotations for controlling transaction propagation and enabling client side interceptors.


Installing OpenShift Container Platform in Minutes


Yes you read that correctly, it is possible to deploy OpenShift Container Platform in minutes!  Eric has given numerous presentations on this topic to various groups and conferences and has now made a video available so everyone can learn just how this can be achieved.


JBoss Out and About


This week saw Galder attend Berlin Buzzwords 2017 where he gave a presentation entitled Big Data in Action with Infinispan.


New Releases



That's all for this week, I hope you have managed to find something of interest in these articles and I invite you to return next week when we will bring more news and interviews from those working within the JBoss Communities.

Welcome to this week's editorial! As always, you'll find the JBoss community has been quite active in the last days and produced many releases and interesting content for you. But especially, I would like to point out the latest release of Teiid (9.3), which brings many bug fixes and features enhancements but more importantly come with a small announcement regarding the future of Teiid, and the upcoming changes. While the developers have obviously plans for the future of the project, they are also welcoming request and suggestions - so if you ever wanted to see Teiid evolve in a certain way, it's time to speak up!


Tech bytes


Christina Lin's post, last week, on The rise of Agile Integration - Integration is not DEAD nor LAME! really caught my eye. She makes, of course, a lot of sense, and I found this entry to be a refreshing read - amidst the current flow of "microservices this" and "microservices that", that often forget that microservices, like Docker, will not "fix everything". Still on the topic of microservice, the third of Microservices Patterns With Envoy Proxy, Part III: Distributed Tracing was just released and is again an excellent read.


If you microservice is not your cup of your tea or just if you are interested in security, the following article will be also a nice read: Under The Elytron: Update of Credential Store alias operations.


On the shelf


In this digital age, people, especially working in our industry, can be surprised that books are still published. Even more especially on technological topics, as the matter at hand tends to evolve very quickly. I'm not one of those people. I personally think that book are still the best tool to understand, deeply and with a complete overview, a topic or a technology. The internet brings thousands of blogs, that are priceless when it comes to finding tidbits or getting how to, but rare are the information or documentation online, complete enough (or well designed enough) to allow one to really understands a complex topic.


All of that to introduce this New Book – Understanding Message Brokers from Jakub Korab. If you are an ActiveMQ user, or just interested in the topic of messaging, I can but only recommend you check out the book!


Evangelist's Corner


The numerous evangelists around the JBoss community are always on the job, but none is as productive as Eric D. Schabell who released, in the last days AppDev in the Cloud self-paced, free, online workshop, along with a sum up of an Evening of AppDev in the Cloud Workshop.


Releases, releases, releases...


Only three releases in the last week, but at least two major ones! First, Teiid 9.3 Final was released as mentioned above, but also WildFly Swarm 2017.6.0 - and both releases are an excellent opportunity to try out those two products if you never have. Last but not least, Arquillian Spacelift 1.0.2 was also released.



As always, here some interesting news, coming for outside the Java community but still very relevant to us: Red Hat and Apache OpenWhisk. Also, if you have interest, like me, in Ansible, you might want to share this article on a New level of automation with Ansible around you, as it is a nice introduction to the topic.


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.

This week we have the usual collection of blog posts and releases from the JBoss Community. We also continue the developer interview series, with an interesting chat with Sanne Grinovero from the Hibernate project.

Red Hat Summit Interview with Sanne Grinovero



Next in our series of developer interviews, Jason Porter interviews Sanne Grinovero. Sanne is an Engineer working primarily on the Hibernate project. In particular he focuses on Hibernate Search, but also works on integrations with other technologies such as Infinispan.


Blog Posts




This Week's Releases


I was pleased to see that Red Hat has acquired Codenvy to expand their cloud-native app dev portfolio.  Back in 2014 Codenvy started Eclipse Che by exporting and open sourcing their cloud kernel.  As it says on the site, Eclipse Che, Development Witchcraft, is the IDE and developer workspace server that allows contributing to a project without having to install software.  I am looking forward to working more with the project and seeing the contributions from Red Hat and the community with the container-based worskspace approach.


Now on to the happenings in our open source community!


The Past Weeks Highlights






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


Kenneth Peeples

Vice President of Engineering,

Enterprise Services Practice, ISC-CG, Federal

Open Source Solutions Director, Shadow-Soft, Commercial

Another week has come to a close. It’s been a great week, full of blogs, releases and travel recaps within the JBoss Community! Here’s a quick recap of what has happened this week.

Red Hat Summit Interview with Sebastien Blanc



You all heard about Red Hat Summit 2017, probably multiple times. While I was there, I was able to get some time with some of our developers and do some quick interviews! These interviews will be highlighted here on the Weekly Editorial. The first one I’d like to highlight is my interview with Sebastien Blanc, aka Sebi. Sebi has contributed to AeroGear and is currently working on Keycloak, a security solution. In this interview we talk about what Keycloak is, how I would use it, and why it’s important.




A number of releases have happened over the past week!



The Arquillian team is really churning out the releases, with five releases this past week!



Hibernate Validator 6.0.0.Beta1 with Bean Validation 2.0.0.Beta1 support was released this past week! It requires Java 8. Go grab it and play around with some of the new features and validations in this release!



The APIMAN 1.3.0.Final release came out early this week and includes a number of bug fixes, improved documentation, a headless registry and the Vert.x Gateway has been polished and is officially released!

CDI 2.0


Fast on the heals of the JCP Ballot finishing, we can officially announce that CDI 2.0 is finished! You can also start playing with it using Weld 3.0.0, which is detailed in the release announcement.



The Immutant team has released Immuntant 2.1.7 which includes some updates to Undertow and Ring. It also fixes some issues with applications not being able to properly respond to HEAD request.



Because Red Hat Summit is over doesn’t mean travels are over! Our developers and community have been around ta many other conferences over the past week or two. Check out the recaps of these conferences in the various blogs:

Another week, another chance to discover all the amazing technology which is designed by the JBoss engineers. The Red Hat summit is over but there are still plenty of news to share with you as you will discover hereafter.


Cloud Native Development


During the Red Hat summit in Boston, the platform has been announced and presented. This Saas platform which is a Web Development Cloud platform offers the possibility to you developers to plan/create/manage your Java Projects using the Eclipse Che - Nex Gen IDE part of that platform, build and package the project created as docker images deployed within OpenShift Online without no pain using Dev Tools as Fabric8 Maven Plugin. This platform is unique as it offers many different user experiences (CRUD, Health Check, HTTP Api, Externalization of the configurations, ...) and runtimes (WildFly Swarm, Eclipse Vert.x, Spring Boot, ...) to accelerate your development lifecycle. You can also create Jenkins pipeline to test, build or promote your project between environments as well as human approval steps. Pipeline definitions are written using a Groovy DSL providing huge flexibility in how you assemble the pieces into of pipelines.




If you’d like to see in action take a look at the introductory video.


Polyglot language & poly runtimes


The development of the new modern applications has completely change since the advent of the Microservices Architecture Design pattern that many architects have embraced to design and develop their solutions. Such a project doesn't rely anymore to one technology specifically, one framework, one runtime but are designed as a combination of different frameworks (JEE, Spring, Rx or ReactiveJava, ...), languages (Java, JavaScript, PHP, ...) running top of different runtimes which are selected according to their CPU/memory footprint but also modules/features they allow to package "a la carte".


This is the reason why has been created in order to give you the opportunity to bootstrap your project's creation base on one of the runtimes supported; WildFly Swarm, Spring Boot and Eclipse Vert.x and using one of the real user experiences proposed; REST endpoint, Persistence using JDBC/JPA, Externalize the configuration/parameters of your application or check the health of your microservice, ...


The project generated could be downloaded as a zip and used in your favorite IDE or added to your Github organization and imported in OpenShift as a new project. Like the Saas platform, jenkins and CI/CD paradigm is enable out of the box.





CDI 2.0 spec - final ballot approved


As reported this week by Antoine Sabot-Durand, the Java Specification Request #365 which refers to the design of the specification about the "Contexts and Dependency Injection for JavaTM 2.0" has been approved unanimously by the members of the JCP Executive commitee. The goal of this new spec is to deliver a major update to CDI 1.1 but focused on the following features: define the behavior of CDI outside of a Java EE container & make CDI more modular to help other Java EE specs to better integrate with it. So, this spec will allow much wider adoption of CDI in the Java world, and provide a great stepping stone between Java SE, a servlet container, OSGi and a full Java EE server and will certainly simplify the development of the Microservices !


For those which are interested to discover the document of the specification, you will find the information here


Releases, release, releases ....


I hope this week's 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.

This week sees our annual conference, Red Hat Summit, taking place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center with many of the core development teams in attendance.  If you have been fortunate enough to attend the conference then we hope you have managed to meet with many of the developers, attended many interesting presentations and learned a great deal about the projects and products within our communities.  Videos from the conference are already turning up on line via our youtube playlist, subscribe to receive notifications when new videos are uploaded.


One of the big announcements coming from Red Hat Summit covered the release of, an end-to-end development environment for creating and deploying hybrid cloud services.  Along with the announcement of the release we have a wealth of articles covering


More Summit News


Eric Schabell has been very busy at Summit this week, not only taking time to meet people in and around the conference but he has given 15 minute mini-theatre talks entitled "What are your digital foundations?" and "How to setup a container platform for modern application delivery in minutes" along with a 10 minute DevZone lightning talk entitled "Anyone show you how to install OpenShift Container Platform in minutes?" and a full Summit session entitled "Discover the foundations of digital transformation".


Brian Atkisson has also been very busy at Summit attending many of the presentations and writing up his impressions.  Over the last few days Brian has written articles on the following presentations


Over the next few weeks we expect to see more posts covering Summit, the announcements and presentations and will endeavour to highlight as many as we can through the Editorial.


Try It Now


Have you ever wanted to try out some of the Red Hat products but did not have time to download, install and configure them?  If this is you then you are exactly the person we would like to provide feedback on new Beta functionality we are trialling, working with Codenvy to support the deployment of a JBoss EAP 7 instance running within a browser-based IDE.  The beta launches Eclipse Che IDE, JBoss EAP 7 and the kitchensink quickstart thus allowing you to edit, build and debug applications from within the comfort of your browser.


Evolving Business Rules from your Processes


Business processes often benefit from rules for example using conditional events, sequence flows or executing business rules however they suffer from having the lifecycle of the long running processes coupled to the lifecycle of the shorter running rulesets, until now that is.  With the introduction of a new Business Rule Task and Remote Business Rule Task it is now possible to decouple the rules being executed from the process, allowing the rules to evolve independently of the process.


Deploying and Debugging NodeJS Applications on OpenShift


In the second article in his series Jean-François Maury takes us through the process of deploying and debugging a NodeJS application using Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio.  Jean-François covers all steps from creation of the OpenShift project, a new NodeJS application, deploying that application, modifying and finally debugging of the application.  What more could you need to get started?


JBoss DataGrid on OpenShift


With the release of Red Hat Container Development Kit 3.0 Beta and Minishift, deploying a JBoss DataGrid client-server application to OpenShift has never been easier.  With a few simple steps Francesco Marchioni takes us from an initial deployment of the CDK, through the creation of a new project to the deployment of JBoss DataGrid and a client application demonstrating how to access the cache.


WildFly gets a Public CI


With thanks from JetBrains, who kindly donated an open source license for TeamCity, the WildFly team now have a public CI system for running integration tests on WildFly, WildFly Core, Undertow and many other related projects and ensures that PRs are tested before being merged to keep the master branch stable.


Hibernate News


The latest version of Hibernate News is now out bringing new articles from the Hibernate Community.  Within the newsletter you will find articles covering the use and manipulation of proxy objects within Hibernate, how to merge incoming and existing association collections, making use of the Integrator SPI to access the underlying database metadata, how to correctly implement equals and hashCode and many more.


Writing a Book using Continuous Integration


It may sound like a strange use for CI but why should writing a book be any different from developing code?  There are many benefits to developing a book using CI as Clément ably argues based on his experience of developing a mini-book about Eclipse Vert.x.


New Releases



That's all we have for this week, please join us next week when we will bring you more news and articles from the JBoss Community ... and May the Fourth be with you

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to the pre-Summit JBoss Weekly Editorial! I’m sure you all know that Red Hat Summit is happening next week, we’re looking forward to seeing you there! Many of us will be giving talks or hanging around at the booth, please stop by and say hi.

As you might have guessed, a lot of the information for this week’s editorial will be about Summit. That isn’t to say that there hasn’t been some other stuff that has happened. Let’s get into it!


Byteman has pushed out a couple of new releases: 3.0.10 and 4.0.0-BETA5 to be exact. 3.0.10 is a bug fix release and intended for JDK8 and earlier. 4.0.0-BETA5 contains the same bug fixes as 3.0.10 and some others targeting JDK9. Of course, you can checkout the release notes for the version you’re interested in.


Teiid 9.3-Beta1 was released last Friday. You can read the release on the blog for more information. This release includes support for LEAD/LAG/FIRST_VALUE/LAST_VALUE functions. There’s also been some initial work done for Couchbase connectivity and SQLAlchemy/Superset. The team would appreciate any feedback you have if you’re using any of those data stores.


The Infinispan group released Hotrod clients C++/C# 8.1.0.Final earlier in the week. There are a number of feature requests and enhancements that went into this release, as well as a good helping of bug fixes. Read more about them in the release notes.

Apache Manifold 2.7 was released earlier in the week. It includes a brand new UI, SharePoint 2016 support and improved connectors for a number of different data stores. 40 improvements and issues have been resolved in this release. Congratulations to the team on a job well done!


Of course, there’s all the stuff happening at Red Hat Summit. Quite a bloggers projects being showcased at Summit. This is turning out to be a spectacular event this year, you certainly won’t want to miss it!


There’s also the Great Indian Developer Summit wrapping up this week. Galder Zamarreño is there speaking about Infinispan of course! His talks touch on Big Data and reactive applications using Infinispan. Both wonderful topics!

It’s a busy week for us coming up, hoping to see you there!

Other goings on

We’ll finish up this editorial with some general happenings within the community.


Those of you following Debezium will already know, but Randall Hauch has stepped down from running the project and has taken a position with Confluent! We wish him the greatest of success in his new position! To fill the void, Gunnar Morling has stepped up and will be filling Randall’s place. Gunnar is no stranger to open source and data. He’s worked for a number of years on Hibernate, Bean Validation as well as other. We’re looking forward to great things coming from Debezium and Gunnar!


In keeping with the data theme, Guillaume Smet wrote about Simple Query String on the Hibernate blog. The feature came out with Lucene 4.7.0 and support in Hibernate Search version 5.8.0.Beta1. It is a powerful way of building up a query without having to wade through all the Lucene query documentation. Hibernate Search has a DSL for it and the team is looking for feedback. If this is something you’re using, or looking at using, please give them your feedback.


In the Vert.x camp, Benoit Hediard blogged about creating an application using Angular on the front-end and Vert.x on the back end. He goes through reasons to use this stack and also walks you through a basic proof of concept to get you going.


Corinne Krych blogged about debugging Karam tests over on her blog. If you’ve been using Karma it may not always be that easy to get things working. Head over and read Corinne’s example and setup for getting started debugging those tests!


Have you thought about securing your containers? Eric Schabell certainly has. In fact, he wrote a post about getting all those things secured. It’s certainly worth the read if you’re using containers and need to make sure everything is on the up and up!


Our last entry this week comes from Christian Posta about calling your services and why it’s difficult. Microservices isn’t easy, and getting them right is even more difficult. Christian continues talking about the most difficult parts of microservices.


Thank you all for reading and again, we’re looking forward to seeing you all at Red Hat Summit!

We're back after a couple of weeks break and where to start? The obvious candidate is BPM because the team seem to be dominating the feeds recently! The BPM product architect and jBPM project lead, Kris Verlaenen, has been prolific with a series of articles about the bpmNEXT conference he is presenting at. Take a look because there are some interesting perspectives on where BPM in general is going in the future. Kris has an introductory article here too. And related to BPM, Maciej has written about a fairly common requirement, how to send emails from within a process with a nice worked example. In an earlier article, Maciej also took the time to show the new Case Management Showcase application in the BPM workbench.


Not to be outdone, the Hawkular team have a few important announcements. They had a talk at CloudNativeCon in Berlin.



But then there was the announcement that we are getting involved with the Jaeger project!


"This new version of Jaeger provides very similar functionality to Zipkin, which is focused on visualising individual traces. It does not have the aggregated views currently supported in Hawkular APM - however from discussions with the Jaeger project, they are keen to be able to provide aggregated views. Therefore we have made the decision that, rather than refactor the Hawkular APM project’s model to be more OpenTracing compatible, it makes more sense to collaborate on the Jaeger project."


Keep watching this space for further updates!


A few more noteworthy announcements and articles in the last couple of weeks include:



There were the usual flurry of project releases, such as WildFly Swarm, Arquillian, Infinispan and ByteMan. Well done to those teams!


OK, that's it for this week. See you next time!