Everybody heard the news probably. The first WildFly 9.0.0.Alpha1 release came out Monday. You can download it from the wildfly.org
website The biggest changes are that it is built by a new feature provisioning tool which is layered on the now separate core distribution and also contains a new Servlet Distribution
(only a 25 MB ZIP) which is based on it. It is called "web lite" until there'll be a better name. (more...)
JBoss Fuse combines several technologies like core Enterprise Service Bus capabilities (based on Apache Camel, Apache CXF, Apache ActiveMQ), Apache Karaf and Fabric8 in a single integrated distribution. The best part is, that no matter what your skill level is, contributing to JBoss Fuse can be very rewarding and a great learning experience. You’ll meet lots of smart, passionate developers who are all driven to create the best middleware possible in open source! A good (more...)
I gave a brief introduction about the Overlord project family yesterday. Today it's time to test-drive a bit. The API Management sub-project released a 1.0.0.Alpha1 two days ago and introduces the first set of features according to the 18-Month roadmap
.What is APIMan exactly?
It is an API management system which can either be embedded with existing frameworks or applications or even run as a separate system. So far, so good. But (more...)
We're living in a more and more distributed world today. Instead of having individual, departmental projects running on some hardware below a random desk, today's computer systems run at large scale, centralized or even distributed. The needs for monitoring and managing never changed but got far more complex over time. If you'd put all those cross functional features into a bucket it would most likely be called "Governance". This can happen on many levels. People, (more...)
Already the fourth edition of my pod- and screencast crossover. Today it was Red Hatter Stan Lewis (@gashcrumb
) who took some time to talk about his work and about the hot web-console which is the new front-end for all things JBoss Fabric8
. He is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat and came on board with the Fusesource acquisition end of 2012. As one of the primary developers on the hawtio (more...)
This is another blog the ongoing series about the Red Hat xPaaS
solutions, where I am trying to demystify the acronyms a bit and give you more information about the projects and products composed around it. After the initial overview
this post focuses on the first aspect of the iPaaS solution
: JBoss Data Virtualization.What is Data Virtualization and why should I care?
Think of Data Virtualization as of a distinct layer between your (more...)
I recently came across KeyBox
) connecting to JSch
(Java implementation of SSH2) running as a web-application on the JBoss Enterprise Web Server (EWS 2.0
This is a quick and easy way to get hand on (more...)
After you've hopefully read the short little introduction to xPaaS
you're excited to try out all the new features and just want to get started without further reading? That is easy. The only true prerequisite for everything you do around xPaaS is an OpenShift
account. And believe it or not, it is free. Like in free. If you don't believe me, follow a few simple steps to get yours today
.First and Only Step
Since Camel version 2.10 there is support for CDI (JSR-299) and DI (JSR-330). This offers new opportunities to develop and deploy Apache Camel projects in Java EE containers but also in standalone Java SE or CDI containers. Time to try it out and get familiar with it.What exactly is Camel?
Camel is an integration framework. Some like to call it ESB-lite. But in the end, it is a very developer and component focused (more...)
I've been reading a lot about Red Hat products lately and being interested in cloud and such since some years now, it's pretty obvious for me to look into the cloud offerings from Red Hat in more detail. Arun did a great overview about JBoss xPaaS
back in April this year and I thought it might be time to not only give you an overview but also point you to all the relevant information that (more...)
Time flies and here is the third edition of the new podcast/screencast cross-over series "Developer Interviews". I had the chance to talk to Christian Posta (@christianposta
) last week. He is a Principal Middleware Specialist/Architect at Red Hat and well known for being an open-source enthusiast and committer on Apache ActiveMQ and Apache Camel. But he is actually interested in all kinds of middleware technologies and has a comparably extensible coverage on his own blog
In the second edition of my developer interview series I had a chance to talk to Claus Ibsen (@davsclaus
). He works for Red Hat on open source integration software such as JBoss Fuse
and is Apache Camel
committer. You may also know him for his book "Camel in Action
We talked about his history in integration technologies and looked at the latest developments which are upcoming for the Camel 2.14 (more...)
With only a few more weeks until JavaOne, I am still on the hunt for some good content recommendations. After I've looked at all the sessions from the Java Champions
it is time to see what Red Hat is going to offer this year. Beside the fact, that it is going to be a ton of interesting content you will also get a chance to meet all of them there and interact. If possible, I (more...)
I'm proud to introduce a new series on my blog. Today I'm going to publish the first interview I did with one of the amazing community members out there. I want to know more about the many amazing people that work on all kinds of JBoss and Middleware related stuff.
Emmanuel Hugonnet (@ehsavoie
) is the maintainer of the WildFly Plugin for NetBeans. It's not a big secret, that I like that IDE very (more...)
Isn't it that time of the year again? Booking hotels and travels. Most of my fellow Java Champions (and former ACE Director fellows) are doing some kind of preparation for JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld these days. Only a few more weeks to go and the content catalog is published. So I thought I might also spend an hour to look at good content. Let's start with talks given by Java Champions.
The Java Champions
Good new out there. The recent nightly builds of NetBeans already contain the latest WildFly Plugin
. So you don't need to add it manually and can start working with your favorite application server right away.
Try it out and grep the latest nightly build
. Please keep in mind, that the nightly builds are developer builds and shouldn't be expected to be stable.Some first steps to get started:
I'm very honored to be among the great speakers with great topics that get a chance to present at the following upcoming conferences. Come and meet me to talk about all things middleware, Java EE and integration technologies.
- JDayLviv 2014 - Sep 6 - 7, 2014
A one day conference powered by the Java User Group of Lviv. 12 h of content around everything Java.
- JavaOne 2014 - Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2014
The Java event (more...)
I've had the pleasure to review another book for Packt. This time it is the performance tuning guide for WildFly. Arnold Johansson and Anders Welén took a deeper look into what it takes to develop and run high performance applications on WildFly and collected a bunch of tips and tricks everybody should know.Abstract
The hugely successful JBoss Application Server has been updated and is now called WildFly. This cutting edge technology provides a free (more...)
A huge part of enterprise Java deals with data. Among all the different ways of working with data in enterprise settings, there is still the proven and widely taught approach to use O/R mapping of any kind. The JPA standard makes this comparably easy to use for everybody and it should also be portable. But let's not talk about migration details. The biggest drawback of O/R mapping is, that a developer tend to lose contact (more...)
I've been sticking my head into some hot RedHat technologies lately and among the many interesting parts I found SwitchYard
. Without being disrespectful towards everybody wrapping their heads around SOA and service oriented architectures in the past, this has always been kind of weird to me as a Java EE developer.
In the past I've been building component oriented applications with what I had at hand. Mostly driven by the features available in the Java (more...)