WebLogic Server 12.1.3 on Kubernetes

Most of you recall, that I have some little history in Oracle WebLogic server. Coming all the way back from BEA times. I don't want to comment on recent developments or features or standard support, but one thing is for sure: It is out there and having the chance to run it containerized is something many customers will appreciate. Maybe this is the one thing, that will make a real difference in our industry with (more...)

Scaling and Load Balancing WildFly on OpenShift v3 With Fabric8

Did you enjoy the first ride with Fabric8 and OpenShift v3? There's more a lot more to come. After we got the first WildFly container up and running on Kubernetes, without having to deal with all it's inherent complexity, I think it is about time to start to scale and load balance WildFly.

Prerequisites
Make sure, you have the complete Vagrant, Fabric8, OpenShift v3, Kubernetes environment running. I walked you through the installation on Windows (more...)

Running WildFly on Kubernetes. On Windows. Fabric8!

Have you ever dreamed about running WildFly on OpenShift and leverage the latest Kubernetes features: On Windows? Sounds like blasphemy: Everything about those technologies is screaming GO and Linux. Windows doesn't seem to be the right fit. But I know, that there are many developers out there, being stuck on Windows. Corporate laptops, easy management and whatever reasons the different employers come up with. The good news is, there is a small and brave group (more...)

Monitoring DevOps Style With WildFly 9 And Jolokia

DevOps is among the hottest topic these days. And the wide range of topics around it makes it hard to actually find a complete description or something that covers everything on a decent granularity. One thing is for sure: One of the most important parts is to deliver the correct metrics and and information for monitoring of the application.

Java EE and JMX
The standard way of monitoring Java EE servers is JMX. This is (more...)

Using JPA And CDI Beans With Camel on WildFly

I didn't really plan for it, but with a conference free month, I had the chance to dig around a little more and show you even more of the Camel on WildFly magic, that the WildFly-Camel subsystem provides.

The Business Background
The demo is derived from one on JBoss Demo-Central by Christina Lin. She demonstrates the use of File and JDBC connectors in Camel and also added the use of Spilt pattern and Exception handling method. (more...)

Sending JMS Messages From WildFly 8 To WebLogic 12 with Camel

System integration is a nice challenge. Especially, when you're looking for communication standards and reliable solutions. In today's microservices world, everybody talks about REST services and http-based protocols. As a matter of fact, this will never be enough for most enterprise projects which typically tend to have a much more complex set of requirements. A reasonable solution is a Java Message Service based integration. And while we're not looking at centralized infrastructures and ESBs anymore, (more...)

Using Camel Routes In Java EE Components

I've been working with Camel since a while now and I really like it's simplicity. Using it on top of Java EE always was a little bit of a challenge and one of the recent talks I gave about how to do this and the different methods of bootstrapping Camel in Java EE actually proposes to use the WildFly-Camel Subsystem. In an ongoing series I am going to explore the different ways of doing this (more...)

Docker Compose on Windows with Python And Banon

Compose is a tool for defining and running complex applications with Docker. With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running. It is the only tool in the Docker tool-chain, which doesn't have a native binary for Windows in place right now and to get it up and running on Windows requires (more...)

NoSQL with Hibernate OGM – Part three: Building a REST application on WildFly

Welcome back to our tutorial series "NoSQL with Hibernate OGM"! Thanks to Gunnar Morling (@gunnarmorling) for creating this tutorial. In this part you will learn how to use Hibernate OGM from within a Java EE application running on the WildFly server. Using the entity model you already know from the previous parts of this tutorial, we will build a small REST-based application for managing hikes. In case you haven't read the first two (more...)

Java EE Deployment Scenarios for Docker Containers

I've been posting some content around Docker since a while and I like to play around with containers in general. You can find some more information about how to run Docker-Machine on Windows and also showed you how to use the Docker 1.6 client. One of the first blog posts was a compilation of all kinds of resources around Java EE, Docker and Maven for Java EE developers. Working more detailed and often with (more...)

My Toddler Knows More About Computers Than I Do. Help?

This is a feature post written by Tonya Rae Moore (@tonyaraemoore, website). Long years working for Oracle as the caretaker for Java.net, she went over to help with kick-starting ZEEF marketing. Working with communities and individuals has always been her passion. Strong believer in equality in tech and fighting anything which doesn't respect minorities. Marketer at heart, knows everything about beer, and is a loving mother married to a sport talk-show host. Member of the (more...)

Docker Maschine on Windows – How To Setup You Hosts

I've been playing around with Docker a lot lately. Many reasons for that, one for sure is, that I love to play around with latest technology and even help out to build a demo or two or a lab. The main difference, between what everybody else of my colleges is doing is, that I run my setup on Windows. Like most of the middleware developers out there. So, If you followed Arun's blog about " (more...)

Red Hat is now a Strategic Eclipse Member

The Eclipse Foundation announced today, that Red Hat has become a strategic member of the Eclipse Foundation. Red Hat has been a long-time solution member of the Eclipse Foundation and actively involved in the Eclipse open source community. As a new strategic member, Red Hat will take a seat on the Board of Directors of the Eclipse Foundation, strengthening its support of the Foundation.

What Does That Really Mean?
The Eclipse Foundation knows several different (more...)

Continuous Delivery with Docker Containers and Java EE

Organizations need a way to make application delivery fast, predictable and secure and the agility provided by containers, such as docker, help developers realize this goal. For Java EE applications, this enables packaging of applications, the application server, and other dependencies in a container that can be replicated in build, test, and production environments. This takes you one step closer to achieving continuous delivery. At least this was the abstract on the Webinar Thomas and (more...)

Welcome Google Summer of Code Students 2015 to JBoss

Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. It works with many open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund projects over a three month period. Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together over 8,500 successful student participants from 101 countries and over 8,300 mentors from over 109 countries worldwide to produce over 50 million (more...)

JavaOne 2015 – Tips And Recommendations For Your Submission.

Everybody knows JavaOne. It feels like, it's been there forever. And even if we had our ups and downs and the location isn't exactly what we want it to be and San Francisco is expensive and and and. It is the number one premium conference about all kinds of Java. And being part of the program committee ("Java, DevOps, and the Cloud" and "Java and Server-Side Development") again this year makes (more...)

Time to toss out Java 7 – JBoss EAP 6.4 is here!

What a great end to the week. JBoss EAP 6.4 was released and among a ton of technical enhancements and new features, the biggest is: Java 8 has been added to the list of supported configurations. And this includes the Oracle JDK and IBM JDK.

Java SE 7 End of Public Updates Notice
After April 2015, Oracle will no longer post updates of Java SE 7 to its public download sites. Existing Java (more...)

The Java Council: First vJUG Podcast. Microservices, Events and all Java.

I was invited to join the vJUG and give a talk about Large Enterprise Java Architecture and as a follow-up I also had the chance to be among the first guests of the newly created Virtual JUG Podcast.

Recording the Podcast with Hangouts, Audacity, Skype and Google Docs.
Featuring regulars Simon Maple, Trisha Gee and Martijn Verburg with guests Markus Eisele and, Daniel Fullarton. The team did a great job guiding the guests through the (more...)

How To Use The Docker 1.6 Windows Client

Newest Docker 1.6 release was pushed yesterday. Normally, no reason to go crazy, but this time I think, it's worth a blog. Because, it finally contains the first Docker Client for Windows. If you hated having to ssh into your instance and having to do everything via boot2docker: This is over now.
You can download official distribution of Docker Client for Windows by either installing it from the Chocolatey package manager (which I never (more...)

How to contribute to JBoss WildFly? Hacking on the next Java EE Version!

Paul and I are running the Virtual JBoss User Group and we aim for delivering interesting and high profile talks around all kinds of JBoss projects and technologies. I normally don't blog about every upcoming meeting, but let me highlight some, which I find very interesting and I am very happy to have them on our channel.

How to contribute to JBoss WildFly? Hacking on the next Java EE Version - Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 5 (more...)