Getting started with SwitchYard 2.0.0.Alpha1 on WildFly 8.1.0.Final

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...)

Win a free eBook copy of WildFly Performance Tuning

This is a seriously good start into a new area. I thought you might be interested in winning Packt's latest book about WildFly Performance Tuning. So, this is the contest to make it happen.
I have 2 eBook copies of WildFly Performance Tuning to be given away to two (2) lucky winners.

Here are the Rules
- The contest is running from today (07/09/14, 5:45a UTC) to next Wednesday (07/16/14, 5:45a UTC).
- Answer the (more...)

Farewell msg systems …

.. and thank you for amazing 14 years. It's true: I've been within the msg group for an incredibly long time  and have been working in the Java/Java EE space almost all of it. Next Friday (07/11/14) will be my last day. Now it is time to move on.
I've been working with customers and internal Java EE projects all over the place, blogged, authored articles and have been speaking at conferences a lot. The passion (more...)

Java EE 8 – Deliver More Apps to More Devices

If there's one thing I dislike about summer, it is the fact that there isn't much news to share or talk about. Who ever decided to put the Java Day Tokyo into this boring time of the year did a pretty good job and gave me an opportunity to write a blog post about new and upcoming Java EE 8 specification enriched with some more thoughts and pointers.
As announced on the Java EE 7 (more...)

I’m speaking at JavaOne 2014, September 28 to October 2, 2014 in San Francisco, California, USA

Just a short 104 days to go until the number one Java event is going to happen again. JavaOne opens it's doors again beginning 28th of September till the 2nd of October this year. After intense months of work in the program committee for both the Server-side Java and the Java in the Cloud track, where we dug through all the proposals the final program has been selected and the notifications have been send out.

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Review: "Java EE 7 with GlassFish 4 Application Server" by David Heffelfinger

The third edition of David Heffelfinger's Java EE book has been recently released. This updated edition is covering the latest Java EE 7 Platform. Thanks to Packt Publishing for giving me a review copy to look at.

Abstract
This book is a practical guide and follows a very user-friendly approach. The book aims to get the reader up to speed in Java EE 7 development. All major Java EE 7 APIs and the details of (more...)

JavaOne 2014 – Some First Analysis on Submissions

Time is running away these days. So many things happening in parallel and of course the most important Java conference is in the middle of everything. JavaOne 2014 closed the CfP doors already and voting is well underway. There are very few things the Program Committee is allowed to talk about but after having skipped that kind of analysis last year it was time for me to ask for permission and so I can start (more...)

XRebel on GlassFish 4

The cool Zeroturnaround guys recently opened the private beta for their latest product which is an interactive and live profiler for your Java EE apps. Anton showed me the M3 at DevNation and I was curious to get my hands on it. Here is the first test-drive and some screenshots.

Getting It And Setting It Up
First thing to keep in mind is, that it is a private beta. So you have to apply online (more...)

Trip Report DevNation 2014

It's been an amazing week. Being announced as a features speaker put some more pressure as usual on me. But heading out to San Francisco for the second time this year was amazing. The typical hazels with a 10+ hour flight and immigration are easy to leave behind when you arrive in sunny and warm weather.


The inaugural DevNation happened this year being the new open source, polyglot conference for application developers and maintainers. Directly next (more...)

Happy 8th Birthday Java!

It's been another longer journey but yesterday, exactly two years, seven months, and eighteen days after the release of Java 7 we now have production-ready builds of Java 8 available for download! This new major release contains several new features and enhancements that increase the performance of existing applications, make it easier to develop applications for modern platforms, and increase maintainability of code. Here is a brief overview about my personal highlights.

What's new overall?
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