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Programming

The Acteur async web framework has grown some new features over the last year. A really, really simple way to write small, scalable REST servers.
on Aug 24, 2014

Blogging

JBoss EAP 6.3 is now available! This release brings continued progress on the road to making EAP the most manageable and secure Java EE 6-compliant Application Server for traditional and cloud based workloads. It also continues the core themes of the EAP 6 major version family of better user experience, improved manageability, and enhanced performance. Where to download ? For current customers...
on Aug 7, 2014
This is the seventh part (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5) of a multi-part video series where Lincoln Baxter (@lincolnthree), George Gastaldi (@gegastaldi) and I are interactively building a Forge addon to add Java EE 7 Batch functionality. So far, here is what different parts have shown: Part 1 showed how to get started with creating an addon, add relevant POM dependencies, build and...
on Aug 7, 2014
When people ask me what am I doing, my immediate response is IT. Even though, the answer is not very specific, it is the easiest to understand and it still helps to describe what we are doing. In fact, it doesn't matter what programming languages we use, our responsibility is to build the information system, which deliver information to end-user. Therefore, we should value information more than...
on Aug 2, 2014
Red Hat's JBoss Data Grid is an open source, distributed, in-memory key/value data store built from the Infinispan open source software project. Whether deployed in client/server mode or embedded in a Java Virtual Machine, it is built to be elastic, high performance, highly available and to scale linearly. JBoss Data Grid is accessible for both Java and non-Java clients. Using JBoss Data Grid,...
on Jul 24, 2014
This is the sixth part (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5) of a multi-part video series where Lincoln Baxter (@lincolnthree) and I are interactively building a Forge addon to add Java EE 7 Batch functionality. Part 1 showed how to get started with creating an addon, add relevant POM dependencies, build and install the addon using Forge shell, add a new command batch-new-jobxml, and add --...
on Jul 23, 2014
Are you using WildFly ? Any version of JBoss EAP ? Would you like to help us define how the Web Console for future versions should look like ? Help the Red Hat UX Design team shape the future of JBoss EAP and WildFly! We are currently working to improve the usability and information architecture of the web-based admin console. By taking part in a short exercise you will help us better understand...
on Jul 18, 2014
If the numbers of articles, meetups, talk submissions at different conferences, tweets, and other indicators are taken into consideration, then seems like Docker is going to solve world hunger. It would be nice if it would, but apparently not. But it does solve one problem really well! Lets hear it from @solomonstre - creator of Docker project! In short, Docker simplifies software delivery by...
on Jul 16, 2014
This is the fourth part (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4) of a multi-part video series where Lincoln Baxter (@lincolnthree) and I are interactively building a Forge addon to add Java EE 7 Batch functionality. Part 1 showed how to get started with creating an addon, add relevant POM dependencies, build and install the addon using Forge shell, add a new command batch-new-jobxml, and add --reader, --...
on Jul 15, 2014
When I started my career as a Java developer close to 10 years ago, the industry is going through a revolutionary change. Spring framework, which was released in 2003, was quickly gaining ground and became a serious challenger to the bulky J2EE platform. Having gone through the transition time, I quickly found myself in favour of Spring framework instead of J2EE platform, even the earlier...
on Jul 14, 2014
Java EE 7 platform added a few new specifications to the platform: Java API for WebSocket 1.0 Batch Applications for Java 1.0 Java API for JSON Processing 1.0 Concurrency Utilities for Java EE 1.0 This is highlighted in the pancake diagram shown below: Several of the existing specifications were updated to fill the gaps and provide a more cohesive platform. Some small, but rather significant...
on Jul 10, 2014
Eclipse Luna (4.4) was released a few days ago, download it at the usual location: eclipse.org/downloads. The big feature of course is full support for Java 8 but there are a tons of other features as listed here. JBoss Tools is a set of plugins for Eclipse that complements, enhances and goes beyond the support that exists for JBoss and related technologies in the default Eclipse distribution. If...
on Jul 8, 2014
When I started my career around 10 years ago, Struts MVC is the norm in the market. However, over the years, I observed the Spring MVC slowly gaining popularity. This is not a surprise to me, given the seamless integration of Spring MVC with Spring container and the flexibility and extensibility that it offers. From my journey with Spring so far, I usually saw people making some common mistakes...
on Jul 5, 2014
There is a Maven archetype to create Java EE 7 application: mvn --batch-mode -DarchetypeGroupId=org.codehaus.mojo.archetypes -DarchetypeArtifactId=webapp-javaee7 -DgroupId=org.javaee7.sample -DartifactId=javaee7-sample -Dpackage=org.javaee7.sample archetype:generate It generates a simple "pom.xml" with Java EE 7 API <dependency>. It does the job to get started with building the application...
on Jul 1, 2014

Databases

Redis is a NOSQL database written in C. The Remote Dictionary Server is a key-value data base whose the storage is in memory, then the write and read will fastest way, but which difference between Redis and Cache? What does happen when the database fall down? Will we lost the all informations? The main goal of this article is talk about the Redis and show an open source project, the redis-...
on Aug 1, 2014

NetBeans

Tired of JavaFX Scene Builder being run in a separate process? Fed up with no real integration between your favorite IDE and JavaFX Scene Builder? There may be a solution heading towards you. Follow this small series of blog entries to join me on my journey towards an embedded JavaFX Scene Builder in NetBeans. Welcome back (you did read the first three parts of this series?)! Ok, having done a...
on Jul 28, 2014

J2SE

JDK 8 introduced a lot of new features and improvements in the platform from Lamda expressions, Stream collection types, Functional interfaces, Type annotations, Nashorn etc. Guava library from Google provided some support for functional programming idioms prior to JDK 8. I have been using Guava for some of my projects. So here is a small write up on how new functionality added in JDK 8 makes it...
on Jul 14, 2014

Open Source

This year, more more apache based company, I mean that a company that repackage, retest or make a bundle of Apache product, selling product in Indonesia. And as we know, the ecosystem, like tech guy, expert in our region Asia Pasific, i never see.. but pre-sales and salesman, and industry leader, all over the country. I make a small theory about this, because most of their product are based on...
on Jul 9, 2014

Community

In an earlier blog entry I listed my picks for DevNexus 2014. This blog entry summarizes my notes from this show. I corroborate the common wisdom about DevNexus being a very well run show. This was my first time presenting and I found the talk selection on the first day to have the right mix of diversity and depth for the working developer. The second day was much less compelling for me,...
on Jul 7, 2014

Testing

Behaviour Driven Development is an increasingly popular Agile development practice that turns testing on its head. It turns automated acceptance testing from a verification activity, done once the development work is done, to a specification activity, with tester involvement starting from the word go. In this talk, we will look at how Behaviour Driven Development radically changes the traditional...
on Jun 25, 2014