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Tom Marrs

Tom Marrs, a 20 year veteran in the software industry, is the principal and senior software architect at Vertical Slice, a consulting firm that designs and implements mission-critical business applications using the latest J2EE and open source technologies, along with providing architecture evaluation and developer training and mentoring services. Tom is the lead author of JBoss At Work: A Practical Guide (O'Reilly, 2005), has been published in Java Developers' Journal, and authored and co-authored several technical training courses. Tom teaches Java/J2EE/JBoss training classes, speaks regularly at software conferences such as No Fluff Just Stuff, and reviews best-selling technical books for major publishers. An active participant in the local technical community, Tom has served as president of the Denver Java Users Group.



In this first article of a series, you'll learn how to download and install JBoss. Tom Marrs and Scott Davis, authors of the upcoming JBoss At Work: A Practical Guide, explore the directory structure and show you how to add and remove services and how to deploy an application to JBoss.


Dev Bhattacharyya gave a good presentation on J2EE Connection Architecture (JCA) and JBoss. This covered the basics of JCA including Conections, Transactions, and Security. He then discussed RAR...

I first attended Marc Fleury's keynote.

I'm here at the JBoss World 2005 Conference in Atlanta and I'll be providing daily coverage in my blog.

The conference started tonight with a welcome reception. I was surprised to see the...