TomEE: Upgrading is Easy!

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Apache TomEE has been designed from the ground up to be very easy to upgrade. This allows the open source project to innovate quickly and update often without major disruptions to our communities deployments. What follows are some simple tips that will help you upgrade when the time comes. Drag and Drop Jars Keeping a simple structure and remaining true to its Tomcat roots is a guiding principle for Apache TomEE. As a result, the folder structure for TomEE is simple, and easy to understand. Adding additional libraries, for example, a JDBC jar for a datasource defined in TomEE’s main…

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TomEE: Using JCache with CDI

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Although this article was originally written and published earlier, we felt it was important to cover it again on our blog.  JCache continues to offer exceptional advantages in enterprise computing and has been used by Tomitribe support services to improve performance of enterprise applications running TomEE.   The JCache JSR (JSR-107), finalized in late 2014, provides a standard mechanism to cache values in a map-like structure using a key. There are a number of different JCache implementations to choose from, and swapping between them should be no more difficult than swapping out .jar files on the classpath. In these examples,…

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Code Club: The Next Generation of Coders

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Introduction to Code Club Following on from my Ignite talk at Devoxx UK 2016, I want to introduce Code Club and share my experiences as a volunteer for those that may be interested but didn’t attend the conference. Code Club is a non-profit organization here in the UK that aims at creating a volunteer-led after-school coding club for 9-11 year olds in every primary school across the UK. Each club typically runs for one hour after school, and meets up every week. Coding is featuring more and more on the school curriculum these days, and running a Code Club is…

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Using JCache with CDI

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The JCache JSR (JSR-107), finalized in late 2014, provides a standard mechanism to cache values in a map-like structure using a key. There are a number of different JCache implementations to choose from, and swapping between them should be no more difficult than swapping out .jar files on the classpath. In these examples, I will use Hazelcast which provides a distributed cache, giving the benefit that all of the nodes in the cluster are using the same cache and working consistently. CacheManager For anyone new to JCache, here are the basic concepts. It’s also worth having a look at the…

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Ready-to-edit application in under 3 min. with TomEE

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We’ve teamed up with Codenvy to help make getting started with TomEE even easier than before! For those of you who don’t know, Codenvy is a cloud-based IDE that supports a range of popular programming languages and frameworks. Best of all, its free to use and you don’t even need to create an account to get started. You can go from zero to a running instance of a ready-to-edit application in TomEE in under 3 minutes and without leaving your browser. All this with a short guided tour to walk you through the whole process. Launching Codenvy We’ve added a…

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