It’s Easy! Your First TomEE Pull-Request: Fetch, Code, Commit, and Push

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This is the second installment in a two-part article covering the Process Task portion of the Contribution Workflow. The Contribution Workflow is covered in detail in the first part within “Section 1: The Contribution Workflow Overview.” The Process Task portion of the Contribution Workflow is where you do the work on an issue (bug fixes, enhancements, tests, documentation) after getting assigned a JIRA ticket. This is where the rubber meets the road; where the actual work of writing or coding a solution takes place. The following diagram shows how the Process Task portion of the Contribution Workflow fits into the…

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It’s Easy! Your First TomEE Pull-Request: Fork, Clone and Branch

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In the last installment, “It’s Easy! Your First TomEE Pull-Request: Using JIRA”, we showed you how to discover and get assigned a task in the TomEE open source project. This article, broken up into two parts, shows you how to get set up so you can start contributing and how to use Git to preserve your changes and save them up to your GitHub account. Section 1: The Contribution Workflow Overview 1.1 JIRA Ticket 1.2 Process Task 1.3 Submit Changes 1.4 Merge Changes 1.5 Clean Up Section 2: Process Task 2.1 Fork, Clone, Branch TomEE 2.1.1 Fork 2.1.2 Clone 2.1.3…

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It’s Easy! Your First TomEE Pull-Request: Using JIRA

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While all open source tools (i.e. GitHub, Maven, Mailing lists, Java IDEs) used by the TomEE open source community are important, the process of identifying and managing the work done on the project is critical to our success. The tool we use for managing work is the TomEE JIRA issue tracking system. Note: If you are not already familiar with JIRA tickets or find them confusing, you should read “It’s Easy! The Anatomy of a JIRA Issue” after reading this article. It will help clarify all the information a typical JIRA Issue addresses. Becoming a part of the TomEE community…

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TomEE for Every Day!

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The “TomEE for the Holidays” campaign ended on January 16th of this year. It was great to see so many new Contributors (close to 50) join the TomEE project. In addition, participation from veteran contributors skyrocketed resulting in a level of communication and collaboration that would make any open source community proud. With the success of the “TomEE for the Holidays” initiative, the question became obvious: “How can we (Tomitribe) maintain a high level of participation and comradery in the project?” There were many things that made “TomEE for the Holidays” a success. Encouraging people new to open source to…

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It’s Easy! The Anatomy of a JIRA Issue

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One of things that I had to learn about when joining the TomEE open source project was JIRA. JIRA is an issue tracking system with some light project management. It’s a great tool for keeping track of who is working on what and what bugs or issues need to be addressed. Note: JIRA isn’t an acronym it’s a truncation of the word, Gojira which is the real Japanese name for Godzilla. The folks that created JIRA chose the name as a tongue-in-cheek jab at their biggest rival at the time, Bugzilla. When you join the TomEE community you will end…

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It’s Easy! Get the TomEE Source Code and Join the Community

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One of the greatest joys of my life has been working in Open Source. Why? First, I get to work on exactly what I want when I want. Software development is a creative process and working for someone else doesn’t always let me express myself. I need that. If my contributions are helpful, in line with the project’s goals, and are approved by my peers I can make a difference. That brings me to the second thing I love about open source: The people. Every project is different but in the TomEE project, everyone is volunteering their efforts and time…

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It’s Easy! Debugging with IntelliJ and TomEE

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In our last post we provided a step-by-step tutorial that explained how to debug Enterprise Java applications on TomEE from the Eclipse IDE. This time we’ll do the same thing but with IntelliJ! I’ve always found debugging Enterprise Java applications to be a challenge, but modern features of the Java Virtual Machine and tools like IntelliJ make it easy. If you are already familiar with IntelliJ but have not debugged a TomEE application, then this will be a quick but useful tutorial. If you are new to IntelliJ or TomEE you’ll find the steps outlined here very easy to follow….

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It’s Easy! Remote Debugging with Eclipse and TomEE

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I’m going to try something different in this article. I’m going to use lots of images as a reference for readers. I have not done that before, but I’ve found when I’m learning something new that it can be very helpful. A big hurdle for me personally, as a Java EE developer, is debugging server-side code from an IDE. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you step by step how to set up Eclipse for “remotely” debugging Java EE applications. I put remotely in quotes because in this article you are really running TomEE on the same machine as…

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Tweaking Your Skills in Open Source

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As I said in “The Best Thing I Ever Did Was Open Source”, open source is really where my heart is, so I’m grateful to be working on TomEE – even if sporadically – and seeing that project evolve and grow.  Since David Blevins post, “TomEE for the Holidays”, we have seen a serious uptick in the number of contributors, pull requests, and commits to TomEE.  Every new community member has joined with the same simple question, “How can I help!”, and all of them have received a warm welcome and a plentiful todo list. It’s been a while It…

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JMS 3.0: Get Involved!

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As the Jakarta EE Working Group at Eclipse prepares for the release of Jakarta EE 8, we are starting to think about what comes next.  Actually, most of us have been thinking about that for a while, but we have to get Jakarta EE 8 out before we can start to overhaul the platform.  One of the technologies that is due for an overhaul after Jakarta EE 8, is the Java Message Service (JMS) which was originally introduced in 2000 – nearly 20 years ago. Since 2000, the JMS specification has evolved slowly, but steadily, and while it remains one…

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