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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The Best Thing I Ever Did Was Open Source

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When I look back on the 25 years since I graduated and entered the market as a professional software engineer, I see a tapestry of accomplishments, failures, joy, frustration, and finally peace.  One accomplishment, in particular, the Co-Founding of OpenEJB with David Blevins, stands at the top of that list. I started out in Open Source working with Mark Flury on EJB-OSS in 1999, which was later renamed JBoss.  Shortly after that experience, I was hired by a company to develop an entirely new Open Source EJB Container system, OpenEJB, which later became an official Apache project. The opportunity to…

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Tomitribe Goes To CodeOne 2018

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Tomitribe is excited to be attending Oracle CodeOne  (Oct 22nd – 25th) this year. Eight Tribers – David, Amelia, Jean-Louis, Roberto, Otavio, Cesar, Ivan, and Richard – six of whom are giving a total of 12 presentations.  Attendees can also meet us during exhibitor’s hours at booth 5209, where we can tell you about Tomitribe Community Partnership Program.  We also look forward to sharing the latest updates on the Open Source Projects we are part of. For the first time in 20 years, there will be no JavaOne conference. JavaOne always brings back memories for those who have attended and…

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Tomitribe is Family

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Life is full of curveballs, which is an American euphemism for saying, “things don’t always go as expected.”  At the beginning of this year, I decided to return to the Java open source ecosystem when offered the chance by David Blevins and Tomitribe. It’s probably the best decision I’ve made in 14 years, and I’m grateful to Tomitribe for bringing me aboard and to the Java community for making me feel welcome.   Tomitribe is an exciting place to work. We are very involved in the new Jakarta EE (EE4J) project at Eclipse Foundation with members participating on many of…

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Tomitribe on the ODC Tour: Paraguay, Chile, and Brazil

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Otávio Santana has been busy on the exciting, twelve-country Latin America Oracle Developer Community Tour! He is personally speaking in Paraguay, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Guatemala, and Mexico! Otávio Santana, a Java Champion and Triber, has worked on everything from jNoSql to JBoss Weld to Hibernate as well as being a member of the JCP Executive Committee, working on several JCP Expert Groups, and is deeply involved in the development of MicroProfile and Jakarta EE. Otávio is presenting on Grid Database, jNoSQL, and Stateless Microservice Security via JWT and MicroProfile. His first stop, on July 31st, was in Paraguay in…

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Recap: Jakarta EE at Open Source North

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I had the privilege of speaking at Open Source North last week (June 15th) about the transition from Java EE to Jakarta EE. The conference was well organized, and in its 4th year, was completely sold out weeks earlier. It was exciting to see so many people from the Twin Cities focused on open source! The presentations were excellent. The presentation “How Much Freedom is too Much?” about Microservices by Kelly Goetsch was packed to the point that there was not even room to stand in the back. It shows how relevant the topic is to folks in the trenches today. I also enjoyed…

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Jakarta EE: Unofficial State of the Union, Part 1

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There is so much going on with the transition of Java EE from Oracle to the Eclipse Foundation, that it can make your head spin.  Java EE is a huge platform, not only in terms of technology, but also in terms of specifications, governance, and marketing. This “Unofficial” state-of-the-union is an attempt to bring people, not intimately familiar with the work being done, up to speed. Obviously, this is subject to change as the transfer of intellectual property from Oracle to Eclipse Foundation, the establishment of a governance model, and the marketing plan are still being defined. Hopefully, however, this…

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Proprietary to Open: A Sea Change for Jakarta EE

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As was discussed in the last post, Jakarta EE: Into the Fourth Epoch, enterprise Java is undergoing the biggest change in the 20-year history of the platform. Although a big part of this is the brand change from Java EE to Jakarta EE as well as a new technical direction (i.e. cloud-native and microservices) the most important change will be the move from a proprietary Java EE to fully open source Jakarta EE platform. The change in custodianship, from Oracle to the Eclipse Foundation, is fundamentally the most important change to the entire platform. To understand why, it’s important to…

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Jakarta EE: Into the Fourth Epoch

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This year, enterprise Java is undergoing the biggest change in the 20-year history of the platform.  Although a big part of this is the brand change from Java EE to Jakarta EE, the most important is a new openness and the technical direction. With the transition to the auspicious of the Eclipse Foundation and a new focus on cloud-native and microservices, this year demarcates a new Epoch in the story of enterprise Java. [REVISED: changes in the timeline were made on May 12th to match feedback and corrections from the community ] A Brief History of Enterprise Java I like…

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