How to Get Started Contributing to TomEE or any Open Source Project

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What follows is an article, “Contribution Tips”,  from the updated Community page on the TomEE website initially penned by David Blevins and improved by the Community, which explains how to get started contributing to Apache TomEE. We’ve been fortunate enough to have had several people join the project since the “The Best Thing I Ever Did Was Open Source” and “TomEE for the Holidays” posts were published.. I cannot think of a better resource to get folks started than the article re-published below.  Regardless of what project you are working on it is excellent advice. Subscribe to the developer mailing…

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TomEE for the Holidays

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If I were to pick a month to brand “Open Source Month”, it would be December. I could list personal reasons for it, such as December 1999 was the first month I ever contributed to Open Source. That happens to be the same month I married Amelia and have often joked, “I’ve been married to them both ever since.” The real reason is December is the month open source heroes are born. December is Your Time to Shine I’ve noticed a pattern of December being a very prolific month for open source contribution. In December 2006 the OpenEJB 3 codebase…

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Overview of MicroProfile Rest Client

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The goal of this article is to give you an overview of the MicroProfile Rest Client (aka Rest Client), how it works and the advantages you can obtain when utilizing it to implement a Java REST client. When we talk about microservices, we discuss many different architecture topics, but sometimes we forget the importance of a good client API. The Rest Client is a Java REST client based in JAX-RS 2.0, that uses its current features, but also provides a different way of interacting with the microservices. The 1.0 version of Rest Client was first introduced in MicroProfile version 1.3…

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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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TomEE: Announcing TomEE 8 M1!

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The Apache TomEE community has announced the release of TomEE 8.0 – Milestone 1 (M1) – a major step forward for TomEE. Tomitribe and TomEE TomEE is a project that members of Tomitribe have been working on and supporting for years and our efforts to release TomEE 8.0 was significant. Tomitribe is proud to contribute to the project. A special thanks to all the other committers for their hard work as well! Java EE 8 This is the first TomEE release that provides support for Java EE 8 and Jakarta EE, where two new specs were introduced: JSON-B, a well-needed…

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TomEE: SSL/TLS Secured Websockets

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In a previous article, WebSocket and Lock it! we showed how to use basic authentication on websocket calls to an application deployed on TomEE. In this article, we explain how to add SSL/TLS security to the connection between the client and the application server. To demonstrate this, we’ve created a new wss-secured-websocket project. This work is valid both for Secure Websocket (WSS) and HTTPS. Adding transport layer security is important in order to protect the data exchange. Payloads and headers are sent in clear text when using simple HTTP. This is critical when considering the authentication header. As you can…

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TomEE: An Overview of the TomEE 7.1 release!

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The Apache TomEE community has announced the release of TomEE 7.1  – a major step forward for TomEE. For more details on the changes please look into the release notes. For tips on upgrading, see this blog post by @jongallimore  from earlier this week. Tomitribe and TomEE TomEE is a project that members of Tomitribe have been working on and supporting for years and our efforts to release TomEE 7.1 was significant. Tomitribe is proud to contribute to the project. A special thanks to all the other committers for their hard work as well! Java 8 Update Prior to TomEE 7.1 you…

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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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