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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TomEE on Azure cloud

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If you have an application on TomEE and want to deploy it on Microsoft’s Azure cloud, then this blog post is for you. Once everything is configured, the build and the deployment will require only a single command line and you will be able to access the application from anywhere in the World! Downloading TomEE-Azure Module We have already prepared a TomEE/Azure module ( cloud-tomee-azure module found in the TomEE examples) to make working with TomEE in Azure much easier. To take advantage of this module, you will first need to checkout TomEE from Github: git clone [email protected]:apache/tomee.git Then, navigate…

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How to Contribute to the TomEE Website

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In a previous post, “How to Get Started Contributing to TomEE or any Open Source Project”, we explained the general workflow – things to do and steps to avoid – that can help you join and maximize your contribution to an Open Source Project. In this post, we will walk you through the technical steps one can follow to contribute to the Apache TomEE Website. It’s common knowledge in any Content Management System (CMS), that the complexity of information organization is directly proportional to the amount, type and format of information an organization want’s to provide to the users. For…

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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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