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: 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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Stateless Security, MicroProfile JWT and OpenSource R³ Jam come to DevNexus

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It’s the week before a conference. You’re giving a new talk. This is the moment when all speakers are at their least confident. And what, I have to write a blog to earn a shirt? Who made these rules? Oh, we did. Alright, let’s do this. Introducing OpenSource R³ Jam In a very PartyOne inspired front, we’re getting together with DevNexus, Hazelcast, Jakarta EE, Okta, and Sonatype needs to throw a fun new party at DevNexus next week in Atlanta, Georgia, March 6-8th. DevNexus has soared to the top of my US conferences list and is sitting right up there…

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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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Custom ConfigSource with MicroProfile Configuration

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In the previous blog post “An Overview of MicroProfile Configuration” we have seen how to start using MicroProfile Configuration and covered the most common cases where it can be used. In today’s blog post, we are going to show you one of the advanced features of MicroProfile Configuration: the ability to add your own ConfigSource. To refresh your memory, MicroProfile Config already ships with a few ConfigSources by default: microprofile-config.properties file, system properties, and environment variables. What if your source of Configuration is somewhere else? Maybe a database or an API? Good news! MicroProfile Configuration allows you to create your…

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An Overview of MicroProfile Configuration

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When we are developing an application, it is usually a good practice to externalize some aspects of the application so we can change its runtime behavior without the need to change the code. This is what we call Configuration. A few examples may include the application language, the currency symbol, the username and password to connect to the database or a system path to store uploaded files. In a Monolithic Architecture, you may get away from Configuration. It is not a big deal to perform a couple more builds to change some parameters. In the Microservices world, it is impossible….

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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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