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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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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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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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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JavaDay Ecuador 2018

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On September 8, the first edition of Java Ecuador Day was held in beautiful Quito, Ecuador. The conference boasted more than 350 attendees with 20 speakers. As a Triber, I got the opportunity to attend as one of those speakers and together, alongside the attendees, we shared the latest knowledge in the Enterprise Java Ecosystem. Topics covered included Jakarta EE, Serverless, MicroProfile, Clean architecture, Cloud, Microservices, and success stories.   Alberto Salazar, the leader of the Java User Group in Ecuador, indicated that this is the first time that professionals from the region, members of the Java Community Process, Java Champions,…

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JNoSQL and Jakarta EE

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The Enterprise Java platform has been evolving steadily since 1999 when it was first introduced as Java 2, Enterprise Edition. Today, Enterprise Java is being standardized under the Eclipse Foundation with the new brand, Jakarta EE.  Jakarta EE picks up where Java EE 8 left off, but the roadmap going forward will be focused on modern innovations such as microservices, modularity, and, now, NoSQL databases. The JNoSQL project, of which I’m a part, is excited to announce that it will be the first new standardization project to be adopted by Jakarta EE providing a robust and vendor agnostic API that…

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