Jakarta EE: A New Hope

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It was announced today that we in the Jakarta EE community would not be able to modify the javax namespace. When I heard that statement uttered for the first time, I was certain I heard wrong. I asked several questions hoping for more positive news with better options in the future. No, it was exactly what I heard. Many of you know me as a positive voice in the community, but even my calm demeanor was cracked. Several visceral statements left my mouth and at one point during the meeting I recall using the word asinine. Transitioning through the stages…

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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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