JMS 3.0: Get Involved!

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As the Jakarta EE Working Group at Eclipse prepares for the release of Jakarta EE 8, we are starting to think about what comes next.  Actually, most of us have been thinking about that for a while, but we have to get Jakarta EE 8 out before we can start to overhaul the platform.  One of the technologies that is due for an overhaul after Jakarta EE 8, is the Java Message Service (JMS) which was originally introduced in 2000 – nearly 20 years ago. Since 2000, the JMS specification has evolved slowly, but steadily, and while it remains one…

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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: 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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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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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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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: Fat-Jar Deployments

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In this blog post, I will show you how to create a distribution of your application that ships with TomEE so you can run your application out of the box. What is a Fat Jar? Fat Jar, Uber Jar, Shaded Jar. These have different names, but all of them have the same meaning. It is simply a Jar file that contains all of your project class files, plus all the classes of the dependencies of the project. This concept is not really new, it has been used for several years. However, with the growing popularity of cloud deployments and adoption…

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TomEE: WebSocket and Lock it!

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Note: This article was originally authored by Romain Manni-Bucau in May of 2015 and has been updated by Bruno Baptista. Tomitribe uses the WebSocket API to add security credentials to REST services in our support services. This article has been updated to the latest versions of WebSocket and other resources and shows how you can easily add authentication to your REST calls.   WebSockets are a good technical solution when there is a requirement for interactive communication. A typical example is a chat system, but it makes more sense for live updates such as the stock market.  For example, being…

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TomEE: Using JCache with CDI

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Although this article was originally written and published earlier, we felt it was important to cover it again on our blog.  JCache continues to offer exceptional advantages in enterprise computing and has been used by Tomitribe support services to improve performance of enterprise applications running TomEE.   The JCache JSR (JSR-107), finalized in late 2014, provides a standard mechanism to cache values in a map-like structure using a key. There are a number of different JCache implementations to choose from, and swapping between them should be no more difficult than swapping out .jar files on the classpath. In these examples,…

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