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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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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TomEE: A Tutorial on Microprofile Rest Client

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On a previous blog post, Triber Ivan Junckes Filho published an overview of the MicroProfile Rest Client (Rest Client) standard. In this tutorial, we are going to build on Ivan’s overview to show you, step by step, how you can develop and deploy this type-safe approach to consume an existing JAX-RS microservices with Apache TomEE 8 M1. If you have not read Ivan’s overview, it is suggested you do that first and then come back to this tutorial. The toolset we are going to use for this tutorial includes Java 8, Apache TomEE 8 M1 and Maven 3.6. The technologies…

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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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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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MicroProfile Fault Tolerance Annotations

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In our last article about Microprofile Fault Tolerance we explained the motivation for this project and the need to provide a few design patterns under the microservice friendly Microprofile spec, namely: Bulkhead – isolate failures in part of the system. Circuit breaker – offer a way to fail fast. Retry – define criteria on when to retry. Fallback – provide an alternative solution for a failed execution. We also presented some of the libraries that implement this Microprofile specification, including the Geronimo Safegard library, the one used on TomEE 7.1. Lets now dive a bit deeper into the spec and…

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