I’m happy to report that the 2014 edition of the Web Framework Smackdown is shaping up to be a good one. This year we have a solid lineup, and for the first time we are going beyond Java with the inclusion of Misko Hevery representing AnguarJS and Pete Hunt representing React. Representing a more Java-centric approach to UI we have myself (representing JavaEE and JSF) and Joonas Lehtinen...
on Jun 22, 2014
The lambdas are without any doubt one of the most intriguing and attractive features in Java8, but sometimes instead of helping us writting a better and boilerplateless code, they can get us into trouble. And still, they are the better alternative to the anonymous classes for lots of reasons.
The anonymous classes were a nice way to achieve clojures in Java, but it was something natural to...
on Jun 19, 2014
Unlock productivity is one of the bigger concerns for any person taking management role. However, people rarely agree on the best approaches to improve performance. Over the years, I have observed different managers using the opposite practices to churn out best performance of the team they are managing. Unfortunately, some works and other don't. To be more accurate, what does not increase...
on Jun 18, 2014
Recently, there is a heaty debate regarding TDD which started by DHH when he claimed that TDD is dead.
This ongoing debate managed to capture the attention of developers world, including us.
Some mini debates have happened in our office regarding the right practices to do testing.
In this article, I will represent my own view.
How many kinds of tests have you seen?
From the time I joined industry...
on May 28, 2014
I've been developing webapps pretty much since the start of the web in the second half of the 90s, and in Java ever since the first edition of Java EE. During that time, I've met many people and have seen many different approaches to both the development and the testing of the code.
One of the funnier parts of web app testing was a testing method used by one of the people I worked with. Between...
on May 26, 2014
Using the Java 8 Date Time Classes with JPA!
With the Java 8 SE release, developers get a splendid new best-in-class Date-Time API. Wouldn't it be nice if you could use it with JPA? Not so fast. JPA and for that matter JDBC know nothing about the new classes, and if you use them in your entities, JPA will map them to BLOBs in your database by default. This happens in DDL or database creation, in...
on Jun 17, 2014
Have you recently checked out your company’s web presence and thought to yourself that it was in dire need of an update? But then maybe you started imagining the pain of pushing new data there, and resigned at the mountain of work ahead. Or maybe your mind turned to even more pressing problems with the site - maybe it doesn’t render correctly on mobile, or no updates get pushed into social media...
on Jun 5, 2014
Tech Tip #25 showed how to configure WildFly on Raspberry Pi. Tech Tip #27 showed how to setup WildFly on two Raspberry Pis in managed domain mode. This tech tip will show how to setup a WildFly cluster over those two hosts.
WildFly supports mod_cluster out of the box. There are several advantages of mod_cluster:
Dynamic configuration of httpd workers
Server-side load balance factor calculation...
on May 30, 2014
Tech Tip #25 showed how to configure WildFly on Raspberry Pi. This tech tip will show how to setup a WildFly managed domain over two hosts running on Raspberry Pi.
Lets understand some basic concepts first.
WildFly can run in two modes:
Managed Domain allows you to run and manage a multi-server domain topology
Standalone allows to run a single instance of server
Multiple standalone instances...
on May 30, 2014
A JBoss User Group (JBUG) is a group of people who share a common interest in JBoss technologies. They are organized and supported by the community and meet on a regular basis to discuss new technologies, development methodologies, interesting use cases, and other technical topics. The common goal is to provide education, help, and social events for the community and to promote open source....
on May 28, 2014
This is the third part (part 1, part 2) of a multi-part video series where Lincoln Baxter (@lincolnthree) and I are interactively building a Forge addon to add Java EE 7 Batch functionality.
Part 1 showed how to get started with creating an addon, add relevant POM dependencies, build and install the addon using Forge shell, add a new command batch-new-jobxml, and add --reader, --processor, --...
on May 28, 2014
JBoss EAP (Enterprise Application Platform) is the commercially supported version of community supported JBoss AS 7.x. JBoss EAP 7 is scheduled to be released next year and will provide full compliance with Java EE 7. In the meanwhile, JBoss EAP 6.3 is getting ready to be released later this year.
Download JBoss EAP 6.3 Alpha, or this is also linked from the main downloads page.
A quick summary...
on May 7, 2014
JBoss Forge is the fastest way to build your Java EE applications, and not even tied to a particular IDE or an Application Server. Tech Tip #17 explained how to build a simple Java EE application rapidly, and deploy it on WildFly. JBoss Developer Studio provide a very neat integration with Forge as well. The instructions from the video are also explained in a text-based script here.
on May 7, 2014
[Republishing from http://wildfly.org/news/2014/04/25/Getting-Started-WildFly-OpenShift/]
OpenShift provides an open source hybrid cloud application platform by Red Hat. It enables polyglot applications to be deployed on a public, private, and a hybrid cloud very easily. It provides an extensible cartridge-based architecture that allows a wide range of functionality such as frameworks, databases...
on Apr 30, 2014
40+ Java User Groups from 6 continents have participated in WildFly 8 Launch so far, and a few more are still lined up. This has truly been a global participation so far, and truly reflects the spirit of Java community.
Several of these were delivered virtually primarily using G+ hangout, and then some in person during the travel by WildFly team. Lots of interesting conversations and feedback...
on Apr 29, 2014
On January 2nd I received a New Year's gift, my "Welcome to Oracle Cloud" email. I had requested a 30-day free trial back on October 17, when the Oracle Cloud was first announced, and had basically forgotten all about it. If you haven't already, request a trial account for yourself:
The Oracle Cloud integrates very nicely with Eclipse, NetBeans and JDeveloper, where you can develop and...
on May 29, 2014
Server-Sent Events (SSE) is part of HTML5. SSE is a simple, undirectional communication from server to browser. It allows server to push data to client once a connection is established. The entire point of SSE is to make it easy for the server to push messages to the browser, once the browser has first established a connection to the server. These messages are of the form "field: value" with...
on May 21, 2014
Recently, we were tasked to develop a SAAS application for big data analysis. To do data mining, the system need to store multi billion public posts in the database and run the classification process on them.
Classification in our context is a slow, resource intensive and painful process to assign a topic or sentiment to any record in the database. The process can last up to 24 hours with our...
on May 20, 2014
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on Apr 30, 2014
We've been using TDD for Mojarra for nearly a decade now and after all that time, we have decent number of tests. For historical reasons these tests mostly use GlassFish, but we are naturally migrating them to use WebLogic Server. As part of that work, I had to learn how to set up a simple cluster in WebLogic Server 12.1.2 to validate the fix for this bug that prevents @ViewScoped beans from...
on Apr 25, 2014