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2014 Red Hat JBoss Expert Panel

October 24, 2013

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I’ve been tossing around the idea of organizing a discussion and whiteboarding event anchored by Eric Schabell, Keeny Peeples, and myself. The three of us have a hands-on background that includes solution architecture and consulting, and together, we provide subject matter expertise for the entire Red Hat JBoss middleware portfolio:
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Server Side Web Frameworks, The Last Stand

October 16, 2013

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I’m a fan of client / server architecture. I believe that…

  • the front end should be limited to the presentation tier
  • the back end should be limited to the logic / data tiers
  • the presentation tier should be separate from the logic / data tiers
  • the presentation tier should integrate with the logic / data tiers

I believe that the front end, the presentation tier, should be executed on the client and that the back end, the logic / data tier, should be executed on the server.
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CDI in Standard Portlets with Red Hat JBoss Portal 6.1 Beta

October 7, 2013

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Simply Awesome!

Context and Dependency Injection (CDI) has been available for a while now – it’s standard with Java EE 6.  Red Hat has always been a steward of open standards and breaking new grounds by leading the specifications, such as leading the CDI specification.  Thus, JBoss Portal 6.1 is proud to bring CDI to Portal applications!

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The beginning of the end of web containers?

October 2, 2013

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Is this the beginning of the end of web containers (i.e. servlet containers)?

For years, I preferred running Tomcat. It was easy. To install, extract the files. It was fast. It took seconds to start, and it took seconds to deploy a web application.

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Accelerate innovation with open source. Be Social.

October 1, 2013

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If the key to innovation is creativity and the key to creativity is collaboration, the key to innovation is collaboration. The value of open source lies not within the software, but within the community. The open source community fosters collaboration, and collaboration accelerates innovation.

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Need to meet business priorities? Accelerate development.

September 19, 2013

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The business priorities may include increasing enterprise growth, delivering operational results, accelerating innovation, and increasing satisfaction.

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How can the right middleware help meet these priorities?

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Poll Results: Do you have a data grid?

September 10, 2013

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I created a poll last October: Do you have a data grid?

I removed it in July after creating two new polls, but here are the results.

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PaaS: OpenShift, Architecture, and Success

September 10, 2013

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Next week, Matt Hicks and Bill DeCoste will be delivering a webinar on how to design and deploy applications to the cloud.


How to design code for the cloud and enjoy the benefits of PaaS

Designing and coding cloud-ready applications is essential to your business’ future success. So take advantage of the resources you have. Letting your developers use their existing skills can help you meet your growing application-development needs.

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Exciting New Features in Red Hat JBoss Portal 6.1 Beta

September 9, 2013

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Introducing JBoss Portal 6.1

On July 25, 2013, Red Hat hosted a webinar to present some exciting new features of JBoss Portal 6.1. The webinar can be replayed online by following this link.

In the webinar, we’ve introduced 4 major new features coming in JBoss Portal 6.1, including:

  • Social Media Integration
  • Mobile Friendly Support
  • CDI Support in standard Portlet and Portlet Filter
  • Navigation API support as part of JBoss Portal’s Public API

In the next couple of weeks, we’ll dive into each of these areas in more detail using real examples built for the webinar, which utilizes all of the new features in a single, coherent, portlet application. The code is available in my GitHub repository if you can’t wait to see it.
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BDAS – Berkeley Data Analytics Stack

September 5, 2013

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Yesterday, I highlighted AMPLab and a set of projects that can be used as an alternative to Apache Hadoop (link).

Today, I’m highlighting BDAS: Berkeley Data Analytics Stack.

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