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GridLogZ – Build, Install, & Configure

June 21, 2013

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This screencast demonstrates how to build, install, and configure GridLogZ. It does not include an audio soundtrack.

Prior to the screencast, the following items were downloaded from the Red Hat Customer Portal (link):

  • JBoss EAP 6.0
  • JBoss EAP 6.1
  • JBoss EAP 6.1 Maven Repository
  • JBoss Data Grid 6.1 Maven Repository

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GridLogZ: In-Memory Log Analysis

June 20, 2013

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I wanted to create a proof of concept that demonstrated how to leverage JBoss Data Grid (JDG) with JBoss EAP. I wanted to leverage the map / reduce framework in JDG. However, I needed a data source: a big data source.

I decided to use log data because analyzing log files is an established use case for big data / analytics. For example, analyzing log files with Apache Hadoop.

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Windup Migration from Oracle/WebLogic to JBoss

June 18, 2013

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Red Hat recently launched the JBoss Migration Center (link). It includes information on topics such as migration drivers, migration planning, migration tools, and successful customer migration case studies.

This post highlights one of the migration tools: Windup (link | @JBossWindup).
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Application Security: take precautions now, avoid possible breaches later.

May 7, 2013

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Security, security, security. My colleague Anil Saldhana is delivering a webinar on security this Thursday. Anil is the man behind PicketLink. You can expect to learn about federated identity and single sign on (SSO) in addition to securing applications, application components, and application servers.
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Application Performance Management with JON & RTI

February 28, 2013

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RTI (RootCause Transaction Instrumentation) is an APM (Application Performance Management) solution for Red Hat’s JBoss Middleware stack. RTI handles profiling, alerting & deep dive diagnostics and can be used across the software lifecycle. RTI is a fully integrated plug in to JBoss Operations Network. JON tells you when a problem occurs, RTI will tell you more – like where, how long and why.

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Migration Cheat Sheet and Checklist for Java EE 5 to Java EE 6

January 10, 2013

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I created a check list and a cheat sheet for Java EE 5 to Java EE 6 migrations. I created the checklist as an asset for project managers and / or architects, and I created the cheat sheet as an asset for developers.

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Customer Notes – JBoss AS 7 to JBoss EAP 6 Migration

August 22, 2012

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A Red Hat / JBoss enterprise customer recently migrated from JBoss AS 7 to JBoss EAP 6. After they completed the migration process in production, they sent us their notes with permission to share them.

The result, “lot of high-fives were made”.

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Productivity Spotlight: JBoss Forge, JRebel and the Golden Days of Java Development

August 20, 2012

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When I’m not fighting crime in the dark hours of the morning, I frequently need to create a small demo application or enhance an existing one, ideally using some framework, in my day job as JRebel Product Lead at ZeroTurnaround. For this kind of task, it is really sweet to have a tool that can suggest different actions for me to get geeky with in an existing piece of code.

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SAML – Behind the Wheel

August 7, 2012

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This post is intended to serve as an introduction to SAML: what it is, what it does, and how it does it. Specially, it will provide the details of web based single sign on (SSO) via SAML 2.0 and includes a demonstration via video.

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Concurrent, High Throughput Performance Testing with JMeter

July 31, 2012

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This post highlights a few tips that may be necessary to identify the maximum concurrent throughput of one or more application servers with JMeter. They include TCP / IP tuning, load balancer tuning, and garbage collection tuning.

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