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Lieven Doclo08/25/14
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Another Spring Boot Integration: Axon

Creating Spring Boot integrations for frameworks is just so easy. One of my recent posts covered CQRS principles and Axon is a framework that currently is the reference when it comes to implementing CQRS and event-sourcing in Java. As it happens it also has great integration with Spring.

Steven Willmott08/25/14
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The Macro Effects of APIs – Rise of the API Economy

Having stated the Axioms in previous posts, a number of big picture questions arise: beyond how they are related to individual organizations, what effect do they have on the evolution of the web and the economy as a whole? What challenges are there in making the API Economy a reality?

Bilgin Ibryam08/25/14
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Clustered Idempotent Consumer Pattern with Infinispan

I've created a small project that shows how to use JBoss Infinispan with Apache Camel and the Idempotent Consumer Pattern to guarantee a message will not be processed twice in a clustered environment.

Benjamin Ball08/24/14
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The Best of the Week (Aug 14): Enterprise Integration Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Enterprise Integration Zone (August 14 to August 21). This weeks topics include microservices and enterprise architecture, REST API security, Spring Boot with Git and Gradle, jsonpickle and Python, and lambda architecture.

Ross Mason08/23/14
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Integrating Mule ESB with .NET Based Rules Engines

The recent release of the Anypoint Connector for .NET opens up many opportunities for plugging into .NET based rules engines. Since the .NET Connector allows developers to call out to native .NET code, these rules engines can be easily integrated as a result.

Fer Troya08/21/14
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Building Java applications that use .NET components on JRebel

Java enthusiasts love to combine technologies to deliver their products. Here we have an example of Spring MVC along with Javonet to create MS Office documents; efficiently developed using JRebel!

Hubert Klein Ikkink08/20/14
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Gradle Goodness: Suppress Progress Logging

Gradle has some sophisticated progress logging on the console. For example we can see how much percentage of the building process is done

Markus Eisele08/20/14
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All the RedHat Engineers at JavaOne

After I've looked at all the sessions from the Java Champions it is time to see what Red Hat is going to offer this year.

Ricky Ho08/20/14
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Lambda Architecture Principles

In this post, I'd like to summarize the key principles of the Lambda architecture, focus more in the underlying design principles and less in the choice of implementation technologies, which I may have a different favors from Nathan.

Reza Rahman08/20/14
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Ed Burns' Servlet 4/HTTP 2 Session at JavaOne 2014

For the Java EE track at JavaOne 2014 we are highlighting some key sessions and speakers to better inform you of what you can expect, right up until the start of the conference. To this end we recently interviewed Ed Burns. He has been and is instrumental in pushing the JSF ecosystem forward as specification lead.

Mike Driscoll08/19/14
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jsonpickle: Turning Python Pickles into JSON

The jsonpickle package allows the developer to choose what JSON backend they want to use for encoding and decoding the JSON via its load_backend and set_preferred_backend methods. You can also customize the serialization handlers if you want to. Overall, I believe this could be a handy project for developers.

Mark Needham08/19/14
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Ruby: Receive JSON in Request Body

I’ve been building a little Sinatra app to play around with the Google Drive API and one thing I struggled with was processing JSON posted in the request body.

Markus Eisele08/19/14
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Developer Interviews (Part 1) — @ehsavoie about #WildFly and #NetBeans

Emmanuel Hugonnet (@ehsavoie) is the maintainer of the WildFly Plugin for NetBeans. It's not a big secret, that I like that IDE very much and not having an official plugin available made my heart bleed. With the upcoming NetBeans 8.0.1 which is already available as a nightly build, you finally get it included right away.

Markus Eisele08/19/14
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Developer Interviews (Part 1) — @ehsavoie about #WildFly and #NetBeans

Emmanuel Hugonnet (@ehsavoie) is the maintainer of the WildFly Plugin for NetBeans. It's not a big secret, that I like that IDE very much and not having an official plugin available made my heart bleed. With the upcoming NetBeans 8.0.1 which is already available as a nightly build, you finally get it included right away.

Trevor Parsons08/18/14
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JSON logging in Apache and Nginx with Logentries

Below we’ll discuss configuring Apache and Nginx both to send JSON formatted logs and how to take advantage of the search functions, sharable dashboards, and reporting capabilities within the Logentries platform.

Timothy Bish08/18/14
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Coming in ActiveMQ v5.11: In-Memory Scheduler Store

So from here on out if you want to use scheduled message dispatch but don't require the overhead of offline storage for your broker then just create a Broker instance that has persistence disabled and scheduler support enabled.

Lieven Doclo08/17/14
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Spring Boot's Info Endpoint, Git and Gradle

I’m a huge fan of Spring Boot. I really like how it has raised my level of productivity and the ease of adoption. I also use Git on a day to day basis. However, the integration of information of your Git repository in Spring Boot is not that straightforward if you’re using Gradle. Luckily it’s not that much work, as you’ll see.

Mark O'neill08/15/14
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Are REST APIs Inherently Insecure?

REST security is a hot topic. One of the reasons for this is the continued blowback from the over-complexity of the WS-* specifications. These specifications, including WS-Security, WS-Trust, and WS-ReliableMessaging, and were notorious for being difficult to comprehend.

Martin Fowler08/14/14
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Microservices and the First Law of Distributed Objects

When I wrote Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture, I coined what I called the First Law of Distributed Object Design: “don’t distribute your objects”. In recent months there’s been a lot of interest in microservices, which has led a few people to ask whether microservices are in contravention to this law.

Ayende Rahien08/13/14
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Digging into MSMQ

I got into a discussion online about MSMQ and its performance. So I decided to test things out. What I want to do is to check a few things, in particular, how much messages can I push to and from MSMQ in various configurations.

Markus Eisele08/13/14
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NetBeans Nightly Now Includes The WildFly Plugin

Good news out there. The recent nightly builds of NetBeans (apparently upcoming 8.0.1) already contain the latest WildFly Plugin. So you don't need to add it manually and can start working with your favorite application server right away.

Andriy Redko08/12/14
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OSGi: the Gateway into Micro-Services Architecture

The terms "modularity" and "microservices architecture" pop up quite often these days in context of building scalable, reliable distributed systems.

Hubert Klein Ikkink08/12/14
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Groovy Goodness: Nested Templates with MarkupTemplateEngine

Since Groovy 2.3 we can use the MarkupTemplateEngine to generate XML/HTML. We can write our templates using a builder syntax.

Hubert Klein Ikkink08/12/14
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Gradle Goodness: Getting More Dependency Insight

In most of our projects we have dependencies on other code, like libraries or other projects. Gradle has a nice DSL to define dependencies. Dependencies are grouped in dependency configurations. These configuration can be created by ourselves or added via a plugin.

Reza Rahman08/12/14
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Java EE 101 Using GlassFish 4 and NetBeans

While a lot of folks (our team included) spend most of their efforts spreading the good word on Java EE 7 and now increasingly Java EE 8, sometimes it helps to get back to the basic