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The JBoss open source application server is commonly used in the development phase of a J2EE project. In the production phase the commercial BEA WebLogic server is preferred because of its enhanced set of features. Without modifications, an application developed in JBoss does not deploy in WebLogic server. The deployment descriptors for the WebLogic server are different from the JBoss deployment descriptors. An application may be migrated to WebLogic by converting the vendor-specific deployment descriptors to WebLogic. In this tutorial an EJB application developed in JBoss will be migrated to WebLogic with MySQL as the database. Preliminary Setup Download and install the BEA WebLogic server ( &FP=/content/products/weblogic/server). Create a server domain. Download the MySQL JDBC driver JAR file ( (more)

Automated rule-based tagging for services

Using tags to organize and label all the monitored components in your environment is a great way to filter server-side services for purposes of developing component-specific dashboard charts and assigning responsibility to specific team members or groups. However, managing and applying tagging within large, dynamic environments can be a real challenge. To address this, Dynatrace now provides a rule-based approach to tagging that gives you the flexibility you need to take maximum advantage of Dynatrace Smartscape topology modeling, auto-detection of processes and services, and built-in domain expertise. To define a rule-based tag Go to Settings > Tagging > Automatic tagging. Type a name for the new tag in the Add custom tag field. Click the Add button to add your new tag. Select the newly created tag from the list below to edit rules for the tag.  You can define mul... (more)

Simplified process-group detection for non-Java processes

Dynatrace automatically detects process types such as Tomcat, JBoss, Apache web server, MongoDB, and many others. We also take technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Cloud Foundry, and Azure into account. A process group is a set of processes that run on separate hosts but belong to the same application or deployment unit. While we’ve worked hard to provide you with 100% automated process group detection, there are some scenarios for which manual customization of process group detection is required via settings in the Dynatrace UI. Until now, process group detection was achieved by designating a specific environment variable (DT_CLUSTER_ID). For Java processes, we have long provided the option of designating specific Java system properties as identifiers. The advantage of this approach is that it leverages your existing configuration and doesn’t require c... (more)

Java Kicks Ruby on Rails in the Butt

This article tries to demonstrate that Java can be more productive than Ruby. We are going to develop the same application of the article Rolling with Ruby on Rails Revisited (part 1 [1] and part 2 [2]) but using POJO [3]s annotated with JPA [4] and a Model Driven Framework, OpenXava [5] in this case. The result is that with less code, and less time you obtain a more powerful application. Ruby and rails: The regressive framework Ruby on rails [6] is so elegant, so easy, so productive. I cannot avoid read and heard continuously these comments. For example, the article Rolling with Ruby on Rails Revisited of Bill Walton says: “What would you think if I told you that you can develop a web application at least ten times faster with Rails than you can with a typical Java framework?” Oops! Ten times faster! Well, after these comments I decided to learn Ruby on Rails. I ne... (more)

v6.1 Gives Users Dual-Mode Control Over Releases

A new year and more new innovations from XebiaLabs! This week we bring you a shiny new XL Release and XL Deploy—version 6.1. Also on the menu are plugin updates: our Jenkins plugins now allow even better integration with Jenkins 2.0, and we’ve added support for new versions of popular middleware. New Code-Centric Features Our flagship functionality for 6.1 is a group of “code-centric” features that work side by side with our powerful graphical UI to add dual-mode control for release orchestration and deployment. New code-centric release definitions allow developers to define releases using a Groovy DSL, a simple and familiar format. New code-centric releases and code-centric deployments enable control of XL Release and XL Deploy from within the Jenkins 2.0 ‘pipeline-as-code’ structure. We’ll talk more about the benefits of code-centric features in a couple of days, s... (more)

Eclipse Special: Remote Debugging Tomcat & JBoss Apps with Eclipse

To view our full selection of recent Eclipse stories click here Over the last several weeks I've received a few questions about remote debugging with Eclipse. I posted about this on my other blog back in February here but with not enough info for others to follow. If you go look at that blog entry you will see that I looked into 'in eclipse' debugging but did not find it satisfactory. So without further ado here is how I use Tomcat, JBoss, and Eclipse to build and debug applications. Whichever platform you are using (Tomcat or JBoss) you need to start them with the JPDA debugging enabled. For Tomcat this is very easy. In the $CATALINA_HOME/bin directory there is a script If you provide the arguments 'jpda start' tomcat will startup and listen on port 8000 for a debugger connection. With JBoss its only slightly more complicated. Basically you need to speci... (more)

Flashback: Investing in 'Professional Open Source' - Exclusive 2004 Interview with David Skok, Matrix Partners

April: Exclusive Interview with Dale Fuller This past February David Skok's new VC firm - Matrix Partners - orchestrated, with Accel, a $10 million investment in JBoss, Inc. This first round of funding in an open source company was a bold play, but then David Skok, famous in the Java arena as the founder of SilverStream Software - acquired by Novell in 2002 - is no stranger to bold moves. The first question then, naturally enough, is to ask Skok whether this investment is somehow a contradiction, or whether there is indeed money to be made from open source? "We think that there's definitely money to be made," Skok says without hesitation. "Red Hat's a clear example," he adds. "They're now profitable on around a $100m annual revenue run-rate. And we're still in the early days of the open source movement."   Curious about the business model he sees underlying OSS, I ... (more)

Will Sun Microsystems Survive until 2018?

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"טבלה רגילה"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} I will start my post by quoting Garner Group's Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for Back-End Application Integration Projects 2Q07 first Caution on Sun Microsystems: "Sun's sales force was ill-prepared for the SeeBeyond acquisition, which significantly hurt SeeBeyond's momentum. The sales force has been trained, but Sun must rebuild momentum in a market where ... (more)

FiveRuns Announces Partnership with JBoss

At the JBoss World conference, the largest gathering of JBoss users world-wide, FiveRuns announced a partnership with JBoss, a division of Red Hat, to support JBoss Application Server on with FiveRuns’ offerings. FiveRuns’ solutions are designed for IT professionals using open source software such as Linux, Apache, and JBoss, as well as more traditional commercially licensed products. This partnership brings another choice in systems management to customers. "As a strong supporter of the open source community, FiveRuns developed deep functionality around open source components first and foremost," said David Wilby, VP of Marketing, FiveRuns. "JBoss users are building mission-critical businesses and we are with them every step of the way." “JBoss is committed to providing enterprise customers with a flexible middleware platform that works with their e... (more)

EOS Interview — Open Source and Middleware

JEREMY GEELAN: We're here with Pierre Fricke, director of product management at JBoss, at LinuxWorld in Boston. JBoss has made about 77 announcements and it's only day two, and there's some other stuff we must get onto. Thank you for joining us Pierre. PIERRE FRICKE: Thank you, Jeremy. It's been exciting to be at LinuxWorld. GEELAN: You guys, announcements every half minute. FRICKE: There's a lot going on in open source in middleware, so let me take you through a couple of the announcements we've made. Last week we had a couple of interesting announcements. We announced JBoss Messaging - and it's 1.0. It's a first release of refactoring JBoss MQ to be a high-performance messaging core that can support high-end SOA and high-end ESB scenarios. GEELAN: That's quite a shift, quite an innovation. FRICKE: It's interesting because it's modular. There's a messaging core and ... (more)

Red Hat Announces Premier Cloud Provider Certification and Partner Program

Red Hat, Inc., has announced the Premier Cloud Provider Certification and Partner Program, designed to simplify and expand the adoption of cloud computing by enterprise customers. The program enables industry leaders in cloud computing to become certified to offer Red Hat technology solutions. Premier Cloud Provider Partners will collaborate with Red Hat on technical support, security updates, hardware certification, sales and marketing and business models. As part of the announcement, cloud computing pioneer Amazon Web Services will extend its technology relationship with Red Hat to become the first Red Hat Premier Cloud Provider Partner. The Red Hat Premier Cloud Provider Program has been established to address the increased interest in cloud computing from Red Hat customers, both in building virtualized internal infrastructure systems and extending their applica... (more)