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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 catalina.sh. If you provide
the arguments 'jpda start' tomcat will startup and listen on port 8000 for a
With JBoss its only slightly more complicated. Basically you need to speci... (more)
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
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)
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  and part 2 ) but using POJO s annotated
with JPA  and a Model Driven Framework, OpenXava  in this case. The
result is that with less code, and less time you obtain a more powerful
Ruby and rails: The regressive framework
Ruby on rails  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
Oops! Ten times faster!
Well, after these comments I decided to learn Ruby on Rails. I ne... (more)
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)
JBoss, the Professional Open Source Company, and Satyam Computer Services
Limited, a global Consulting and IT services provider, have announced a
preferred partnership in which Satyam becomes JBoss’ first certified
Indian System Integrator (SI). As a certified SI, Satyam will offer
application development and subscription support services to enterprises
building and deploying solutions on the JBoss Enterprise Middleware System
(JEMS), an open source application platform that includes the JBoss
Application Server, Hibernate, JBoss Portal and the JBoss jBPM workflow
Through JEMS, JBoss is making high quality middleware such as application
server, workflow and portal technology easily accessible to the mass market
at zero-cost software licenses. The JEMS platform features a plug-and-play
architecture with entirely open and standards-based products, so cus... (more)
JBoss founder and former CEO Marc Fleury, the guy who couldn't get on with
Red Hat after it acquired JBoss for $350 million, has joined the advisory
board of Appcelerator Inc, an Atlanta start-up doing open source software for
cross-platform SOA-ready rapid rich Internet application (RIA) development.
The company means to make waves for Adobe Flex.
The announcement follows Ben Sabrin, the first non-founder employee of JBoss,
joining Appcelerator as VP of strategy and business development.
Appcelerator CEO Jeff Haynie is quoted as saying about Fleury, "We believe
the knowledge he developed building JBoss, to the point where it quickly
became a true challenger to much larger competitors and a substantial
industry force, will be invaluable to Appcelerator as we look to achieve
similar dominance in our pursuit of the enterprise RIA development market."
According to Fleury... (more)
A brand new Red Hat spin-off wants to support servers whether they're
physical or virtual, on-premise or in the cloud.
It's called AnsibleWorks and the open source automation software it's
promoting is called Ansible.
The Ansible open source project was run up last year by one of the company's
founders to address limitations in Puppet Labs, a VMware investment, and
Opsware, an Amazon buddy. Who knows, given some time, Red Hat may buy it.
Unlike its rivals Ansible is supposed to make server management radically
simpler, way easier to maintain and more secure, providing a multi-tier
orchestration system that handles deployment, configuration and management
altogether, relieving companies of writing complicated pain-in-the-neck
Before coming out the other day, the start-up had already collected brand
name customers on the forefront of Big Data, like Gawker Me... (more)
Complete Visibility into Docker Containers with AppDynamics By Anand Akela
Today we announced the AppDynamics Docker monitoring solution that provides
an application-centric view inside and across Docker containers. Performance
of distributed applications and business transactions can be tagged, traced,
and monitored even as they transit multiple containers.
Before I talk more about the AppDynamics Docker monitoring solution, let me
quickly review the premise of Docker and point you to a recent blog
“Visualizing and tracking your microservices“ by my colleague, Jonah
Kowall, that highlights Docker’s synergy with another hot technology
What is Docker?
Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins of distributed
applications that enables them to build, ship, and run any app anywhere.
Docker allows applications to run on any platform irres... (more)
(January 24, 2003) - A new free port from JBoss Group LLC enables rapid
migration of applications running on BEA WebLogic to JBoss 3.0. The port
allows organizations to obtain equal or better performance, security, and
developer productivity on the open source JBoss server without the licensing
constraints and financial costs inherent to WebLogic. With more than two
million downloads in 2002 alone, JBoss " is rapidly emerging as a standard
development technology due to its ease of use and modular design," according
to Marc Fleury, founder of JBoss.org and president of JBoss Group. With many
companies already porting WebLogic applications over to JBoss, this
enhancement greatly accelerates and simplifies the process, without the
encumberance of unending licensing restrictions.
Forrester Research, a leading industry analyst organization, predicts that
open source will... (more)
(August 18, 2003) - webMethods, Inc. has announced the immediate availability
of the JBoss open-source application server within the webMethods Integration
Platform. The combination of the JBoss application server with the webMethods
Integration Platform marks the industry's first unified solution that enables
users to link their J2EE-based business logic with a proven, enterprise-class
integration solution without requiring the extensive coding and configuration
efforts typical of more conventional solutions.
With the introduction of this seamless solution, customers gain a simplified,
flexible IT environment enabling them to freely mix integration and business
logic while greatly reducing their total cost of ownership and accelerating
"The seamless combination of a free, industry-leading J2EE-based application
server with an extremely powerful... (more)