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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 catalina.sh. 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)

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)

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)

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)

SYS-CON.TV Exclusive with JBoss Founder & CEO Marc Fleury

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Satyam Becomes First JBoss-Certified System Integrator in India

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 engine. 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)

As Enterprise RIA Development Market Mushrooms, Marc Fleury Joins Board of Appcelerator

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)

Red Hat Spin-Off Simplifies Orchestration

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 scripts. 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 By @AAkela | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps #Containers]

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 trend— microservices. 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)

Free Port Will Rapidly Migrate WebLogic-Based Applications to JBoss 3.0

(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)

JBoss OS App Server Now in webMethods Integration Platform

(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 their time-to-market. "The seamless combination of a free, industry-leading J2EE-based application server with an extremely powerful... (more)