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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 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)

Red Hat Announces Finalists in Third Annual Innovation Awards

Red Hat announced the award-winning finalists in its third annual Red Hat and JBoss Innovation Awards. The awards are designed to recognize the outstanding use, innovation and extension of Red Hat and JBoss solutions by Red Hat customers, partners and the open source community. From the finalists, one Red Hat Innovator of the Year and one JBoss Innovator of the Year will each be selected and announced during the Red Hat Summit and JBoss World, co-located this year in Chicago, Sept. 1-4, 2009. There are five categories recognizing winning submissions and one category that recogn... (more)

Get Off the Bus and Explore Cloud Computing Today

CloudSwitch Session at Cloud Expo A year ago I attended a session at Cloud Expo in New York. The presenting company told the audience that “cloud exploration services” were now available. Enterprises could purchase these packaged services to discuss, probably at length, how to identify candidate applications for cloud usage. I’ve been there and done that – as a former professional services manager for such a “Big 4” data center automation company, I’ve participated in many such “school bus” campaigns. Often the end result is that everything is said, and little gets done. Accord... (more)

Monitoring HBase

HBase is a distributed, NoSQL, open-source database, initially conceived as an open-source alternative to Google’s proprietary BigTable. Originally, HBase was part of the Hadoop project, but was eventually spun off as a subproject. Given this legacy, it is not surprising that most often HBase is deployed on top of a Hadoop cluster (it used HDFS as its underlying storage), however a case study suggests that it can run on top of Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) as well. These days HBase is used by companies such as Adobe, Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo – and many others to process lar... (more)

Service Oriented Architecture with J2EE Web Services in Jboss

In this session Anil Saldhana, a developer in the web services team at JBoss who also leads the Apache Scout project on Apache, will describe how J2EE Web Services in JBoss can be used to achieve a Service Oriented Architecture in an enterprise with heterogenous systems and different programming languages. ... (more)

Red Hat Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire JBoss

Red Hat announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire JBoss, the global leader in open source middleware. By acquiring JBoss, Red Hat expects to accelerate the shift to service-oriented architectures (SOA), by enabling the next generation of web-enabled applications running on a low-cost, open source platform. "It is at Red Hat's very core to help unlock the power of open source and open communities to innovate across industries, geographies and economies," said Matthew Szulik, Chairman and CEO of Red Hat. "Red Hat and JBoss are fully aligned around the bel... (more)