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Mitch Pronschinske08/16/10
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Growing Faith in Open Source, But Few Give Back

The days of enterprises fearing what they don't have to pay for are coming to an end.  Two recent surveys on open source adoption show that open source solutions are trusted and utilized by a large number of enterprises.  One survey found that a majority of...

Jeff Mesnil08/09/10
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Case Study - How Last.fm Uses HornetQ for Their Streaming Infrastructure

This case study describes how Last.fm uses HornetQ to improve the performance and availability of its streaming infrastructure.

Martin Vecera08/05/10
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ESB Performance Pitfalls

An Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) is at the heart of many Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, a technology that is being widely adopted nowadays. Among plenty of various ESB offerings, how do you choose the right one, the one that best suites your...

Mitch Pronschinske08/03/10
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WSO2 Upgrades SOA Components

Today WSO2, an open source SOA and cloud services company, launched new versions of several SOA components, including the Business Process Server, Data Services Server, Business Activity Monitor, Gadget Ser;ver, and Mashup Server.  The components all run on...

Lyndsey Clevesy08/03/10
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Enabling SOA Security and Access Control

Some of the challenges in building an SOA come when a company acquires other organizations that may have a different technology, or SOA written in a different...

Mitch Pronschinske07/27/10
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ØMQ - Fast, Broker-Free Messaging

ZeroMQ (or ØMQ) is an open source messaging library supported by the iMatix Corporation.  It has been described as messaging middleware, TCP on steroids, and now is just "a new layer on the networking stack."  Basically it allows you to design a...

Mitch Pronschinske07/27/10
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CXF-DOSGi 1.2 Has All the Tools for Distributed OSGi

The Distributed OSGi subproject of Apache CXF was released this week with a new reference implementation included for the Remote Service Admin (RSA) specification (chapter 122 of the OSGi Enterprise Specification).  Together with the reference implementation...

Rod Biresch07/25/10
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Sending outbound SMTP messages through Gmail with Mule ESB

I'm currently working on a Managed File Transfer (MFT) proof-of-concept for a client using Mule ESB Enterprise.  One of the requirements I had to address is the ability to send SMTP email messages when a particular connector failed, i.e.

Mitch Pronschinske07/20/10
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RESTEasy 2: Now Apache v2 Licensed!

An all new version of JBoss' RESTEasy is finally here eight months after the 1.2 release.  After several betas, the major release of RESTEasy 2.0 is bringing RESTful Java apps and web services into the present technology landscape.  You'll find new features...

Arun Gupta07/20/10
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Java EE 6 & GlassFish 3 in NetBeans IDE 6.9: 5 Screencasts

This 5-part screencast shows how NetBeans IDE 6.9 provides comprehensive tooling for Java EE 6 & GlassFish 3. The video tutorial starts with building a simple Java EE 6 application and evolves to add features from several new technologies such as Java...

Cal Evans07/20/10
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An entirely unscientific look at why people attend conferences.

Dear Reader,Those of you who follow me on twitter (@calevans) know that recently I asked for opinions on conference attendance. I’ve collected what I learned in this blog post.

Mitch Pronschinske07/19/10
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Spring AMQP - Simplifying Messaging App Development

SpringSource released its first milestone for Spring AMQP 1.0 over the weekend.  If you are familiar with Spring JMS support, Spring AMQP 1.0 should be easy to pick up, and the migration difficulties are almost non-existent.  Spring AMQP facilitates...

Saket Agrawal07/17/10
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Does (PURE) XP work for non trivial software in most practical scenarios?

Some of the XP practices don’t seem to be practical for non trivial software.

Mitch Pronschinske07/07/10
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Sones Extends the Reach of Open Source Graph DBs

A German data storage company, sones, opened the source code of its graph database this month, effectively ending .NET's lack of access to an open source graph DB.  The sones GraphDB also has a REST interface like Neo4j which makes it accessible to many more...

Mitch Pronschinske07/02/10
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A Fresh New Jersey

Version 1.3 of Jersey, the reference implementation for JAX-RS, is out today.  This Oracle RI facilitates the generation of RESTful web services for technologies like Teracotta's Ehcache Server, GlassFish v3, and Apache Camel.  Jersey 1.3 implements the...