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Fear Uncertainty and Cluelessness

I’m generally impressed with the quality of our competitors FUD and anti-JBoss marketing. Our competitors may not be super-smart but they generally make up for it in raw man-power (or girl power) and can usually produce reasonably well researched; well articulated arguments. But this latest piece from Oracle is way, way below their usual standards. [...]

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Join our online virtual event next Wednesday (June 20th) at 11am ET and hear us talk about some exciting new JBoss products – JBoss EAP 6 and JBoss Data Grid. We have separate developer and operations tracks with speakers from the product teams and customers ready to share their experience of these exciting new technologies. [...]

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… and the rise of the lightweight, agile, dynamic, modular Enterprise Java. Java EE has long had the perception of being slow, bloated and monolithic. While the Java EE specification doesn’t prescribe a lightweight, modular implementation; neither does it preclude one. So the negative perception of Java EE is more to do with certain implementations [...]

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JBoss EAP 6 BETA Q&A

Here follows answers to the the majority of the questions we had during the BETA webinars last week. I’ll add the remaining answers in he next few days. There were lots of questions so I’ve grouped them into categories – if you have additional questions or require more clarity, please leave a comment. Note any [...]

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JBoss EAP 6 BETA Webinar

Join me next Wednesday 3/14 – I’ll be talking about how to get involved in the JBoss EAP 6 BETA program. World-wide-friendly times : Wednesday, March 14, 2012 | 14:00 UTC / 9am (New York) / 2pm (Paris) / 6:30pm (Mumbai) Wednesday, March 14, 2012 | 19:00 UTC / 2pm (New York) / 7pm (Paris) [...]

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… Heroku finally got around to supporting Java. But they couldn’t do it without first piling on some hate. Why then, if Java is such a miserable platform to develop on would Heroku bother ? Here are a couple of thoughts : 1. Huge Developer Base 2. Massive Adoption 3. Large, Active Ecosystem Only Java [...]

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Rethinking Enterprise Java

JBoss AS 7 has been out for a week – probably not enough time for opinions to be formed You probably didn’t see Red Hat’s press release as those things are typically only read by the press so I wanted to draw to you attention a few JBoss Application Server 7 represents a major milestone in the evolution of Java application servers from complex and monolithic to more lightweight, modular and agile. This release will enable developers to re-think how they develop and deploy enterprise Java applications.

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Not all free advice is good advice

Mike Gualtieri at Forrester has a rather sensationalist post with a rather sensationalist title “Stop Wasting Money On WebLogic, WebSphere, And JBoss Application Servers”. I agree with some of what Mike says and have been giving the same advice to developers, customer and users for at least the last decade. Specifically – choose the run-time [...]

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JBoss AS 6 Released !

So after a fast sprint JBoss AS 6 was released at the end of the year and it passes the Java EE 6 (Web Profile) TCK. It’s great to see the culmination of efforts from fellow Red Hatters that went into this release. But Red Hat’s involvement in the future of Enteprise Java goes way [...]

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Hey, 3 days into the New Year and my second blog post ! Another day, another survey – this one from Tools Vendor ZeroTurnaround. From what I can tell survey participants were self-selected – but the results underline what has been a solid trend over the last several years and I’ve seen the same in [...]

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