The latest version of Drools, an open source business logic integration platform, supports workflow and event processing. Drools development team recently announced the release of Drools 5.0 final version. The major shift is that Drools 5.0 focus is on a knowledge oriented system rather than just a rules oriented system. The new version has four modules called Guvnor, Expert, Fusion and Flow.
The topic of distributed transactions and their place within a REST world has come up again recently. Many people have indicated that they are either thinking of using the combination or are doing so now. Others, including Roy Fielding, believe that the two simply do not go together.
GitHub now offers an installable version of the service for users who want to keep their code inside their network - and it's built on JRuby. TorqueBox is a new solution for running JRuby on Rails on JBoss, complete with integration for job queues and SIP integration Also: EngineYard announced it will start providing JRuby as a hosting option in July.
In this virtual interview we talk with Manik Surtani, the project lead for the JBoss Infinispan project, which is the latest offering to enter the open source data grid space. Manik covers Infinispan, how it relates to JBoss Cache and other alternatives, as well as where the project is going.
Earlier this week, RedHat announced the availability of JBoss Developer Studio 2.0 which provides a complete package of Eclipse along with the JBoss Enterprise Application, Portal, SOA and Data Services platforms. The solution provides a robust, integrated development environment for rich web applications and mission critical enterprise applications in a single package.
In a new article, Fady Moussallam & Mark Little describe how to use the open source JBossESB to integrate legacy COBOL CICS applications without necessarily having to rely on XML and Web Services stacks.
Forrester Research has just released a new 171-criteria evaluation of enterprise service bus (ESB) vendors, which finds that Progress Software, Oracle, Software AG, IBM, and TIBCO Software have the most-focused ESB and service-oriented-architecture- (SOA-) related strategies, the most-mature tooling, and the greatest flexibility in deployment and configuration.
The first release of JBoss Business Process Management (BPM) engine jBPM 4 supports an Eclipse based BPMN graphical designer. jBPM development team recently announced the release of jBPM 4.0.0.Alpha1 version. This release also leverages the new Process Virtual Machine which supports multiple process languages and execution modes.
Bill Burke announces the first GA release of JBoss RESTeasy, a fully compliant and certified implementation of JAX-RS.
An ambitious and key part of Java EE 6, the Web Beans specification spans JSF/EJB integration, context management, dependency injection and AOP. The specification is currently in public review and the review period has been extended into 2009. An Alpha build is also available. InfoQ talks to Gavin King to find out more about the state of play of the specification and progress to date.
With the recent announcement of GlassFish v3 "Prelude", Sun's OSGi-based Java EE 6 server, the use of OSGi across the enterprise has grown to encompass almost all of the back-end servers.
In his new article, jBPM’s founder Tom Baeyens tries to explain different forms of business process management (BPM) through seven distinct use cases.
Red Hat has released a new version of the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform (version 4.3) and a new version of JBoss Operations Network (2.1). The new SOA Platform allows for the remote monitoring and management of open source SOA deployments while the new integrated management platform aims to improve cooperative support.
In a recent survey of Business Process Management vendors found agreement that BPM needs to automate all types of business processes in the future, with distinctions between things like workflow and straight-through processing disappearing. Another area of agreement was the need to base BPM around SOA.
Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system used in dynamic web applications to alleviate database load. Bela Ban at JBoss recently wrote a JGroups-based implementation of memcached which allows Java clients to access it directly. The new implementation also provides few advantages over memcached such as failover and monitoring.