Mark Little

Vice President, Middleware Engineering

Mark Little

Mark Little leads the technical direction, research, and development for Red Hat JBoss Middleware. Prior to taking over this role in 2009, Mark served as the SOA technical development manager and director of standards. Additionally, Mark was a chief architect, and co-founder at Arjuna Technologies, a spin-off from HP, where he was Distinguished Engineer. He has worked in the area of reliable distributed systems since the mid-80s with a PhD in fault-tolerant distributed systems, replication, and transactions. Mark is also a professor at Newcastle University and Lyon University. Learn more at markclittle.blogspot.com.

Mark Little's contributions

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Quarkus and Jakarta EE: Together, or not?

Mark Little

Will Quarkus be compatible with Jakarta EE? As usual, the answer isn't a simple "yes" or "no," so settle in to learn the answer and why.

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Quarkus: Why compile to native?

Mark Little

Quarkus allows a comprehensive and seamless approach to generating an operating system specific (aka native) executable from your Java code.

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Jakarta EE is officially out

Mark Little

Jakarta EE is officially out! The number of Java developers globally is estimated at over 14 million. The Java EE market is estimated at a high multi-billion Dollar value to the industry.

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REST and microservices - breaking down the monolith step by asynchronous step

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A few days ago I had a rant about the misuse and misunderstanding of REST (typically HTTP) for microservices. To summarize, a few people/groups have been suggesting that you cannot do asynchronous interactions with HTTP, and that as a result of using HTTP you cannot break down a monolithic application into more agile microservices. The fact that most people refer to REST when they really mean HTTP is also a source of personal frustration, because by this stage experienced people...

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Different types of microservices?

Mark Little

I've been working with some of our teams recently on microservices and how we can assist our customers and communities with best practices and recommendations, whether they're Java EE developers, Vert.x coders, writing Node.js applications or something else. If you've read any of my previous articles then you'll know I have a few thoughts on microservices, and yet there are many things I still feel I need to get straight in my own head. That's why I love talking with...