Tom Jennings

Software Developer and Advocate Intern for Open Liberty at IBM. I write release blog posts with the newest updates and features for Open Liberty as well as going to conferences to demonstrate proof of concept demos to clients about Open Liberty and the benefits of using it as an Application Server.

Areas of Expertise

Open Liberty, Docker, Kubernetes, Katacoda Development, Kabenaro

Recent Posts

Open Liberty 20.0.0.5 brings updates to EJB persistent timers coordination and failover across members

Open Liberty 20.0.0.5 brings updates to EJB persistent timers coordination and failover across members

In Open Liberty 20.0.0.5, you can now configure failover for Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) persistent timers, load Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) classes directly from the resource adapter, format your logs to JSON or dev, and specify which JSON fields to leave out of your logs. In this article, we will discuss each of these features and how to implement them.

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How to use the new Kafka Client API for Kafka-specific message properties in Open Liberty 20.0.0.3

How to use the new Kafka Client API for Kafka-specific message properties in Open Liberty 20.0.0.3

In Open Liberty 20.0.0.3, you can now access Kafka-specific properties such as the message key and message headers, rather than just the message payload, as was the case with the basic MicroProfile Reactive Messaging Message API. Also, you can now set the SameSite attribute in the session cookie, the LTPA, and JWT cookies as well as in application-defined cookies.

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Use Red Hat OpenShift’s built-in OAuth server as an authentication provider in Open Liberty

Use Red Hat OpenShift’s built-in OAuth server as an authentication provider in Open Liberty

In Open Liberty 20.0.0.1, you can configure the Social Login feature to use Red Hat OpenShift’s OAuth server for authentication. In addition, there is a new MicroProfile Metric to measure CPU time, memory heap and response time. This release also offers faster application startups with Liberty annotation caching, and an updated JavaServer Face.

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