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Microservices: Comparing DIY with Apache Camel

Microservices are currently enjoying immense popularity. It is rare to find a tech conference without at least a few mentions of them in corridor conversations or titles of talks, and for good reason: microservices can provide a path to better, more maintainable, higher quality software delivered faster. What’s not to love?

Of course there are the “negatives” and details in the implementation of microservices that can trip up even the most seasoned architect-developer, but at the same time we are collectively learning from mistakes and creating or reusing fantastic open source projects and products that can help smooth over those rough bits.

One such project is Apache Camel (and Fuse, its Red Hat-supported distribution.) Created way before the microservices revolution, Apache Camel was born to ease integration of disparate computing systems by implementing well-tested enterprise integration patterns (EIPs) and supplying a developer-friendly interface for writing code to do the integration.

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How to Build an Intelligent IoT Gateway in 7 Easy Steps

In previous blogs, I talked about the the critical role of the IoT gateway in the enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) as it enables real time decision-making at the edge, secures downstream devices and optimizes network utilization. So how does one go about building this gateway? In this blog, you’ll learn how to build an intelligent IoT gateway in a few simple steps – you can find the code at  GitHub.

To automate the gateway provisioning, we’ll using Ansible by Red Hat. Why? Because it is the simplest and best tool out there for this job. Besides, it can also be used for configuration management and application deployment. Once you’re ready to provision and deploy thousands of gateways in a production environment, you can use this same Ansible tool. This is how IT departments provision the systems securely across the network.

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How To Setup Fuse Tooling For JBoss Developer Studio 10

How To Setup Fuse Tooling For JBoss Developer Studio 10

The release of the latest JBoss Developer Studio (JBDS) brings with it the questions around how to get started with the various JBoss Integration and BPM product tool sets that are not installed out of the box.

In this series of articles we will outline for you how to install each set of tools and explain which products they are supporting.

This should help you in making an informed decision about what tooling you might want to install before embarking on your next JBoss integration project.

There are four different software packs that offer tooling for various JBoss integration products:

  1. JBoss Fuse Development
  2. JBoss Business Process and Rules Development
  3. JBoss Data Virtualization Development
  4. JBoss Integration and SOA Development
Tooling is available under software updates
with early access enabled.

This article will outline how to get started with the JBoss Fues Development tooling and any of the JBDS 10 series of releases.

Installation

JBDS 10 can be obtained through the Customer Portal or via the early access downloads on jboss.org. After installing JBDS, start it up and you will see a welcoming JBoss Central tab with at the bottom a tab to look at the available tool sets labeled Software/Update.

You will notice at the time of this writing that there are no other JBoss Integration stacks offered to install upon first inspection. This is due to the other integration stacks being early access.

Select JBoss Fuse Development.

Eventually they will be shown by default once testing finished and they release, but for now you can obtain them by checking the Early Access box in the bottom right corner.

This will reveal the integration stack tooling offerings and we will select JBoss Fuse Development. Click on the Install/Update button to start the installation and restart at the end to complete the process.

If you are interested in what is being installed, it can be examined by examining the pop-up listing of components and versions. Note this will change as the early access progresses towards final releases.

Examine components and versions to be installed.

Stay tuned for more articles in this series that will detail the installation of the remaining JBoss Integration Stack tools.

Other options

In the past we have outlined the use of JBoss BPM and rules tooling for other versions of JBDS:

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Fuse and A-MQ version 6.3 GA are released!

Fuse and A-MQ 6.3 GA have just gone out! And, maybe, you would think, “this is just a minor version release” — “why should I care?”

Hold your thoughts, because there are quite a few improvements and also many new features in this release.

Besides bug fixes, and improving the stability of Fuse Fabric, there are two major changes in this version update:

  • New Tooling in JBoss Developer Studio (JBDS) 9.1 GA.
  • Newer Apache Camel version – Camel v2.17.

I was personally impressed by the work put in to make developing Camel applications much simpler. First is the installation of tooling itself — now it has an all-in-one installer, so you don’t need to worry about which plugins you need to check.

See the videos below to check out the new “Getting Started” experience of Fuse 6.3.

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Development workflows with Fuse Integration Services (FIS)

Fuse Integration Services (FIS) is a great product bringing routing (Apache Camel), SOAP and Rest services (CXF) and messaging (JMS) to the modern age of containers and PaaS and all its goodies: encapsulation, immutability, scalability and self healing. OpenShift provides the PaaS infrastructure to FIS.

A developer may implement a module in isolation on his own machine, but it often makes sense, especially when we talk about integration services, to have the code being validated in a complex integrated environment — something that OpenShift is great at providing.

It is so easy to spawn an environment including frontend, backend and peer services that you may not want to wait for the integration test phase to see how your code performs and to identify where issues may happen. You want to see it right away, during your dev! This blog entry details a couple of workflows with their pros and cons for just doing that.

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JBoss EAP 7 Domain deployments – Part 3:  Domain deployment with Common Language Interface CLI.

JBoss EAP 7 Domain deployments – Part 3: Domain deployment with Common Language Interface CLI.

In this series of articles, I will present several ways to deploy an application on an EAP Domain. The series consists of four parts. Each one will be a standalone article, but the series as a whole will present a range of useful topics for working with JBoss EAP.

In part one, we set up a simple EAP domain with the following topology:

JBoss EAP Simple Domain

JBoss EAP Simple Domain

In part two, we reviewed the EAP management console deployment mechanism, and deployed the helloworld-html5 EAP Quickstart on the main-server-group ( Server11 and Server21).

When it comes to interactions with a continuous deployment software factory, however, we need more powerful and flexible tools to organize the build and deployment process — the management console is not a good fit for build automation.

To solve this problem, JBoss EAP provides users with both a CLI tool and a simple REST API to perform complex administration tasks.

In this article, we will use the EAP CLI to deploy the helloworld-html5 Application on the secondary-server-group.

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Considerations for Implementing JBoss Fuse in your Enterprise

In today’s modern world, the need for enterprise integration has never been greater. Companies are looking for ways to reduce the costs of their application infrastructure and one of the ways they are doing that is by extending the lifespan of older legacy platforms. This introduces a number of problems when there is also a need for the implementation of new modern systems as well. Often times it is difficult if not impossible to make these new and legacy systems communicate directly. To resolve this problem, many companies are considering adopting Red Hat JBoss Fuse to integrate these systems together.

If you are considering implementing JBoss Fuse in your company’s enterprise there are several key pieces of information you need in order to make an informed decision. This starts with what JBoss Fuse really is, and what are the options for deploying it?

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JBoss EAP 7 Domain deployments – Part 1: Set up a simple EAP Domain

Red Hat JBoss EAP 6 introduced some new concepts like configuration simplification, Modularity, new management CLI , user-friendly management console and an amazing feature called “Domains”. Domain mode changes the way applications are deployed on EAP instances.

JBoss EAP 7.0 was just released and announced by Red Hat.

In this series of articles, I will present several ways to deploy an application on an EAP Domain. The series consists of four parts. Each one will be a standalone article, but the series as a whole will present a range of useful topics for working with JBoss EAP.

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Summit Live Blog: Middleware security: Authentication, authorization, and auditing services

As you would expect, security is a key focus for Red Hat.  Secure by default is more than a goal, it is a guiding principle across all product lines.  Middleware is no exception and there are some amazing things going on in this space. Divya Mehra and Vikas Kumar of Red Hat walked us through some of the recent innovations, including the recently released Red Hat SSO, product built upon KeyCloak. Derek Walker of SWIFT also spoke about how the leading financial system message broker relies upon JBoss Fuse for secure messaging.

Security is one of the most important topics in computing today, it can be separated into three key pillars and further mapped into middleware features:

  • Confidentiality
    • Authentication
    • Authorization
  • Integrity
    • Audit logging
    • non-repudiation
  • Availability
    • Clustering
    • Guaranteed Delivery

In short, Red Hat JBoss Middleware is secure and open source throughout the entire product line, giving customers increased assurances, such as:

  • Known, fully open source components
    • built securely from source
  • Proactive security notifications and fixes
  • Standards-based
    • OpenJDK
    • SAML 2.0, Kerberos, OpenID Connect
    • TLS, WS-security

Red Hat SSO is the newest member of this product line, providing a brand new server for complete identity management federation:

  • SAML 2.0
  • OpenID Connect
  • OAuth 2.0

It also comes with client adapters, allowing customers to easily integrate their applications with Red Hat SSO or other standard-compliant identity provider.

Red Hat SSO server is a complete, stand-alone product and is Red Hat’s solution for web-based federation.  It can interface with Red Hat Identity Management (IdM) for integration with internal corporate identity management.  It can also work with Active Directory and plain LDAP.  There is native OpenStack and OpenShift integration with Red Hat SSO coming down the line as well.

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DevNation Live Blog: Open source IoT gateway: A tale of Eclipse Kura, Apache Camel, and RHIoT

At DevNation, Red Hat developer Henryk Konsek, gave a talk on an open source gateway for Internet of Things (IoT), using Apache Camel, Eclipse Kura, Much of the focus of the talk was on the scalability needed when IoT is really embraced by organizations. The key take away from the talk is that IoT in reality is all about messaging. Successful implementations will rely on the things we’ve already learned from Enterprise Integration Patterns (EIP).

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