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WildFly server configuration with Ansible collection for JCliff, Part 1

WildFly server configuration with Ansible collection for JCliff, Part 1

This three-part series guides you through using Ansible to fine-tune a WildFly or Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) server configuration. We will use the most recently released version of the Ansible collection for JCliff to extend Ansible’s capabilities. The JCliff collection supports configuring several of the application server subsystems directly from Ansible.

In Part 1, we will mostly focus on the groundwork and discuss all the steps required to be able to use JCliff within Ansible. Once properly installed, we’ll use JCliff to configure WildFly’s system_props subsystem, which lets us declare system variables in the WildI guesFly server configuration. Once we have that foundation in place, we’ll begin exploring more interesting configurations in Part 2 and Part 3.

Note: See the Ansible documentation for more about Ansible collections.

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Improved configuration and more in Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces 2.3

Improved configuration and more in Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces 2.3

Based on Eclipse Che, Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces (CRW) is a Red Hat OpenShift-native developer environment that supports cloud-native development. CodeReady Workspaces 2.3 is now available. For this release, we focused on improving CRW’s configuration options, updating to the latest versions of IDE plugins, and adding new devfiles.

CodeReady Workspaces 2.3 is available on:

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Load balancing Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform subclusters with mod_cluster

Load balancing Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform subclusters with mod_cluster

This article introduces a way to build and manage clustered environments using subclusters in a domain-mode installation of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP). I assume that readers are familiar with JBoss EAP and the Apache HTTP Server (HTTPD) mod_cluster module. I introduce the load balancing group configuration for that module.

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Install Apache Tomcat and deploy a Java web application on Red Hat OpenShift

Install Apache Tomcat and deploy a Java web application on Red Hat OpenShift

If you are new to OpenShift, then you might want to install Apache Tomcat on top of it for simpler experimentation. This article guides you through installing Apache Tomcat from a Docker image and then using it to deploy a Java web app on Red Hat OpenShift. I also show you how to access the Tomcat management console on OpenShift.

To follow the examples, you must have an OpenShift account. We will use the OpenShift command-line interface (CLI) for this demonstration, so be sure to install the CLI (oc) before you begin.

A note about the sample application: You will need a Java web application to use for the deployment example. I am using the Sample Java Web Application from the OpenShift Demos GitHub repository. It is a simple application that is useful for understanding basic concepts. You may use the provided sample or choose your own application to work with.

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Develop Eclipse MicroProfile applications on Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Expansion Pack 1.0 with Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces

Develop Eclipse MicroProfile applications on Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Expansion Pack 1.0 with Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces

This article builds on my previous tutorial, Enable Eclipse MicroProfile applications on Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.3. To follow the examples, you must have Eclipse MicroProfile enabled in your Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Expansion Pack (JBoss EAP XP) 1.0.0.GA installation, via Red Hat CodeReady Studio. See the previous article for installation instructions.

In this article, we will use the installed MicroProfile-enabled image to set up a JBoss EAP XP quickstart project in Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces (CRW). You can also apply what you learn from this article to develop your own applications using CodeReady Workspaces.

Note: For more examples, be sure to see the video demonstration at the end of the article.

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Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform expansion pack 1.0 released

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform expansion pack 1.0 released

Red Hat recently released the first Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform expansion pack (JBoss EAP XP) version 1.0. This version enables JBoss EAP developers to build Java microservices using Eclipse MicroProfile 3.3 APIs while continuing to also support Jakarta EE 8. This article goes into detail on the nature of this new offering and an easy way to get started.

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Enable Eclipse MicroProfile applications on Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.3

Enable Eclipse MicroProfile applications on Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.3

In this article, we show you how to install Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) XP 1.0.0.GA and enable Eclipse MicroProfile support on JBoss EAP. Once you have MicroProfile support enabled, you can start using the quickstart examples or start developing your own application.

You can find a demo video at the end of this article.

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New features in Red Hat CodeReady Studio 12.15.0.GA and JBoss Tools 4.15.0.Final for Eclipse 2020-03

New features in Red Hat CodeReady Studio 12.15.0.GA and JBoss Tools 4.15.0.Final for Eclipse 2020-03

JBoss Tools 4.15.0 and Red Hat CodeReady Studio 12.15 for Eclipse 4.15 (2020-03) are now available. For this release, we focused on improving Quarkus and container-based development and fixing bugs. We also updated the Hibernate Tools runtime provider and Java Developer Tools (JDT) extensions, which are now compatible with Java 14. Additionally, we made many UI changes to platform views, dialogs, and toolbars.

Installation

First, let’s look at how to install these updates. CodeReady Studio (previously Red Hat Developer Studio) comes with everything pre-bundled in its installer. Simply download the installer from the Red Hat CodeReady Studio product page and run it as follows:

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Red Hat CodeReady Studio 12.14.0.GA and JBoss Tools 4.14.0.Final: Tool and UI updates

Red Hat CodeReady Studio 12.14.0.GA and JBoss Tools 4.14.0.Final: Tool and UI updates

In the previous article, I introduced JBoss Tools 4.14.0 final and Red Hat CodeReady Studio 12.14 for Eclipse 4.14 (2019-12), focusing on the big new features: OpenShift Application Explorer view, feedback loops, and new Quarkus tooling. This article focuses on the many smaller additions and updates. Here, I’ll quickly run through the new features and small changes that improve the development experience in Hibernate Tools and the Java Developer Tools (JDT) extensions, which were updated for Java 13. I’ll also highlight UI changes to platform views, dialogs, and toolbars.

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Red Hat CodeReady Studio 12.14.0.GA and JBoss Tools 4.14.0.Final: OpenShift and Quarkus updates

Red Hat CodeReady Studio 12.14.0.GA and JBoss Tools 4.14.0.Final: OpenShift and Quarkus updates

JBoss Tools 4.14.0 and Red Hat CodeReady Studio 12.14 for Eclipse 4.14 (2019-12) are here and waiting for you. For this release, we focused on improving container-based development, adding tooling for the Quarkus framework, and fixing bugs. We also updated the Hibernate Tools runtime provider and Java Developer Tools (JDT) extensions, which are now compatible with Java 13. Additionally, we made many UI changes to platform views, dialogs, and toolbars.

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