Enterprise Java

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What is enterprise Java programming?

Enterprise Java is the use of Java for application development in enterprise-scale software, and merges a collection of APIs and application servers that implement those APIs. Enterprise Java also includes related technologies, such as the Spring Framework.  

Enterprise Java Beans (EJB), Java Message Service (JMS), Java Persistence API (JPA), Java Transaction API (JTA), and Java Server Faces (JSF) make up the collection of modular tools that enable enterprise needs, such as distributed computing utilizing containers, web services, and high performance applications. 

Enterprises use Java today to build applications utilizing microservices rather than taking a monolithic approach. Enterprise Java is used across government, telecom, banking information systems, accounting, and e-commerce.

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Developing with Quarkus

5 lessons | 70 minutes

Learn Quarkus, a Kubernetes-native Java stack tailored for GraalVM & OpenJDK HotSpot. Stand up an application with a hello endpoint, then get familiar with Hibernate ORM via Panache, a Quarkus component.


Getting started with Quarkus

10 minutes | Beginner

Learn Quarkus basics by standing up a straightforward application serving a hello endpoint.


Effective data with Hibernate and Panache from Quarkus

15 minutes | Beginner

Learn about Quarkus and Hibernate ORM with Panache to create supersonic, subatomic Java applications with simplified Hibernate queries.


Reactive streaming with Quarkus and Kafka

15 minutes | Beginner

Build a streaming application using MicroProfile reactive streams messaging and Apache Kafka, a distributed streaming platform.

Deploy a Java application on Kubernetes in minutes

Move your legacy Java application into a container and deploy it to Kubernetes. The free Developer Sandbox for Red Hat OpenShift is a free OpenShift cluster that gives you access to the cutting-edge technologies built on Kubernetes. A quick sign-up gets you a cluster and access to a set of developer tools and services.

Try out the Source-to-Image (s2i) feature in the free Developer Sandbox for Red Hat OpenShift by following along with the Spring Petclinic application learning experience.


Microservices for Java Developers book cover

Free book: Microservices for Java Developers

The microservice architectural approach lets you build complex systems to adapt to rapidly changing competitive markets. Now in its second edition, this step-by-step guide introduces concepts such as immutable delivery, and gets you started building distributed systems for managing microservices using Linux containers, Kubernetes, and three different Java frameworks: Spring BootDropwizard, and WildFly Swarm (WildFly Swarm was renamed Thorntail in 2018).


Learn how to:

  • Expose a service.
  • Configure at runtime.
  • Expose metrics and insight.
  • Call downstream services in a safe manner.


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Building Reactive Microservices in Java

Free book: Building Reactive Microservices in Java

Eclipse Vert.x is a toolkit that helps developers build reactive applications to run within the Java Virtual Machine. Whether you want to get rid of your monolithic enterprise applications, or avoid creating new ones, Eclipse Vert.x is worth investigating. Learn how to use reactive design to create distributed, reactive microservices within this framework. 


This book explains how to:

  • Explore the elements of reactive microservices and learn how Vert.x works.
  • Build and consume a single microservice to understand how messaging improves its reactiveness.
  • Create an entire microservices system, using stability and resilience patterns to manage failures.
  • Use the OpenShift container platform to deploy and manage microservices in a virtual or cloud environment.


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After giving a quick introduction to Kogito, Maciej Swiderski will explain how it can be used to build cloud-ready, event-driven business applications. This will be followed with a demonstration of how Quarkus (with its hot reload capabilities) can be used to create microservices implementing the business logic of a complex domain with rules and modeling its workflows through business processes integrated with Kafka to consume and produce business events.

In this tutorial, Burr Sutter demonstrates how to optimize your enterprise Java apps, your APIs, your microservices, and your “serverless functions” for a Kubernetes/OpenShift environment—vastly smaller, vastly faster, and fundamentally more scalable.

Enterprise Java articles

Continuous performance regression testing with JfrUnit | DevNation Tech Talk

Continuous performance regression testing with JfrUnit | DevNation Tech Talk

March 4, 2021

Functional unit and integration tests are a common practice to detect and prevent regressions within a software component or application's behavior. Things look different, though, when it comes to performance-related aspects: how to identify an application is slower than it used to be? How to spot higher memory consumption than before? How to find out about sub-optimal SQL queries that sneaked in? Any performance tests based on metrics like wall-clock time or through-put are not portable.

5 steps to manage your first API using Red Hat OpenShift API Management

5 steps to manage your first API using Red Hat OpenShift API Management

February 23, 2021

Companies are increasingly using hosted and managed services to deliver on application modernization efforts and reduce the burden of managing cloud infrastructure. The recent release of Red Hat OpenShift API Management makes it easier than ever to get your own dedicated instance of Red Hat 3scale API Management running on Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated. This […]

X.509 user certificate authentication with Red Hat's single sign-on technology

X.509 user certificate authentication with Red Hat's single sign-on technology

February 19, 2021

This article illustrates how to configure a browser authentication flow using X.509 user-signed certificates. Once you have set up authentication using X.509 user-signed certificates, your users will not be required to enter a username and password when authenticating against Red Hat’s single sign-on technology (SSO). Instead, they will present an X.509 certificate to the SSO […]

Integrating Spring Boot with Red Hat Integration Service Registry

Integrating Spring Boot with Red Hat Integration Service Registry

February 15, 2021

Most of the new cloud-native applications and microservices designs are based on event-driven architecture (EDA), responding to real-time information by sending and receiving information about individual events. This kind of architecture relies on asynchronous, non-blocking communication between event producers and consumers through an event streaming backbone such as Red Hat AMQ Streams running on top […]

Developing your own custom devfiles for odo 2.0

Developing your own custom devfiles for odo 2.0

February 12, 2021

Odo 2.0 introduces a configuration file named devfile.yaml. Odo uses this configuration file to set up cloud-native projects and determine the actions required for events such as building, running, and debugging a project. If you are an Eclipse Che user, devfile.yaml should sound familiar: Eclipse Che uses devfiles to express developer workspaces, and they have […]

Enhancing the development loop with Quarkus remote development

Enhancing the development loop with Quarkus remote development

February 11, 2021

Kubernetes is an established foundation layer for cloud-native microservices and serverless architectures. By automating application deployment, scaling, and management, Kubernetes changes the developer’s daily workflow in terms of inner loop development (local coding, building, running, and testing the application) and outer loop development (integration testing, continuous deployment, and security). Developers using Kubernetes also must plan […]

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