While many of us are still relaxing during the Northern Summer months, taking time out to enjoy the sun (hopefully you have had some sun) and catching up with some reading, there are still many JBoss projects and communities working hard to bring new features to us all.  This week's Editorial has something for everyone, whatever your interest.


Infinispan book hits the shelves


Manik and Francesco Marchioni have been working on an Infinispan book over the last few months, entitled "Infinispan Data Grid Platform".  The book provides an introduction to the concepts behind distributed caching and data grids, a hands-on guide to configuring and using Infinispan and much more.


The book can now be bought through Packt Publishing and is available in printed and ebook formats.


ZeroTurnaround interviews Lincoln Baxter II


Lincoln has recently been interviewed by Oliver White from ZeroTurnaround.  In the interview Lincoln talks briefly about SocialPM, development of Errai UI, how JRebel helps productivity during the development phase amongst other things.  Checkout the interview on their site and keep an eye open for the next one which will feature Dan Allen.


Simulation testing in Guvnor


Geoffrey has created a screencast to demonstrate the new simulation feature in Guvnor, allowing the testing of Drools Rules and Complex Event Processing over specific time periods.  The screencast demonstrates how to define complex test scenarios using the new UI.  Checkout the screencast and provide feedback to the team on their blog.


Using AS 7 management API programmatically


Not satisfied with spending time writing a book on Infinispan, Francesco has also been busy writing an article which demonstrates how the AS 7 Management API can be accessed programmatically.  If you wish to provide management integration with the server, perhaps even create your own tooling to support your efforts, then head over to mastertheboss and check it out.


BPM tips and tricks with Eric


If you are interested in getting the best out of BPM and the JBoss BRMS platform then Eric has added some great articles for you to check out.


In the first article, "Adding on JasperReports to JBoss Enterprise BRMS 5.3", Eric highlights a guide which was written by Kumar Bijyendra to demonstrate how easy it is to integrate JasperReports with the BRMS platform.  The guide covers all the necessary steps, including how to build JasperReports and install it into the platform.  Check this out and send feedback/thanks to Eric and Bij.


In the second article, "tips for your BPM Process Initialization Layer", Eric kicks off a series looking at Best Practices for implementing a business process solution with JBoss BRMS.  Eric starts the discussion with a high level view of the architecture before diving into the first topic, how to handle the Process Initialization Layer.  There are more articles planned for the series, each of which will cover a different layer involved with a successful implementation.


What's new with Ceylon


If you have not being keeping track on the progress of Ceylon then you may be surprised to hear that it is now possible to compile Ceylon to JavaScript.  Why would you want to do this?  To run Ceylon in the browser of course.


The Ceylon team are making good use of this capability by including a web-hosted IDE, in order to easily explore the language, as well as enabling embedded execution of the examples within their language introduction and tour.


Stéphane has more information on these features and ends his post with lots of reasons why you should consider contributing to this exciting development.


New releases for the week



That's all for this week, check back next week for more news from the JBoss Community.