JavaOne 2012


This year's JavaOne conference will be starting in just a few days and we will have many presenters in attendance.  There will twenty six (26) talks covering a diverse selection of areas such as Ceylon, polyglot, CDI, cloud, mobile and many more.  If you are still trying to decide which sessions you would like to attend then take a look at our Speaking Engagements page to find something that interests you.


In addition to the main conference sessions we will be presenting mini-theater sessions at the JBoss booth (Booth #5201).  These sessions will also cover a mixture of topics and will be running on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00am until 4:30pm.


For relaxation there is nothing better than attending the infamous JBoss Party.  This year's party will be held on Tuesday evening at the San Francisco MOMA (from 8:00pm until 11:00pm) and promises to be bigger and better than before.  Stop by the JBoss booth to pick up your ticket, it will be needed to gain entrance, or ask one of the presenters at their sessions.


Tracing, Debugging and Testing the Byteman way


Have you ever had the need to introduce adhoc tracing on a running system, to debug a complex scenario or aid in testing by orchestrating and injecting hard to reproduce scenarios and all of these without modifying your code?  If so then Byteman is the tool you are looking for.


The team at Master the Boss have created a series of articles introducing Byteman and its capabilities.  In their first article, Introduction to Byteman, they walk you through how to obtain Byteman and how to get a simple test running; in their second article, Byteman administration, they discuss how to dynamically change the rules being executed within a running system, and in their final article, Byteman advanced tutorial, they will walk you through another example which highlights some of the more advanced capabilities of Byteman.


Byteman should always be a part of your arsenal, don't leave home without it


Arquillian web UI testing


Arquillian is a very powerful suite of testing tools covering many diverse areas of development including that of automated testing of web based UIs.  Arquillian Graphene provides a solution for testing web UIs, strengthened recently with the introduction of page fragments.  Juraj Húska's has taken some time to cover this interesting, and very powerful, concept in his comprehensive article on page fragments.


Road Trips


Many JBoss colleagues will be on the road over the next couple of months to attend and present at many of the developer conferences across the world, includng Marius Bogoevici who will be at both JavaOne and SpringOne.  Marius will be giving talks at both conferences and will be covering many of the best practices for using Spring in a Java EE environment.


Past Events


Last week saw the fifth Open Blend conference, this year being held at the beautiful Jable Castle near Trzin (north of Ljubljana).  Many of our Slovenian colleagues helped to organise the event and managed to arrange for a number of JBoss developers to attend, including Gavin King and Keith Babo.  If you didn't get a chance to attend, but want to see what you have missed, then take a look at the photographs of the event.

Upcoming Events


October 10th sees the third one day conference organised by the Munich JBoss User Group.  The conference consists of three tracks covering topics such as Java EE, gradle, OSGi, OpenShift, BRMS, Drools, Infinispan and AeroGear.


October 15th sees the start of the Red Hat Integration and BPM week, a virtual event where you will learn about Red Hat's integration and BPM road map, find out how recent acquisitions will be integrated into the portfolio, and gain practical knowledge from the engineering leaders that are driving the most popular integration, messaging and rules, and BPM technologies and standards.  Registration for the event gives you access to all seventeen (17) webinar sessions, well worth the money (it's free)!


October 22nd sees the start of IntelliFest, kicking off with two days of free sessions.  Monday's track is entitled Healthcare focus for Rules, Workflow, Ontologies and Events with Tuesday's track focusing on a General Drools & jBPM workshop.  In you are in, or near, San Diego on those dates then take the opportunity to register and learn from the experts.


New Releases for the week


- Seam 2.3.0.Final has been announced by Marek

- TorqueBox 2.1.2 has been announced by the TorqueBox team

- RHQ 4.5.0 has been released

- Forge 1.1.0 has been announced by the Forge team


That's all for this week.  Stay tuned to find out what will happen at next week's JavaOne as I'm certain there will be lots of interesting announcements.