tl;dr? A summary and pros and cons list can be found at the end of this article plus some useful shortcuts.
The German version of this article is published here.
What is Adobe Experience Design?
It’s Adobe’s missing piece for rapid prototyping of interactive wireframes and simple sharing of those. Design some screens for your app, pull some arrows between them to define interaction, check your work in the preview mode, share the link and do a live demo directly on your phone. The workflow is surprisingly easy.
The tool is currently available for Mac only in version 0.5.2. It’s a preview, hence we will be lenient and wait for features like layers and scrollable boxes.
We have been using successfully Jenkins for a long time, but our Jenkins environment was very outdated. The master and its slaves were still running on JDK1.6 with Jenkins version 1.456. So it was “very” old. Even the installation of new plugins was impossible because these were usually based on Java7. Overall we have 20 Jenkins slaves for 27 projects and 200 jobs. The projects are in several states: just started, ongoing, release or maintanence. The normal project work should not be disturbed by this upgrade.
Therefore we decided not to update the existing installation but to use a completely new Jenkins and update the JDK too.
As explained in the blog entry Upgrading and patching the Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform JBoss EAP offers the possibility to conveniently update the server installation with the latest patches.
However, the way this is implemented leaves all previous versions and patches of your modules behind. I.e., older versions of the JAR files will not be used anymore, but just waste disk space. This is desirable only, if you want to have the possibility to roll back a patch later on or would like to keep track of the patch history.
To give you some numbers: The current EAP 6.4 server has an initial size of 166MB, but grows to a size of 509MB when updated to version 6.4.4. In this article we’d like to show you how to remove all unused garbage from the installation.
In this post we will describe what is needed to get started with managing your EAP 6 logs with ElasticSearch, Logstash and Kibana. There are several reasons why you would want to collect your logging output in a central place.
- Aggregate (output from multiple applications / hosts)
- Correlate events in different systems
- Analyze (more than grep)
- Integrate into monitoring
- Gather statistics
A common solution that supports all this use cases is provided by the ELK stack. It consists of ElasticSearch (ES), Logstash and Kibana. ElasticSearch provides persistence and analytics, Logstash provides the pipeline that brings your Logs into ES and Kibana provides a GUI for querying and dashboards.
The posts PostgreSQL: Partitioning big tables Part 1 and Part 2 describe the implementation of this performance measure from the database view. In an enterprise Java environment often a database is integrated by a JPA framework and closely coupled with the application. This 3rd part about partitioned tables in PostgreSQL shows additions necessary when using Hibernate.
This article describes how to turn the subfolders in a git repository into new git repositories, keeping the history.
In our case we have a big git repository (2GB) with slides for a lot of courses. Every course was a subdirectory in the repository. So even if you hold just one course, you have to clone everything. That’s why we decided to put every course into a separate repository. We use SCM-Manager for our repository and could therefore use its REST api in the script.
Have you ever tried to expose a JAX-WS web service via https in JBoss FUSE? Well I tried to do that recently and ran into issues. I hope this post may help you on that task.
JBake was perfect for us to create a microsite with 15 different pages and lots of reappearing elements. We integrated JBake into Maven to create a comfortable release process. To do this we used the plug-in
jbake-maven-plugin (https://github.com/ingenieux/jbake-maven-plugin). This sample project shows the fundamental integration: https://github.com/ingenieux/jbake-sample.
We are happy to announce the Hibersap 1.2.0 release!
The artifacts for the new Hibersap version can be found in Maven central.
Besides the enhancements, we changed the license under which the Hibersap project is distributed from the Lesser GNU Public License (LGPL) to the Apache License. This should make it easier to integrate Hibersap with other libraries.
Read more: http://hibersap.github.io/news/2015/03/13/hibersap-1-2-0-released/