JBoss EAP 7 and ActiveMQ Artemis as connector between temperature and humidity and the application architecture
Most IoT-Applications face similar challenges on its way from sensor to final aggregation in terms of usage and, where applicable relaying of data. In this article, we introduce an architecture based on the new Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) in Version 7 to outline a IoT application as a showcase.
MQTT has certainly become a standard protocol for IoT and in this context the Internet of Things is integrated via MQTT.
One new major update of JBoss EAP 7 is ActiveMQ Artemis as Messaging Broker with support for MQTT as transport protocol. JBoss EAP 7 is our preferred technology, i.a. for IoT architectures because of its outstanding technological capabilities thus facilitating efficient development of scalable and secure applications.
A combined temperature and humidity sensor, the Bosch XDK, and Harting’s Mica Box are used to supply data. It is the MQTT and the JBoss EAP 7 Middleware that connect and build a bridge between this sensor setup and the rest of the world.
A few days ago, Red Hat released the major version 7 of the open source Java EE application server, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP).
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) is the supported and quality assured version of the WildFly application server from the JBoss community.
The JBoss EAP 7 is based on the version 10 of the WildFly application server. In 2013 Red Hat renamed the JBoss AS community project to WildFly to avoid confusion with the JBoss brand which referred to several different things at once, the application server, the JBoss Community, and a range of other JBoss Products.
The main improvements and highlights of the JBoss EAP 7 release
This article focuses on the following main improvements and highlights of the new major release of the JBoss EAP 7:
- implementation of the new specifications of the Java Enterprise Edition 7
- enhanced modularity
- management improvements
- component updates
- compatibility and interoperability
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.
A few weeks ago Red Hat release the Red Hat JBoss EAP 6.4.0 Beta1 as tech preview. Featuring many updates, with additional supported and updated database certifications and the EAP 6.4.0 Beta1 including targeted support of Java 8 / JDK 8.
Oracle JDK 8
Oracle Java Platform, Standard Edition 1.8 (JDK 8) has been added to the list of supported configurations.
Support for OpenJDK 8 has been added, but at the moment support is limited to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
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