Red Hat
Jun 7, 2012
by Kevin Conner

The JBoss Way and the JBoss Developer Framework


The JBoss ecosystem has always had a very strong focus around developers and the development process, helping to forge the communities that support each of the JBoss projects.  This week sees the launch of two sites, The JBoss Way and the JBoss Developer Framework , which aim to strengthen this ecosystem by providing a wealth of information about the technologies that combine to form the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 6, JBoss Developer Studio (JBDS) 5 and JBoss AS 7.  The sites promote awareness of these technologies and provide developer focussed, educational material in the form of numerous quickstarts, videos, articles, migration guides, maven archetypes and screencasts.


If you are after information on a specific technology or use case then be sure to check out the quickstarts , each of which has a narrow focus, or if you are looking to explore a more complex example then check out TicketMonster to see how these technologies can best be combined.


Don't forget that this is a community effort and you can also get involved; check out Pete's announcement for more details.


New BPMN2 editor


Kris has posted a brief introduction to the new BPMN2 editor being developer at, now covering all the BPMN2 process constructs including the few custom jBPM5 attributes.  Check out Bob's screen casts to find out how to install the plugin and how it can be used to create an example process.


Translation for Guvnor?


If you are interested in helping to translate Guvnor into different languages then you will be interested to hear that the team have recently migrated across to Zanata .  Michael has more details on how you can join a translation team and help out with the translation efforts.


Drools Planner both in and managing the cloud


If you are interested in running Drools Planner in a cloud environment then Eric has already done the work for you , providing a project which can be deployed to the cloud in minutes.  Running on OpenShift is free so give it a try and let him know what you think.


Now that you have seen Drools Planner running in the clouds why don't you take a look at how it's power can be utilised to manage the scheduling of resources within a cloud environment?  Geoffrey has created a comprehensive quickstart to show how easy it is to use Drools Planner to optimise the distribution of resources, walking you through the development process from the initial description of the problem to the final implementation of the solution.


Lukáš Petrovický has provided some more additions to Drools Planner in order to enable Matrix benchmarking through the ability to combine different value sets.  Geoffrey has some more details about the inclusion and how it can be used to simplify the execution of these types of benchmarks.


Hiring for AeroGear


Do you know anyone who has an interest in Mobile development?  Would they be interested in joining the JBoss team?  If so, Jay is looking to expand his team and has multiple positions available.


New Releases


This has been a quiet week for releases, with most teams busy preparing for the upcoming JBoss World in Boston, but we do have some goodies for you to play with


- Arquillian Core 1.0.1.Final has been announced by Aslak

- GateIn 3.3 has been announced by Julien

- Infinispan 5.1.5 goes final, announced by Galder

- JBoss Portlet Bridge 3.0.0.Beta 4 announced by Ken


Upcoming Events


- Red Hat Summit, JBoss World and JUDCon will soon be held in Boston, from June 25th to June 29th.

- There will be a jBPM workshop held in New York on June 19th.


That's it for another, albeit quiet, week.  Check back next week to catch up on news from the JBoss Community.

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