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Josh is an application developer and technical writer. He has authored several books for Apress, primarily focusing on Java development. Most recently, he has authored Java EE 7 Recipes, Introducing Java EE 7, and Java 8 Recipes. Josh is a member of the JCP, and he is on the JSF 2.3 Expert Group.

Kicking the Tires of Jakarta EE 9 with Payara

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We’ve been hearing all about it.  Jakarta EE 9 will be released in November 2020.  The Jakarta EE working group and community have been working hard to bring this release to the masses, and it is about ready.  Here’s how to take a look at it today, using one of the most popular application server containers. 1.  Download the latest ...

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Developing a Simple Service with Spring Boot

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In this post, I will demonstrate how to create a simple web service using Spring Boot.  This framework makes it almost effortless to develop web services, so long as the appropriate dependencies are in-place.  In this example, I will create a web service that will read the current temperature from a file and make it available to clients via a ...

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Developing a Simple Web Service with Jakarta EE 8

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For context, Jakarta EE 8 is very much the same as Java EE 6 through Java EE 8.  The main differences between Java EE 6 and Jakarta EE 8 are the inclusion of newer specifications and updated technologies that had been added over the years.  Moreover, Jakarta EE 8 is an open source platform, whereas Java EE was not open ...

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Jakarta EE Contribution – Getting Started

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Are you interested in helping out with moving Jakarta EE forward?  So am I, and I wanted to provide a few details that can be used to help those who are interested in getting started. Step 1: The first step to begin contributing is to sign the Eclipse Foundation Committer and Contributor Agreement (ECA): https://www.eclipse.org/legal/committer_process/re-sign/. The ECA must be signed ...

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Automating Docker Deployments Using Jib and Payara Micro

If you are like me, you spend most of your day developing applications.  During that time, it is difficult to carve out the time to manage containers.  Writing a Dockerfile has almost become part of the normal development process nowadays, but there is a different way.  I’d rather spend as much time developing my applications as possible, and leave the ...

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Micronaut for Java EE/Jakarta EE Developers

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There is a new microservices framework in town called Micronaut.  In this post, I’ll discuss how I’ve ventured into working with the Micronaut framework from a Java EE/Jakarta EE perspective.  I am a Java EE developer, so developing microservices using solutions such as Eclipse MicroProfile are closer to my line of expertise, but Micronaut caught my attention since it offers ...

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Apache NetBeans 9.0 – How to Build & Run the Latest

In my last post, I spoke about how to obtain the Release Candidate of Apache NetBeans 9.0.  There have been some changes made since the Release Candidate (including the addition of a very nice updated splash screen), so in this post I will cover how to build and run the latest sources.  I really is quite simple to run the ...

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Easy Java EE Microservices with Payara Micro

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Wondering how to get started with Java EE Microservices?  It only takes a few quick steps to deploy a Microservice using Java EE APIs.  Many think that Java EE is too heavyweight for use with Microservices, but that is simply not the case…especially if you only utilize the Java EE specifications that are required by your service.  In this brief ...

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Testing the Java EE 8 Specifications

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The Java EE 8 Platform has definitely been moving along within the past couple of months.  Specifications have been releasing early draft reviews, milestones, and even final releases.  As a matter of fact, JSR-372 has just gone final, as JSF 2.3 has been released.  For more information, please see Arjan’s Post.  It had the privilege to be a part of ...

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