In this post I will briefly describe the steps and issues encountered when migrating a Java EE REST API from JBoss EAP 6 to JBoss EAP 7 - this implies migrating from a Java EE 6/JAX RS 1.0 implementation to a Java EE 7/JAX RS.2.0 implementation. The trigger was the announcement from Red Hat regarding the general availability of their JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7 (JBoss EAP) 1. JBoss EAP 7 is based on Wildfly 102, so the code snippets showed along the post should work on Wildfly 10 too.

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One of my main concern when I considered the migration from Wordpress to Jekyll was how would I be able to handle multiple authors, because this plays an important role in the website supporting our Coding Friend Program. Fear no more, I have found a satisfactory way to handle multiple authors with Jekyll1 and in this short post I list the main points concerning that.

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Not long time ago I have rediscovered an old friend - Bash1 Alias2. We got acquainted at the beginning of my computer science studies, when I visited a course held by Cisco, “Linux Essentials” or something similar, where the trainer mentioned at one point what were aliases and how handy they could be. Well 12 years later, and I still had not got that, until recently, when a flash of illumination struck me and since then I’ve been using them extensively in my everyday developer life. In this post I will present a short introduction to aliases and after that my way of using them.

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In this post, I will give my two cents on migrating a programming blog from Wordpress1 to Jekyll2, namely I will list and detail the main steps I took for migrating Codingpedia.org.

Why?

Well, there were pains - I was experiencing performance issues (caused mainly by memory shortages on a 4GB machine) with the virtual private server from GoDaddy, where I used to host both Podcastpedia.org and Codingpedia.org. Codingpedia was developed initially with Wordpress1, which I still think is a great tool, if you want to quickly start a blog and don’t have programming experience, but it kinda requires a LAMP2 stack, which it’s kinda performance killer from a number of visitors forward. Of course you can always add more hardware to support the website, but that has a limit too. Limited was also the budget I was ready to spend on hosting, by today’s standards.

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In a previous post, I’ve used Server Sent Events to create a monitoring dashboard. SSE are a one way messaging format form server to clients in contrast to Web Sockets where communication is bidirectional. In this post, I’ll use Web sockets to create a tiny chat server using Tyrus, the reference implementation of the Java API for WebSocket (JSR 356). A great introduction to this API can be found on Oracle Network here.

In order to keep the tutorial simple, the server and clients will be command line apps, no GUIs here, it is a serious blog :smile: So let’s get started!

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