JBoss Certification News

by Randy Russell (Red Hat)

Red Hat has just released a new certification in support of its JBoss Enterprise Middleware line. Red Hat Certified JBoss Developer (RHCJD) is earned by passing a rigorous, hands-on lab exam that tests one’s ability to write, extend and modify JBoss Enterprise Edition (JEE) applications that will run on the Enterprise Application Platform.

Ever since Red Hat acquired JBoss in 2006, there has long been a certain tension between testing and certifying the “JBoss-centric” versus the “spec-level”. RHCJD is where Red Hat puts a stake in the ground and offers what we believe will become THE certification for JEE spec-level programming. There is a growing vacuum of leadership in this space and we intend to fill it. RHCJD gives us a core credential upon which we will build and extend the JBoss certification program for developers.

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Favorite links and pages of the week

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

Below are links to some pages and articles we found this week and really liked.

Red Hat
Rafael Guimaraes: 2013 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year winner, RedHat
Tips and tricks: JBoss Enterprise Application Development (JB225), ServicesSpeak
VIDEO: Red Hat CEO fields support calls, RedHat
Red Hat CIO: Innovative companies embrace IT geeks, Forbes
Red Hat named top cloud platform vendor by CRN, Red Hat

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Tips and Tricks: JBoss Enterprise Application Development (JB225)

by Jim Rigsbee (Red Hat)

Converting a web project generated by the JBoss Developer Studio CDI Web Project wizard to a Maven project will give you the power of the Maven build system with its dependency management, build life cycles, and automated JEE packaging abilities. To covert a JBoss Developer Studio web project, follow these steps:

1. Right click on the project name in the Project Explorer tree and select Configure → Convert to Maven Project… In the wizard steps be sure to select WAR packaging.

2. Configure the Java SE 6 compiler plugin so that we can process annotations. Add this to pom.xml file:

<build>
  <plugins>
    <plugin>
      <artifactId>maven-compiler-plugin</artifactId>
        <configuration>
          <source>1.6</source>
            <target>1.6</target>
      </configuration>
    </plugin>
  </plugins>
</build>

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Favorite links and posts of the week

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

Below are links to some pages and articles we found this week and really liked.

Red Hat
Rafael Guimaraes: 2013 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year winner, RedHat
Enforcing Authentication and Authorization on a JAX-WS web service using Picketlink, ServicesSpeak
VIDEO: Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens on Open Stack, RedHat
Red Hat CIO: Innovative companies embrace IT geeks, Forbes

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Enforcing Authentication and Authorization on a JAX-WS web service using Picketlink

by Kenny Peeples (Red Hat)

Introduction

The following article describes how to enforce authentication with SAML and authorization with XACML on a JAX-WS Web Service on JBoss Enterprise Application Platform with Picketlink. I combined several articles listed in the References section to make this one demonstration. The source code is on github.

Products
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.2.0
Picketlink 2.0.1
JDK 1.7
JBoss Developer Studio 6

Note: Future updates will the latest versions of EAP/Picketlink/Fuse and moving the projects to maven.

Server Project
Contains the Web Service to take the assertion out of the wsse, validate it, verify authorization and process the request. The files contained in the project are the SAML2ServerHandler.java, WSTest.java, WSTestBean.java, jboss.xml, jbossxacml-config.xml,standard-jaxws-endpoint-config.xml,xacml-policy.xml,sts-config.properties,sts-roles.properties,sts-security-domain-jboss-beans.xml,sts-users.properties. All the XML is displayed to the console.

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Favorite links and posts of the week

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

Below are links to some pages and articles we found this week and really liked.

Red Hat
Rafael Guimaraes: 2013 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year winner, InfoWorld
Guest post: Journey to RHCE and beyond, ServicesSpeak
The science of ‘The Croods’, FastCompany
Red Hat teams for city open-source tech program, ExecutiveBiz
Red Hat CIO: Social media is driving IT innovation, TriangleBusinessJournal

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Guest Post: Journey to RHCE and beyond

by Christian Stankowic

My interest in Linux started in 2005 at the age of 15 when I discovered Ubuntu Linux. After being upset about my slow and always virus-attacked computer, I decided to try out something completely new.

I never had Linux on my computer before and wanted to have a look at it. After some first trials with OpenSuSE I got into Ubuntu and made my first experiences with the open operating system.

After exclusively using Ubuntu for almost two years I had a look at several other distros, including Debian, CentOS and Fedora. To learn more about Linux I built my own private “lab” using old spare computers. All these computers ran Linux, so I started to learn about network services including Apache, DHCP and Samba.

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Favorite links and pages of the week

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

Below are links to some pages and articles we found this week and really liked.

Red Hat
Red Hat rolls FuseSource middleware into JBoss stack, InfoWorld
JBoss Fuse video demonstration, ServicesSpeak
Red Hat CEO talks tech future, TheStreet
JBoss Fuse and A-MQ join Red Hat’s middleware, Muktware
Red Hat launches JBoss Portal Platform 6, RedHat
Red Hat Summit 2013 agenda now posted, RedHat

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