Blogs

The I8C consultants are continuously learning and applying new technologies in the domain of “integration”.  In this blog, we want to share some of that interesting stuff. Note: previous posts were copied from the personal blog of Guy...

A while ago I was asked by a client to evaluate different open source JMS providers. The ultimate goal was to set up a highly available messaging system that can manage high throughput. Me and my colleagues dug deep in our memories and on the internet...

Installing Yum using RPM. As you can see this is done by discovering the dependencies the hard way, exactly the reason why we need Yum. [root@i8c-ODB11R2 Server]# rpm -i yum-3.2.22-26.el5.noarch.rpm warning: yum-3.2.22-26.el5.noarch.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 1e 5e0159 error: Failed dependencies: python-elementtree is needed by yum-3.2.22-26.el5.noarch python-iniparse...

SAML was initially a standard for cross-domain SSO. A user who is logged on to the domain *.i8c.be could transparently point his browser to a web application in another domain *.cronos.be without having to authenticate again. His identity (and other attributes) are passed on transparently,...

The tool I use for command line JMX and which I think really works well is http://wiki.cyclopsgroup.org/jmxterm You can download and start the single jar as shown below. In this example I’m connecting to a HornetQ instance. [jeroen@homesrv~]# java -jar jmxterm-1.0-alpha-4-uber.jar -l service:jmx:rmi:///jndi/rmi://192.168.1.3:10995/jmxrmi Welcome to JMX terminal. Type...

While reading security.nl, I picked up the news that hackers had put a backdoor in the popular FTP server ProFTPD. A version of the software containing a backdoor was put on the distribution server by some hackers. How often does one install software from the Internet...

Triggered by my colleague Koen Van Oost and the upcoming Microsoft session at Devoxx, I looked into Java on the Microsoft Azure platform. Watched the talk “Open in the cloud: Windows Azure and Java” of PDC10. I wasn’t aware that one could run Tomcat on...

Next week is Devoxx! Three talks and three speakers that I can really recommend: Designing Java Systems to Operate at a Cloud Scale by George Reese Does dev/ops matter for me? by Michael Coté and John Willis Pragmatic Cloud Computing, or, Dealing with Morlocks, or,...

Boomi is a very interesting Integration-As-A–Service player. Integration in the cloud is a new trend that looks very promising. But what is not yet clear is the reason why Dell acquired Boomi. A big cloud player such as Google or Amazon or a big software...