Archive for March, 2009

Making JEE & SCRUM work with Atomikos

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Sure you’ve heard about JEE… And if you know SCRUM then you probably also think that JEE is often counter-productive because of application-server issues.

Well, it doesn’t have to be like that: with Atomikos products and in combination with Spring and Hibernate, you can essentially ditch the application server and do everything inside a regular Java (JSE) virtual machine. The advantage: you can test what you deploy (nothing else is generated, nothing else is to be configured in XML files or anything). This actually redefines the meaning of test coverage: instead of testing your application classes, you can now also test most of the entire runtime as well, including the runtime jars. Add to that the tremendous improvement in turn-around time that Atomikos gives you, and you will never want to do agile in a different way again…

ExtremeTransactions 3.6: JAX-WS SOAP support

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Exciting news for all those who have been waiting for this: we finally got our 3.6 release of ExtremeTransactions ready, including JAX-WS and SOAP support so that transactions can span multiple web services.

While we had support for web services in the past, this new release now incorporates JAX-WS support - meaning that you don’t have to resort to the older JAX-RPC any more.

In addition, we have made the web service support independent of the SOAP stack (any JAX-WS implementation should do).

Release 3.5.1 of ExtremeTransactions

Friday, March 13th, 2009

We have just released 3.5.1 of ExtremeTransactions. This is an important maintenance update that basically includes the important fixes of TransactionsEssentials 3.5.3 (see prior announcement).

This upgrade is recommended for all subscribers.

Release 3.5.3 of TransactionsEssentials

Friday, March 13th, 2009

We have a new release out: 3.5.3 of TransactionsEssentials with major bug fixes in the connection pooling as the main focus. This release is recommended for everybody.

New website live!

Friday, March 13th, 2009

If you have been here recently then you will know already: our new site is finally online, live for everyone!

The intent was to revamp our site into a place that perfectly aligns with both our community and our business goals, and I think we have succeeded at doing so - but I will let you be the judge of that.

Thanks to everybody in the team for making this possible. To all our visitors I would say: enjoy!