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Java and JBoss AS 7 on Fedora

Fedora 17 provides a comprehensive Java application development suite featuring Java 7, JBoss Application Server (AS) 7, Eclipse 4, Apache Maven 3 and Thermostat.

JBoss AS 7 is a fast and lightweight Java EE 6 application server and OSGi runtime. JBoss AS is the most widely adopted open source Java EE implementation.

  • Composed of best of breed open source components, including Hibernate, Infinispan, JGroups, JBoss Modules and Weld.
  • Blazing fast start up attributed to a highly optimized boot process, concurrent classloading and concurrent service coordinator.
  • Classloading done right. Showcases a preview of Java modularity to attain true application isolation. Hides server implementation classes from the application and only loads classes your application needs.
  • Lightweight and scalable as a result of an aggressive memory management policy.
  • User-focused, centralized administration. Manage a multi-server topology (domain mode) or an independent, development server (standalone mode) from a single control point.
  • Thoroughly tested with Arquillian, a component model for creating robust tests that execute inside the server runtime.
  • Java EE 6 (Web and Full Profile) and OSGi compliant (Fedora packages not yet certified)

New in Fedora 17

  • Java 7 runtime (JRE) and development tools (JDK) provided by OpenJDK 1.7.0, the open-source reference implementation of the Java Platform
  • JBoss Application Server (Web Profile in standalone mode) makes its debut as an official package in Fedora (jboss-as)
  • Effort underway to package the fully-compliant Java EE 6 Web Profile (JPA 2 provided by Hibernate expected soon) and compliant OSGi runtime
  • Add-ons to the Web Profile such as the Java Messaging Service (JMS) provided by HornetQ
  • A systemd system service (jboss-as) to control a standalone instance of JBoss AS
  • A commandline interface (jboss-cli) to the JBoss AS management console
  • A script (jboss-add-user) to create management and application users for JBoss AS
  • A script (jboss-as-cp) to create a unique instance (i.e., server configuration) of JBoss AS in userspace
  • JBoss AS container adapters and a JMX-based test protocol for the Arquillian testing platform
  • Apache Maven 3 (mvn), with optional resolution of system jar files (mvn-local), and an integration of Maven with rpmbuild (mvn-rpmbuild)
  • Early release of the Eclipse 4.2 (Juno) Platform and Java IDE
  • Thermostat monitoring and instrumentation tool for the Hotspot JVM, with support for monitoring multiple JVMs on multiple hosts
  • Additional JBoss development tools being packaged for the GSoC project to create a Fedora JBoss Spin.

Get started with AS 7 in Fedora

In a terminal, install JBoss AS 7 using yum

sudo yum install jboss-as

Start the JBoss AS 7 system service

sudo service jboss-as start

Connect to the JBoss AS 7 management console (system instance)

sudo jboss-cli -c

Stop the JBoss AS 7 system service

sudo service jboss-as stop

Create a user instance of JBoss AS 7

jboss-as-cp -l $HOME/jboss-as-instance

Start the JBoss AS 7 user instance

JBOSS_BASE_DIR=$HOME/jboss-as-instance /usr/share/jboss-as/bin/ -c standalone-web.xml

Connect to the JBoss AS 7 management console (user instance)

 jboss-cli -c

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