Including Files Into Tomcat’s server.xml Using XML Entity Includes

April 29 2010

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Once in a while I get questions about whether Apache Tomcat implements a way to include other files in server.xml, Tomcat’s main configuration file.  The answer is that there is a way to do it, and that Tomcat didn’t have to implement a new feature for it to work.  The way to do it is: XML entity includes.

Clean exposure of Spring beans using Servlet transport and Json module in Mule


For one of my personal projects I need to expose some Spring services for a web application, but I don’t want to pollute my model and service classes with annotations, so here’s how I might use Mule ESB for this task.

The easiest way to get Tcat on Ubuntu


Linux has become the platform of choice for many enterprises and has led the move towards reducing costs and improving effectiveness by using Open Source solutions. Our friends at Canonical are leading the charge in providing easy to use, compelling solution in Ubuntu.

Clustering your Tomcat Servers: Webinar


Tomorrow, MuleSoft’s Sateesh Narahari (Director of Product Management) and Jason Brittain (MuleSoft Architect and co-author of Tomcat: the Definitive Guide) along with Terracotta’s Ari Zilka (CTO) and Mike Allen (Sr. Director of Product Management) will be doing a webinar on Clustering your Tomcat Servers.

Tomcat Admins: Automate your configuration changes


Apache Tomcat is the right sized application server for web applications. It does not have the bloat and complexity of Java EE application server and continues to be light weight and efficient.

While Tomcat provides basic deployment capabilities, configuring Apache Tomcat instance for applications is a manual, error prone and repetitive process. When we launched Tcat Server, our goal was to make it extremely easy to use Tomcat in enterprises.

Why use jBPM with Mule?


Mule integrates with jBPM, allowing you to send/receive messages to/from a running process. A message from Mule can start or advance a process, the message can be used as a process variable, and a process can send messages to any endpoint in your Mule config.

Custom project templates in Mule IDE


Last week at the Mule Summit, I gave a presentation on Mule IDE. One of the questions from the audience was about putting your own examples in the “Sample content” drop down on the “New project” dialog.

This is actually possible today. Here is how you do it:

Streamlining Tomcat App Development by 30%: State of Alaska

April 13 2010

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The State of Alaska uses Tcat Server for configuration management of its Apache Tomcat servers, and to automate the deployment process for key Tomcat applications.

First release including the new XMPP transport


Until recently, the XMPP transport was developed on its own feature branch to make sure it doesn’t interfere with the regular Mule 3 development.

I’ve been blogging recently about the usefulness of the transport. That blog post included a link to a custom bamboo build plan from which you could download a Mule distribution that included the new XMPP transport. Dowloading a full Mule release just to try out a new transport seems overly complex.

Mule 3.0-M2 and beyond


I’m pleased to announce that Mule team has just released 3.0 Milestone 2. Before we get into the features coming in Mule 3.0, I’d like to talk about the theme for this release.
The overall theme for Mule 3.0 is simplicity. We are looking at every part of Mule to see what we can do to make things even easier. Mule is a powerful platform, but we realise not everyone wants or needs all that power.