Encrypt ConfigAdmin properties values in Apache Karaf

Apache Karaf loads all the configuration from etc/*.cfg files by default, using a mix of Felix FileInstall and Felix ConfigAdmin. These files are regular properties file looking like: Some values may be critical, and so not store in…

Read More »

MDC logging with Apache Karaf and Camel

MDC (Mapped Diagnostic Context) logging is an interesting feature to log contextual messages. It’s classic to want to log contextual messages in your application. For instance, we want to log the actions performed by an user (identified by…

Read More »

Testing (utest and itest) Apache Camel Blueprint route

In any integration project, testing is vital for multiple reasons: to guarantee that the integration logic matches the expectations to quickly identify some regression issues to test some special cases, like the errors for instance to validate the…

Read More »

Apache JMeter to test Apache ActiveMQ on CI with Maven/Jenkins

Apache JMeter is a great tool for testing, especially performance testing. It provides a lot of samplers that you can use to test your web services, web applications, etc. It also includes a couple of samplers for JMS…

Read More »

Webex on Ubuntu 14.04

Webex is a great tool but unfortunately, it doesn’t work “out of the box” on Ubuntu 14.04 (and also with previous Ubuntu releases). For instance, the webex applet starts but it doesn’t refresh correctly, or the share of…

Read More »

Apache Syncope backend with Apache Karaf

Apache Syncope is an identity manager (IdM). It comes with a web console where you can manage users, attributes, roles, etc. It also comes with a REST API allowing to integrate with other applications. By default, Syncope has…

Read More »

Hadoop CDC and processes notification with Apache Falcon, Apache ActiveMQ, and Apache Camel

Some weeks (months ? ;)) ago, I started to work on Apache Falcon. First of all, I would like to thanks all Falcon guys: they are really awesome and do a great job (special thanks to Srikanth, Venkatesh,…

Read More »

Apache Karaf, Cellar, Camel, ActiveMQ monitoring with ELK (ElasticSearch, Logstash, and Kibana)

Apache Karaf, Cellar, Camel, and ActiveMQ provides a lot of information via JMX. More over, another very useful source of information is in the log files. If these two sources are very interesting, for a “real life” monitoring,…

Read More »

Coming in Karaf 3.0.0: new enterprise JPA (OpenJPA, Hibernate) and CDI (OpenWebBeans, JBoss Weld) features

Apache Karaf 3.0.0 is now mostly ready (I’m just polishing the documentation). In previous post, I introduced new enterprise features like JNDI, JDBC, JMS. As I said, the purpose is to provide a full flexible enterprise ready container,…

Read More »

Coming in Karaf 3.0.0: new enterprise JMS feature

In my previous post, I introduced the new enterprise JDBC feature. To follow the same purpose, we introduced the new enterprise JMS feature. JMS feature Like the JDBC feature, the JMS feature is an optional one. It means…

Read More »