Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Discover BlackTie at the first JUDCon


Just wanted to let you know we are really excited to be able to host a discussion at the first JUDCon event.

It will be your opportunity to meet some of the team plus to see hands on how BlackTie can be used to help with integration between Java and C and how you can benefit from some of JBoss core services such as the message broker and transaction manager within your XATMI applications.

One of the really great things about JUDCon is that it will be free to register so you can discover all this at no cost!

If you want to find out more about what is happening on the day, you can check out the schedule. If you ctrl-F for "Blacktie" you can see a preview of what we will be talking about from the BlackTie perspective.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Deployed and running in under 2 minutes...

Greetings BlackTie fans,

We just wanted to let you know one of the projects main focus at the moment is to work on ease of use and managements. To that end we have reworked our Deploying BlackTie article over on the wiki with a challenge of sorts :D

The idea is that given a suitable baseline machine (say Fedora or Windows) and a few pre-requisites (Java, Maven and Ant, nothing too adventurous) then it should be possible to get BlackTie installed and running in only two minutes. When we say running, we mean having ran all the example programs too!

How is this possible you might ask? Have we removed most of the examples? No! What we have done is provided a small script that will automatically run all of the samples that we ship! Call it an aide memoire of sorts so you don't need to recall and type all of the build commands from the off.

Hope it is of help to you all!