Friday, September 24, 2010

BlackTie 2.0.0.Final Released!

The team is very proud to announce the availability of BlackTie 2! It has been almost a year since version 1 and things have certainly moved on considerably since then. The major features we have provided in this release are:
1. Full XATMI compatibility
2. Full TX compatibility
3. Administration with RHQ
4. Support for true asynchronous service invocation
5. Full suite of examples
6. Fully tested (coverage, leaks, compliance)
7. Simplified configuration

I would like to thank all the team for their considerable effort in getting this released and to everyone who provided feedback on our blog and forum.

Of course, we wont be resting on our laurels and work is already underway on version 3, which will provide the following major pieces of functionality:
1. XATMI wire protocol interoperability
2. An XML buffer format to assist users migrating from other XATMI implementations

If you are interested in getting started with BlackTie, take a look at our 2 minute quickstart or head straight to the download page and you will be ready to go!


Thursday, September 23, 2010

JUDCon Abstract: Migrating to JBoss from Oracle Tuxedo using the BlackTie project

Hi guys,

Here is a reprint of the abstract to my presentation on the 7th October at JUDCon Berlin:

"The presentation takes a look at the overall steps that a user would need to take in order to migrate their applications from Oracle Tuxedo to JBoss AS using the newly released BlackTie 2 project. It will discuss some of the difficulties involved and walk through examples of how these may be addressed using BlackTie today and some of the features that are being worked on for BlacktTie 3. A comparison of the features offered by Tuxedo and those provided by JBoss AS with BlackTie will also be provided."

To find out what others will be speaking about, take a look at the agenda.


BlackTie returns to JUDCon this October!

We just received great news that BlackTie will be presenting at JUDCon Berlin on the 7th October! We are going to be discussing how to go about migrating from another XATMI implementation to BlackTie and JBoss, so it should prove to be a useful introduction for those about to take the plunge and upgrade to JBoss.

We will also be making using of the 2.0.0.Final version of BlackTie for this presentation - a little hint to another blog post I will be making over the next few days ;)

I am really looking forward to seeing some of you there on the Thursday!


Friday, September 10, 2010

BlackTie 2.0.0.CR2 released!

Hello BlackTie fans,

Well, its a Friday so that must mean its time to serve you up the latest CR of BlackTie!

We havent had to alter too much for this release so if you have been using CR1 there isn't much changed beyond a slight re-organization of the extracted distribution, plus we have the Jars in the maven repo this time

As always you can download the release from:

Thanks to all our avid followers for downloading it!