This IBM® Redbooks® publication explains the capabilities of WebSphere® Application Server Liberty profile, whereas, the product is extremely lightweight, easy to install, and very fast to use. It provides a convenient and capable platform for developing and testing your web and OSGi applications. The Liberty profile server is built using OSGi technology and concepts. The fit-for-purpose nature of the run time relies on the dynamic behavior inherent in the OSGi framework and service registry. As bundles are installed or uninstalled from the framework, their services are automatically added or removed from the service registry. The result is a dynamic, composable run time that can be provisioned with only what your application requires and responds dynamically to configuration changes as your application evolves.
This IBM Redbooks publication will help you install, tailor and configure several popular Open Source technologies that can be deployed effectively with the WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile. The following list represents a selection of popular open source toolkits for the Liberty profile server:
> Apache Maven
> Spring Framework
> Opscode Chef
Each product was selected based on the significant enhancements they provide to the web application development process.
In this IBM Redbooks publication the ‘Todo’ sample to is used to demonstrate the usage of multiple open source framework/toolkit with Liberty profile server including: Maven, MongoDB, Spring, JPA, Arquillian, Wicket, etc. The ‘Todo’ sample is a simple application, it can be used to create, update and delete todo items, todo lists, and put the todo items into related todo list.
Table of contents
Chapter 1 - WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile
Chapter 2 - Open Source Frameworks and Toolkit Selection
Chapter 3 – Implementing and testing backend services on Liberty profile server
Chapter 4 - Continuous integration with Jenkins on Liberty
Chapter 5 - Front-end development on the Liberty profile server
Chapter 6 - Deploying Liberty profile server with Chef
Chapter 7 - Working with 3rd party tools (Apache ActiveMQ, Apache James) on Liberty profile server
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