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Collect metrics from Liberty apps and display in Grafana

A simple sample of how to add custom metrics to your Liberty applications using the Dropwizard metrics Java API and JMX MBeans, collect them using...

Asynchronous I/O: What is it and why?

Asynchronous I/O was added in Servlet 3.1 and, in my opinion, is extremely useful. All applications should make use of it.

Writing tests for Liberty apps

How to write tests for Liberty apps, both secured and unsecured, and running them using Maven.

Developer tools

Looking for information about developer tools to use with WebSphere Liberty? Start here...

JAX-RS and WebSphere Liberty: BYO Jackson

Liberty uses Jackson as its JAX-RS implementation but does not expose it to user applications. If you want to use some of the cool...

Design and deploy OpenAPI microservices with SwaggerHub and Bluemix

Design an OpenAPI document in SwaggerHub, then quickly add an integration layer with GitHub which generates the necessary JAX-RS 2.0 code and triggers a DevOps...

Creating a Hello World app with Spring MVC on Liberty

Paul describes how to create a simple "Hello World" application with a Spring Model View Controller (MVC) endpoint and a Spring REST endpoint using Spring...

Writing a simple MicroProfile application (4): Using WebSockets and CDI events

Alasdair takes his simple MicroProfile application and adds WebSockets and CDI Events to notify the client about changes to the meeting. All code is...

Writing a simple MicroProfile application (3): Using Java EE concurrency

Alasdair takes his simple MicroProfile application and adds persistence using MongoDB as the persistence mechanism. All code is in GitHub.

What is concurrency and why is it important?

Concurrency is being able to run multiple tasks in parallel, which can increase the efficiency of an application. Concurrency in Java EE enables you to...

Writing a simple MicroProfile application (2): Adding persistence

Alasdair takes his simple MicroProfile application and adds persistence using MongoDB as the persistence mechanism. All code is in GitHub.

Back to basics: Debug a Liberty app in Eclipse with WDT

This article will cover some basics to help you develop and debug applications quickly using Liberty and the WebSphere Developer Tools for Eclipse (or WDT...

Microinvader: The importance of common interfaces in microservices

Common interfaces are essential when building microservices. If each microservice in a larger application has the same interface implemented, it makes maintenance of the microservices...

1hr Lab: Accelerate your web app development on Liberty!

Learn how to quickly deploy applications in Liberty using WebSphere Application Server Developer Tools for Eclipse!

Writing a simple MicroProfile application (1)

Alasdair introduces MicroProfile by explaining how to write a simple application based around the mundane but real-life requirement to book meetings.