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Geronimo Plugins

by Vamsavardhana Reddy Chillakuru | November 2009 | Java Open Source

Apache Geronimo provides a mechanism for users to extend its functionality through plugins. In this article by Vamsavardhana Reddy Chillakuru, we will explore how to extend the functionality of Apache Geronimo, by using Geronimo plugins. In fact, all of the Java EE functionality in Apache Geronimo is installed as plugins. For example, the web services functionality is provided through the Axis, Axis2, and CXF plugins. EJB functionality is provided through the OpenEJB plugin, and so on. Therefore, if you want to extend the server to provide new functionality, such as job scheduling, then you can write a plugin to integrate a scheduler (such as Quartz) into Apache Geronimo. There are also a large number of plugins available for Apache Geronimo already. We will also cover the custom server assemblies feature in this article. This feature will enable you to export custom server assemblies, from either the server's Administration Console or the command-line shell. In this article, you will learn about:

  • Developing and installing Apache Geronimo plugins
  • Extending the Administration Console through plugins
  • Creating custom server assemblies
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RESTful Java Web Services Design

by Jose Sandoval | November 2009 | BPEL SOA Web Services Java

In this article by Jose Sandoval, we will move into the world of design for fully complaint RESTul web services. We usually talk about creating web services that are noun dependent as opposed to verb dependent. In this article we will look at what that means in terms of the design process by designing a blogging application.

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CodeIgniter 1.7 and Objects

by David Upton | November 2009 | MySQL PHP Web Development

In this article by Jose Argudo Blanco and David Upton, we will see how CodeIgniter actually works, "under the hood". This article introduces a bit on object-oriented programming and how CodeIgniter makes use of it, including the use of the CI super object, and how we can modify and use. Here, we will also understand why things happen in certain ways, as opposed to just knowing that they do.

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RESTful Web Service Implementation with RESTEasy

by Jose Sandoval | November 2009 | BPEL SOA Web Services Java

In this article by Jose Sandoval, we implement the web service requirements we outlined in the previous article on RESTful Web Services Design, with the RESTEasy framework. RESTEasy is not only a RESTful framework, but is also JBoss's umbrella project that provides other frameworks to build RESTful web services. As part of the REST facilities, RESTEasy fully implements the JAX-RS specification. Subsequently, we only look at how we use RESTEasy to implement RESTful web services. At the time of this writing, the released version is 1.1GA.

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CISSP: Vulnerability and Penetration Testing for Access Control

by M. L. Srinivasan | November 2009 | Networking & Telephony

This article by M.L.Srinivasan, covers concepts related to vulnerability assessment and penetration testing.

In this article, we'll focus on IT vulnerabilities, the impact due to compromise, and the overall cycle of vulnerability and penetration tests. We'll also discuss some of the emerging standards in terms of vulnerability naming systems such as Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), which is a dictionary for vulnerability names; and Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), as defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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