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JBoss and Exadel: 8 Years of Working Together

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Exadel had de­vel­oped two well-re­garded prod­ucts in 2006. Exadel Studio was an Eclipse plug-in that con­verted Eclipse from just an in­te­grated de­vel­op­ment en­vi­ron­ment (IDE) to a pow­er­ful web app IDE. RichFaces was a JavaServer Faces (JSF) com­po­nent li­brary de­vel­oped by Exadel as part of its lead­er­ship role in JSF de­vel­op­ment at the time.

In March 2007, Exadel be­gan a part­ner­ship with Red Hat putting Exadel Studio and RichFaces into open source un­der JBoss. A key part of this part­ner­ship that con­tinues to this day (eight years later) is Red Hat con­tracting with Exadel for Exadel to pro­vide a de­vel­opment team to work on what is now known as JBoss Developer Studio.

Denis Golovin, in our California of­fice, has been the team lead on the Exadel side of the part­ner­ship for this whole time, so we thought we’d ask him a few ques­tions about it.

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What Happened to RESTXpress (Our All-purpose REST API Gateway)?

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RESTXpress has been rein­vented as a part of the Appery​.io mo­bile app plat­form called API Express. RESTXpress pro­vided an easy-to-in­stall REST API gate­way that al­lowed quick “RESTification” of cor­po­rate as­sets — such as­sets as SQL data­bases, SOAP ser­vices, ex­ist­ing REST ser­vices, Salesforce data, and in­ter­nal work­flows.

Now, these fea­tures (and more to come) have been rolled into Appery​.io. We de­cided to do this be­cause it made more sense to treat RESTXpress as a mo­bile app en­abler that would be a nat­u­ral part of Appery​.io as part of a mo­bile app “suite.” It also en­ables us to pool re­sources (de­vel­op­ers, sup­port en­gi­neers, etc.) to make more ef­fi­cient use of them. Finally, be­cause of the com­mon plat­form ef­fort, it en­ables the de­vel­op­ment of sym­bi­otic hooks be­tween API Express and the rest of the Appery​.io plat­form to provide greater value for our users.

As we close the book on RESTXpress, we thought it might be time for some re­flec­tion. Alex Antsypov has been with the project from the be­gin­ning as the de­vel­op­ment lead. Recently, I asked him some ques­tions about the past, present, and fu­ture of RESTXpress/​API Express.

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RESTXpress Comes Out with a New Version 3.1

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RESTXpress is our REST API gate­way that’s been mak­ing a lot of en­ter­prise IT de­part­ments happy through it’s ca­pa­bil­ity to quickly REST-ify cor­po­rate as­sets — such as­sets as SQL data­bases, SOAP ser­vices, ex­ist­ing REST ser­vices, Salesforce data, and in­ter­nal work­flows. In our lat­est ver­sion of RESTXpress, 3.1 (just re­leased), we’ve added more fea­tures to the ca­pa­bil­ity to rep­re­sent in­ter­nal work­flows as REST ser­vices. Now, you can in­clude “If” and “Fork” nodes in the flows to rep­re­sent even richer busi­ness logic.

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Appery​.io: Launching in Asia, Passes 150,000 User Mark

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Our Appery​.io pro­duct has ex­pe­ri­enced phe­nom­e­nal growth lately as shown by these two key re­cently an­nounced pieces of news:

  1. Expansion into the Asia/​Pacific mar­ket­place through a part­ner­ship with Zagama, a lead­ing app de­vel­op­ment com­pany in Asia, and, as part of this part­ner­ship, mak­ing the Appery​.io cloud plat­form avail­able as Appery​.asia.
  2. We passed the 150,000 user mark! Congratulation to our 150,000th user, Min Choi, Senior Associate Designer at AXA.

Read the rest of the an­nounce­ment…

RESTXpress Turns 3.0

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RESTXpress con­tin­ues to get bet­ter and bet­ter. We’ve just re­leased a new ver­sion with sev­eral great im­prove­ments. But, first, let me quickly ex­plain what it is, in case you’re new to RESTXpress. Then, we’ll go through the new fea­tures.

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Appery​.io Now Has 100,000 Users

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In case you missed it, Exadel CEO Fima Katz re­cently an­nounced that our Appery​.io Mobile App Platform has passed the 100,000-user mark:

We’re off to a great start thus far in 2014 – in fact, our growth has ac­cel­er­ated and re­cently sur­passed 100,000 reg­is­tered de­vel­op­ers, rep­re­sent­ing a sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone for Appery​.io and also for the de­vel­op­ment com­mu­nity…

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More Security and Administrative Management Features for RESTXpress!

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New fea­tures: OpenID Support • OAuth Support • History • Snapshots

RESTXpress, our in­cred­i­bly easy-to-use and pow­er­ful “REST-en­able­ment” en­gine, has jumped up to an­other level again. In the new ver­sion 2.3, we’ve bol­stered our se­cu­rity sup­port for REST re­sources and our ad­min­is­tra­tive ca­pa­bil­i­ties. There are two new au­then­ti­ca­tion op­tions for adding se­cu­rity to RESTXpress-gen­er­ated REST ser­vice,  OpenID and OAuth. We’ve also added new tools for track­ing ad­min­is­tra­tive his­tory and tak­ing snap­shots for backup and re­store.

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Revised Schedule for RESTXpress Webinars

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Updated: Changed to re­flect 2d we­bi­nar on SQL to REST.

In a pre­vi­ous post, we dis­cussed our se­ries of up­com­ing we­bi­nars on RESTXpress. The first one, An Overview of RESTXpress, went quite well (record­ing). For the oth­ers, we had to read­just our orig­i­nal sched­ule. The next we­bi­nar will be:

Abbacadabra: SQL Database Queries into REST Services!
Friday, March 21, 10:00AM Pacific Time
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Here is the up­dated sched­ule for all of our up­com­ing we­bi­nars on RESTXpress: Read more »

Got 20 Minutes? Join Us for a RESTXpress Webinar Overview Tomorrow

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To bet­ter ed­u­cate and sup­port our com­mu­nity of in­ter­est around RESTXpress, we’re go­ing to try some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent for we­bi­nars. Instead of go­ing for a whole hour, we’ll have more we­bi­nars, but re­duce them to 20 (30 at the most) min­utes each. This should al­low at least 15 min­utes for the demo and 5 min­utes for Q & A. The first one will of course be a quick overview of the most cur­rent ver­sion:

An Overview of RESTXpress
Thursday, February 6, 10:00AM Pacific Time
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Here is our cur­rent sched­ule for all of our up­com­ing we­bi­nars: Read more »

RESTXpress Moves Forward into 2014

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As the year comes to a close, RESTXpress is about to get some sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ments. (RESTXpress is an en­ter­prise gate­way to cre­ate and de­ploy REST proxy ser­vices that rep­re­sent ex­ist­ing assets—databases and ser­vices, al­low­ing easy and se­cure ac­cess from mo­bile apps.) In the next re­lease due out this week, we’ll be adding two main new fea­tures:

  1. Using ex­ist­ing REST ser­vices as a ba­sis for RESTXpress-gen­er­ated REST ser­vices
  2. Making in-con­sole JavaScript the way to code cus­tom val­ida­tors, fil­ters, and se­cu­rity con­fig­u­ra­tions Read more »

It Is Happening Again: Dreamforce 2013

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Dreamforce is here again, and the Exadel/Appery.io team is in there—as a spon­sor of the Developer Zone. Come see us at:

Booth 24
2nd Floor
Moscone West

Everyone is ex­cited about the $1,000,000 Hackathon. We’re help­ing hack­ers right now get the best shot at the prize by us­ing Appery​.io. Read more »

RESTXpress Moves Forward into Commercial Availability — Webinar Coming Up

We came up with RESTXpress based on a sim­ple idea: Don’t rein­vent the wheel.

Although there isn’t quite as much buzz about it any­more, the grow­ing API econ­omy is real. Businesses need to be able to se­curely ex­pose more of their ex­ist­ing data and op­er­a­tions as REST ser­vices; how­ever, re­sources and time to do so are al­ways scarce.

And, you al­ready have the func­tion­al­ity. You don’t want to re­build it from scratch as a REST ser­vice.

The Answer

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Webinar on Using the Appery​.io Mobile Pack and Salesforce Coming Soon

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In this up­com­ing we­bi­nar, Dave Carroll (Director of Developer Evangelism, Salesforce​.com) and Max Katz (Head of Appery​.io Developer Relations, Exadel) will ex­plain how the Appery​.io Mobile Pack en­ables you to rapidly cre­ate mo­bile apps in­te­grated with the Salesforce Platform and will show you how you can build your own apps to take ad­van­tage of the mo­bile pack.

Rapid Mobile App Development
Using the Appery​.io Mobile Pack and Salesforce​.com

Tuesday, September 10, 11:00AM Pacific Time
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Exadel in the News: LOB Mobile Development

We were de­lighted to be men­tioned promi­nently in this ar­ti­cle about shifts in the con­trol of en­ter­prise mo­bile de­vel­op­ment:

Mobile Management Spurs Power Shift in the Enterprise — CIO​.com

As dis­cussed in the ar­ti­cle, Salesforce is us­ing Exadel’s Appery​.io as part of a drive for pro­mot­ing mo­bile de­vel­op­ment out­side of IT in the line-of-busi­ness (LOB) units them­selves. We’re quite proud to be part of this strat­egy; how­ever, we look at this — not so much as an “over­throw” of a par­tic­u­lar de­part­ment — but sim­ply as en­abling more op­tions in­side en­ter­prises for mo­bile de­vel­op­ment. In choos­ing among these op­tions, dif­fer­ent en­ter­prises will re­quire dif­fer­ent mixes of IT vs. LOB own­er­ship and of out­sourced vs. in-house work based on com­pany re­sources, or­ga­ni­za­tional cul­ture, busi­ness ob­jec­tives, etc.

Because of our breadth of ex­pe­ri­ence in mo­bile de­vel­op­ment, in par­tic­u­lar, and en­ter­prise de­vel­op­ment, in gen­eral, we can provide a full spec­trum of ser­vices start­ing at the high­est level with mo­bile strat­egy de­vel­op­ment. Depending on the mo­bile strat­egy for your com­pany, we can do any­thing from Appery​.io train­ing for LOB units to large projects un­der the di­rec­tion of IT. (Or, you can just use Appery​.io for mo­bile de­vel­op­ment within an LOB unit.)

Find out more about our Appery.io-related ser­vices and our more gen­eral mo­bile ser­vices.

Exadel Enterprise MobileSafe

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As pointed out be­fore in our ar­ti­cle on Exadel Secure Documents, Exadel of­fers a va­ri­ety of “so­lu­tions” that aren’t quite shrink-wrapped prod­ucts, but provide a lot of the ben­e­fits of a pro­duct. Exadel Enterprise MobileSafe is a soft­ware so­lu­tion from Exadel that solves the gen­eral prob­lem of en­ter­prises al­low­ing mo­bile ac­cess to their data while main­tain­ing max­i­mum se­cu­rity. The so­lu­tion takes ad­van­tage of the flex­i­bil­ity and cross-plat­form na­ture of HTML5 or hy­brid web apps (Cordova/​PhoneGap) to provide se­cure ac­cess on a va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent mo­bile plat­forms at a lower cost. With MobileSafe, Exadel sets it up so the ac­cess­ing apps are down­loaded from your se­cure server into an en­crypted (AES-256) cache on the client de­vices for full se­cu­rity. Read more »

Exadel Secure Documents

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Exadel works on a lot of dif­fer­ent projects, so we are of­ten able to reuse cod­ing and ap­proach to solve sim­i­lar prob­lems. We of­ten call these quasi-prod­ucts “so­lu­tions”: not quite off-the-shelf, but much fur­ther along than start­ing from scratch. Taking ad­van­tage of such a so­lu­tion still re­quires a project en­gage­ment with us, but the cost and time-to-mar­ket is much lower.

One such so­lu­tion is Exadel Secure Documents. The prob­lem solved is how to make doc­u­ments that may be con­tained in many dif­fer­ent Enterprise Document Management Systems avail­able out­side the en­ter­prise in a se­cure, uni­fied way. Once set up, the doc­u­ments can then be ac­cessed through Secure Documents ap­pli­ca­tions on dif­fer­ent client de­vices. Read more »

Tiggzi Evolves into Appery​.io

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As our Tiggzi mo­bile app de­vel­op­ment tool has ex­panded, it’s scope has steadily grown to that of a full mo­bile app plat­form with more and more fea­tures. We thought such a ma­jor qual­i­ta­tive change needed to be sig­naled prop­erly, so we’ve launched Appery​.io as the next step for Tiggzi.

We’re look­ing for­ward to the op­por­tu­nity to spread the word about the new Appery​.io. Our first stop will be the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Conference and Hackathon start­ing in a few days. If you’re there, find out from Max Katz and Francisco Kattan what the new Appery​.io is all about.

Read the an­nounce­ment!

REST4Enterprise Is Now RESTXpress

REST4Enterprise has only been out for a month or so and is al­ready mak­ing a big splash with its sim­ple, yet very sig­nif­i­cant, premise: You want to make your data avail­able as an API (REST) ser­vice. You want this done quickly and cost-ef­fec­tively. REST4Enterprise fills the gap. 

Except now it’s RESTXpress. We wanted a bet­ter name for the pro­duct while it was still in its be­gin­ning stages, so we have set­tled on RESTXpress as the name go­ing for­ward. Visit the RESTXpress page for all the lat­est in­for­ma­tion.

REST4Enterprise Gets Better: Version 1.0 Out

The ba­sic con­cept is sim­ple: You have some data you want to share through a REST ser­vice. You don’t have the ser­vice built. You con­sider spend­ing a lot of re­sources and time on build­ing it your­self. You look for an al­ter­na­tive. You find REST4Enterprise. It has two parts. You use its ad­min­is­tra­tive con­sole to eas­ily set up data­base queries as REST ser­vices in a browser; you let the run-time gate­way present the data­base queries as ser­vices to the out­side world. Happy ending/​beginning!

Of course, a good con­cept is noth­ing with­out a lot of el­bow grease to work out the im­ple­men­ta­tion de­tails. That’s ex­actly what our team has been do­ing since the REST4Eneterprise launch. Their lat­est ef­forts have come to fruition as a new ver­sion, 1.0, avail­able now. Read more »

REST for the Weary

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The API econ­omy of REST ser­vices has a sup­ply side and a de­mand side. Recently, a lot of at­ten­tion has been paid to the de­mand side. There are now many op­tions for set­ting up var­i­ous mo­bile and web apps to con­sume ser­vices and data via REST (like our own Tiggzi mo­bile app plat­form). But, what about the sup­ply side? Read more »

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