Moqui Framework 2.0.0

@jonesde jonesde released this Nov 25, 2016 · 96 commits to master since this release

Moqui Framework 2.0.0 is a major new feature and bug fix release, with various non backward compatible API and other changes.

This is the first release since 1.0.0 with significant and non backwards compatible changes to the framework API. Various deprecated methods have been removed. The Cache Facade now uses the standard javax.cache interfaces and the Service Facade now uses standard java.util.concurrent interfaces for async and scheduled services. Ehcache and Quartz Scheduler have been replaced by direct, efficient interfaces implementations.

This release includes significant improvements in configuration and with the new ToolFactory functionality is more modular with more internals exposed through interfaces and extendable through components. Larger and less universally used tool are now in separate components including Apache Camel, Apache FOP, ElasticSearch, JBoss KIE and Drools, and OrientDB.

Multi-server instances are far better supported by using Hazelcast for distributed entity cache invalidation, notifications, caching, background service execution, and for web session replication. The moqui-hazelcast component is pre-configured to enable all of this functionality in its MoquiConf.xml file. To use add the component and add a hazelcast.xml file to the classpath with settings for your cluster (auto-discover details, etc).

Moqui now scales up better with performance improvements, concurrency fixes, and Hazelcast support (through interfaces other distributed system libraries like Apache Ignite could also be used). Moqui also now scales down better with improved memory efficiency and through more modular tools much smaller runtime footprints are possible.

The multi-tenant functionality has been removed and replaced with the multi-instance approach. There is now a Dockerfile included with the recommended approach to run Moqui in Docker containers and Docker Compose files for various scenarios including an automatic reverse proxy using nginx-proxy. There are now service interfaces and screens in the System application for managing multiple Moqui instances from a master instance. Instances with their own database can be automatically provisioned using configurable services, with initial support for Docker containers and MySQL databases. Provisioning services will be added over time to support other instance hosts and databases, and you can write your own for whatever infrastructure you prefer to use.

To support WebSocket a more recent Servlet API the embedded servlet container is now Jetty 9 instead of Winstone. When running behind a proxy such as nginx or httpd running in the embedded mode (executable WAR file) is now adequate for production use.

If you are upgrading from an earlier version of Moqui Framework please read all notes about Non Backward Compatible Changes. Code, configuration, and database meta data changes may be necessary depending on which features of the framework you are using.

In this version Moqui Framework starts and runs faster, uses less memory, is more flexible, configuration is easier, and there are new and better ways to deploy and manage multiple instances. A decent machine ($1800 USD Linux workstation, i7-6800K 6 core CPU) generated around 350 screens per second with an average response time under 200ms. This was running Moqui and MySQL on the same machine with a JMeter script running on a separate machine doing a 23 step order to ship/bill process that included 2 reports (one MySQL based, one ElasticSearch based) and all the GL posting, etc. The load simulated entering and shipping (by internal users) around 1000 orders/minute which would support thousands of concurrent internal or ecommerce users. On larger server hardware and with some lower level tuning (this was on stock/default Linux, Java 8, and MySQL 5.7 settings) a single machine could handle significantly more traffic.

With the latest framework code and the new Hazelcast plugin Moqui supports high performance clusters to handle massive loads. The most significant limit is now database performance as we need a transactional SQL database for this sort of business process (with locking on inventory reservations and issuances, GL posting, etc as currently implemented in Mantle USL).

Enjoy!

See the complete release notes at:

https://github.com/moqui/moqui-framework/blob/master/ReleaseNotes.md

The MoquiDemo-2.0.0.zip file is a source distribution for the projects in Moqui Ecosystem included on the demo server (the 'demo' component set in addons.xml): moqui-framework, moqui-runtime, moqui-camel, moqui-elasticsearch, moqui-kie, moqui-fop, example, mantle-udm, mantle-usl, mantle-edi, SimpleScreens, HiveMind, and PopCommerce.

The MoquiDemo-2.0.0.war file is a prebuilt all-in-one distribution with demo data loaded and tests run. To try it out just drop it into your preferred Servlet container (Tomcat, Jetty, etc; on AWS ElasticBeanstalk, etc). This is the file deployed on the Moqui Demo server (http://demo.moqui.org) with small changes to the MoquiProductionConf.xml file for HTTPS settings.

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