Red Hat announced the release of beta versions of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 and JBoss Developer Studio 5.
Red Hat has
announced the downloadable public beta
version of JBoss
Enterprise Application Platform.
Last year, Red
Hat introduced an early access program for JBoss Enterprise Application
Platform 6. The release of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 reflects the
culmination of Red Hats efforts to facilitate the adoption of Java Enterprise
Edition (EE) 6 technologies, enable a platform as a service-ready (PaaS-ready) platform
and simplify the management of application servers regardless of where they are
generation of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform enables greater agility and
responsiveness than ever before. JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is
higher performing and easier to manage. This cloud-ready solution is based upon
the open-source JBoss
Application Server 7
, one of the first Java EE servers available in
and is designed to help organizations deploy to the cloud at their own pace.
developers, Red Hat also is delivering the beta of JBoss Developer
. This new solution delivers a comprehensive toolset that
makes it easier to create a wide range of mission-critical applications, from
data center to mobile devices, the company said.
Red Hat said
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 was created with the cloud in mind. As
such, it has been designed and architected for use everywhere, including in
on-premise and public clouds. This approach offers enterprises the ability to
ease into the cloud without fear that the applications they develop and deploy
today will be irrelevant tomorrow, the company said.
enterprise platform also features a set of new management capabilities that
allow organizations to more easily manage their applications, automate
processes and integrate their own management tools, including private clouds.
In addition, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 provides a number of
usability upgrades, including faster start-up and boot times and a smarter core
that starts and stops services as required, without the need to manually load
and manage classes.
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 supports the full Java EE 6
specification, providing an easier, modernized approach to developing
enterprise applications. Additionally, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6
continues to build upon the JBoss Open Choice
strategy, featuring support for
other popular frameworks such as Spring, Struts and Google Web Toolkit (GWT),
Red Hats middleware team said in a March 15 blog post
. It also offers increased
integration with other development tooling, including Maven and Hudson and
JBoss Community projects such as Arquillian
Enterprise Application Platform 6 reflects our vision of the future of Java
application platforms for both traditional and cloud-based environments, said
Craig Muzilla, Red Hats vice president and general manager of middleware
business, at the time of the release of the early access program for JBoss
Enterprise Application Platform 6 last year. Our next-generation platform is a
major leap forward for application servers, both in terms of the advances in
Java EE specificationincluding specifications that were heavily influenced and
defined by Red Hatand in the way application servers can be deployed, managed
In its blog
post, the Red Hat Middleware Team added: "We
encourage everyone to download the JBoss
Enterprise Application Platform 6 and JBoss
Developer Studio 5 betas
and look forward to your feedback. We also encourage you to sign up for updates
on developments on both of these solutions. And be on the lookout for the final
versions coming later this spring."