JBoss App Server Passes J2EE Muster

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2004-07-19 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

JBoss Application Server has passed the compatibility test suite for the Java 2 Enterprise Edition platform Version 1.4, "an important milestone in the effort to bring J2EE and open source together," according to JBoss' CEO.

JBoss Inc. announced that the JBoss Application Server has passed the compatibility test suite for the Java 2 Enterprise Edition platform Version 1.4. Following more than a year of wrangling over the terms and other issues relating to the testing, JBoss and Sun Microsystems Inc., which administers the Java platform along with the Java Community Process, came to terms and JBoss has since passed the test suite. JBoss refers to itself as a "professional open source" company and Marc Fleury, president and CEO of Atlanta-based JBoss, said J2EE compatibility "strengthens JBoss vision of professional open source." Fleury called the passing of the test suite "an important milestone in the effort to bring J2EE and open source together."
The version of the application server to pass the tests is JBoss 4.0, which is the first JBoss version to do so.
In a statement, Rob Wilkinson, director of the Java/J2EE program in the systems and technology division at Unisys Corp., of Blue Bell, Pa., said, "An enterprise can now deploy the JBoss app server with the certain knowledge that it is completely compatible with the J2EE standard and that specifications written to the standard will remain completely portable, a critical need for our customers." Check out eWEEK.coms Developer & Web Services Center at http://developer.eweek.com for the latest news, reviews and analysis in programming environments and developer tools.

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Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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