CloudBees PaaS Supports Java EE 7 Development
CloudBees announced that its Java Platform as a Service is an early supporter of Java EE 7 and GlassFish 4.CloudBees, provider of a Java platform as a service (PaaS), announced upgraded support for GlassFish v3 while also making Java EE 7 immediately available to developers. Oracle announced the availability of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 7 (Java EE 7) and GlassFish 4 on June 12. CloudBees claims to be the first PaaS provider to offer the new Java distribution on its platform. Java EE 7 features higher productivity and HTML5 support in the form of WebSocket and JSON. GlassFish is the reference implementation of Java EE and as such supports Enterprise JavaBeans, Java Persistence API (JPA), JavaServer Faces, Java Message Service (JMS), JavaServer Pages, servlets and more. This enables developers to create enterprise applications that are portable and scalable, and that integrate with legacy technologies. CloudBees is offering access to Java EE 7 through its support of GlassFish v4, the latest version of Oracle's open-source application server project that serves as the Reference Implementation (RI) for Java EE 7. The RI provides a complete implementation of the new specification. Developers can now use it as a tool to explore new EE 7 features, to take advantage of them in new applications and to understand how their existing applications are impacted. Along with GlassFish v4, CloudBees also announced that it is upgrading its support of GlassFish v3 to a supported stack on the CloudBees platform. CloudBees had previously provided support for GlassFish v3 on a community-supported basis only; now developers can use GlassFish v3 for application development and deployment. CloudBees' support of GlassFish is similar to its support for Tomcat and JBoss, including automatic setup of data sources for database access, scale-out, security realms, session affinity and integration with partner services like New Relic and Papertrail.
"Java EE 7 Web Profile brings new functionalities that allow you to develop modern web applications using, for example, RESTful Web Services, Web Sockets or JSON Processing, along with richer features such as asynchronous session bean invocation or non-persistent EJB Timer Service," said Antonio Goncalves, a member of the Java EE 7 Expert Group, in a statement. "With the EE 7 Web Profile already available on CloudBees, it is the first time in hosting history that a Java EE reference implementation—GlassFish v4—is available for developers just when the specification is out."