Red Hat To Roll Out Three Versions Of JBoss - InformationWeek
Software // Operating Systems
11:00 AM

Red Hat To Roll Out Three Versions Of JBoss

The new versions, to be released this year, will be modularly designed and will use as their foundation the 5.0 version of the JBoss Application Server.

Red Hat appears ready to unclog the JBoss dam.

Over the course of this year, Red Hat plans to unwrap not one but three modularly designed versions, or profiles, of its JBoss application server.

The products will use as their foundation the 5.0 version of the JBoss Application Server, which was finally delivered this past December after being delayed for almost a year.

The three upcoming servers will range from versions intended for the Web all the way up to higher-end versions to accommodate heavy-duty enterprise class computing. They are expected to work with all Web servers including fully equipped Java Enterprise Edition application servers.

What gives Red Hat the ability to make the new versions modular is JBoss Application Server 5.0's compliance with OSGi, a module system compatible with Java that enables componentization of code. The calls made between modules employ standard XML interfaces.

Company officials are hoping that with OSGi now fully supported, they can avoid the delays it experienced with version 5.0. Last year, Red Hat officials blamed delays in version 5.0’s delivery on having to refactor the product's code, a key step in making it modular.

With the Server 5.0 code now out and about in the open source community, developers can build their own customized profiles. However, anything developers create on top of a version 5.0 foundation won't be supported by Red Hat. The three JBoss profiles to be delivered this year will come with integration, testing, and support.

Red Hat expects to add support for several different APIs and framework to the profiles, including Adobe Systems Flex, Google's WebToolKit, and Hibernate. The added support broadens the options for developers in choosing open source based Java application servers.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
2017 State of the Cloud Report
As the use of public cloud becomes a given, IT leaders must navigate the transition and advocate for management tools or architectures that allow them to realize the benefits they seek. Download this report to explore the issues and how to best leverage the cloud moving forward.
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on for the week of November 6, 2016. We'll be talking with the editors and correspondents who brought you the top stories of the week to get the "story behind the story."
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll