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Message Queuing Options for .NET

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 22, 2011 18

When building larger scale applications, message queues are often very helpful for both distributing and aggregating workloads. In the .NET ecosystem there are several options available for message queuing. This article highlights some of the more popular and unique offerings as well as the basic terminology needed to evaluate them.

IMPACT11: 'Business Agility' With IBM's Latest WebSphere Advancements

by Mike Bria on  Apr 14, 2011

IBM's IMPACT 11 conference is underway this week hosting more than 8,000 business and IT leaders representing 60 countries, gathered to learn discuss how to "work smarter for better business outcomes". During the 4 day event, IBM revolves their unveiling of many new tools, products, solutions, and ideas around the one key message of enabling "Business Agility".

GlassFish Server 3.1 Supports JavaEE 6 Web Profile & Full Platform, Clustering and High Availability

by Srini Penchikala on  Mar 22, 2011 4

The latest version of GlassFish application server supports JavaEE 6 Web Profile & Full Platform, improved OSGi support, clustering and high availability. Oracle recently released version 3.1 of commercial (Oracle GlassFish Server) and community (GlassFish Server Open Source Edition) versions of the server. New release also provides centralized administration and improved JDBC monitoring.

Red Hat's jBPM5 Brings a New API, New Tooling and Support for BPMN 2.0

by Charles Humble on  Mar 02, 2011 5

Red Hat's JBoss division recently announced the latest release of their Business Process Management System jBPM 5.0. It includes a completely revamped API, and adds a number of key features including support for the BPMN 2.0 specification, Eclipse tooling for developers, and web-based tooling for business users. InfoQ spoke to Kris Verlaenen, jBPM project lead, to find out more about the release.

Pete Muir Discusses Seam 3, RichFaces 4, and His Move to Infinispan

by Charles Humble on  Feb 08, 2011 1

Red Hat's JBoss division have a number of updates in the pipeline for the next couple of months, including major new releases of their web application framework Seam, and JSF component library RichFaces. InfoQ spoke to Pete Muir, a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, about what is coming, and his own move from the Seam team to the Infinispan data grid team.

Apache Tomcat 7 Becomes Latest Stable Release

by Charles Humble on  Jan 24, 2011

Tomcat version 7.0.6, released on January 11th 2011, has been voted stable. This is the first stable release of the Tomcat 7 branch, the first new stable branch of the popular servlet container for almost four years.

JBoss AS 6 Released: Interview with Shelly McGowan

by Dio Synodinos on  Jan 18, 2011

JBoss has recently released version 6 of its Application Server. InfoQ had an interview about this release, with Shelly McGowan who is the Principal Software Engineer on the JBoss AS team, that lead v6 in its' final milestone releases.

JBoss releases JBoss AS 6.0 GA

by Tim Cull on  Jan 04, 2011 9

Just before the new year, JBoss finalized its JBoss AS 6 application server with a GA release. The release includes enhancements for Java EE 6, improved handing of JSF and upgrades or changes to many of the included libraries like Hibernate and caching.

Activiti 5.0 GA, the Apache 2 Licensed BPMN 2 Engine Released

by Josh Long on  Dec 02, 2010 3

Alfresco has just released version 5.0 GA of the Activiti engine, an Apache2 licensed BPMN 2.0 implementation. InfoQ talked with project lead Tom Baeyens on the new release. Tom is also the creator and former project lead for the jBPM project.

Nuxeo Introduces Plug-in Marketplace, CMIS Support to its Enterprise Content Management Offerings

by Charles Humble on  Nov 11, 2010

Open Source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) company Nuxeo has updated its Open Source OSGi-Based Content Management Infrastructure, adding support for JBoss 5.1, JBoss EAP, and CMIS 1.0, and introducing the Marketplace providing a distribution channel for Plug-ins.

IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Beta Announced

by Charles Humble on  Oct 27, 2010

IBM have announced their beta program for WebSphere Application Server V8.0, which will be the version of WebSphere that ultimately supports the Java EE 6 specification. With WebSphere 8 there are now seven products that will support one of the two EE 6 profiles.

Mobile, JavaFX Emphasized at JavaOne Keynote. JavaFX Script is Dropped

by Tim Cull on  Sep 21, 2010 12

At Monday's JavaOne keynote in San Francisco, Oracle EVP Thomas Kurian highlighted Oracle's plans for the Java platform with a three-year roadmap and demos of JavaFX and other technologies. Elsewhere it announced plans for JavaFX 2.0 and the decision to drop JavaFX Script.

JavaOne Preview: Java Functional Programming in an Interview with GridGain CEO Nikita Ivanov

by Tim Cull on  Sep 13, 2010 1

This month GridGain CEO Nikita Ivanov will be speaking about functional programming at JavaOne in San Francisco. With its 3.0 release, GridGain added a more functional feel to its product by reworking the APIs. InfoQ contacted Mr. Ivanov to get the deeper story about his company's experiences with functional programming.

SpringSource vFabric cloud application framework platform

by Michael Hunger on  Sep 01, 2010 3

While VMWare offering a new range of products to support its vision of enterprise cloud computing at VMWorld 2010 is interesting from an operations and user perspective, developer focus is on vFabric the Spring platform for developing and running cloud based applications. The goal is to provide the same convenience infrastructure for cloud applications as for spring based enterprise applications.

Red Hat Expands its Cloud Strategy

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Aug 31, 2010 1

Last week, Red Hat released a comprehensive Cloud strategy aiming at increasing interoperability between Clouds and portability of applications from one Cloud to another. Red Hat also submitted its APIs to the Apache DeltaCloud initiative.

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