Apache Geronimo 3.0-beta-1 is now fully Java EE 6 Certified. Geronimo joins the rank of GlassFish 3 as an open source server that has passed both Java EE 6.0 Full Profile and Web Profile certification tests. Geronimo 3 has also updated its kernel to use OSGi, based on the Apache Karaf OSGi runtime, and supports the Aries programming model.
Geir Magnusson answers questions about the definition of Cloud Computing, how cloud computing affects application development, concerns about vendor lock-in, the impact of open source for in Java evolution, Apache Harmony, and Apache Geronimo projects.
When picking which JEE server to use for your application, you have a number of choices to select from. Knowing which application server is the best is key. Recently Jonathan Campbell took a handful of JEE application servers, coming up with surprising results as well as informative comments.
A Gartner Report elaborates how emerging Event Driven Architecture and Service Oriented Architecture programming models, as well as the continued growth in adoption of key open source technologies (in particular Spring) have all combined to put significant pressure on traditional platform middleware vendors and may lead to disrupt the industry landscape.
Apache OpenJPA, an open-source implementation of the Java Persistence API (JPA), recently released version 1.0.0. InfoQ spoke with OpenJPA project lead Patrick Linskey to learn more about this release.
Apache Geronimo, an open-source Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application server, recently released version 2.0.1. InfoQ took the opportunity to learn more about Apache Geronimo and where it fits into the application server space.
The Apache Geronimo project has passed a significant milestone in that their latest release candidate (2.0-M6-rc1) has passed all tests in the Java Enterprise Edition 5.0 Compatibility Test Suite, making it the first open source application server other than Glassfish to pass the tests.
One of the top items listed in the new Geronimo 1.1 release is plugin support. Plugins are touted as being easy to install, automatically downloading dependencies, and eliminating the need for server restarts. InfoQ recently caught up with Geronimo committers Bruce Snyder and Aaron Mulder for more details.
With this release of Geronimo you can finally run it on Sun Java 1.5 VM, as long as you don't require CORBA. Another notable change from the 1.0 release is that Geronimo now is available in two distributions, one full and certified J2EE distribution and one "stripped down" distribution that only incudes a minimal installation with a Jetty or Tomcat http server.