Jürgen Höller presents some of the most important Java EE6 features, underlining similarities and differences between EE6 and the Spring Framework, showing what is the best configuration using both technologies.
Jürgen Höller is co-founder of the Spring framework and has been the most active Spring developer since the open source project began from Rod's Interface21 framework back in February 2003. Juergen is an experienced consultant, with expertise in web apps, transaction management, O/R mapping technologies, and lightweight remoting.
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JEE6 servers availability
But for many companies AS is not enough, they use EAP with enterprise support. And due to business agreements it is not feasible to switch to Glassfish.
I was wondering when EAP 6 will be released. Kito Mann has already asked on JBoss forum:
The answer is: ask your support ...
So, I asked my support and receive the following answer:
"Currently, we have no means of updating our customers on changes of our development plans and release dates, but we most likely will not be able to give any real firm time frame on EAP 6 until JBoss AS 7 is GA. EAP 6 will be based on AS 7, so once it is out we can start productising it. The best estimation we can give for EAP 6 at this point is the end of 2011, but this is subject to change. Please, regard this as a projection, not a commitment."
Thank you Spring to give me a chance to play with JEE6 even with older application server.