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  • Apache Releases TomEE 7.1 with Support for Java 8 and MicroProfile 1.2

    The Apache TomEE community has released TomEE 7.1, a significant upgrade featuring support for Java SE 8 and MicroProfile 1.2. TomEE 7.1 serves as a gateway release for TomEE 8 that will be compliant with Java EE 8/JakartaEE and MicroProfile 1.3. David Blevins, founder and CEO of Tomitribe, spoke to InfoQ about this latest release.

  • A New Era for GlassFish: Source Code Migrated, and the Java EE TCK Released as Open Source

    The Eclipse Foundation recently announced two milestones in September 2018: the migration of GlassFish source code from Oracle has been completed; and the Java EE TCK is now open-sourced. Considered a major milestone for the advancement of Jakarta EE and a new era for GlassFish, “this is another step in making Jakarta EE a vehicle for innovation in cloud-native application development.”

  • Payara Foundation Releases Payara Server and Payara Micro 5.183 Featuring MicroProfile 2.0 Support

    The Payara Foundation has recently released version 5.183 of Payara Server and Payara Micro with a host of new features, upgrades, and bug fixes including full support for MicroProfile 2.0 and Java EE 8. New features include: updates to MicroProfile APIs and the Admin Console; support for the OpenID specification; and a new application deployment descriptor schema.

  • Thorntail 2.2.0 Features Automated Migration from WildFly Swarm

    Since the rebranding of WildFly Swarm 2018.5.0 to Thorntail 2.0.0 in late June, Red Hat has released Thorntail versions 2.1.0 and 2.2.0 within a three-week time frame since mid-August. Along with many bug fixes, especially related to MicroProfile, new features include compliance with MicroProfile 1.3 through a new community-driven organization, SmallRye, and an automated migration process.

  • JBoss Web Server 5 with Tomcat 9 is Available

    Red Hat JBoss Web Server (JWS) combines the Apache web server with the Tomcat servlet engine for building, deploying, and maintaining web applications and large-scale websites. JBoss Web Server version 5 was recently released supporting Tomcat 9 and introduces several new features and enhancements.

  • DevSecOps Grows Up and Finds Itself a Community

    On June 28th, the first DevSecOps Days event came to London following a similar event in San Francisco in April. It kicked off with a welcome address from event founders, Mark Miller and John Willis, who explained that the intention is to replicate the DevOpsDays model and empower communities worldwide to stand up their own events.

  • NGINX Releases Open Source Web Server with Dynamic Configuration

    NGINX recently released version 1.0 of Unit, an open-source web and application server. The server supports remote and dynamic configuration and incurs no service interruptions for configuration changes. Unit 1.0 also supports multiple languages (Go, Perl, PHP, Python, and Ruby) running on the same instance, including multiple versions of the same language.

  • Payara Foundation Releases Payara Server 5 and Payara Micro 5

    The Payara Foundation recently released version 5 of Payara Server and Payara Micro with a host of new features and upgrades including a fresh new admin console, improvements with clustering, a new database, and support for Java EE 8 and MicroProfile 1.2. Michael Croft, Java middleware consultant at Payara, spoke to InfoQ about this latest release.

  • The First Nine Projects Proposed for EE4J

    As part of the process to transition Oracle Java EE 8 and GlassFish technologies to the Eclipse Foundation, the first nine projects have been proposed to ultimately be included in the Eclipse Enterprise for Java (EE4J). Dmitry Kornilov, senior software development manager at Oracle, and Michael Milinkovich, executive director at the Eclipse Foundation, spoke to InfoQ about these new projects.

  • IBM Release IBM Cloud Private, a Hybrid Cloud Computing Platform Using Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry

    IBM has released IBM Cloud Private, a platform designed to enable companies to create on-premises cloud capabilities similar to public clouds, with the goal of accelerating "cloud native" application development and supporting modernisation of existing applications running on IBM technology such as WebSphere Liberty, Db2 and MQ. 

  • JavaOne Keynote: IBM on OpenJ9 and Open Liberty; Java Community in The Matrix

    The JavaOne Community Keynote started with IBM talking about and demonstrating its latest contributions to open source: OpenJ9, Open Liberty, and MicroProfile. John Duimovich, IBM distinguished engineer, kicked things off with a presentation titled "IBM and Java: Powering the next generation of innovation". After IBM, Stephen Chin took the stage to finish the Java Community Keynote.

  • IBM Introduces Open Liberty, an Open Source Runtime for Java Microservices

    IBM recently introduced Open Liberty, an open source implementation of WebSphere Liberty that supports the latest Eclipse MicroProfile and Java EE APIs. Alasdair Nottingham, WebSphere and Liberty runtime architect at IBM, and Holly Cummins, technical lead of IBM’s Bluemix Garage London, spoke to InfoQ about Open Liberty.

  • NGINX Releases Microservices Platform, OpenShift Ingress Controller, and Service Mesh Preview

    NGINX Inc has released the NGINX Application Platform which aims to be a “one stop shop” for microservice developers; a Kubernetes Ingress Controller solution for load balancing on the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform; and an implementation of NGINX as a service proxy for the Istio service mesh control plane.

  • Oracle Looking to Move Java EE to Open Source Foundation

    Oracle is planning to move leadership and ongoing development of the Java EE platform to an open source foundation. The move will follow the next release, JEE 8, which is due out this summer.

  • Book Review Docker on Windows by Elton Stoneman

    Docker on Windows, written by Elton Stoneman, is a great book for Windows developers who want to learn how to effectively use Docker. It covers many aspects from Docker: images and containers, but also newer features such as multi-stage builds. The book is a perfect fit for engineers, architects, and administrators who are already building and delivering server applications running on Windows.

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