SAP AG announced on the 16th December that its NetWeaver Cloud product, a Java-based platform-as-a-service, has achieved Java EE 6 Web Profile Compatibility. NetWeaver Cloud runs on top of OSGi using Eclipse Virgo as the OSGi container. The product includes an Eclipse-based SDK for building, testing, and deploying applications in the cloud.
MechSoft releases Siwpas, a lightweight application server based on Apache Tomcat that focuses exclusively on Web applications.
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.
The latest version of Enterprise Java, which was approved a few days ago, features a capability for function-based profiles. The first one published is the Web Profile, which aims at web developers, but it is uncertain if it will be enough to boost the platform’s adoption in a field with so many appealing offers.
The public draft of the Java EE 6 Platform specification has been published and will remain open for public review and feedback until the 23rd of Feb, 2009. Maybe the most notable part of this delayed draft is the Web Profile, which is first profile in the history of the Java EE platform.