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News: Java EE 5 SDK Update 1 and Java Application Platform SDK have been released

  1. Sun has released the Java EE 5 SDK Update 1, as well as a new Java EE-related download bundle, the Java Application Platform SDK. The Java EE SDK Update focuses on bugs and documentation, while the Java Application Platform SDK adds support for composite application development with JBI runtime and BPEL, identity management and web services security through Access Manager functionality to the traditional Java EE SDK. Sun Java System Application Server PE 9.0 Update 1 is an update release focusing on bug fixes only. Bugs affecting the SDK or NetBeans 5.5 IDE, which bundle Application Server PE 9.0 Update 1, were addressed along with important issues discovered after the final build of the 9.0 release. Some customer escalations, and bugs with no workarounds were also fixed. With over 200 bugs fixes, Sun Java System Application Server 9.0 PE Update 1 is a stable Java EE 5 application server that can be used for development as well as deployment. The list of bugs fixed in this release is included in the release notes. [Editor's note: I couldn't find the list of bugs fixed in the release notes, although the revision history shows that bugs fixed were removed from the notes. Perhaps some enterprising soul will dig them up for us.] The documentation for the Application Server has also been updated to include corrected and new information on how to use the various features. Sun has added a new Java EE-related download bundle, the Java Application Platform SDK. This first release of the new SDK adds support for composite application development with JBI runtime and BPEL, identity management and web services security through Access Manager functionality to the traditional Java EE SDK; future releases will add more functionality. With this all-in-one bundle, developers can quickly learn, develop, and deploy new enterprise Java technologies. Developers have the option to download the SDK bundles with JDK or Tools (NetBeans). NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5 provides a comprehensive set of visual tools to author, deploy, and test BPEL processes and securing web services via identity management. See BPEL and Composite Application Authoring and Web Service Security screencasts for a quick overview. With this addition, there are now 3 Java EE 5 related bundles (see at-a-glance page) all including an updated Application Server, based on GlassFish V1 UR1. Resources: Message was edited by: joeo@enigmastation.com

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  2. Update 1 bugs[ Go to top ]

    Sorry, we only documented the bugs we did not get a chance to fix in the release notes. GlassFish V1 UR 1 wiki page has the bug list.
  3. Glassfish and Consolidation[ Go to top ]

    For all the troubles of Sun's business (as universally reported for 5 years), there can be little argument that Glassfish has shocked the insular app server world with relevance. I give all the credit to the perseverance of the product team that has to listen to everyone from Eric Stahl to Larry Ellison ignore the obvious: there is only one JEE5 server on the market. While Geronimo and WebLogic play games around supporting Java standards (read: JBI, for one), Glassfish has the only legitimate claim at being in competition with JBoss for new Enterprise Java customers. This is significant with the impending release of Vista/.Net, and it is important to remember that one of the primary value statements of Java is cross-platform, re-deployment working alongside latest improvements to the platform and the language. Oracle iAS, WebSphere Community and WebLogic are nowhere on the JEE5 front, and that has left the market wide-open for Glassfish. It is a strategic error that will re-shape application infrastructures for at least the coming two years. I hope JEE5 sticks longer than that to accentuate the differences between GF/JB and the other 3. Developer releases do not count. I am particularly watching this bit of news for the Access Manager solution and seeing what that means for SOA, etc. But the real news here is Glassfish has pulled the coup that was ubiquitously discredited since 1999. NetBeans is nice, I guess, but the real competitive advantage out of Sun for the long-term app infrastructure struggle is Glassfish. There is no longer any question of this, douglas dooley http://douglasdooley.blogspot.com/