New Atlanta is pleased to announce the immediate availability of ServletExec 6.0 for download and purchase:
Key new features in ServletExec 6.0 include:
- Java Servlet API 2.5
- JavaServer Pages (JSP) 2.1
- JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL) 1.2
- JavaServer Faces (JSF) 1.2
- JavaMail 1.4
- Java Web Services support via JAX-WS 2.0
- Updated Web Server support (IIS 7, Apache 2.2.x, SJSWS 7.0u1)
- Updated OS support (Windows 2008/Vista, Solaris 10, AIX 5.3, HP-UX 11v2)
- AMD/Intel 64-bit support (x64)
Other improvements include:
- Improved Performance
- IPv6 Protocol support
- Improved Administrative Interface
- ServletExec 6.0 requires JDK/JRE 1.5 or 1.6
- Existing customers with current subscriptions will receive a new license for ServletExec 6.0 free of charge
- Customers who've purchased ServletExec 5.x on or after November 1st, 2007 may upgrade to ServletExec 6.0 free of charge
First released in December 1997, ServletExec is one of the original implementations of the Java Servlet API, and has been purchased by more than 14,000 customers in 85 countries.
[Editor's note: ServletExec is a commercial product, with varying costs (although it's free for development.) TSS asked Mr. Bonfanti what the value proposition of ServletExec was, when JBoss and Glassfish are freely available, and his response was as follows.]
The main value that ServletExec provides (and has provided for the past ten years) is as an add-on to existing web servers that don’t support servlets/JSP—primarily Microsoft IIS, but also including Apache and Sun’s Java System Web Server. ServletExec is also tested and supported on a wide variety of operating systems, including Solaris, AIX and HP-UX in addition to Windows and multiple Linux distributions.
The main customers for ServletExec are companies who have developed servlet/JSP-based applications and need to deploy those applications onto their client’s infrastructure, and can’t dictate to their clients regarding which web server or operating system to run. By using ServletExec, we take care of the web server and operating system differences. Some of our customers OEM ServletExec from us, and bundle ServletExec with their applications. Others tell their clients to purchase and install ServletExec as a prerequisite for installing their application. In either case, having an easy-to-use and robust installer is very important, as is providing responsive technical support, as many of the people who are asked to install ServletExec (bundled or unbundled) are end users—not developers—who do not have the technical skills or knowledge that would be needed to install Tomcat or JBoss.