Interested in checking out IBM's foray into the world of Java EE 6? IBM's flagship 'WebSphere 8' application server is now available for beta downloading; all you need to do is join the preview program.
As of right now, IBM isn't touting complete and total Java EE 6 support for the beta product, as the carefully worded feature list promises "support for portions of key Java™ Enterprise Edition 6.0 specifications." Those key portions include:
- Enterprise JavaBeans 3.1
- Java Persistence API (JPA) 2.0
- JavaServer Faces (JSF) 2.0
- JavaServer Pages (JSP) 2.2
- Servlet 3.0
- Java EE Connector Architecture 1.6
- Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java (CDI)
Check out IBM's beta software program for more details.