The Apache Software Foundation has released Apache TomEE 1.5. Apache TomEE, pronounced "Tommy", is a JavaEE 6 Web Profile Certified Tomcat stack. Aimed at allowing developers to spend less time building servers and more time building applications, TomEE cuts the time to integrate popular technologies like CDI, Transactions, or WebServices on Tomcat to zero and provides portability to and from any other Java EE 6 Web Profile certified server.
The 1.5 release features a new Java EE certified download that includes the Web Profile plus JAX-RS for RESTful Web Services. The new 'TomEE JAXRS' distribution shows TomEE's commitment to progressing its certification efforts beyond the Web Profile and is a great alternative to the TomEE Plus distribution. See the comparison for a view of all Tomcat and TomEE distributions.
Other new features include:
- Extended support for database connection pools adding transaction aware pooling semantics to the native Apache Tomcat and BoneCP connection pools which offer great alternatives to applications under heavy load.
- Enhaced JMX monitoring and statistics for connection pools.
- Deploy-time enhancement for JPA Entities via Apache OpenJPA.
- A powerful new TomEE Maven Plugin which can provision servers, install libraries, deploy webapps and more.
See the release notes for a complete list of the impressive number of improvements and fixes in the 1.5 release.