The official launch of application server WildFly 8.0 is creeping ever closer, but in the meantime, RC1 is already making considerable waves. Just last week, it was deemed worthy of being added to Oracle’s list full fully platform compatible implementations of Java EE 7 - further consolidating its position as worthy spiritual successor to GlassFish.

With new cachet, the server now has added appeal for companies looking to migrate to Java EE7, or those that have made the jump, but are looking for a viable, buoyant GlassFish alternative.

The thriving, active community around popular server GlassFish was dealt a body blow last November when it was announced in a roadmap update that, going forward, there would be no more commercial major releases. Although Bruno Borges was at pains to reassure users that the offering was far from finished, with evangelist Arun Gupta’s abrupt departure to RedHat, for many, the writing was on the wall.

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