SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun
Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) and the GlassFish(TM) community, today
announced the beta release of the GlassFish V2, the next major version of
the open source Java(TM) EE 5 application server and the release of the
Sun(TM) Web Developer Pack, a toolkit designed for simplifying and enabling
advanced rich Internet applications for the Java platform. These releases
help enterprises build and deploy SOA and Web 2.0 applications and services
leveraging next generation web technologies such as Ajax, Scripting and
REST that simplifies development and deployment of scalable, interactive
The GlassFish V2 Beta adds all the enterprise features from Sun's Java
System Application Server Enterprise Edition, such as clustering,
administration, Web Services Interoperability Technology (WSIT) and load
balancing to support highly scalable, volume enterprise deployments for SOA
and Web 2.0 applications. A few of these features include:
-- WSIT integration -- allowing applications to interoperate between Web
services hosted on Java and Windows environments.
-- Java Business Integration (JBI) -- providing native SOA support.
-- NetBeans(TM) IDE integration -- enabling developers to deploy SOA
applications by designing BPEL business processes as well as building
and testing composite applications with the NetBeans(TM) Enterprise
The GlassFish V2 Beta (http://java.sun.com/javaee/downloads/ea/) is
available now via download.
"The flexibility of open source technologies, along with the unmatched
security, stability, ease-of management and scalability of Solaris 10 and
the GlassFish application server will enable us to grow our business and
our community to meet the growing demand," said Cyril Bouteille, chief
technology officer, Peerflix, Inc.
"The release of GlassFish V2 Beta further demonstrates Sun's commitment
and leading contributions to the open source community," said Karen Tegan
Padir, vice president, Enterprise Java Platforms, Sun. "GlassFish continues
to proffer widely adopted open source based solutions that provide
developers with industry leading enterprise scalability and ease of
deployment on Web 2.0 and SOA applications."
The Sun Web Developer Pack (http://developers.sun.com/web/swdp)
simplifies access to multiple open source technologies for creating rich
Internet-based applications, REST Web services and RSS feeds more rapidly.
The availability of the Web 2.0 toolkit reinforces Sun's commitment to
provide the developer community with next-generation Java technologies such
as Project jMaki, Project Phobos, Dynamic Faces, WADL, ROME, and Atom.
A prominent Java community member, Ben Galbraith, co-founder of
Ajaxian.com, has worked extensively with one of the technologies which is
now being supported and made available through the Sun Web Developer Pack.
"jMaki offers a compelling model for creating rich component-oriented Ajax
interfaces in Java," said Galbraith. "It standardizes Ajax component
interfaces, smoothly integrates multiple Ajax frameworks such as Dojo and
YUI!, provides a powerful declarative event handling mechanism, and makes
it easy to do mash-ups with its built-in and easily configurable proxy
server. Before you start down the path of integrating some of the popular
Ajax frameworks into your application, learn jMaki first."
The pack will be bundled into the Sun Java Application Platform SDK
Suite update 3 preview which includes the GlassFish V2 Beta, available for
download today. Available with a NetBeans plug-in, the Web Developer Pack
enables developers to easily and rapidly deploy Web 2.0 applications and
lightweight, dynamic code development. Check out the Sun Web Developer Pack
Sun is also announcing the creation of a Java Specification Request
(JSR) 311 focused on providing support for RESTful Web Services in the Java
Platform working with other vendors such as BEA, Apache, Google, Jboss,
TmaxSoft and Jerome Louvel (author of the Restlet project). This JSR will
help further promote standardization around the next generation web
technologies and will aim to provide easy-to-use API for developers for
Java EE or Java SE platforms.
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