WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Alpha

March 31st, 2010

An alpha version of IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 has just been released. Features include:

  • Key portions of Java™ Enterprise Edition 6.0 specifications including:
    • 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
  • Increased developer productivity during the edit-compile-debug cycle through directory-based drag and drop application install, uninstall and update
  • Simplified product install with integrated prerequisite and interdependency checking
  • Enhanced security and governance capabilities
  • JPA L2 cache and JPA L2 cache integration with DynaCache
  • High Performance Extensible Logging

You can find more details about the alpha program including how to download the server at ibm.com. You can also visit the forum.

[Via the Websphere Community blog.]

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