By Jorge Sanchez Coloma on Jun 11, 2008
I encourage you to listen the SOA Podcast (image link) and learn more about it.
Some news in the market about new JCAPS 6 are from Campus Technology :
"Sun Microsystems this week released the latest version of its business integration and service-oriented architecture package. Version 6 of the Java Composite Application Platform Suite (JCAPS) bundles several technologies designed to provide "an open and extensible platform" for developing software infrastructures using an SOA approach.
JCAPS 6 is built on a modular enterprise service bus (ESB) based on the Java Business Integration (JBI) standard in Sun's Open ESB project. ESBs often serve as foundation for a service-oriented architecture (SOA), enabling different components to connect with each other through messaging, mediation, routing, etc. The suite also bundles an intelligent event processor with the ability to identify trends and pattern in real time, plus new business process management features that support BPEL 2, support for the latest version of the Sun's GlassFish enterprise server and support for the NetBeans integrated development environment (IDE).
"This is the next evolution of our platform and one of the only open source offerings of its kind," said Ashesh Badani, director of Sun's SOA group."
From RedMondMag.com :
"This version of JCAPS is the first to fully exploit that acquisition, Sholler added. In fact, he sees JCAPS 6 as Sun's first true application infrastructure suite. "The original version of JCAPS wasn't really a suite," he said. "They just sort of put a whole bunch of stuff in a bag. This version is made of things that were designed to work together."
Sun claims that JCAPS is the first software suite of its kind with true open source credentials, and that's a fair claim, Sholler said. "We've seen a growing interest when it comes to SOA-style infrastructure in open source,"
You can read the Official Sun's Press Releas