Java CAPS 6.2 - Available Now
By jacki decoster on Nov 20, 2009
Sun has released Java CAPS 6.2 and for a "dot" release, this new version of the platform contains some very significant features.
Clustering is probably the most important, since it provides optimal performance and scalability, as well as high availability and failover for CAPS deployments. All fixes, enhancements and new components of GlassFish ESB v2.1 are available in CAPS6.2, including clustering support for all GlassFish ESB components.
Java CAPS 6.2 enables clustering via GlassFish Enterprise Server to distribute processing across multiple servers. Implementing JBI-based applications in a clustered environment ensures continuous processing even when there is a hardware or software failure since the instances in a cluster share the same set of JBI based applications, resources, and configuration information, and can be implemented on one server or can extend over multiple servers for backwards compatibility.
In addition to clustering, the 6.2 release adds support for RESTful Web services, an architectural style that is emerging as a popular alternative to SOAP-based technologies due to it lightweight nature and the ability to transmit data directly over HTTP. RESTful Web services for Java CAPS come as part of the included NetBeans 6.5 release using JSR 311 - Java API for RESTful Web Services (JAX-RS).
For financial services customers, Java CAPS is certified as SWIFTReady 2009 as of the 6.2 release and now includes SWIFT 2009 messages in the SWIFT message library. For healthcare customers, the HL7 JCA adapter is now part of the Adapter pack for HL7 messaging.
Additional platform-level enhancements include:
- Runtime environment upgraded to GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1 Patch 2
- Designtime environment upgraded to NetBeans 6.5.1
- Support added for Windows 2008 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 for design-time
- Support added for Windows 2008, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3, IBM AIX 5.3, and Open Solaris 2008.11 for run-time
- Support for Firefox 3.5.2 for all browser-based components
Look for an upcoming announcement on the Healthcare Pack...a major release coming soon, along side the GlassFish ESB 2.2 release. Stay tuned for more!