SAP Netweaver - Welcome to Java EE 5 Community
By Shreedhar Ganapathy on Oct 25, 2006
A colleague pointed to the SAP Developer Newsletter which states that Netweaver Application Server has been released covering entire set of Java EE 5 standards.
It is indeed a very welcome sign that Netweaver is already a Java EE 5 implementation. It goes to show that SAP sees significant value to be achieved with Java EE 5's developer-ease-of-use oriented specs enabling rapid development of enterprise applications.
That said, I wonder about the claim of being the first in the industry, given that GlassFish/Sun Java System Application Server 9 has been around since May 2006. As the GlassFish codebase is fundamentally the innards of Java EE 5 SDK and Sun Java System Application Server 9, I would tend to believe that Netweaver is ONE of the first. Anyways that's another discussion.
Welcome to the Java EE 5 world Netweaver! Here's a toast to a larger Java EE 5 community!