J2EE 1.4 SDK - latest release

The latest version of the J2EE 1.4 SDK was released late last week. The SDK includes Sun Application Server 8.2 Platform Edition and is free for development and production use - that's the same App Server included in Sun Studio Creator and NetBeans.

A reader on TSS asked "So What", fair point - yes this is J2EE 1.4 and much of the interest today is around Java EE 5. Well, here are a couple of reasons : it includes a production quality impementation of Fast Infoset (think gzipped SOAP) : a resource adapter for foreign JMS providers, performance enhancements and now bundles with Derby DB. Also take a look at some of the new AJAX samples in the new J2EE Blueprints catalogs.


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