GlassFish Server 4.1 Open Source Edition is available for download! This release of the world's first Java EE 7 application server includes multiple new and valuable features and updates. Here is a quick look at what's new:
- Updated Platform Support. This release adds support for Java 8, CDI 1.2, and WebSocket 1.1. GlassFish, the world's first Java EE 7 application server, maintains leading compatibility with the latest Java EE specifications.
- Improved Developer Experience.While GlassFish 4.1 remains an open-source
only release, quality and a productive developer experience remain a key focus. GlassFish Server is made up of over 20 sub-projects (like Tyrus, Jersey, Weld, EclipseLink, and more). Each of these projects adds features and bug fixes, over 1,000 in all! Thanks to those developers who
participated in the GlassFish 4.1 FishCAT program to make GlassFish even better! A special shout out to Joonas Lehtinen, who found a bug that caused GlassFish to fail to boot on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)!
- New Features. Here's a list of some of the most important updates in this release.
- Tyrus (WebSocket 1.1 RI). Now supports the
WebSocket 1.1 specification, which adds a couple of APIs for improved
support for Lambda expressions. Tyrus adds some features above and
beyond the specification, like throttling the number of open sessions, metrics
exposed through JMX, client reconnect, proxy support, optimized
broadcasting of a message to all open sockets, and more.
- Jersey (JAX-RS 2.0 RI). Updated with
some impressive new features. Jersey brings the OAuth support originally
available in Jersey 1.1, and adds a new client-side API for OAuth 1 and 2
support. Jersey has also improved diagnostics with better error reporting,
exposes Jersey metrics over JMS, and per-request tracing to a log file or to the
HTTP reponse header. Jersey also adds client-side server-sent event
- OpenMQ (JMS 2.0 RI). Open MQ adds support for
communicating over WebSocket. There are two types of WebSocket clients
that are supported. First, mqstomp, which adds support for any WebSocket
client that supports the STOMP 1.2 protocol. Second, mqjsonstomp, which
enables a (WebSocket) client to send JSON formatted messages using the
STOMP 1.2 protocol.
- Java EE 7 SDK. The Java EE 7 SDK has been updated to make it more approachable
overall. First, it is shipped as a zip bundle, offering a very simple installation
process. The SDK also bundles GlassFish 4.1 and now supports Java 8. Last, the Java
EE 7 SDK bundle includes updates to both the Java EE 7 Tutorial and Java EE 7 First
- [Update] Netbeans 8.0.1 available for download; bundles GlassFish 4.0.1.
In summary, GlassFish 4.1 offers updated platform support, improved developer experience, new features and is bundled in the refreshed Java EE 7 SDK. GlassFish 4.1 can be
downloaded from glassfish.org, and the Java EE 7 SDK can be downloaded from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN).