Java EE 6 - Yet another Fujitsu compatible product

We now have a new Java EE 6 product in the family - Fujitsu Interstage Application Server V10.1, a different product from the one mentioned last summer. Details in this Press Release reveal that other than support for the Java EE 6 Full Platform, it offers mobile features with support for jQuery Mobile. The detailled tested configuration for this product should sound pretty familiar to readers with components such as EclipseLink, Weld, or Metro.

Saturday, February 11, 2012 | JavaEE | Read More

Yet another Java EE 7 spec - WebSocket is JSR 356!

JSR 356 has been filed by Oracle : "Java API for WebSocket". The spec lead is Danny Coward and this JSR is scheduled for inclusion in Java EE 7 While it's great to have both server and client support for WebSocket in Grizzly and GlassFish, it's probably even better to have a standard to encourage portable code. The Review Ballot is scheduled to start on 21 Feb, 2012. With this JSR, I believe the list for Java EE 7 is now complete. You can get the full list in the latest issue...

Thursday, February 9, 2012 | JavaEE | Read More

Java EE 6 samples delivered to your door step

Arun has a blog reminding folks about the Java EE 6 samples that ship with the SDK. The list of code samples is pretty long and a good complement to the Java EE 6 Tutorial. Note you can also access these samples from any GlassFish install (not just from the SDK) by adding the missing repository using :% <install-dir>/bin/pkg set-authority -O JavaEE6SDK% <install-dir>/bin/pkg list -a | grep samplesjavaee-samples-build (JavaEE6SDK)   1.0-4...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 | JavaEE | Read More

Transactional interceptors - request for feedback

The Java EE 7 expert group has been defining transactional interceptors and there are a few issues it came across for which your developer feedback would be useful. Bill Shannon has described the issues of : • how to handle exceptions that are thrown out of a transactional method and • how the new JTA transactional interceptor should interact with EJBs. ... and offers possible solutions. If you care about these, please take a little bit of time to read through the above...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 | JavaEE | Read More

Java EE 7 progress - CDI 1.1 EDR and Weld 2.0 Alpha

Having the Early Draft Review of JSR 346 (CDI 1.1) available for review and studying is good but having an early implementation to go along is even better. That's what JBoss' Jozef Hartinger has recently announced on his blog - an alpha release of the future Weld 2.0 reference implementation. According to Jozef, the main purpose of this release is in fact to provide a feature-complete implementation of this draft CDI specification and features such as CDI.current(), application...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 | JavaEE | Read More

Another thought-provoking Java EE article by Adam Bien

Note: if you're reading this using a feedreader, please make sure you've updated to the updated TheAquarium feed. The latest article by Java Champion Adam Bien (and top Author at OTN) is out: "Interfaces on Demand with CDI and EJB 3.1". This one focuses on leveraging the simplifications introduced by Java EE 6, CDI and EJB 3.1 (namely the no-interface view) and Adam makes the claim the "Premature Extensibility Is the Root of Some Evil" and that a lot can be done about removing...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 | JavaEE | Read More

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