Tuesday Mar 26, 2013

Oracle Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Exam Now Available

The value proposition of getting any particular technology certification is definitely not as black-and-white as it once used to be. Nonetheless for those developers trying to make the often difficult transition into the role of an effective architect, certifications can really help matters. An architect certification is not just a cheap resume builder to appeal to recruiters and hiring managers, but a great way of taking time out to really learn your stuff.

To this end, Oracle offers the Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect certification. It's perhaps the most recognized Java architecture certification out there. The exam portion of this certification has recently been released as a beta program. Because it's a beta program, it's a lot cheaper so definitely something worth looking into if you have an interest. Read more details on the Oracle certification blog.

Thursday May 10, 2012

Apache TomEE 1.0: 15th Java EE Compliant Application Server

Apache TomEE (pronounced "tommy") 1.0 is now released. Its basically vanilla Tomcat with Java EE 6 Web Profile features packaged together. This is the 15th certified Java EE 6 implementation and the certification is for the Java EE 6 Web Profile.

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The tested configuration shows the list and version of technologies included in this release. The home page provide more details about the technologies and download link.

Congratulations David Blevins and rest of the TomEE team!

Tuesday Aug 30, 2011

Welcoming WebSphere 8 to the Java EE 6 Parade

It's official (and actually has been for a short while), IBM WebSphere 8 is now a certified Java EE 6 implementation. This is a certification for the full Java EE 6 Platform.

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This blog post has an intro to this new product release while this other one is from IBM's Java EE representative on the expert group.

The compatibility page now shows six certified Java EE 6 implementations.

Wednesday May 18, 2011

Caucho's Resin now Java EE 6-certified (Web Profile)

Caucho's Resin application server has achieved Java EE 6 Web Profile Compliance. Congratulations to the team on reaching this milestone! Resin is an interesting case because it's actually a new player in the Java EE arena taking the opportunity of the new Java EE 6.0 Web Profile specification to achieve compatibility.

As a reminder, the Web Profile includes Servlet 3.0 (of course), but also JSF 2.0, EJB 3.1 lite, CDI 1.0, Bean Validation 1.0, JPA 2.0, JTA and other supporting technologies. By betting on this rich set of technologies, web developers are free to chose the runtime of their choice, and that now includes Caucho's Resin.

Resin AppServer

Note that Resin shares with GlassFish and WebLogic the same JPA (EclipseLink) and JSF (Mojarra) implementations while implementing their own JMS broker (an optional technology in addition to the Web Profile) and of course CanDI, their CDI implementation.

Caucho has also posted a roadmap document indicating that Resin 4.0.18 will be a certified "beta release" with 4.1 being the "stable release" soon after. Resin is available in open source (GPLv2) version as well as via a professional and enterprise editions.

Friday Feb 18, 2011

First Java EE 6 Oracle Certifications now available

Oracle University (the training unit in the company) has now made available several new Java EE 6-related certifications. These are part of the Oracle Certification Program and cover EJB 3.1, JPA 2.0, Servlet & JSP, as well as Web Services.

Here are the links :

Oracle certifications

Java EE 6 - Enterprise JavaBeans Developer
Java EE 6 - Java Persistence API Developer
Java EE 6 - Web Services Developer
Java EE 6 - JavaServer Pages and Servlet Developer Certified Expert Exam

Each of the above links provides you with recommended training and preparation, pricing, date and exam topics. The complete certification path is here.