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Red Hat Empowers Developers to Reach New Heights of Productivity with JBoss Application Server 7

Next-generation cloud-ready architecture provides Java Enterprise Edition 6 support, forms basis for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6

RALEIGH, N.C.

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today launched JBoss Application Server 7, a JBoss Community project that enables a cloud-ready architecture and delivers up to a tenfold decrease in startup time, faster deployment and reduced memory usage. The core of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, the final version of JBoss Application Server 7 represents a major milestone in the evolution of Java application servers from complex and monolithic to more lightweight, modular and agile. This release will enable developers to re-think how they develop and deploy enterprise Java applications.

“Developers have more options for creating and delivering applications than ever before, and the productivity enhancements offered by JBoss Application Server 7 reflect how the day-to-day lives of developers have evolved,” said Mark Little, senior director of engineering, middleware business, at Red Hat. “JBoss Community designed JBoss Application Server 7 to meet developers’ requirements today – whether they are using Java Enterprise Edition or building the next mobile application.”

JBoss Application Server 7 builds upon the previous version with better performance, lower memory usage, distributed management and Java EE6 Web Profile certification. New capabilities include:

  • Java Enterprise Edition (EE) 6 Web Profile Certified, a lighter-weight but standard and portable subset of Java EE refined for the development and deployment of rich, interactive web applications
  • Java Context and Dependency Injection (CDI), a standard and unified framework supporting typesafe Dependency Injection and a well-defined lifecycle for Contexts, designed to ease writing, testing and maintenance of code through simplifying and streamlining it
  • Arquillian testing, which improves support for test-driven development to provide remote and embedded component testing without the unnecessary complexity of a full enterprise Java container
  • Built on top of a lightweight, highly optimized Modular Service Container and new Domain Model, which allow JBoss Application Server 7 to scale from the smallest devices to larger mission-critical clusters
  • Developer tool support from Eclipse-based JBoss Tools, which improves support for Java CDI, Hibernate, Representational State Transfer and web services
  • New sophisticated domain model and rich management APIs, which allow for powerful automation of servers and clusters

JBoss Application Server 7 underscores Red Hat’s commitment to advancing the adoption of Java technologies by providing developers a wide range of options for developing and deploying their applications. The implementation of Java EE6 is a continuation of the JBoss Open Choice strategy enabling developers to select the developer frameworks to best fit their needs. Additionally, JBoss Application Server 7 extends Open Choice to a new level by providing the flexibility to more easily deploy the application server to multiple deployment requirements -- physical, virtual or cloud based. Integration of JBoss Application Server 7 with Red Hat OpenShift is planned for later this month, and is positioned to further Red Hat’s cloud strategy providing developers with the freedom to build applications wherever they want – in the cloud, on-premise, or in virtualized environments.

“As web application and Java developers seek modernized, flexible platforms to create dynamic applications, they require the latest advancements and standards support for faster development and enhanced productivity,” said Craig Muzilla, vice president and general manager, middleware business, at Red Hat. “This release represents a significant milestone in our strategy to deliver new products and services that adapt to the rapidly changing technology paradigm, while taking advantage of the continuum of development taking place in the JBoss Community.”

JBoss Application Server 7 will undergo six months of testing both in the JBoss Community and with select enterprise customers and partners (via the Early Access Program) before the release of the enterprise version, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, which is planned for early next year. JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is expected to feature improved performance and scalability, powerful management, integrated developer tooling, and a more flexible and lightweight footprint to significantly reduce the cost of the full application lifecycle.

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