Posted by: cmani2010 | December 11, 2009

New software updates – Glassfish v3, MQ 4.4u1 and Netbeans

A bunch of great new releases and updates to Sun Software has been
announced. The following are the highlights from these releases
[Disclaimer – I am not the author of these writeup’s, just a aggregator of information 😉 ]


Glassfish
v3


The availability of the Java EE 6 and GlassFish Enterprise Server
v3, the first Java EE platform-compatible application server and the
most downloaded Java EE application server in the world.



  • Java EE 6 is a significant release
    of the enterprise Java standard that delivers major productivity
    enhancements as well as the Web Profile, a lightweight subset of the
    full platform optimized for Web applications.


  • Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3
    enables faster time to market with rapid iterative development, the
    ability to run dynamic language applications, and enhanced
    monitoring and management.




GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 is a flexible, easy-to-use,
open-source enterprise platform.



  1. It offers businesses the ability
    to easily manage costs and reduce the complexity of their existing
    enterprise server deployments.






      • GlassFish Enterprise Server v3
        is based on the Java EE 6 reference implementation and is the
        first application server to support the full Java EE 6 platform.


      • GlassFish Enterprise Server does
        not add proprietary extensions and stays true to the Java EE
        standard, lowering the barrier to entry.


      • GlassFish is the most downloaded
        Java EE platform-compatible application server, with more than 24M
        downloads since 2006
        . It is focussed on improving developer
        productivity and providing an enterprise-grade, open-source
        application server solution for customers.


      • GlassFish Enterprise Server v3
        continues to innovate by providing a lightweight, flexible
        platform based on an OSGi-based runtime that improves startup time
        and reduces resource utilization. The flexibility of GlassFish
        Enterprise Server v3 and the Web Profile distribution enables
        organizations to begin consolidating Tomcat, Java EE application
        server, and dynamic language application infrastructure into a
        single, manageable runtime.


      • GlassFish Enterprise Server v3
        delivers dramatically increased productivity that comes as part of
        the Java EE 6 specification and enables rapid iterative
        development on multiple languages.







  1. GlassFish Enterprise Server v3
    is production-ready
    .


  2. GlassFish Enterprise Server v3
    offers a huge range of benefits to enterprises because of its
    open-source approach, which ensures a large talent pool of developer
    expertise and a strong partner ecosystem. It also provides
    transparency that enables enterprises to align initiatives with
    upcoming product releases.


  3. Developers can easily take
    advantage of these new features through NetBeans IDE 6.8, the first
    IDE to provide complete support for the Java EE 6 platform and
    GlassFish Enterprise Server v3.


  4. Developers using Eclipse can use
    the GlassFish Tools Bundle for Eclipse 1.2, enhanced to support the
    Java EE 6 platform and GlassFish Enterprise Server v3. Download
    it!


  5. Flexible pricing options are
    available.






Sun Message Queue 4.4 Update 1



MQ 4.4u1 is now shipping and is
available for immediate download and purchase. 4.4u1 is included in
GlassFish v3.








These are the highlights of the new features of MQ 4.4u1:








  • JMS Bridge — for integrating to
    any JMS 1.1 compliant provider


  • STOMP Bridge — a text oriented
    interface that can be used by scripted as well as programmed client
    applications


  • Embedded support for custom
    solutions — Customers can now embed the MQ broker into their own
    application


  • IPS support — Support for update
    center 2.2 as well as enabling MQ support for all types of Solaris
    Zones


  • A new transaction log
    implementation provides a 1.5x boost for persistent transactional
    messages for clustered configurations as well as other general
    improvements. You can learn more by reading the updated
    documentation available at [http://docs.sun.com/coll/1307.7]
    .






      Finally, all the details are
      available in the technical training webinar which was recorded and
      is available at these links:


      Part
      1 – https://slx.sun.com/1179275731
      – This section covers the
      overview of MQ4.4 and JMS bridge


      Part
      2 – https://slx.sun.com/1179275732
      – This section focuses on
      STOMP protocol support, UMS updates, and IPS packaging


      Part
      3 – https://slx.sun.com/1179275733
      The conclusion



      Community users can also refer to the
      development information available at
      https://mq.dev.java.net/4.4.html.





Netbeans 6.8


The NetBeans IDE 6.8 is available for download free of charge at
http://www.netbeans.org.


KEY UPDATES TO THE NETBEANS 6.8 IDE



  • Complete Java EE 6 Support: Java EE 6 language
    features simplify Java application development with less XML
    configuration, more annotations and more POJO-like development.


  • GlassFish v3 Support: Developers can easily target and
    deploy to GlassFish v3, including the new lightweight GlassFish v3
    Web Profile.


  • JavaFX(TM): The latest version of the NetBeans editor
    provides improved code completion, hints and navigation for JavaFX.


  • PHP Support: The NetBeans IDE expands its support of
    dynamic languages with support for PHP 5.3 and the Symfony
    framework.


  • Tighter Integration with Project Kenai: Project Kenai, a
    collaborative environment for hosting open source projects, now
    delivers full support for JIRA and improved instant messenger and
    issue tracker integration. For more information visit http://www.kenai.com.


  • C/C++ Profiling: The new Microstate Accounting indicator and
    I/O usage monitor help developers profile and tune C/C++
    applications.


  • NetBeans Platform: As a rock-solid application framework for
    Swing applications, the platform saves developers a huge amount of
    time and effort by providing commonly-used facilities such as menu
    items, toolbar items, keyboard shortcuts, and window management out
    of the box.



Additional information is available at:


NetBeans 6.8
IDE – http://netbeans.org/community/releases/68/


Java EE 6 –
http://java.sun.com/javaee/


GlassFish v3 –
http://www.sun.com/glassfishv3

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