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Announcing the release of Java Application Platform SDK Update 3 Preview

Posted by inder on March 13, 2007 at 12:00 PM PDT

As the tech lead for the project, I am happy to announce the availability of the new version, Update 3 Preview, of the Java
Application Platform SDK. This version
includes the following enhancements:

Sun Java System Application Server 9.1 Beta: Sun
Java System Application Server has been upgraded from version 9.0 UR1
Patch 1 to 9.1 Beta. This version includes support for clustering,
HTTP/EJB session persistence using in-memory replication, Web services
interoperability technology (WSIT), and Java Business Integration (JBI) support. Other changes include a redesign of the administration tool and an automated update mechanism.

Sun Web Developer Pack Release 1: Sun Web Developer Pack helps you to leverage emerging web technologies and techniques to create interactive and dynamic web applications for the enterprise. This toolkit is a collection of technologies for Ajax, scripting and REST-based services development supported by a NetBeans plugin that simplifies the design and development of rich Internet applications.

Open ESB 2.0 Beta: Open ESB has been updated
from the earlier 1.0 version to 2.0 Beta. This version significantly
enhances composite application development through a JBI-based
integration platform fully integrated with the application server.
Support has been added for clustering and XA resource recovery. JBI
components included in this release are: Service Engines for BPEL, Java
EE, XSLT, Intelligent Event Processing, and SQL; and Binding Components
for File, FTP, HTTP, JDBC, JMS, SMTP, and WebSphere MQ protocols.

Portlet Container 1.0: The Portlet Container
has been updated from the earlier 1.0 beta version to 1.0 FCS.

Sun Java System Access Manager 7.1: Sun Java
System Access Manager has been updated from the earlier 7.1 beta
version to 7.1 FCS. Read Securing Communications in Web Services: A Tutorial.

The Java EE Tools bundle was also refreshed to take advantage of the updated SDK Update 3 contents. This bundle contains the NetBeans IDE 5.5.1 Beta with the Enterprise Pack along-with the Java Application Platform SDK contents.

All in all, lots of interesting new capabilities to work with. So, what are you waiting for? Download it here and share your thoughts on this release as comments to this blog, or at the SDK forum.

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