Friday, June 25, 2010

Humor for Friday - Java-4-ever

I don't want to post funny videos here too much as I think people come here for technical information. However, this is just too good to not share. There is one slightly NSFW (not safe for work) section. Even mentions XML, so its truly great.

Watch the Java 4-Ever Video

Now on YouTube

Thursday, June 3, 2010

OSGi applications and JPA2 feature pack has gone GA


Releasing any product involves a lot of hard work, sleepless nights and the occasional lost weekend, so you'll understand why I am happy that the feature pack for OSGi Applications and JPA 2 is now GA and can be installed either from the web, or locally, using installation manager.

Some highlights of what we have delivered:
  • Support for development and deployment of enterprise applications using OSGi
  • Support for Enterprise OSGi specs around Web application, Blueprint and JPA
  • The ability to update the individual bundles in an OSGi applications
  • Support for integrating OSGi and Java EE applications using SCA
  • Support for Java Persistence API 2, both from Java EE and OSGi applications
  • Development tooling for OSGi and JPA2 via the Rational Application Developer beta
  • Good performance increase measured using the SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark.
I could go on and list some of the other cool features, like the bundle repository support for OSGi, and the JPA2 criteria API, but some of they have been discussed on the blog already, and then I wouldn't have an excuse to write more about them later.

Download, use, enjoy!

P.S. There is an iFix available for the feature pack and we recommend you install it.
P.P.S. You'll need to have of the application server and JDK to install the feature pack.