Red Hat has announced the availability of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) 7 beta.
JBoss EAP is part of JBoss Enterprise Middleware portfolio of software. It’s Red Hat’s Java EE application server that’s used for building, deploying, and hosting highly-transactional Java applications and services. The beta brings containers and microservices closer to the Java EE application server, in addition to integrating the WildFly Application Server 10.
The comprehensive list of new features and enhancements is available here. Some of the major highlights of the release include:
Optimized for container and cloud deployments: Built for containers and resource-conscious virtualized or cloud environments such as OpenShift by Red Hat. JBoss EAP 7 also offers a newly designed web subsystem, Undertow, which uses the latest non-blocking I/O features of Java to provide improved scalability and performance. It supports the latest Web standards such as HTTP/2, HTTP Upgrade, and WebSockets.
Support for Java EE 7 and Java SE 8: JBoss EAP 7 is a certified Java EE 7 application server and supports Java SE 8.
Upgrade support featuring interoperability: Red Hat said in the press release that it has prioritized straightforward upgrade processes so customers can quickly upgrade from older versions of JBoss EAP or Wildfly.
Enhanced administration and management: JBoss EAP 7 also enhances management command line interface (CLI) functionality by giving administrators the ability to see configuration and logging information, configure subsystems, and manage JBoss EAP servers offline. And, now, administrators can perform minimally disruptive maintenance on JBoss EAP 7 servers by using the new server suspend mode to gracefully shut down servers only after completing in-flight transactions.
Customers can download the beta here and share feedback with Red Hat.