JBoss Group LLC is consolidating its credentials as a middleware player by announcing its first portal product.
Having begun as a Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) application server vendor, with the open source JBoss, the organization is now following in the footsteps of other Java ISVs.
JBoss, though, is not placing too many expectations on the portal, called Nukes on JBoss. Observers believe the middleware market, and especially portals, is becoming increasingly commoditized.
Instead, JBoss said it is making a scalable Java product available commercially having initially developed the portal for internal use. The portal is a version of the PHP/Post Nukes project ported by JBoss to Java and providing improved features like improved caching, forums and content management.
JBoss, meanwhile, has formalized its relationship with open source database vendor MySQL AB, to guarantee product interoperability and help joint sales and marketing efforts.
Under the deal, the latest edition of the JBoss open source Java application server and SQL server will be configured to work together out-of-the box.
Sample and reference applications such as Sun Microsystems Inc’s Java Pet Store will also be made available to end-users in a single-step installation, making them easier for developers to obtain.
This article is based on material originally published by ComputerWire