Allows developers to build and deploy Java applications in the cloud
Open source technology provider Red Hat has enhanced its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, with support for Java Enterprise Edition (EE) 6.
The service is powered by the company’s JBoss application server, an open source Java Enterprise Edition application, that serves as the key element for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.
The company claims that OpenShift is the first PaaS offering to deliver Java Enterprise Edition (EE) 6, that will simplify and allow application developers to build and deploy Java applications in the cloud.
OpenShift supports numerous supported languages, frameworks, databases and clouds, including Ruby, Python, Perl, PHP, Java EE, Spring, MySQL, SQLite, MongoDB, MemBase and Memcache, and helps developers avoid getting locked into any particular technology or platform.
Open source developers looking for easy on-ramp to the cloud for Java can use OpenShift to focus on coding mobile, social and enterprise applications while leaving stack setup, maintenance and operational concerns to a trusted hosted service, the company said.
Red Hat’s JBoss application server forms the base for the company’s JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, the next major release of the application platform, which is scheduled for release in early 2012.
Integration with the JBoss Application Server 7 now allows Java EE to be more easily scaled, managed and monitored in the cloud, and enables a cloud-ready architecture with a lightweight footprint and dynamic container model, Red Hat notes, to better support multi-core processing and multi-tenancy.
Java EE 6 also includes Context and Dependency Injection (CDI), a standards-based programming framework that allows developers to build dynamic applications, and offers capabilities including eventing support and typing.