JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
|Stable release||6.1 / May 2013|
|Type||Application server, Web application framework|
|License||GNU Lesser General Public License|
The JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (or JBoss EAP) is a subscription-based/open-source Java EE-based application server runtime platform used for building, deploying, and hosting highly-transactional Java applications and services. The JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is part of the JBoss Enterprise Middleware portfolio of software. Because it is Java-based, the JBoss application server operates cross-platform: usable on any operating system that supports Java. The JBoss Enterprise Application Platform was developed by JBoss, now a division of Red Hat.
Product components and features
- Eclipse-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is available using JBoss Developer Studio
- Supports Java EE and Web Services standards
- Enterprise Java Beans (EJB)
- Java persistence using Hibernate
- Object request broker (ORB) using JacORB for interoperability with CORBA objects
- JBoss Seam framework, including Java annotations to enhance POJOs, and including JBoss jBPM
- JavaServer Faces (JSF), including RichFaces
- Web application services, including Apache Tomcat for JavaServer Pages (JSP) and Java Servlets
- Caching, clustering, and high availability, including JBoss Cache, and including JNDI, RMI, and EJB types
- Security services, including Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) and pluggable authentication modules (PAM)
- Web Services and interoperability, including JAX-RPC, JAX-WS, many WS-* standards, and MTOM/XOP
- Integration and messaging services, including J2EE Connector Architecture (JCA), Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), and Java Message Service (JMS)
- Management and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) using Java Management Extensions (JMX)
- Additional administration and monitoring features are available using JBoss Operations Network
- JBoss Application Server, the framework used to support the development and implementation of applications
- Hibernate, an object/relational mapping and persistence (ORM) framework
- JBoss Seam, a framework for building web applications
- JBoss Web Framework Kit, for building Java applications
Licensing and pricing
JBoss itself is open source, but Red Hat charges to provide a support subscription for JBoss Enterprise Middleware.
- JBoss Enterprise Web Platform (or JBoss EWP)
This software is a lighter weight version of the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. The key components are essentially the same as the full JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, but uses a slimmed down profile of the JBoss Application Server.
Lists of components and standards supported are available.
- JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform (or JBoss EPP)
This software is an enterprise portal with the core portal features of presentation, master page objects, containers, and a repository, and also an optional site publisher.
- JBoss Enterprise Application Platform – the software infrastructure
- GateIn Portal – both an enterprise web portal and also a portal framework to build upon. GateIn Portal includes support for Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP), Java Content Repository (JCR), Single Sign-On (SSO), and OpenSocial gadgets.
- JBoss Portlet Bridge – a non-final draft implementation of the JSR-301 and JSR-329 specifications that support JavaServer Faces (JSF) within a JSR-286 portlet. This software also supports other web frameworks such as JBoss Seam and RichFaces to run inside a portlet.
- Site Publisher – web content management (optional) (by eXo)
- JBoss EPP implements the standards for Portlet 2.0 (JSR-286), JCR (JSR-170), OASIS WSRP 1.0, and OpenSocial.
- A list of components is available.
- The GateIn project is a merge of JBoss Portal 2.7 and eXo Portal 2.5 that produced GateIn Portal 3.0, and also the related projects GateIn Portlet Container, eXo JCR, and JBoss Portlet Bridge.
- JBoss Enterprise Web Server (or JBoss EWS)
This software is a platform for lightweight Java applications, but also handles large scale websites. JBoss EWS may be deployed as a standard enterprise web server, a simple Java application server, or an enterprise open source application infrastructure.
- JBoss Web Framework Kit
This software is a set of web frameworks used for building light and rich Java applications.
- JBoss Cache (or JBC)
This software implements a cache for frequently accessed Java objects to improve application performance. The cache can be replicated and transactional. The cache can be replicated across one or more Java Virtual Machines (JVM) across a network. The cache can be transactional because a JTA compliant transaction manager can be configured and make any cache interaction transactional. The two types of JBoss Cache are Core and POJO, with the POJO library built on top the Core library.
- JBoss Netty
This software is a New I/O (NIO) client-server framework for the development of Java network applications such as protocol servers and clients. The asynchronous event-driven network application framework and tools is used to simplify network programming such as TCP and UDP socket servers. Netty includes an implementation of the reactor pattern of programming.
- List of JBoss software
- Comparison of business integration software
- Comparison of application servers
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