JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

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JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
Developer(s)Red Hat
Stable release
7.2.0 / January 22, 2019; 4 months ago (2019-01-22)
Written inJava
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeApplication server, Web application framework
LicenseGNU 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.[1] The JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is part of the JBoss Enterprise Middleware portfolio of software.[2] Because it is Java-based, the JBoss application server operates across platforms; it is 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[edit]

Key features:[3]

Key components:[1]

Lists of components,[5] features,[3] and standards supported[4] are available.

Licensing and pricing[edit]

JBoss itself is free and open source, but Red Hat charges to provide a support subscription for JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat allows the use of JBoss EAP for development, but to obtain support in production a support subscription is required.

Related products[edit]

These products are part of the JBoss Enterprise Middleware portfolio of software,[2] or are included with the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform software.[6]

  • 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.[7]
    Lists of components[8] and standards supported[9] 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.[10]
    Key components:[11]
JBoss EPP implements the standards for Portlet 2.0 (JSR-286), JCR (JSR-170), OASIS WSRP 1.0, and OpenSocial.[18]
A list of components[19] 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.[20][21][22][23]
Lists of components[26] and standards supported[27] are available.
  • 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.[29]
  • 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.[30] Netty includes an implementation of the reactor pattern of programming.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "JBoss Enterprise Application Platform data sheet" (PDF). Red Hat.
  2. ^ a b "JBoss Enterprise Middleware". Red Hat.
  3. ^ a b "JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Features". Red Hat.
  4. ^ a b c "JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Supported Standards". Red Hat.
  5. ^ "JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Component Details". Red Hat. Archived from the original on 2010-12-27.
  6. ^ "JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.1.0 update". Red Hat. 2010-09-30.
  7. ^ "JBoss Enterprise Web Platform". Red Hat.
  8. ^ "JBoss Enterprise Web Platform Component Details". Red Hat.
  9. ^ "JBoss Enterprise Web Platform Supported Standards". Red Hat.
  10. ^ "JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform datasheet" (PDF). Red Hat.
  11. ^ Thomas Heute (June 24, 2010). "Introduction to JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5" (PDF). Red Hat. pp. 7–8.
  12. ^ "GateIn". JBoss Community.
  13. ^ "GateIn". OpenSource-IT.com.
  14. ^ Wesley Hales (2010-01-19). "GateIn - Presented at Atlanta JUG". Red Hat.
  15. ^ "GateIn And The Future Of Portals". TechRepublic. Mar 2010.
  16. ^ "About the Bridge". JBoss Community.
  17. ^ "JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 4.3: Portlet Bridge Overview". Red Hat. 2010.
  18. ^ Thomas Heute (June 24, 2010). "Introduction to JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5" (PDF). Red Hat. p. 9.
  19. ^ "JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform Components Details". Red Hat.
  20. ^ "GateIn Portal - JBoss + eXo: FAQ". JBoss Community.
  21. ^ Thomas Heute (June 24, 2010). "Introduction to JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5" (PDF). Red Hat. p. 5.
  22. ^ "GateIn Portal Framework". eXo.
  23. ^ Charles Humble (Sep 24, 2010). "eXo Add Social Features to Version 3 of their Portal Platform". InfoQ.com.
  24. ^ "JBoss Enterprise Web Server". Red Hat.
  25. ^ "JBoss Enterprise Web Server data sheet" (PDF). Red Hat. p. 2.
  26. ^ "JBoss Enterprise Web Server Component Details". Red Hat.
  27. ^ "JBoss Enterprise Web Server data sheet" (PDF). Red Hat. p. 3.
  28. ^ "JBoss Web Framework Kit". Red Hat.
  29. ^ Ben Wang; Bela Ban; Manik Surtani; Scott Marlow; Galder Zamarreño (2010). "JBoss Cache Frequently Asked Questions, Chapter 1. General Information". Red Hat.
  30. ^ "Netty Project". JBoss Community.


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