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|Original author(s)||Marc Fleury|
|Developer(s)||JBoss, Red Hat|
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WildFly, formerly known as JBoss AS, or simply JBoss, is an application server authored by JBoss, now developed by Red Hat. WildFly is written in Java and implements the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) specification. It runs on multiple platforms.
In 1999, Marc Fleury started a free software project named EJB-OSS (stands for Enterprise Java Bean Open Source Software) implementing the EJB API from J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition). Sun Microsystems asked the project to stop using the trademarked EJB within its name. EJB-OSS was then renamed to JBOSS, then JBoss later.
Licensing and pricing
JBoss EAP itself is open source, but Red Hat charges to provide a support subscription for JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Before November 2010 JBoss was licensed as annual subscription in bundles of 4 and 32 CPU sockets. As of November 2010 the licensing changed and all cores on the system are now counted. The core bundles licensing is available for 16 and 64 cores.
- Marchioni, Francesco (June 1, 2020). WildFly Administration guide. ItBuzzPress. 402 pp.
- Stancapiano, Luca (June 20, 2017). Mastering Java EE Development with WildFly. Packt. ISBN 1787289079. 468 pp.
- Marrs, Tom; Davis, Scott (July 1, 2009). JBoss At Work: A Practical Guide. O'Reilly. ISBN 0596007345. 306 pp.
- Jamae, Javid; Johnson, Peter (January 28, 2010) [2009-01-20]. "1.1 Introducing JBoss". JBoss in Action: Configuring the JBoss Application Server. Manning Publications. ISBN 978-1-933988-02-3. 496 pp.
- Stark, Scott; Fleury, Marc; Richards, Norman (April 30, 2005). JBoss 4.0 The Official Guide. Sams. ISBN 978-0-67232648-6. 648 pp.