Date Created: Wed 15-Dec-2010

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WebSphere 8 Overview and new features for developing and deploying applications

Below is a brief overview of the information I gleaned for this link:
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/beta/topic/com.ibm.websphere.base.doc/info/aes/ae/welc_content_capp.html

This version contains many new and changed features for application developers...

  • Communications Enabled Applications concepts.
  • Creating non-persistent timers using the EJB timer service for enterprise beans.
  • Developing deployment descriptors for a JAX-WS client. The <lookup-name> deployment descriptor element is new in Java™ EE 6, and is used to indirectly refer to an already-defined service reference. When the <lookup-name> element is used, only the <service-ref-name> element may also be specified, and no other child elements of <service-ref> may be defined.
  • Developing OSGi applications and develop and deploy modular applications that use both Java EE and OSGi technologies. You can design and build applications and suites of applications from coherent, versioned, reusable OSGi modules that are accessed only through well-defined interfaces.
  • Disabling WebSphere MQ functionality in WebSphere Application Server to give increased performance.
  • EJB 3.0 and EJB 3.1 application bindings overview. Bindings support in the EJB container has been expanded. The EJB container assigns default JNDI bindings for EJB 3.x business interfaces based on application name, module name, and component name. You do not have to explicitly define JNDI binding names for each of the interfaces or EJB homes within an EJB 3.x module or no-interface views within an EJB 3.1 module.
  • EJB content in WAR modules. All types of EJB 3.x beans are supported in WAR modules, as well as 2.x and 1.x session beans.
  • External high availability frameworks and service integration. To provide high availability for a WebSphere MQ queue manager connected to WebSphere Application Server, you can specify multiple connection names in your WebSphere Application Server definition for the WebSphere MQ link sender channel. If the active gateway queue manager fails, the service integration bus can use this information to reconnect to a standby gateway queue manager.
  • Implementing RESTful views of EJB applications using JAX-RS. JAX-RS supports the use of enterprise beans that declare a local business interface and no-interface view enterprise beans.
  • Installing enterprise application files by adding properties files to a monitored directory. You can deploy an EAR, JAR, WAR, or SAR file to an application server by dragging or copying an application properties file to a monitoredDeployableApps/deploymentProperties monitored directory.
  • Installing enterprise application files by adding them to a monitored directory. You can deploy an EAR, JAR, WAR, or SAR file to an application server by dragging or copying the file to a monitored directory.
  • JavaServer Faces. WebSphere Application Server supports JavaServer Faces 2.0 at a runtime level.
  • Java Servlet 3.0 considerations, for JAXB, JAX-WS, JAX-WS 2.2, JSR 289, JAX-RS
  • Java contexts and dependency injection with JAX-RS
  • Web fragments
  • Securing web services

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