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Oct 10, 2003, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"JBoss 4.0 is remarkable in a number of ways. Not only is it an open source, platform-independent, full J2EE application server but its installation (on Windows 2000, the OS I tested it on) is ridiculously simple.

"JBoss includes a Web server (servlet/JSP container, and HTML server), EJB 2.0 container, integrated Hypersonic 100 percent Java database engine, Java Message Service (JMS), JavaMail, and Java Transaction API/Java Transaction Service (JTA/JTS) transaction support. Earlier versions of JBoss used the Apache Tomcat Web server, but JBoss 4.0 is available in an Apache Tomcat version or a version that uses the embedded Jetty Web server. JBoss 4.0 was released this year about the time of JavaOne. The company refers to this as a development release, appropriate as a test for development code. A production release, suitable for supporting deployed enterprise applications, will be available sometime in the fourth quarter of this year. It adds features such as integrated Java Data Objects (JDO), a revamped version of JMS with multicast clustering capabilities, a full implementation of J2EE 1.4, and distributed transactions..."

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