New Open-Source Application Server A new open source application server is available for download from WSO2 Inc., a little known but highly regarded Sri Lankan firm of open source developers. It's Tungsten 1.0 application server is designed to handle Ajax and other scripting based applications more efficiently.
The WSO2 stands for Web Services Oxygenation, perhaps an alchemist's way of saying it's time to activate a new generation of Web
applications. Nevertheless, WSO2 is bringing a fresh set of concepts and standards to the notion of an application server, software that gives a Web site its ability to scale across many users.
Application servers available today, such as IBM Web Sphere, BEA Systems WebLogic, and Red Hat's JBoss, are written in Java and geared to run Java applications. WSO2's Tungsten 1.0 comes in both Java and C versions, with the latter offering some advantages when it comes to dealing with Web technologies.
Open-source application server enters the fray Enterprise computing has increasingly embraced open-source Web servers, operating systems, tools, and browsers -- so the arrival of an open-source application server should come as little surprise.
Lutris Technologies, a consultancy in Santa Cruz, Calif., will announce April 19 that its free, open-source Java/Extensible Markup Language (XML) application server, Enhydra, is gathering momentum both in deployment and via the efforts of developers contributing to its evolution.
The privately held company, which oversees Enhydra's development in the open-source milieu, claims Enhydra is the only open-source XML compiler and server available.
Lutris hopes to do to the application server space what Apache has done for the Web server arena and Linux has done for platforms: commoditize the baseline functionality at little or no cost to users while leveraging the benefits of open-source development progress and testing to advance the product.
WS02 Debuts Tungsten, Open Source Application Server
WSO2, a new start-up creating open source platforms for Web services, launched its premier product, Tungsten, and announced that the company has received an investment from Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of Intel Corporation.
Founded by technology pioneers, the WSO2 team is comprised of individuals instrumental in establishing Web services and SOAP standards, and longtime contributors to the Apache open source project.
The middleware market today is dominated by expensive, complex products that will be rapidly
commodities by less expensive, technically superior open source alternatives that have been created specifically for today?s Web services
environments, said Sanjiva Weerawarana, CEO of WSO2. ?WSO2 has developed an open, modern architecture that delivers the cleanest standards
Red Hat Delivers Open Source Application Server The world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced the availability of Red Hat Application Server. Red Hat is delivering this new solution in response to customer demand for a commercially supported, lightweight and lower cost application server. With this announcement, Red Hat is reinforcing its strategy to work with partners and open source developers to create quality enterprise options for customers building Open Source Architectures.
Customers have been asking for an open source application server that is fully interoperable with existing J2EE vendors, so that they can leverage open source where possible while protecting legacy
investments, said Paul Cormier, Executive Vice President of Engineering at Red Hat. "The open source web and Java communities are flourishing and expanding with organizations such as Apache,
Object Web and Eclipse driving the innovation. The application server was a natural next step for open
Open source application server and integration tools
At its JavaOne conference today, Sun Microsystems Inc. unveiled new open source initiatives designed to keep itself and Java relevant in the emerging service-oriented architecture era.
Amidst a 10th birthday for Java featuring a ragtime band and a ukelele-wielding mascot, Sun threw its weight behind open software development by releasing code for the popular Java System Application Server Platform Edition 9.0 and Java System Enterprise Server Bus, which is based on the Java Business Integration (JBI) specification (JSR 208), plus new SOA tools.
Sun CEO Scott McNealy stressed that Sun doesn't make money by selling Java as a language, but rather by coming up with commercial uses for Java. In the SOA space he made no bones about Java and Microsoft's .NET platform being in a foot race.
Red Hat Packages Up Open Source Application Server
While operating systems may no longer be the absolute control points that they used to be in the server market, they are still a decent foundation on which to build a business. But a foundation is not a house, and that is why the commercial Linux distributors have focused on selling services and support and moving up the software stack to peddle all kinds of middleware. Red Hat threw its hat in the middleware ring last week as it announced an integrated open source application server to sell with its Enterprise Linux 3 platform.
Commercial application servers from IBM, BEA Systems, or Oracle are not really a single program, but an amalgam of many different programs
that do a lot of different work to link back end systems to front end Web clients. The same holds true
with the new Red Hat Application Server, which was announced at the Linux World
trade show in San Francisco last week. As you might expect, the Red Hat Application Server is based on open source software and is only supported on Red Hat's own Linux server variants.
Open Source XML Application Server Planet 7 Technologies of Redmond, WA has released a beta version of its XML Application Server (XAS) under the Open Source licence. The XML Application Server is written in Java and requires a Java Virtual Machine.
The XML Application Server allows XML documents to be shared and modified in real-time by multiple users whose interactions with the document become part of the document. It is intended for interactive, collaborative applications, especially where monitoring user activity in real-time is important.
XML.com contacted Chris Jones, the CEO of Planet 7 Technologies who along with business partner, Drew Batchelor, is the author of the upcoming Open Source Linux Web Programming
. Here's what Jones told XML.com about using the XML Application Server. The first step is to make an XML representation of your web site. The resultant XML document may have nodes representing each page, and perhaps even the content within them. This document is published to XAS ready for client access.
Open Source application server for Linux The WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (WAS CE) is a lightweight J2EE application server built on Apache Geronimo, the open source application server project of the Apache Software Foundation. WAS CE is the follow-on product for
Glue code SE that the Glue code company always envisioned. Find out what this new Community Edition app server, which is 90% Apache Geronimo, means to the open source Apache Geronimo development community.
WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (quite a mouthful; let's just say WAS CE) is based on the Apache Geronimo M5 (milestone 5) driver, which the project delivered in October. Geronimo M5 was the first official J2EE-certified driver from the project. This IBM product redistributes the Apache Geronimo code base in an
-go configuration -- along with professional documentation -- to make sure that the early developer experience is a positive one.
Open Source J2EE Application Server The Apache Software Foundation announced the release of Apache Geronimo Version 1.1, an open source J2EE application server from the Apache Geronimo project. This release continues the evolution of the Apache Geronimo server, adding new features and capabilities to a fully compliant J2EE container suitable for everything from development to enterprise deployments.
Along with many new features Apache Geronimo Version 1.1 introduces several structural changes designed to improve scalability, portability and overall organization. An
use configuration and management console provides access to the new innovative plug-in architecture, allowing advanced control over the rich modularity of the Apache Geronimo server as well as simplifying day-to-day operational management tasks.
Open Source Grid Application Server ActiveGrid Inc, a commercial open source software company, announced the early-access release of the company's next-generation enterprise application platform. The
Active Grid Application Builder and Grid Application Server are now available for download under the popular open source Apache Software License 2.0. Built on the proven LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python/Perl) software stack, the ActiveGrid platform is designed to scale business applications across horizontal Grids of commodity computers -- accelerating composite application development, reducing cost, and enabling customization at runtime
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