Red Hat Reveals Plans for its Next Generation Java Application Server Project

  Red Hat Reveals Plans for its Next Generation Java Application Server
  Project

   WildFly Announced as Community Successor to the JBoss Application Server

Business Wire

RALEIGH, N.C. -- April 22, 2013

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, has introduced WildFly as the successor to the JBoss Application
Server project. WildFly represents both a brand refresh for the project and a
renewal of its vision to drive the next generation of application server
technologies. The name was chosen by members of the open source community on
JBoss.org during a special election in late 2012.

The technology will continue to serve as the upstream project for Red Hat’s
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and addresses some of the key forces
shaping middleware today, including the shift toward more flexible and modern
approaches to application development, open hybrid cloud enablement, and Java
Enterprise Edition 7 (Java EE 7).

“WildFly continues the decade-long tradition of Red Hat JBoss Middleware to
push the boundaries of enterprise software development,” said Mark Little,
Ph.D., vice president, Middleware engineering, Red Hat. “It also represents a
significant opportunity for wider community adoption and involvement.”

The first iteration of the project, WildFly 8, is focused on earning rapid
certification of the Java EE 7 specification, which brings simplicity,
standardization and embeddability for both cloud and mobile development
scenarios. Red Hat has already demonstrated a number of projects, including
JBoss Application Server 7 and Infinispan, running on Raspberry Pi, plug
computers and mobile phones.

The Java EE 7 specification includes WebSockets and improvements to Contexts
and Dependency Injection (CDI). Over time, plans call for WildFly to
incorporate and support the pillars of the technological vision of the JBoss
Community: compelling functionality for polyglot programming, broad developer
ecosystems and the ability to operate in hybrid cloud environments.

Availability

The first alpha build of WildFly is slated to be available in May 2013 as a
free, community downloadable project.

Additional Resources

  *Learn more about the WildFly project at planet.jboss.org, or by visiting
    http://www.wildfly.org

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