About the SDK Update 7 Distributions
The SDK Update 7 distributions provide a free integrated development kit to build, test, and deploy Java EE 5-based applications. The SDK also supports the newly released Java Platform, Standard Edition 6 Update 16 and the latest technologies of the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5 (Java EE 5) Specification. Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5 SDK Update 7 focuses on streamlining enterprise application development and improving developer productivity. With the all-in-one bundle, developers can quickly learn, develop, and deploy new enterprise Java technologies. This is a free release and is based on the source code developed by Sun engineers and the open-source community.
The following distributions are available:
Developers have the option to download the SDK with Java Platform, Standard Edition Development Kit (JDK) 6 Update 16 or Tools (NetBeans).
For an up-to-date listing of the available bundles and components consult the Java EE Downloads Page.
The Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v2.1 builds on the previous quality and feature-rich release to provide higher value add features for the enterprise. GlassFish Enterprise Server v2.1 features inlcude clustering, in-memory replication, more improvements to the Grizzly-based HTTP engine, enhanced administrative functionality, improved self management capabilities, update center functionality that allows installation and/or updates of additional components, and much much more.
When the Update Center is enabled, it performs an automated software update. During this automated update process, the Update Center collects and transmits the following data to Sun Microsystems (or its service provider):
No personally identifiable information is tracked. No personally identifiable information is associated with any other data or used for reporting purposes.
To ensure explicit agreement of the automated update, the Update Center is disabled by default. To enable the Update Center to perform periodic checks and automated updates:
The Update Center will now automatically check for SDK component updates according to the schedule specified. When an update is available, the Update Center will launch and notify you of the component available to update.
Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) delivers an implementation based on the specification defined by the OASIS Web Services for Remote Portlets. WSRP is a web services protocol for aggregating content and interactive web applications from remote sources. It is the means of aggregating (and publishing on the other end) remote "visual services", i.e. it does not aggregate data itself, but the "view" to the data. It is a "presentation oriented" web service, as opposed to the traditional "data oriented". Since it is based on presentation; WSRP enables seamless delivery and integration of entire web applications (or components thereof), their presentation layer inclusive. WSRP Primary features include:
The SDK includes a subset of the functionality available from Open ESB v2, including the JBI runtime, the Java EE Service Engine, and the HTTP Binding Component. This provides Java EE developers an introduction to composite application development that uses SOA technology. The tooling for this runtime is provided through NetBeans IDE 6.5 which is part of the SDK tools bundle.
Access Manager provides the first identity and access management solution to extend security for Web and Java applications to federated environments and Web services security -- with a single product.
Known Issues and Limitations
The following issues are related to the SDK bundles. Consult the following component release notes for issues related to these components: