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SIwpas - Simple Web Profile Application Server Beta is Released

06.19.2010
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What is SIwpas?

Main motivation behind this project is to bundle and if necessary integrate "The Apache Software Foundation" "Java EE Web Profile specification" implementations with "Apache Tomcat 7". Initially we bundle and integrate the following Apache projects.

  • Apahce OpenWebBeans : For JSR-299 and JSR-330 support
  • Apache MyFaces            : For JSR-314
  • Apache OpenJPA            : For JSR-317
Initial release will be versioned as "SIwpas-1.0.0-Beta".

It is necessary?
While developing  Java EE web applications, most companies and developers use lightweight application servers, like Apache Tomcat. But most web application needs enterprise functionality that is more than JSP & Servlet technology. Therefore, developers begin to bundle those enterprise library dependencies into their applications. It creates a complexity and management overhead.

With SIwpas, our main motivation items,
  • Staying with lightweight servers, specifically Apache Tomcat
  • Bundle enterprise web projects real needs into it
  • If needed, extend it with small and well-defined maven projects

SIwpas beta version is released. You could download and try the beta version. This version includes the

  • Apache Tomcat Beta
  • Apache MyFaces
  • Apache OpenJPA
  • Apache OpenWebBeans
There are some JSF samples in the svn repository. Now, you are able to deploy your web applications without adding any bundled library. Gets taste of using Dependency Injection in your web projects.

Download the SIwpas from : http://code.google.com/p/siwpas/
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