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Daily Dose - JBoss AS 7.0 Goes Alpha, AS 6.0 Finishing Up Beta

11.11.2010
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JBoss plans to keep the development train rolling for their open source application server.  While JBoss AS 6.0 is approaching the candidate release stage, JBoss is now releasing early builds of the next generation app server, 7.0.  They announced the first 7.0 alpha this week, codenamed "Halloween".  The new management features make things much easier for administrators in small to very large environments.  Configuration is centralized and presented more intuitively.  JBoss is also moving to a "pure" modular class-loading environment that will allow developers to hide implementation classes from app deployments.  Check out the two videos showcasing 7.0's powerful new capabilities. 

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