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Time to Toss Out Java 7 - JBoss EAP 6.4 is Here!

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Time to Toss Out Java 7 - JBoss EAP 6.4 is Here!

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What a great end to the week. JBoss EAP 6.4 was released and among a ton of technical enhancements and new features, the biggest is: Java 8 has been added to the list of supported configurations. And this includes the Oracle JDK and IBM JDK.

Java SE 7 End of Public Updates Notice
After April 2015, Oracle will no longer post updates of Java SE 7 to its public download sites. Existing Java SE 7 downloads already posted as of April 2015 will remain accessible in the Java Archive on the Oracle Technology Network. Developers and end-users are encouraged to update to more recent Java SE versions that remain available for public download in order to continue receiving public updates and security enhancements. This means, that Java 7u79 and 7u80 are the last public releases of Java 7. So, I guess, that we're just in time with Java 8 support.

WildFly vs. EAP - A Symbiotic Relationship
The so called upstream community project WildFly is the basis for the commercial (yet open source) JBoss Enterprise Application Platform product. While WildFly continuous to embark on the Java EE journey implementing the latest and greatest iteration of the spec, introduce a host of great new features or strive for even better performance. The mission for EAP is long term, strategic and JBoss EAP follows up with a clear focus on enterprise level performance and stability, long term maintenance and first class professional support.

To download JBoss EAP as a developer you must have a JBoss.org account. You also need to accept the terms and conditions of the JBoss Developer Program which provides $0 subscriptions for development use only. Read more about the JBoss Developer Program.

For further information and details refer to the full JBoss EAP 6.4.0 documentation suite.

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