Friday, January 30, 2009

Portal Update January 2009

After the snowy december we are back with new posts this year and we are looking forward to an interesting year! Java EE 6 is the late christmas present for many of us Java aficionados and it is going to be released probably around JavaOne in June...

In the portal corner, the following was important this month:
  • SUN: no updates

  • Liferay:
    - One UI to rule them all: Check out this introduction of a new management console in Liferay Portal. This portal product is definitely going to be more and more interesting among the free portal products!

  • Oracle:
    - Oracle Fusion Middleware Radio has released some talks about portal product roadmaps. No much news if you followed all our portal updates so far ;-). But if you are interested in to listen to them, here they are:
    Oracle WebLogic Portal Roadmap (formerly BEA WebLogic Portal)
    Oracle WebCenter Interaction Roadmap (formerly BEA AquaLogic User Interaction)
    Oracle Portal

  • JBoss:
    - Release of JBoss Portal 2.7.1 which is a maintenance release for the 2.7 series that support JSR-286 portlets. The detailed release notes can be found here.
    - The JBoss Portlet Bridge has reached Beta 6 and it integrates Seam and RichFaces. Documentation on this Beta release can be found here.
    - Next-Gen Identity API for JBoss Portal is in public review. Check their documentation here.

  • eXo:
    - eXo Portal 2.5.1, a maintenance release, is now available and has finalized its support of Right-To-Left languages like arabic. See video here.
    - eXo Portal and Spring Security: This is a very nice documentation released in January about how to integrate Spring Security 2.5.x into eXo Portal.

  • Other portal and Java related quick news:

    Jan-26: JSR-299: WebBeans is dead. Long live Java Contexts and Dependency Injection!

    Jan-23: Java EE 6 has gone Public Review!
    - WebBeans (Gavin King, JSR 299, @TA )
    - Bean Validation (Emmanuel Bernard, JSR 303, @TA )
    - JSF 2.0 (Ed Burns & Roger Kitain, JSR 314, @TA )
    - Servlet 3.0 (Rajiv Mordani, JSR 315, @TA )
    - JPA 2.0 (Linda DeMichiel, JSR 317, @TA )
    - EJB 3.1 (Ken Saks, JSR 318 @TA )
    - JCA 1.6 (Binod PG & Sivakumar Thyagarajan, JSR 322, @TA )

    Jan-18: Performance Analysis: VisualVM 1.1 has been released!
    Dec-16: JBoss Application Server 5.0 has gone GA. So JBoss has finally joined the list of "Java EE 5 Compatible Implementations".

  • NetBeans:
    - Portal Pack 3.0 Beta is now available
  • IBM: no portal news
  • Eclipse: no portal news
  • IntelliJIDEA: no portal news

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