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    Default JBoss - Advantages

    Hi,

    I would have question.

    Could you please number me any advantages, which has JBoss EAP or comunity aplication server which has not Weblogic, Websphere or Glassfish.
    Anything that ist specific to JBoss and is for instance not available in any application server or hard to use on any application server.

    An application of the Server is absract in the discussion and a free example.

    The matter is only a pure academic discussion.

    Sorry for my English ;)

    Please for help, I would appreciate any starting point in the discussion.

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    Default Re: JBoss - Advantages

    all application servers implement the Java Enterprise Edition, so they all provide the same basic set of services; in fact it should be technically possible to deploy your application on any one of them - if you don't use vendor specific features. What differs between them is which implementations are used to fulfill the API; for example JBoss 7.x provides Hibernate as the JPA persistence provider and RestEasy as the implementation for JAX-RS, while Glassfish has EclipseLink and Jersey. It shouldn't really matter though, they all adhere to the same programming interface.

    What I like about JBoss is that it is easy to setup, easy to patch, is well documented and has a very large community behind it that holds a large pool of knowledge regarding not only current versions of JBoss technology but also the legacy versions.

    The main gripe I have with JBoss (or rather: RedHat) is that the communication about what their community versions actually represents is really poor; For example they put versions to download on their site which are labelled "Final" - yet they are still only alpha releases containing very serious bugs that are fixed in the commercial EAP releases. If you want those bugfixes (and you really do want them) but don't want to go into the EAP program and pay the big bucks, you need to download the source of the latest version yourself and build it. In that respect, Glassfish at least has proper community releases.
    "Syntactic sugar causes cancer of the semicolon." -- Alan Perlis

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    Default Re: JBoss - Advantages

    Thanks a lof for your answer gimbal2!

    My task is a little specific and difficult. Namely I have a task to find anything speciffic what I can do/use in JBoss and what at the same time I would not be able to use in other application server.
    Of course all application servers implement EJB specification so it must be somethig beyond the specification and specific for the aplication server
    For instance JBoss uses Hibernate as JPA, Oracle Web Logic uses TopLink, Glassfish OpenJPA and so on. So to attach to this example the question were: what can I do specific in hibernate that I could not do in TopLink or OpenJPA for instance / what is the thing that hibernate can do and TopLink for instance cannot?
    But the example don't have to be in the area of JPA/hibernate. It could be any kind of functionality that JBoss has and no other serer has :) It's very hard to find it... :(
    Last edited by RobertVox1977; 12-07-2013 at 09:28 PM.

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    Default Re: JBoss - Advantages

    Your question makes no sense to me. The only answer is: you can do vendor specific things with it; check the manual of the different implementations to find out what that is. I wouldn't know what is hard to find about that; the manuals are readily and easily available. Its just lots of work.
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    Default Re: JBoss - Advantages

    Quote Originally Posted by gimbal2 View Post
    Your question makes no sense to me. The only answer is: you can do vendor specific things with it; check the manual of the different implementations to find out what that is. I wouldn't know what is hard to find about that; the manuals are readily and easily available. Its just lots of work.
    Yes, my question could sound a bit strange :). The reason are political isseues but never mind :)

    Exactly, it is lots of work 'cos it's so hard to find so thing. You're right I must simply read the manuals of different implementations and look for.

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    Default Re: JBoss - Advantages

    I hope pretty soon you go to work in a more healthy environment that warrants questions that actually lead to something productive.
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