New Release: JBoss EAP, Hot Deployments, Pricing and More | June 26, 2012

Here’s today’s exciting new features now available in OpenShift:

JBoss EAP

The first new feature is the availablity of JBoss EAP 6 as a cartridge option. This means that Java lovers out there now have two frameworks to choose from, AS7 and EAP 6.

With JBoss EAP you can:

  • Deploy code directly to OpenShift within JBoss Developer Studio 5.
  • Use advanced Java features such as EJB 3.1 and JMS
  • Take advantage of simplified web and command-line configuration and administration
  • Run a variety of Java frameworks for web, mobile, HTML5 and complex applications
  • Leverage distributed transactions
  • Automatically configure clustering, session-replication and the auto-scaling of JBoss EAP instances

To learn more about this announcement, read Steve’s blog.

Here’s today’s exciting new features now available in OpenShift:

JBoss EAP

The first new feature is the availablity of JBoss EAP 6 as a cartridge option. This means that Java lovers out there now have two frameworks to choose from, AS7 and EAP 6.

With JBoss EAP you can:

  • Deploy code directly to OpenShift within JBoss Developer Studio 5.
  • Use advanced Java features such as EJB 3.1 and JMS
  • Take advantage of simplified web and command-line configuration and administration
  • Run a variety of Java frameworks for web, mobile, HTML5 and complex applications
  • Leverage distributed transactions
  • Automatically configure clustering, session-replication and the auto-scaling of JBoss EAP instances

To learn more about this announcement, read Steve’s blog.

Faster, Easier, More Secure Website

We’ve also been making some improvements to our website. This includes everything from speed improvements, better work flow, additional topics in our developer center, better mobile support. There’s really too many additions and fixes to even mention in a single blog post. Stop by the site and browse around yourself. If you haven’t been in a few release there are lots of little changes that have added up to something big! Several bugs have been fixed in this release, including the client tools. If you haven’t updated your CLI tools in a while please do so:

$ gem update rhc

Hot Deployment

Hot deployment is slowly being added. We’ve started with the Jboss AS 7 cartridge, but will be implementing the same feature with the others soon. Hot deployment allows you to push to your application without having to restart it. This helps with zero downtime deployments. To use it add the following marker to your git repo:

.openshift/markers/hot_deploy

Just git add, commit and push it and we’ll attempt to deploy the new code without stopping JBoss. Keep in mind you still have to live inside your memory footprint. So, if you have a memory intensive app that has a memory intensive build, you may want to look at using Jenkins to build so the process happens inside a different gear.

Better Security

We’ve made some security enhancements to our pre-defined templates. These templates can be found on the website when you go to create a new application. We had been using static passwords for everyone by default and require the user to change them after creation. Now we help generate those passwords.

Pricing Model Announced

And although not technically a feature, we have published our future pricing model. Plans will start at just $42 per month. You can read Issac’s blog to learn more.

Come Visit Us at Red Hat Summit This Week!

For those of you headed to the Red Hat Summit stop by the OpenShift booth and say, “Hello.” I’ll be there as will many of the OpenShift Team. We want to answer your questions and we have a few for you too, we’d love to hear what you’re using OpenShift for.

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