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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache TomEE Certified as Java EE 6 Web Profile Compatible
Date Tue, 04 Oct 2011 19:17:54 GMT
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The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache TomEE Certified as Java EE 6 Web Profile Compatible

Groundbreaking, lightweight, scalable, all-Apache stack ideal for use in enterprise-grade
Cloud applications


San Francisco, CA – 4 October 2011 – The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer
developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives, today
announced that Apache TomEE has obtained certification as Java EE 6 Web Profile Compatible
Implementation.


Making its certification debut at JavaOne, Apache TomEE (pronounced "Tommy") is the Java Enterprise
Edition of Apache Tomcat (Tomcat + Java EE = TomEE) that unites several quality Java enterprise
projects including Apache OpenEJB, Apache OpenWebBeans, Apache OpenJPA, Apache MyFaces and
more.


"It is with great pride that we're announcing Apache TomEE as a certified implementation of
the Java EE 6 Web Profile," said David Blevins, Vice President of Apache OpenEJB and original
co-developer of TomEE. "Apache TomEE is the newest addition to the Java EE server space, standing
alongside the likes of GlassFish, JBoss, and Apache Geronimo."


Developers build applications using Java EE-certified products to ensure portability across
Java Enterprise Edition-compatible solutions. Apache TomEE is one of only six certified implementations
available to the industry today. 


Redefining Enterprise Cloud; Unifying Communities


The three core design objectives for TomEE were: 1) do not alter Tomcat; 2) maintain simplicity;
and 3) avoid architecture overhead. This enables developers to quickly and easily build highly
performant lightweight enterprise solutions using leading Apache projects without the need
for complex modifications or customization. Apache TomEE's integration of Apache OpenWebBeans,
Apache MyFaces, Apache ActiveMQ, Apache OpenJPA, and Apache CXFis simple, to-the-point, and
focused on the singular task of delivering the Java EE 6 Web Profile in a minimalist fashion.


The simple, all-Apache stack is both incredibly light and fully embeddable, making it ideal
for testing and usage in today's evolution of the enterprise Cloud, where the key to scalability
is hundreds of tiny servers, as opposed to the traditional definition of how large your servers.
Apache TomEE boasts groundbreaking performance in the following areas:


- Size: exceptionally small (about 24MB for the entire Web profile), consumes very little
resources;  


- Memory: TCK (Technology Compatibility Kit) passed with no additional memory settings beyond
the default – a first in Java EE; and


- Speed: runs exceptionally fast in embedded mode: start/deploy/test/undeploy/stop in 2-3
seconds.


"No longer do developers have to ask 'Do we use Tomcat or Java EE?' at the start of a project,
as has been the case for the last 10 years," explained Blevins. "These two camps have historically
been separate, and certification is a major step in unifying these communities. With TomEE,
developers can now retire untested legacy stacks and use a reliable product that doesn't deviate
from the Tomcat that they know and love."


Blevins and members of the Apache OpenEJB community will be presenting several sessions, including
"TomEE – Tomcat with a Kick", in the "Servers/Tomcat & Geronimo" track at ApacheCon,
7-11 November 2011, in Vancouver, Canada.  To register, visit http://apachecon.com/

Availability and Oversight
Apache TomEE software is released under the Apache License v2.0, and is overseen by the Apache
OpenEJB Project Management Committee (PMC) that guides the Project's day-to-day operations,
community development, and product releases. Apache TomEE is certified on Amazon EC2 t1.micro,
m1.small, and m1.large 32bit images; certification on 64bit EC2 images and other Cloud platforms
are in the Project's future plans. Those Cloud vendors wishing to donate resources for TomEE
to be certified on their platforms are encouraged to contact the Apache OpenEJB Project for
information on how to participate. Apache TomEE source code, documentation, mailing lists,
and related resources are available at http://openejb.apache.org/.


About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees nearly one hundred fifty leading
Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server -- the world's most popular Web server
software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 350
individual Members and 3,000 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available
enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions
are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing
lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings,
and expo. The ASF is a US 501(3)(c) not-for-profit charity, funded by individual donations
and corporate sponsors including AMD, Basis Technology, Cloudera, Facebook, Google, HP, Hortonworks,
IBM, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, PSW Group, SpringSource/VMware, and Yahoo!. For more information,
visit
 http://www.apache.org/.


"Apache", "Apache OpenEJB", and "Apache TomEE" are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation.
All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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