IBM is simplifying the way you consume WebSphere Application Server with Feature Packs. In order to balance our customers’ desire for less frequent releases while still making available the latest standards to our customers who need them, IBM has introduced Feature Packs. With Feature Packs, customers can selectively take advantage of new standards and features while maintaining a more stable internal release cycle. IBM offers Feature Packs generally available or available in either open alpha, beta or technology preview.Many of the emerging technology projects our team works on are offered as WAS Feature packs.
Apache Tuscany simplifies the task of developing SOA solutions by providing a comprehensive infrastructure for SOA development and management that is based on Service Component Architecture (SCA) standard. IBM offers WebSphere application infrastructure software based on SCA with Tuscany.
The OSGi framework is a dynamic component model that is growing in popularity within enterprise architectures. The IBM® WebSphere® Application Server V7 Feature Pack for OSGi Applications and Java™ Persistence API (JPA) 2.0 was delivered for use with WebSphere Application Server V7.0 with Fix Pack 9 and above. This article describes the steps involved in converting a Java EE Web application that uses JPA 1.0 to an OSGi application that uses features in JPA 2.0 plus Blueprint injection of objects. Sample code for a simple WebSphere Application Server application is included for illustrative purposes.