The much awaited simple, lightweight Liberty application server profile is now available with the free download for WebSphere Application Server for Developers v8.5 here.
This new profile provides a very fast, highly composable, lightweight, easy to use application server that can be used in the development environment. As a developer you also have the option of installing the WebSphere Developer Tools for Eclipse v8.5 from the eclipse marketplace
So what makes Liberty stand apart ?
- Incredibly fast with less than 5 sec startup time
- Lightweight runtime footprint occupying less than 60MB for most applications
- Small Download size of less than 50MB
The Liberty profile currently supports Java web applications, OSGI and mobile applications. It is not only designed to improve the development experience but can also be run on production. Go ahead and download the new Liberty profile and share your experiences, feedback and comments as a response to this blog.