Using JBoss - Will I loose my job
I am exploring J2EE and have discovered jBoss. Almost all the material I have read have been written by jBoss evengelists.
> Is jBoss too risky to use incommercial and production environments?
Mark T A W .com
Depends on the situation.
In general the J2EE spec is fairly generic, if you use a tool like XDoclet you can probably achieve as much app server flexibility as you'd realistically need.
We have been using JBoss on many customer engagements (some of them run their products on it) for about 3 years now.
You might be out of a job unless you learn to spell a very simple word.
maybe English is not the posters' native language, try to say(or spell!) 'lose' in Zwahili...
"If it's up to you to make the technology recommendation, you can always recommend JBoss "for now", and port to WebLogic or WebSphere when or if you need to."
If you decide to go down the "JBoss for now, possibly something else later" route, make sure you take care to keep your code as vendor-neutral as possible. Every J2EE vendor has their own set of extensions that can make for uncessessary work should you wish to port to something else later.
While I cannot give any specifics, I can tell you that JBoss is being used successfully in production systems by some of the largest companies in EDI.
Swalihi : English :: lose : -tifu
we use jboss for our own product and our big client has a Websphere cluster. Websphere has had problems of their own. JBoss was relativly easy to set up, but the documentation costs money and its not very well written.
Apparently JBoss is breaking the J2EE specifications for app servers. Therefore use JBoss and you may get locked with a single app server vendor ... that's a complete no, no.
Breaking the J2EE spec? Could you post evidence of that? All I've seen so far is that they aren't certified as J2EE by Sun because it is very expensive to apply for that certification.
Oh yeah, just upgrade from JBoss (free) to Weblogic ($40000) or Websphere ($90000). It sounds so easy. It costs so much.
Can I say this: IBM software is a RIP OFF! Right, I've vented... well, not completely... WebSphere isn't even that good!!!. It's certainly not worth that amount of money. (When IBM claim MS is a monopoly they completely ignore the fact that their software is in general overpriced and underwhelming).
Check out http://pramati.com/index.htm. I thinks its J2EE app server certified by Sun and costs lot less.
xrefer has been using JBoss for 3-years having previously used BEA WebLogic. At the time we found JBoss to be 20-30% faster than WebLogic and more stable with heavier loads. We've never looked back.
Why can't you get a copy of JBoss and code up some quick trials as a testbed? You might want to suggest it to your boss as a *possible* solution, but you want to test it out.
The Pedant, Brent P. Newhall
I think Walter's right. I'm guessing 75% of J2EE programming is actually Servlets/JSP stuff, and Tomcat does that just fine. You really only need jboss or orion or websphere or whatnot if you want an EJB container, among some other things.
> I'm guessing 75% of J2EE programming is actually Servlets/JSP stuff, and Tomcat does that just fine.
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