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JBoss AS 5 Development by Francesco Marchioni

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The next generation application server

The major innovations in the AS 5.0 converge into the following four areas:

  • The introduction of the new Microcontainer kernel
  • The new library configuration
  • The addition of new server configurations
  • The introduction of the virtual file system and the deployers folder

Let's see them all in detail.

From JMX to the Microcontainer

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.—J.F.Kennedy.

Before the 5.0 release, the backbone of the JBoss AS was the JMX API, which provided a modular way to integrate components, containers, and plugins. In order to provide a new service, you had to declare the service as an MBean service, provide some configuration, and then load ...

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