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Check out WildFly 8, an open-source Java EE 7 AS from RedHat

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Whether or not you agree that Java EE 7 has finally become the product it was originally intended to be (, you'll find that WildFly 8 from Red Hat is probably one of its most advanced and friendly implementations. In this talk, Arun Gupta, will tell us a bit about the landscape of Java EE app servers and then dive into how the Red Hat's offering solves the particular challenges faced by the EE community.

WildFly ( 8 (née JBoss ( Application Server) is Red Hat ('s open source Java EE 7 compliant application server. It contains robust implementations of WebSocket, Batch, JSON, Concurrency, JMS2, JAX-RS 2, CDI 1.1, and all Java EE 7 technologies. Undertow is the new cutting-edge web server in WildFly 8 and is designed for maximum throughput and scalability, including environments with over a million connections. The number of ports is reduced used by multiplexing protocols over HTTP using HTTP Upgrade (

Role Based Access Control support organizations with separated management responsibilities and restrictions. Roles represent different sets of permissions such as runtime operation execution, configuration areas that can read or written, and the ability to audit changes and manage users. In addition a new restricted audit log can be enabled including the ability to offload to a secure syslog server.

WildFly also provides a "core" distribution that is ideal for framework authors that want to build their own application runtime using the powerful WildFly 8 architecture.

NetBeans, IntelliJ, and Eclipse allow WildFly to be used for development, deployment, and debugging.

This session will provide an overview of these features. It will also briefly cover the landscape of existing Java EE application servers.

At the end of his talk, Arun promised to raffle off a free ticket to DevNation (, Red Hat’s inaugural open source polyglot conference with top-notch speakers from Facebook, Twitter, jQuery Foundation, Netflix, and many more. The conference is scheduled from Apr 13-17 at Moscone, San Francisco and will have sessions, BoFs, labs, hackathons, lounges, and lots of fun things.

About Arun Gupta
Arun Gupta is Director of Developer Advocacy at Red Hat and focuses on JBoss Middleware. As a founding member of the Java EE team at Sun Microsystems, he spread the love for technology all around the world. At Oracle, he led a cross-functional team to drive the global launch of the Java EE 7 platform through strategy, planning, and execution of content, marketing campaigns, and program. After authoring ~1400 articles on different Java technologies (, he continues to promote Red Hat technologies and products on his new blog ( Arun has extensive speaking experience in 37 countries on myriad topics and is a JavaOne Rockstar. An author of a best-selling book, an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Java Champion, he is easily accessible at @arungupta (