IronJacamar 1.1.0.Alpha1 is out

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I'm happy to announce the first developer build of the IronJacamar 1.1 series.

Full release notes are here.

The IronJacamar 1.1 series

There are a couple of interest areas for the 1.1 series of the IronJacamar project.

They include

  • Usability
  • Tooling
  • Exotic features

and of course the standard bug fixes.

On the usability front we really want to drive the way that resource adapters should be tested, so improved integration with the Arquillian and ShrinkWrap projects will have a high priority. You will see up-coming releases where having a requirement for on-disk deployment descriptors will be eliminated by using the ShrinkWrap Descriptors project and our own extensions for IronJacamar specific deployment metadata.

Another area is better tooling for JCA based projects. We already have the code generator and the validator tools, but better integration with JBossTools will be important. There will also be new tools that will help people migrate from earlier releases of the JBoss Application Server.

The 1.1 series will still target the Java EE Connector Architecture 1.6 specification, but we will take a look at adding support for some of the more exotic features of the specification which are optional in the sense of TCK testing.

Lets get started

The first developer snapshot has been focused on fixing the bugs reported by our community - thanks ! - such that JCA integration in JBoss Application Server 7 has become a lot more stable. More on its way shortly.

Other than that we have slowly started to migrate the project to newer versions of its dependencies - like Arquillian 1.0.0.CR4 and friends.

Test it out and report back what you would like to see.

The Road Ahead

So a lot of exciting things ahead, while we keep improving JCA functionality in JBoss AS 7 :)

If you want to help us out drop by our forums, and give us a shout.

For Those About to Rock, We Salute You !

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