IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Alpha – a new light-weight web server profile
Kathleen Holm 2700009BHX KHOLM@US.IBM.COM | | Tags:  liberty websphere alpha application was announcement server websphere_application_ser... developers development
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Developers, IBM invites you to take a fresh look at WAS.
The WAS V.8.5 Alpha release, announced October 6, 2011 (see blog post on wasdev.net), makes it possible for developers & organizations to deliver web-apps faster, improving competitiveness and profitability.
WebSphere Application Server V 8.5 Alpha introduces a new, lightweight profile of the application server for web apps, along with a simplified configuration for development environments.
This alpha allows you to develop in a light-weight environment, but ultimately deploy (unchanged) to a variety of WAS platforms.
Here are some of the details of the WAS V8.5 Alpha:
You now have a new community for driving your feedback into the project and sharing experiences among developers. Check it out at wasdev.net. Download the Alpha & join the Community Forum today!
Register for the InformationWeek and IBM Business Agility webcast on
October 13, 2011.