JBoss Offers Open Source Content Management System
JBoss Group LLC, “provider of the most popular Java application server,” is shipping of Nukes on JBoss, an open source content management system (CMS) based entirely on Java. Led by Julien Viet, a full-time consultant for JBoss Group, the project grew out of the company's efforts to port PHP/PostNukes to Java and plug-ins “with the aim of offering users an open, high performance system equipped with advanced functionalities,” JBoss says.
In addition, JBoss announced that use of the open source JBoss server “dramatically increased” in 2003. According to JBoss, a study conducted by BZ Research, the "Third Annual Java Use and Awareness Study," had 26.9 percent of respondents reporting using JBoss in their company or at companies for which they consult. “The survey results are consistent with strong increased interest JBoss Group experienced over the course of 2003, as numerous new enterprise deployments confirmed JBoss as the safe, reliable choice for J2EE application servers,” JBoss says.
“The BZ Research result showing that JBoss has penetrated more than one-quarter of corporations is almost double that of 2002, when 13.9 percent of respondents said they used JBoss,” the company says. “The 93 percent increase represents the largest percentage growth among major application servers.”
As explained by JBoss, “Making the most of J2EE's rich platform and JBoss' own assets, the Nukes on JBoss project has enriched the popular PostNukes CMS with advanced functionality that dramatically improves scalability, robustness and performance to handle enterprise-class web sites. The development of a group management platform falls within the strategic framework of JBoss, which aims to provide all Java users with a comprehensive and dependable set of tools that can be integrated into their current information system.”
"Among the open source solutions currently available, Java or otherwise, we were unable to find a single product that met our functional and performance needs," stated Sacha Labourey, general manager, JBoss Group Europe. "Nukes on JBoss perfectly illustrates JBoss Group's mission to design and offer new-generation architecture for everyone. With Nukes on JBoss, they are assured of having a comprehensive and proven solution at their disposal."
JBoss says, “The Nukes group management system, which was developed throughout 2003, consists of the latest technological features. Nukes on JBoss relies on the powerful functionality of the JBoss application server, whose microkernel architecture (based on JMX) is a central component
“In particular, Nukes on JBoss providesa complete forum management system; optimal security control through flexible definition and rules for use, users and groups; deployment with "on-the-spot" components; management of multiple graphics through skins; improved performance up to 20 times faster than on PHP/PostNukes, with the use of Enterprise Java Beans (EJB) and JBossCache functions; and remote invocation module for Flash, enabling simple interaction between Flash and Nukes components running on the server. This allows developers to create a Nukes component for HTML and Flash while benefiting from the power of Flash.
“Among the numerous functionalities included in Nukes on JBoss, the most important is the porting and integration of PHP BB, the famous source.org forum, under a new Java/JBoss architecture.
“JBoss Group LLC is dedicated to delivering on the vision of Professional Open Source. The company brings together core developers of the JBoss application server and related open source technologies, such as Tomcat, Hibernate and JGroups, to provide expert production and development support, training, consulting and documentation. JBoss has been downloaded more than four million times since its release in 2001, making it the most popular standards-compliant, Java-based application server in the industry. Companies such as BASF, Corporate Express, EA Games, LeapFrog, MCI and Nielsen Media Research use JBoss in production. Partners offering JBoss alongside or embedded in their products include Apple, Borland, IONA and webMethods. JBoss Group has headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. and Neuchâtel, Switzerland.”