I dont think WAS and WASCE share release cycles. It is a confusing offering from IBM. I dont know why are they doing this. WAS is a heavy beast with downloads in GB's and Geronimo is a nice light weight EJB application server.
Joined: May 03, 2010
Yes, a better way to express my question would be, "what version of WAS is on the same JEE version as WASCE?" I use WASCE 2.1.
I do agree that it would be confusing for the two products to not share release cycles. The phrase "community edition (CE)" in WASCE would imply that it is a free implementation of WAS.
Another issue I have with IBM is that - Why would WASCE be based on Apache Geronimo, why can't it be based on WAS itself?
I don't understand something about all of this. I know that WAS is far better than WASCE, but is there a WASCE inside a WAS? In other words, is a WAS some kind of WASCE with a lot of plugins, modules and so on or they don't share anything at all?
And by the way, if I develop an app for WAS and I test it on WASCE and it all works fine, should I trust it will work on WAS?
One more question, about the wsadmin tool for WAS, I know there's a similar one for WASCE. Do they share commands, syntaxis and so on?
Thank you very much for your replies! I can say this topic will be very interesting for many people around me, so we're looking forward to read your replies.
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Joined: Feb 13, 2004
1. WAS is far better than WASCE...
=> personal opinion ???
2. Is there a WASCE inside a WAS?
3. Is a WAS some kind of WASCE with a lot of plugins?
4. if I develop an app for WAS and I test it on WASCE and it all works fine, should I trust it will work on WAS?
=> No guarantees. Good chance that you will have to tweak deployment descriptors and bindings.
5. Do they share commands, syntaxis and so on?
=> Jython syntax is shared, concept is similar but precise attributes are different.
Joined: Aug 07, 2008
Thank you very much for your reply.
And about point 1, is not my personal opinion and I really don't think so, neither think otherwise. I just don't know. It's just that anytime I ask about this topic people tell me "WAS is far better than WASCE" but they give me no reason. So to avoid this kind of answer I meant that I GUESS WAS is better than WASCE but what I wanted to know were the reasons why one is better than the other and the inner differences. So thank you for your replies: I was mistaken for so long thinking that WAS was just a WASCE with a few improvements: in fact, as I don't usually like IBM products I supossed they would be improvements of little value. (That's what I think of IBM IDEs: they're Eclipses with plugins of little value in most of the cases : that's my personal opinion)