Red Hat has announced the availability of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.3 that introduces support for Jakarta Enterprise Edition 8, improvements to Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and several new security features.

JBoss EAP is an open source application server, compliant with Java EE 8 and Jakarta EE 8, which allows organizations to implement and manage Java business-critical applications in hybrid IT environments, including metal coffins, virtual, With this release, Red Hat continues its commitment to support Jakarta EE and allows customers to extend existing investments in applications, while continuing the transition to emerging architectures and programming paradigms that require a lightweight, highly modular and

Jakarta EE is the latest standard for the implementation of Java enterprise mission-critical applications. JBoss EAP 7.3 offers full support to Jarkarta EE 8, including compatibility with the entire JBoss EAP 7 release family and related applications. This version introduces new features and improvements designed to improve security, server management, Observability and improvements for JBoss EAP on Red Hat OpenShift.

Several improvements have been made. As regards safety: support for the Server Name Indication (SNI) when using HTTPS, for the Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) to check the validity of the certificate during authentication, automatic detection of different types

The improvements in messaging: often used in event-driven or transactional applications, this release adds the ability to assign Message-Driven Beans (MDB) to multiple delivery groups and receive messages only when all groups are active. The use of the messaging newspaper memory can be adjusted for more efficient use of resources, and Java Messaging Service (JMS) bridge now includes better reporting metrics for maximum observation.

Finally, improvements in OpenShift Updates include a new EAP Kubernetes Operator, tooling to customize the server image configuration distributed to include only the required capabilities, thus reducing the memory footprint. The update also adds a more automated configuration of JVM memory when distributed in a Linux container, and the ability to run customized CLI JBoss scripts as part of an EAP image made on OpenShift.

Technical preview of Eclipse MicroProfile • This release includes a series of preview functions that implement different MicroProfile specifications, including MicroProfile Config (configuration of microservices outsourced for portability Metrics and Tracing come from the open source SmallRye project. MicroProfile is suitable for native Java cloud microservices, so with this release developers can take advantage of the JBoss EAP enterprise platform to build native MicroProfile applications. We expect to provide JBoss EAP support to Eclipse MicroProfile APIs in a forthcoming release through an expansion mechanism.

In addition to the updates to JBoss EAP 7.3, there are news for the Red Hat Application Migration Toolkit. In particular, EAP 7.3 users can use the toolkit for the EAP server migration tool. Supported migration and upgrade paths include upgrading from previous versions of JBoss EAP to 7.3, third-party Java EE application servers to JBoss EAP, Spring Boot to Red Hat Runtimes, Oracle JDK

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