It was only a few days ago that SAP NetWeaver was certified to be the first commercial application server to fully support the Java EE 5 standard – but already we have the version of SAP NetWeaver that achieved this remarkable status.
The introduction of Java EE 5 is arguably the most important landmark for the development of enterprise-ready Java applications in years. Java EE 5 has totally rearranged many areas of the Java Enterprise Edition, with a focus on enhancing ease of development and developer productivity in general. SAP introduced a preview version of SAP NetWeaver, which already exhibited a lot of Java EE 5 functionality, on this year’s JavaOne conference and also published it in SDN. The replacement of this preview by a successor that now covers the entire set of Java EE 5 standards comes earlier than expected – and obviously to the surprise of many competitors. For more information on SAP’s position towards Java EE, please check this SDN page