I am very pleased to announce that WebORB for Java 4.1 has been released and is available for download. The release is packed with some very cool features including:
- Android integration (native Java and AIR) – The integration between AIR (on Android) and WebORB for Java is fairly straight-forward and has been available ever since Adobe created the AIR package for Android. However, starting with the version 4.1, we added support and APIs for the native Java Android apps. Java apps running on Android can benefit from the remoting and messaging capabilities of WebORB. This includes remote method invocation from Android to all supported service types: POJOs, Spring beans, EJBs, Hibernate models, SOAP Web Services and Grails controllers. The messaging support provides the publish/subscribe API and integration with the WebORB Messaging server. The functionality enables cross-device messaging (homogeneous and heterogeneous OSs), server to client data push, integration with MQ and JMS systems.
- Windows Phone 7 integration – We are very excited to introduce support for WP7. Currently the supported feature set includes remote method invocation, but we are adding support for data messaging (which includes publish/subscribe, data push, remote shared objects and streaming). WebORB for Java 4.1 also includes a very powerful code generator which can create a C# remoting library as well as a complete WP7 Visual Studio project with sample UI. I should note that WebORB is the only integration server on the market enabling WP7 to Java connectivity.
- Improved Silverlight support – We have made significant improvements in the Silverlight code generator and the SL to Java runtime. The new code generator creates a complete client class library with complex types, enums, bindable model and a proxy class for the remote Java service. Additionally, it creates Visual Studio and MonoDevelop projects with sample user interface demonstrating the usage of the client class library.
As with any release, there are various bug fixes and improvements. We invite you to download a copy and give it a try. The Development Mode and the WebORB Community Edition are available free of charge.