Java EE 7 with IBM WebSphere Liberty Profile: On Java 8 A Smoke Test

Server Under Test: IBM WebSphere Liberty Profile:, Java EE 7 full, on Java 8u60

  1. Download:
  2. Download size: 94 Mb
  3. HD size: 180 Mb
  4. RAM consumption: < 75 Mb after deployment
  5. Installation: unzip
  6. Server start: bin/server start
  7. Deployment: curl -L -O into /usr/servers/defaultServer/dropins
  8. Deployment duration: 2.6 sec
  9. Test: open browser, http://localhost:9080/server-smoke/, push the button 'Please don't smoke'

Overall impression: small footprint, easy installation, quick deployments and there was no smoke. Tested with: Server Smoke.

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Shame that there is no Netbeans connector for WAS and Liberty.

Posted by Stephan Knitelius on November 12, 2015 at 02:15 PM CET #

"No message body writer has been found for class org.glassfish.json.JsonObjectBuilderImpl$JsonObjectImpl, ContentType: text/html"

Ps. Is Liberty more stable for development than Glassfish? I have continuing problems with GF while hot deployment, I have to restart server all the time, especially after changing annotations, sometimes deployment looks ok but changes are not reflected on the server, using it is a nightmare.

Posted by Peter on November 12, 2015 at 02:32 PM CET #

Sorry, I cannot test it. I worked 3 years with WebsFear and now I suffer from WebsFear allergy.

Posted by javaservant on November 13, 2015 at 05:22 PM CET #

Peter -- Give it a try, it's free for development.

The development team removed the legacy code and designed it developer first, but operations friendly.

It is JRE agnostic, so use what you want.

All new features and spec support are in stream with no deprecation of old features, hence no need to migrate again unless you choose to do so.

And it's the same high performance code as Traditional WAS in an small composable OSGI framework. Run the package command and shrink the runtime to what is needed.

Posted by Tom McManus on May 27, 2016 at 02:53 PM CEST #

Adam, thank you for the amazing Server Smoke application. I'm leveraging the application for my demo of Java EE 7 on the Big Iron, up to 141 cores and 10 TB of the main memory IBM mainframe:

Posted by Pavel Samolysov on July 20, 2016 at 05:49 PM CEST #

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