IBM plans more componentizing of its WebSphere Java application server as well as additional dynamic language support. This will continue with extensions to the existing version 7 of WebSphere or with other upgrades.
In future versions, we're going to extend our work with OSGi to further componentize the app server so that finer-grain components are started up
Support for dynamic languages helps with developing situational applications that need to be completed in days, said Rodrigues. "[For] that type of application, something like PHP or Groovy is much better for [that]," he said.
Well, I think that over the last 10 years with Java technology, we've really taken Java to the core of server-side applications. Application servers now appear not only as the foundation for end-user custom applications, but also are the foundation for a whole series of other programming models," such as enterprise service buses