For a complete list of new features, refer to my older blog-post and the official release-notes.
JBoss EAP 7 is a significant release in every respect; the last major EAP release (EAP 6.0) was back in June, 2012 and after 4 minor feature releases and numerous patch releases, EAP 6 is now just 8 months away from entering its long-term maintenance phase. While EAP 6 will be fully supported for many years to come – all new development and new features will target EAP 7 and beyond.
Developers can download JBoss EAP7 with a jboss.org account. They also need to accept the terms and conditions of the JBoss Developer Program which provides $0 subscriptions for development use only. Find out more about the JBoss Developer Program.
There are some known issues in this release, if you find others, please make sure to file an issue in the JBoss EAP Jira tracker.
And while you're downloading, here are some more resources to get your started:
- Make sure to refresh your knowledge about Java EE 7.
- Get started quickly with EAP 7.
- Learn about HTTP/2 support as tech preview in EAP 7.
- And check out, how to run a Java EE 7 application on OpenShift 3.