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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Geronimo is Certified

Tadam! Welcome to Geronimo in the club of certified open source J2EE implementations!

Quoting geronimo-dev mailing list: "The Apache Geronimo team is proud to announce that as of Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 9:17:07.002 PM PDT Apache Geronimo passes the J2EE TCK 1.4.1a test suite."

Geronimo is the fourth certified open source J2EE to join the club. The team's initial goal was to be certified on August 6, 2004. It was (I assume purposedly) very ambitious -- but they did make it less than one year later. IBM support probably helped a little. Good job. Now that there are 4 open-source options, J2EE is becoming commodity for real!

Oh yes, the killer detail: the announcement happened rigth in the middle of Geir's BoF -- damn, I wish I was there. I knew I should have gone to J1 (but I had too much work actually): "The tests were completed by the Geronimo team just 12 minutes before Geir Magnusson began his 9:30pm BOF on the Apache Geronimo project at Java One..." This is some timing...


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