Here’s the latest WebSphere Liberty beta and WebSphere Developer Tools (WDT).

Thanks to your support for our regular beta programme, we are able to release new Liberty features every few months. Most recently, in May.

Look out for more betas over the coming months.

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What’s in the WebSphere Liberty beta for June?

  • Create a server in WDT for Liberty running in a remote Docker container
    Now you can work with a Liberty server running in a remote Docker container on Linux or MAC OS from your local machine. Deploy, modify, and debug applications as if you were working with a local Liberty server.

    • In the new server wizard, select IBM -> WebSphere Application Server Liberty and fill in the remote host name:

    • Create a runtime if you have not already done so and then in the New Remote Liberty Server page, select Server in a Docker container, fill in the remote logon information and click Next:

    • Select the Docker container to use and fill in the Liberty server security credentials. If you don’t have a user defined then WDT will create it for you using the name and password you specify. Note that the HTTP and HTTPS ports must be mapped to the host when you create your container:

    • Click the Verify button to establish a connection and then click Finish. You now have a workspace representation of your Liberty server running in a remote Docker container.
  • Updates to the Batch Management feature
    During the lifecycle of a JSR-352 Batch Job, the batchManagement-1.0 feature will now provide notifications when a job log segment is produced and the message includes the actual job log itself. The batchManagement feature already supports publishing JMS messages to a topic hierarchy at significant points in the lifecycle of a JSR-352 Batch Job. For example, you can subscribe to the “job completed” topic and be notified whenever jobs complete.

What’s already in there?

The May 2016 beta included security updates, including updates to openidConnectClient. It also includes Log Consolidation with Logstash and Bluemix Log Collector.

Take a look at the previous beta announcements for a full list of stuff added since the V8.5.5.6 release in June 2015:

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