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 June.

Look out for more betas over the coming months.

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What’s in the WebSphere Liberty beta for July?

  • Updates to the CDI 1.2 feature
    The cdi-1.2 feature in this beta has been updated to use Weld 2.3.4. In addition to a number of JIRA fixes, Weld 2.3.4 also provides the probe functionality. This allows developers to inspect elements of CDI applications at runtime, such as the bean archives, beans, events, etc.

    By default, the probe functionality is disabled. To enable this probe functionality, the following system properties need to be set in the bootstrap.properties

    org.jboss.weld.probe.allowRemoteAddress=.*
    org.jboss.weld.development=true

    or in the jvm.options

    -Dorg.jboss.weld.probe.allowRemoteAddress=.*
    -Dorg.jboss.weld.development=true

    Once the development mode is enabled, the probe is automatically activated. The default client is available at the path /weld-probe inside your web application, e.g. if your web app is available at http://localhost:9080/myWebApp/, then the probe client can be accessed at http://localhost:9080/myWebApp/weld-probe.


    cdi-weld-probe

    Please note: the probe functionality is for developers use only and should not be enabled in production. The following warning message will be displayed on the console when the development mode is enabled:

    [WARNING ] PROBE-000008:
    =====================================
     Weld Development Mode: ENABLED
     ------------------------------------
     Disable this mode in production - it may have negative impact on performance and/or represent a potential security risk
    =====================================
    

What’s already in there?

The June 2016 beta included the ability to work with a Liberty server running in a remote Docker container, and updates to the Batch Management feature
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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