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 September.

Look out for more betas over the coming months.

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What’s in the WebSphere Liberty beta for October?

Dynamic Routing feature update

The dynamicRouting-1.0 feature, together with the Intelligent Management for Web Servers component, now supports routing to the same application in multiple collectives. Previously, dynamic routing could route to multiple collectives only if all applications were unique to each collective. With this update, Intelligent Management for Web Servers will find all servers in all collectives that can service a particular request, and load balance requests across all of the server instances.

The dynamicRouting-1.0 feature and the Intelligent Management for Web Servers component now support the creation of routing rules to restrict the set of servers that will serve a request. For example, if the same application is installed on clusterA and clusterB in a collective, a set of routing rules could direct all requests where query parameter test = true to clusterB, and all other requests to clusterA.

Routing rules can also be used to configure failover. For example, a routing rule could be specified to load balance all requests for an application to a server in collective1, unless no servers with that application are available in collective1, in which case requests for that application would be routed to servers in collective2.

To take advantage of these new features, you must also download the beta version of the Intelligent Management for Web Servers component:

See here for instructions on downloading and configuring the beta version of the Intelligent Management for Web Servers component.

Bluemix log collector update

If you use the Bluemix log collector feature, which pushes logs on to the Bluemix Kibana 3 dashboard, some changes in the service might cause a problem loading the data in the Servers row of the dashboard.

To fix this, run Steps 2 and 3 in the setup instructions again to obtain the new Liberty-K3-20160922 dashboard (the old dashboard was Liberty-K3-20160506).

What’s already in there?

The September 2016 beta included a feature update to the OpenID Connect Client and Server, adding support for JSON Web Token.

Take a look at the previous beta announcements for a full list of stuff added since the 16.0.0.2 release in June 2016:

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