Forest Hill, MD –4 August 2015– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today the immediate availability of Apache™ Zest™ Java Edition v.2.1, the Composite Oriented Programming platform leveraging Java.
"Apache Zest is a completely new way of writing software", said Niclas Hedhman, Vice President of Apache Zest. "Object orientation isn't the appropriate abstraction, as objects in real application get too bloated and inter-dependent. By working with fragments, it is possible to break the objects down the respective roles that objects typically have, and mix those roles across different types of objects."
"This 2.1 release, filled with new features and some bug fixes, is an important stepping stone towards the future," said Paul Merlin, Apache Zest Release Manager. "Compatibility with Qi4j 2.0 API has been maintained, but all documentation and other references are fully converted to Apache Zest, and in Zest 3.0 the transformation will be completed."
"Apache Zest's slogan --'New Energy for Java - Classes are Dead, Long Live Interfaces' -- truly captures what Apache Zest is really about: designing software efficiently," added Hedhman. "We are now looking forward to Zest 3.0, with many new interesting features, such Messaging integration, Event Sourcing, Timeseries, Geospatial Support, and much more. All with Java 8 goodness."
Apache Zest has the unique designation as the first project to enter the ASF as a pTLP –provisional Top-Level Project– without entering the Apache Incubator (the official entry path for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the efforts at The Apache Software Foundation). As part of its eligibility, Apache Zest had to meet the rigorous requirements of the Apache Maturity Model http://s.apache.org/O4p , which addresses the integrity of a project's code, copyright, licenses, releases, consensus building, and independence, among other qualities. Apache Zest became an official ASF Top-Level Project in March 2015.
Catch Apache Zest in action on 2 October 2015 at ApacheCon: Core in Budapest, where many members of the core development team will be available for questions and more before and after the presentation http://sched.co/3x3Y
About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 550 individual Members and 4,700 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Cerner, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, IBM, InMotion Hosting, iSigma, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, Pivotal, Produban, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF on Twitter.
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