New article about Scala and WebSphere Liberty Profile and niceties of latest updates

Hot on the heels of my new article Scala as Shared Library for Java EE applications in WebSphere 8.5 Liberty Profile about Scala as the language for developing Java EE enterprise applications with the Scala jars shared amongst applications using the Shared Library feature of WebSphere 8.5 Liberty Profile, the teams behind WebSphere Liberty Profile and Scala IDE decided almost simultaneously to release updates to their products.

Luckily, it hasn’t taken long to update the development environment and the article itself. You can appreciate how simple the article became with the latest and greatest of WebSphere Liberty Profile, WebSphere Developer Tools and Scala IDE. I think it will take a bit longer before I switch the environment to some other fancy setup, if any.

Let me know how the article Scala as Shared Library for Java EE applications in WebSphere 8.5 Liberty Profile reads and where it needs further improvements.

I’m a strong believer that such contributions should rather be recorded as screencasts not described as an article, but before drawing conclusions I’d love hearing your thoughts on the matter. I’d appreciate.

To be honest, the article was my first attempt at using the Download and Install feature of WDT where you can download WebSphere Liberty Profile from Internet and install it to whatever directory you wish. Read and see it in the article’s Registering WebSphere Liberty Profile in Eclipse.

When I updated the tools I no longer meant to download WLP myself, but hand it over to WDT to do it for me instead. I clicked the Download or install a new runtime environment link, selected Download and install a new runtime environment from option with IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5.Next Beta Liberty Profile download site chosen and then all of a sudden a popup window showed up that I had never seen before.

wdt-beta-liberty-profile-extended-download-site-add-on

I clicked Click to Install and then the Next > button to be presented with the familiar window to select the folder to install the runtime environment, but what was different that instead of one – wlp-developers-runtime-8.5.next.beta.jar – there were two jars – wlp-developers-extended-8.5.next.beta.jar and the other.

wdt-beta-liberty-profile-installation-folder-for-betas

What do I need the wlp-developers-extended-8.5.next.beta.jar for? Does “the more the better” apply here? I’ll see in…81.5 MBs.

In the meantime I’ll read New and Noteworthy in the WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Developer Tools, and Rational Application Developer Betas.

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