New WSO2 White Paper Examines Best Practices for Application Lifecycle Management

White paper discusses how IT professionals can take advantage of WSO2 tools on-premises and in the cloud for agile enterprise application development and lifecycle management

Palo Alto, CA – March 19, 2014 – Today, IT developers face a dual challenge as they are tasked with practicing agile development while managing a growing roster of tools to support the application lifecycle. To help developers address this challenge, WSO2 has published a new white paper that discusses best practices for strengthening enterprise application development and management using the WSO2 platform.

Application Lifecycle Management with the WSO2 Platform

"WSO2 Platform Offerings for Developers," was written by WSO2 Vice President of Developer Evangelism Samisa Abeysinghe. The white paper discusses the characteristics to consider when choosing development tools and infrastructure to take data to screens. Among these are time to market, agility to develop, ease with which to amend and upgrade (i.e. maintainability), extensibility, and testability. The paper then looks at how the WSO2 platform addresses these considerations.

In reviewing solutions, the paper first examines how IT professionals can use the WSO2 platform to build Java Web applications, including Java EE technologies and Spring-related frameworks, as well as JavaScript Web applications using the Jaggery application framework. It then explores how developers can take advantage of:

WSO2 Application Server to effectively manage deployment and the DevOps lifecycle, highlighting support for Apache JAX-WS and JAX-RS APIs, Apache Axis2 and Apache CXF Web services, and Java EE Web profile-based specifications.

WSO2 Data Services Server to rapidly generate services and make data sources such as relational database management systems, NoSQL databases, comma-separated values (CSV) files, and Google spreadsheets more accessible.

WSO2 User Engagement Server to build graphical dashboards for dynamic Web applications.

WSO2 API Manager to expose in-house IT assets, such as APIs, to the outside world from Web, mobile or desktop applications.

WSO2 Developer Studio for developing various application types to be hosted with the WSO2 platform.

WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (WSO2 ESB) to support cloud connectors, which allow message flows to connect to and interact with cloud services APIs, such as Twitter and

WSO2 App Factory for cloud-enabled provisioning of application development projects and managing development, testing, deployment and DevOps in a unified manner.

The new white paper can be downloaded at

About the Author

Samisa Abeysinghe is WSO2 vice president of developer evangelism. Previously, Samisa led the development of WSO2’s cloud and middleware platforms as vice president of engineering. Prior to WSO2, Samisa brought more than a decade of experience working for systems integrators and software vendors with global exposure. He is a longtime Apache Web Services project committer, and initiated the Apache Axis2/C project. In addition to several published articles, Samisa has authored two books, RESTful PHP Web Services and PHP Team Development.

About WSO2

WSO2 is the only company that provides a completely integrated enterprise application platform for enabling a business to build and connect APIs, applications, Web services, iPaaS, PaaS, software as a service and legacy connections without having to write code; using big data and mobile; and fostering reuse through a social enterprise store. Only with WSO2 can enterprises use a family of governed secure solutions built on the same code base to extend their ecosystems across the cloud and on mobile devices to employees, customers and partners in anyway they like. Hundreds of leading enterprise customers across every sector—health, financial, retail, logistics, manufacturing, travel, technology, telecom and more—in every region of the world rely on WSO2’s award-winning, 100% open source platform for their mission-critical applications. To learn more, visit or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed..