If you haven’t already heard, GigaSpaces recently released an open-source version of XAP for the developer community, at-large. Yep, we’re OPEN and that means you can try XAP for yourself.
This newly released version makes it really easy for developers to experience XAP for free in their development environments. Check out our newest Hello World post and get started with XAP Open Source.
After 16 years of mission-critical deployments within highly complex industries by Fortune 100 enterprises, we have listened to our market and understood the importance of including the developer community in the direction and future of our product.
New ideas always emerge from collaborating with the open source community, and there’s nothing like real feedback and dialogue to help us improve our platform and make our in-memory computing platform that much better.
What’s New About XAP Open Source?
We have de-coupled the core (which is open source) from the overall data grid product and accelerated contributions to it from specific, vetted developers.
This means you can now download XAP open source on our community portal. This edition of XAP is free for life and you, as XAP users, will benefit from a broadened feature set due to market-driven enhancement.
Get Involved and Try XAP Open Source
We encourage those of you who are interested to contribute to the XAP open source data grid yourself. Current contributions have mostly been carried out by the GigaSpaces R&D team, who have been building XAP for almost a decade, but don’t worry we’re friendly and welcome contributions.
Support for XAP Open Source
There are also resources available for support within the open source development community: