Note: Since the last update of this IBM Redbooks publication in February 2009, four new releases of CICS Transaction Server have been made available:
•CICS TS 4.1 (June 2009)
•CICS TS 4.2 (June 2011)
•CICS TS 5.1 (Dec 2012)
•CICS TS 5.2 (June 2014)
Significant changes to the CICS support for Java applications were introduced in each release:
•New JVM server runtime allowing 256 concurrent tasks per JVM.
•Support for the OSGi platform specification allowing component-based development of Java applications.