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Blog Archive for arungupta during January 2008

Here are my tentative travel plans for the next 3 months: Event Dates Location Partner Preso Jan 23 Fairfax, Virginia Partner Preso Jan 24 Little Rock, Arkansas Rails for All Feb 8-9 Orlando, Florida Sun Tech Days Feb 27-29 Hyderabad, India Ajax World Mar 18-20 New York The Server Side Java Symposium Mar 26-28 Las Vegas Stop by and say hello if you are at any of the locations!...
"Project Tango: Adding Quality of Service and .NET Interoperability to the Metro Web Services Stack" - The original article, introduced here, provides an introduction to how different Quality-of-Service, such as Security, Reliability and Transactions are enabled in Metro. One of the core benefits of Metro is interoperability with .NET 3.0 and the article describes how that is baked in the Web...
Developer.com 2008 Awards are announced - NetBeans, GlassFish Metro and Java SE 6 get good ones. My nominations were announced here and I've recreated the table here along with the winners.  Category My Selection Winner Technology Rich Internet Applications Ajax Framework Java SE 6 √ Development Tool NetBeans IDE √ Development Utility Apache Ant Mozilla Firefox...
Java SE 6 Update 4 is now released. Download it here. If you are a Metro user (either JAX-WS or WSIT) then this is a milestone release for you because it includes JAX-WS 2.1 API in the rt.jar. This means that, as a user, you no longer you need to copy JAX-WS or JAXB API jars in JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/endorsed as described here, here and here. Hurrah! After you have downloaded and installed JDK 1.6...
As mentioned earlier, we have recruited a new student under Sun Campus Ambassador Program. Meet Agraj Mangal - a student of Masters of Computer Applications  (equivalent to MS Computers but a 3 year program) from Delhi University. He has already started a blog - Kreativity Personified. If you are a student and would like to learn about Sun technologies then...
Sun Microsystems is a Gold sponsor of Ajax World 2008, New York City. I'll be speaking on Web Application Development using jMaki. jMaki is a light-weight framework to create Rich Internet Applications using the best tools/libraries and standard practices. I plan to deliver the talk with lots of demos and hope you'll be able to correlate them with real-life scenarios easily. Of course,...
Pramod and I presented on GlassFish/JRuby and NetBeans/Ruby to a partner in San Francisco a few days ago. Here are the questions asked during the session: How does running the Ruby tests show the green/red status bar ? The status bar is shown if the test is run as a test, not as a file. (for example, using Ctrl+F6, not Shift+F6). Ctrl+F6 can also be invoked on the tested class and it will...
Pramod published an updated JRuby Gem for GlassFish v3. Download the gem here. Here are the updates from last time: The Gem is now smaller - 2.4 MB instead of 2.9 MB (approx 20% smaller). The Gem is now using the latest v3 codebase, including Grizzly JRuby module 1.6.1. 2 Rails instances are created instead of the default one. So now 2 requests can be invoked in parallel and they both will be...
Metro 1.1 was released last month. This blog describes how to install Metro 1.1 on GlassFish v2 UR1 (which comes with Metro 1.0.1 baked in) and use it with NetBeans IDE. Download & Install Metro 1.1. Download, Install & Configure GlassFish (detailed instructions) Download GlassFish v2 UR1. Install GlassFish by giving the command:ant -f setup.xml Set AS_HOME to the location...
In my role of Technology Evangelist, I get the opportunity to meet a lot of community (folks like you :) all around the world. In the year 2007, I represented GlassFish (and related technologies - Metro, jMaki and Jersey) at multiple conferences. This blog introduces a  new real-life application that plots all the places I visited this year on a jMaki-wrapped Google Map widget. Clicking on...