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Blog Archive for arungupta during January 2009

GlassFish provides support for High Availability by creating a cluster of server instances and session state replication. This enhances the scalability and availability of your application and is a critical piece of decision making critieria when selecting an Application Server. Clustering in GlassFish Version 2 provides comprehensive introduction to clustering, high availability and load...
Interested in contributing to open source ? Archana N has a recommendation for you: Flame the sparks of passion in you, Experience the world of Open Source anew. Discover your potentials as they unfold, Venture to contribute in the technologies untold. Archana N is an ex-Sun Campus Ambassador from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India. Recently she contributed on how to secure the existing EJB...
Are you a student and would like to learn why GlassFish is meant for you ? Create/join a student community at osum.sun.com and attend the GlassFish Webinar. This webinar will introduce GlassFish application server, show multiple demos that can be used to impress your colleagues/professors, and answer your questions around GlassFish. The coordinates are: Feb 3, 2009, 8:30am PT Webinar Invite...
As reported earlier, Alan Vargas, the Sun Campus Ambassador at CEUI (Centro Universitario de Ixltahuaca) presented on GlassFish. The message of "GlassFish v2 - Fast, Easy, and Reliable" and "GlassFish v3 - Modular, Embeddable, and Extensible" was clearly delivered in the talk. Alan has published several useful blogs on GlassFish (in Spanish and English) recently: Plática de Glassfish en...
A picture is worth thousand words! Now that Picasa 3.0 is available on Mac, here is a collage of pictures from the recently concluded Sun Tech Days in Singapore. The complete photo album is available at: And if you are interested in knowing all the action, read here! Technorati: conf suntechdays singapore
Follow up from Day 1. Matt Thompson talked about cloud computing. Even though the term "cloud computing" is becoming more prominent now, it very well echoes Sun's 25 years old mantra - "The Network is the Computer". Even though there are some prominent players but the field is very much emerging. Matt touched upon different interpretations of a cloud - Platform, Infrastructure or Software as a...
Follow up from Part 1. Attended "What Developers should care about MySQL ?" by Colin and "Groovy and Grails" by Chuk-munn Lee. I enjoyed both the talks for different reasons. Colin's talk explained the pluggable storage engine architecture that is unique to MySQL (pronounced my-ess-kew-ell, not my-sequel). It was interesting to know that the different storage engines can be picked a la carte...
The Sun Tech Days Singapore started earlier this morning - over 1100 developers, an outstanding audience!!! The kick off had a good local flare when the Gods of Longevity, Fortune, and Prosperity (Fu Lu Shou) showed up to start the event ;-) The build up to their appearance was really exciting as evident from the video below: This particular event will also be recorded in Singapore Book of...
The EJB 3.1 specification says: An enterprise bean class with a component-defining annotation defines an enterprise bean component when packaged within the WEB-INF/classes directory or in a .jar file within WEB-INF/lib. In simple English it means, an EJB can be a POJO annotated with EJB annotations (such as @javax.ejb.Stateless) and bundled within WEB-INF/classes inside a WAR. This feature is...
If your university is not participating in the Sun Campus Ambassador program, you can always create an Open Source University Meetup (OSUM, pronounced "awesome") community. Sun Microsystems offers you the complete range of Open Source software - OpenSolaris, OpenOffice, NetBeans, GlassFish, MySQL, and many others. OSUM provides an opportunity to create a student club and:   ...