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Blog Archive for arungupta during January 2009

GlassFish Plugins team released ver 1.0.16 of Eclipse plugin for GlassFish. The team has maintained pretty good cadence in terms of adding features and fixing bugs in the plugin (16 releases in approx as many months). However this particular version has an exciting feature. It allows GlassFish v3 Prelude to be installed from within the IDE itself. If you have not installed GlassFish plugin...
Sun Tech Days is traveling to Singapore next week and I'll be there! You'll find me at the pavilion hall, sessions, hallway, lunch, reception, University Day, and else where. Stop by and say hello! Let us know how you are using GlassFish and how can we make it better for you. Click on the map below to get the exact direction to Raffles City Convention Centre. Here are some important...
Marcelo Souza (a GlassFish team member) spotted GlassFish on Salvador, Bahia beach in Brazil during his personal vacation :) Thanks to Marcelo for taking this picture :) Here are couple of shots of the beach itself: Drop a comment on this blog if you would like to share any pictures of GlassFish :) Technorati: glassfish brazil salvadaor
Here is yet another (slightly dated) contribution by Vasudha Amrit on GlassFish, Campus Ambassador from Manipal Institue of Technology, India. She arranged a GlassFish talk in her campus and one of the GlassFish team member delivered the talk (while on a personal visit :)! The blog report provide details. The event was a huge success with 482 attendees. Here is an excerpt from the blog: we had...
It is embarrassing to share the post below but certainly very encouraging to know that readers like the posts on my two blogs (weblogs.java.net/weblogs/java.net and blogs.sun.com/arungupta). I've thoroughly enjoyed 544 posts on weblogs.java.net and 762 posts on blogs.sun.com so far :) Thanks for the continued readership and feel free to send suggestions by leaving a comment on the blog!...
This blog highlights couple of contributions by Campus Ambassadors (CA) from University of Essex and Frankfurt towards GlassFish. Jenya Kovalchuk (Campus Ambassador in the University of Essex, UK) gave a talk on GlassFish. The pre- and post-conditions of talk are really compelling: Pre-condition: No one out of 25 present ever heard about GlassFish Post-condition: Everyone is...
Here is a blog entry that was sitting in my Drafts folder for a long time (just because I didn't realize :). Anyway, it shows how to install Open Solaris 2008/11 on Virtual Box. The original install was done using Virtual Box 2.0.6. I installed Virtual Box 2.1 this morning and the image was easily recognized by the updated Virtual Box. Here are the basic steps. Create a new VM ... As part...
TOTD #61 and TOTD #62 shows how to use JMX APIs to locally/remotely manage/monitor your Rails/Merb applications. This Tip Of The Day extends TOTD #62 and shows how remote management can be done using jmx4r gem. This gem provides a clean mapping between JMX APIs and Ruby. It allows to write pure Ruby code to manage/monitor any Rails application. As a result it removes all dependency on the Java...
TOTD #61 showed how to manage/monitor a Rails/Merb application running using JRuby/GlassFish using standard Java tools. Both the application and the management tools are running on the same machine. But that's never the case in a production environment. Instead remote management of an application is required when running in production mode. Fortunately, similar set of tools can be used for...
GlassFish Gem can easily run both Rails and Merb application. Using JRuby, as opposed to MRI, allows you to use standard Java monitoring framework and tools. Java Management Extensions (JMX) is a standard management and monitoring solution for Java platform. This Tip Of The Day shows how to apply JMX techniques to monitor Rails/Merb applications. The blog uses a trivial Rails/Merb...