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Blog Archive for arungupta during May 2009

Published three new JRuby/GlassFish production deployment stories in as many days: Who ? Recipe Why GlassFish ? JRuby + Rails + GlassFish v2 + MySQL + Apache Web Server + memcached The GlassFish processes have been among the most stable of our deployment. and (The) GlassFish team has been extremely helpful along the way with tuning and diagnosing performance issues...
Here is the list of Technical Sessions, Birds-of-Feather sessions, and Hands-on Labs delivered by the GlassFish Portfolio team at JavaOne 2009. GlassFish Unconference (Sun, May 31) Thirst Bear Party (Sun, May 31) Community One (Mon, Jun 1-2) S304781 Sailfin: Open Possibilities in Communications Prasad Subramanian S303988 FishCAT, or How the Community Helps Improve Software...
As mentioned earlier, Jan and I talked about GlassFish and Servlet 3.0 at the San Francisco JUG yesterday night. Approximately 40 attendees and a great Q&A session at the end made it a truly enjoying experience. The GlassFish slides are available here and Servlet 3.0 slides are available here. And did you register for JavaOne ? The GlassFish team will be there in full force and you'll be...
Here is the list of whitepapers and webcasts that have been published so far Webcasts GlassFish Management and Monitoring Dynamic Languages on GlassFish Guide to Migrating to GlassFish Overview of GlassFish High Availability Whitepapers Optimize GlassFish in a production environment Building a High Performance Open Web Platform Leveraging Identity with GlassFish and MySQL Carrier Grade...
Attended a great talk by Michael Bleigh on Twitter on Rails. He has built a gem, TwitterAuth, that uses Twitter as authentication provider (OAuth or HTTP Basic) which allows to to quickly and easily create Twitter applications in Rails. In Michael's words "TwitterAuth makes Twitter Rails apps stupid simple". The talk built Twistener - a Twitter application in Rails that shows how many...
An informal survey this morning at Rails Conf 2009 keynote showed: 40% Rails developers in startup 30% Rails developers in consulting 30% Rails developers work in internal projects Engine Yard got a sponsor keynote slot and announced Flex - a cloud computing platform on EC2 to host Rails applications. They also showed one-button self-healing clusters. One of the speakers was particularly...
This is a follow up post from David's keynote. Attended Women in Rails panel discussion. The panel, Sarah Mei, Lori Olson, and Desi McAdam (from L to R), had a very interesting discussion around the genuine problems and possible solutions of involving more women in Rails community. Sarah is trying to involve more women in the San Francisco Ruby meetup. She plans to invite non-...
At Rails Conf 2009, Jay McGaffigan from Sea Change talked about why they choose JRuby/GlassFish for their product Affinity. Here are some of the reasons he quoted: Performance characterisitics (of GlassFish) have been excellent Picked GlassFish based upon the recommendations from the people in industry Dramatically more throughput on our GlassFish installation, 400 requests/sec instead of 100...
Rails Conf Day 2 start with DHH's keynote. The room was packed (close to 1200 attendees) and SRO. It was interesting to know that 70% of the attendees are first timers and only a handful have attended for all 4 years in a row. This is my second in the US. Here are the notes from DHH's keynotes: Stop fretting about whether you are upto date with the latest in Rails. Don't need to re-write your...
Rails Conf 2009 started this morning. The first day consists of morning and afternoon tutorials. I attended Nick Sieger's JRuby on Rails tutorial, the slides are available. A survey in the room showed: 95% comfortable with Ruby/Rails 80% have used JRuby 10% use JRuby actively Here are some of the key points highlighted in the tutorial: Why JRuby ? JRuby is "Less Bitter Java", after all...