Published three new JRuby/GlassFish production deployment stories
in as many days:
Why GlassFish ?
+ Rails + GlassFish v2 + MySQL + Apache Web Server + memcached
GlassFish processes have been among the most stable of our deployment.
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
Unconference (Sun, May 31)
Bear Party (Sun, May 31)
(Mon, Jun 1-2)
Sailfin: Open Possibilities in
or How the Community Helps Improve Software...
As mentioned earlier,
Jan and I
talked about GlassFish
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
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
Management and Monitoring
Languages on GlassFish
to Migrating to GlassFish
of GlassFish High Availability
GlassFish in a production environment
a High Performance Open Web Platform
Identity with GlassFish and MySQL
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
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
panel discussion. The panel, Sarah
Olson, and Desi
McAdam (from L to R), had a very interesting discussion
the genuine problems and possible solutions of involving more women in
Sarah is trying to involve more women in the San Francisco Ruby
meetup. She plans to invite non-...
At Rails Conf
McGaffigan from Sea
Change talked about why they choose JRuby/GlassFish for their
Here are some of the reasons he quoted:
Performance characterisitics (of GlassFish) have been
Picked GlassFish based upon the recommendations from the
Dramatically more throughput on our GlassFish installation,
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...