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Blog Archive for driscoll during June 2005

In addition to working on Project GlassFish, as a manager at Sun I get assigned all kinds of fun projects. For the first time ever this year, I was involved in planning the Web and XML track at JavaOne. Wow, that was fun - we had so many good submissions this year, it was hard to choose, but fun too. One part wasn't fun - scheduling. Not the part you're probably thinking of - the timing of the...
I'm in the Grizzly Tech session, and at the end, they're showing some performance numbers. For a dynamic content, servlet oriented, non-trivial task, the numbers that they've found show that an all Java NIO implementation will beat out a mixed Java-C implementation. (They tested two.) Mixed implementations are the kind found today in things like mod_jk and Sun's Web Server (though they wouldn't...
Despite a last minute change of time, and a change of room, we packed the room to discuss Project GlassFish last night... I presented a brief overview of our project, along with Carla Mott and Amy Roh. We intend to make our slides available from the GlassFish site after the conference. After the presentation, we had about a 30 minutes for discussion. And what a discussion - the attendees...
The CDDL License has been talked about quite a bit since Sun submitted it to the OSI (the independant body that validates Open Source licenses). At it's heart, it's basicly just the Mozilla Public license (in use for things like Firefox), with some bugfixes. For a really good description of the process Sun used in coming up with the CDDL for OpenSolaris, check out Claire Giordano's Blog on CDDL...
One of the hardest parts of my job at Sun is keeping secrets. Especially when folks start critiquing you. It is quite exciting though, once the secret's out. At JavaOne this morning, Sun's Jonathan Schwartz announced that Sun was Open Sourcing our App Server PE, under the project GlassFish. I'm the manager of that effort, and I'd like to tell you a little about it. First: yes, it's really...