Project app-hosting has been created for java.net projects to showcase their J2EE application and allow users to demo the app live.
Recently I posted the current version of the javadocs in project GlassFish. Included are the javax APIs and the com.sun APIs that have been implemented. Although the title on each pages says J2EE 1.4 SDK, these have been updated to include Java EE 5 APIs.
Since we announced GlassFish at JavaOne last June people have asked about an Eclipse plugin for GlassFish. Some time ago the GlassFishplugins project was created on java.net just to encourage the creation of different plugins to popular IDEs.
A couple of users have asked how to get Hibernate running with GlassFish. I remembered an article on just that topic written for SJSAS 8.1 although most of the information still applies. Ram describes how to configure Hibernate 2.0 to run on the app server.
Ken Saks from the EJB group in GlassFish has written up some samples for the new EJB 3.0 APIs. There are samples for Stateless, Stateful and Message Driven Beans and all include the source, instructions for deploying and at least one client. Take a look to become more familiar with this technology.
GlassFish is targeting Feb 6 as the release date for Beta and it's just over a month way. MileStone 4 is the hardcode freeze build which means only approved bug fixes are allowed in the workspace at this time. See the download page to download the server and for the list of bugs fixed in this bundle.
More and more I have found blogs about features in GlassFish . Sahoo has written several blogs about Java Persistence.
Last week I had the opportunity to talk with Tom Ware and Gordon Yorke who are working on the persistence module in project GlassFish. Both Tom and Gordon are from Oracle's Ottawa, Canada office and have extensive knowledge of the TopLink codebase. I got a chance to ask them some questions about persistence in GlassFish.
See Greg's tech tip on using Java technology for the server-side processing of AJAX interactions.