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users@glassfish had a discussion on what are the key differentiators of GlassFish. This blog summarizes them. Here is a list of distinguishing features: Fastest open source application server (883.66, highly scalable). Centralized management of clusters and instances distributed across multiple servers. Microsoft .NET 3.0 interoperability Java Business Integration and Open ESB Call flow...
on Feb 5, 2008
"sakila" is the sample database shipped with MySQL (pronounced as my ess-kew-ell). In the context of Sun Microsystems announcing the agreement to acquire MySQL, I'd like to dedicate this entry to show how this sample database can be exposed as a RESTful Web service endpoint and deployed on GlassFish using Jersey Tooling Plugin (0.4.1 with Jersey 0.4) in NetBeans IDE. Lets get started...
on Jan 24, 2008
GlassFish Registration Campaign promises exactly that! Just follow the 4 simple steps: Download GlassFish v2 UR1 or Java EE 5 SDK Update 4. Install and register GlassFish (more info around 2:33 min). Submit your sweepstakes entry. Increase your chances of the sweepstakes by telling your friends and colleagues about this sweepstakes. If one of them wins, you...
on Jan 23, 2008
GlassFish v2 UR1 was released earlier today (v2ur1-b09d). This is targeted to accommodate high priority bugfixes (188 of them)! Read the official announcement. What's new ? Download Page Sun branded App server Buy Support (learn more about it in a short screencast by Anissa and how it is integrated in Admin Console). This is also integrated in Java EE SDK Update 4 Release. If you have been...
on Dec 20, 2007
Sun Tech Days Rome 2007 was kick started by Maria Grazia Filippini (Director General, Sun Microsystems Italy) to a room full of approx 300 audience. She was followed by Corrado Sterpetti (Software Practice Manager, Sun Microsystems Italy). Both of them addressed the attendees in the local language. I could not understand any part of the talk (except bongiorno) but the passion was quite visible in...
on Sep 26, 2007
Sun Tech Days are coming to Rome (Sep 24-25) and Milan (Sep 26-28). This is FREE event organized by Sun Microsystems. Basically Tech Days are scaled down versions of Java One packed into a suitcase and brought right to where the developers are as described by Renita Stafford, Program Manager of Sun Tech Days. The agenda for both the venues is very comprehensive with...
on Sep 24, 2007
Sun Microsystems is a Diamond Sponsor of Rails Conf Europe 2007 (Sep 17 - 19). We'll demonstrate how NetBeans 6 IDE provides a complete development environment for Rails application GlassFish provides a robust and modular deployment platform jMaki provides a complete framework for creating RIAs Here is list of sessions from Sun speakers:...
on Sep 13, 2007
Here are some quotes from a recent report by Forrester Wave on the "Application Server Platforms" Among major vendors, Sun Microsystems Inc., has dramatically improved its standing in this year's evaluation of applications servers for service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) by Forrester Research Inc. Sun trailed the field in Forrester's 2004...
on Aug 13, 2007
Eclipse 3.3 (codename Europa) was released earlier today. As mentioned earlier, we have an exciting news for GlassFish developers! Starting today, Eclipse IDE for Java EE developers has the capability to register GlassFish V1, V2 and V3 containers from within the IDE. It supports web application directory deployment and has a fully integrated debugger.  Ludo published...
on Jun 29, 2007
As reported earlier, Eclipse Europa was scheduled to launch at Jun 29th, 6am PT. I decided to get up early (I'm a morning person anyway) and watch the countdown. And it was indeed a countdown on At 6:10am PT, Europa went live! Congratulations to the Eclipse community for yet another timed release. Europa has a download targeted for Java EE developers It seems like all the...
on Jun 29, 2007
Eclipse Europa is launching tomorrow and we have an exciting news for you. Stay tuned ... Technorati: glassfish eclipse europa
on Jun 28, 2007
A lively discussion happened on GlassFish Forums where a user asked for pros/cons for GlassFish vs JBoss. A community user explained his reasons to choose GlassFish over JBoss. Here are they key points: Admin GUI and CLI alone are true differentiators. Java EE5 with EJB3 is much better to work with and GlassFish is JavaEE5 compatible, of course it's the Reference Implementation as well....
on Jun 25, 2007
Two more days remaining and you could be the lucky winner of this 52" LCD HD TV. Here is what you need to do: Download and install Java EE 5 SDK Update3 Preview or GlassFish v2 Try it's new and exciting features Blog about it and provide a link to your blog. There are lots of cool and exciting features (Clustering, Load Balancing, Web Services...
on Jun 13, 2007
A recent article from Sun provides you the history, the current state and future direction of GlassFish. Hopefully, you'll find answers to the following questions: What is GlassFish ? How it has evolved ? Is GlassFish just a reference implementation ? Can it be used in production ? Isn't it just a Sun project ? Can I buy support for GlassFish ? What kind of Performance can I expect...
on Jun 12, 2007