Apparently, Marc Fleury is either the most misquoted CEO in history, or he really doesn't know what Open Source is. Weird...
After the magical dust of JavaOne has settled the reality is reappearing and we can start thinking about the results. Especially Sun's announcement (beside buying my current employer) of open-sourcing their application server was a hot topic here even though I did not quite trust all the fuss around it. Now over the long weekend I had time to figure out what happened and the result, quite frankly, is disillusioned and I get the feeling that this was just the last phase of this application's life cycle.
Was AJAX the big splash at JavaOne this year?
GlassFish has it's first external commitor, Jacob Hookom! Wait, how is that possible? It's only been a couple of weeks.
Writing scalable server applications in Java technology has always been difficult. Before the advent of NIO, thread management issues made it impossible for an HTTP server to scale to thousands of users. I'm gonna start blogging on Grizzly, the HTTP Connector based on NIO shipped in GlassFish.
Project GlassFish & OpenSolaris
An early draft of the JDBC 4.0 spec has been released.
The GlassFish Project is a gathering place for developers who wish to participate in the community development of the latest version of the Javaâ„¢ 2, Enterprise Edition (J2EEâ„¢) SDK. Developers can participate in the development process where community members can review source code, submit improvements, and join in technical discussions. GlassFish is a renewed partnership between Sun and the larger enterprise Java community.
I met Fred and John and they asked about doing clever image manipulation on the client-side, but without requiring the client to run anything but a web browser. It seemed like doing a few tricks with ImageIO on the server-side would solve the problem, and it'd eliminate the piles of JScript they had been working on. Here is the code so that others can easily write servlets that manipulate and generate images.
I'm sitting in on a J2EE training course, and it appears that custom tags are a waste of time. Hopefully you can save them.
Why is it that the first servlet people teach is on that produces static content? HelloWorld.html is appropriate. HelloWorld.java is silly. I'm taking suggestions for the best dynamic, simple HelloWorld servlet idea.
I recently received a recruiter email seeking an expert on changing a brand. That brand was called J2EE, read my JDJ article on what this could mean for the Java industry.
In my previous entry on J2EE, I made a somewhat deliberately inflammatory rant on the proliferation of web frameworks. In my online reading, I had not been able to wade through all the available information to come up with a coherent view of how they can all fit together. So, I used my soapbox here to provoke some discussion.
Boy, was that a good idea! The conversation drifted from the...
Over the years I've seen many complaints about using transactions (e.g., via the JTA) for a number of reasons, including performance degredation, assumptions are impact on application development etc. You don't get something for nothing (there really is no such thing as a free lunch), so there's always a trade-off to be made with transactions: guaranteed completion even in the presence of failures. In this entry I'll look at why you shouldn't look to trade off some transaction properties; either use them all or don't use transactions.
extreme programming tells us:
don't waste your time building features that you don't even know yet you're going to need
that's so true and many of us have in the past been bit by this tendency to try to
forecast a need.
however, i find that one can look at software application development in general and come
up with a list of infrastructural tasks that are performed repeatedly and...
Introducing AJAX : A description of AJAX in the J2EE world with solutions to real problems.
Here's what's new in the latest release of the JavaServer Faces and Pages Specifications.
How my Struts best practices notes became a book and how I did it via self-publishing. Now the ebook is free to download. For more, Read ahead...
Whitepaper on EJB3 dependency injection issues