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It's been a while since my last update. However I am pleased to report that the Proposed Final Draft (PFD) of Servlet 3.0 is now been handed off to the JCP. Some highlights of what is in the PFD draft - The issues around Async have been worked out and Greg will also be posting an update to his last set of comments. Basically there were some tweaks to the APIs and semantics of the proposal....
on Apr 28, 2009
We now have an aggregated feed for all webtier related blogs -
on May 21, 2008
We now have a mailing list - and forum dedicated to discuss user issues for the webtier of GlassFish. The intent is to use the mailing list and forum for discussing the webtier technologies including Servlets, JSP, JSF, JSTL, Grizzly and scripting support in GlassFish and build a community that focuses on webtier of the Java EE platform. Cross-posting from one to...
on May 14, 2008
In my previous post I described some of the pluggability mechanism being added to the servlet 3.0 specification. One of the issues that I didn't touch upon in detail was how the annotations and web-fragments are processed and how can one override / turn off the auto scanning of annotations and web-fragments. Greg Wilkins from Webtide blogged about the pluggability mechanism and raised an issue...
on May 14, 2008
In my earlier post I gave an overview of the things that are being worked upon in Servlet 3.0. This post focuses on one of the areas that the expert group has been working on - pluggability. Pluggability There are a lot of frameworks / libraries that are built on top of the servlet container. Most frameworks today require you to configure a servlet, filter or listener in the application's web....
on May 13, 2008
Update: The early draft of the specification is now available at the JCP site. Click here to get to the draft. It's been a while since I put a post on the blog so I thought I would take this opportunity to give an update on the servlet 3.0 specification. The expert group has been working through to enhance the APIs in the servlet specification. This blog is to give an update to the developers...
on Apr 30, 2008
Earlier in the year we had pre-announced that we would be doing a JSP sub-project to encourage re-use and contributions from external developers. Today we would like to officially announce the availability of the JSP project. For more details about the project and how you can participate / contribute please visit We would like to encourage people trying to build around...
on Oct 30, 2007
Earlier in the week Greg Murray announced the 1.0 release of jMaki AJAX framework. The framework allows users to create JavaScript and CSS centric applications and also enables users to use widgets from various vendors like Google, Yahoo, DOJO to name a few using Java, PHP and Ruby. The tools plugins for both NetBeans (5.5 and 6) and Eclipse are available. Along with the tools plugins there are...
on Sep 26, 2007
Project Jersey is the open source implementation of JAX-RS: The Java API for RESTful Web Services that we started earlier this year. A very early access of the implementation is now available in source and binary form. Please note that the expert group is still discussing a lot of the features so a lot is bound to change in the coming months. See Paul's blog for an explanation about the name.
on Jun 20, 2007
Release 2 of the Sun Web Developer Pack is now available. You can get it here. Some things that have changed since Release 1 are - Propono - a sub project of ROME that makes it easy to build an atom client and also add Atom publishing protocol (APP) support to your application. NetBeans 6 support for REST implementation. Support for Tomcat 6. We now have support to use Tomcat 6 as a...
on May 11, 2007