#30 explained how to create CRUD application using Grails and hosted using
in-built Jetty servlet
engine and in-memory HSQLDB
database. Jetty and HSQLDB are built into Grails and allows to start easily.
You can also use GlassFish and
MySQL for deploying your applications in
This blog entry walks you through the steps of deploying a Grails
application on GlassFish...
on Apr 23, 2008
After a simple
Grails application, let's create a CRUD
application. Such an application allows to perform basic database
operations to read table rows from the database, create new rows, and
edit and delete existing rows. This blog shows how such an application
can be created using Grails, hosted on built-in Jetty servlet engine
and use in-memory HSQLDB
database for persistence.
on Apr 22, 2008
From proof-of-concept to production in 8 weeks, WorldxChange Communication NZ's
online billing system is another
succes story of JRuby
and GlassFish v2.
The portal is designed solely using NetBeans
Here are some of the quotes from the completed
From my perspective, the
main advantage was that I could deploy my JRuby project war file
directly to Glassfish,...
on Apr 21, 2008
is a light-weight Mashup
Framework based on jMaki
widgets. The webtop was demonstrated
at Ajax World East 2008 keynote. The key features are:
Simple & easy to use (runs in browser)
Extensible (add your own widgets & gadgets)
Manageable (create users)
Persistent (Google Gears on the client, Database on the
Shared (read-only views can be shared with other users)
on Apr 15, 2008
The last part of this tri-series blog (Part
2) will show how a Rails application can be deployed on
GlassFish - without the need of Goldspike,
or any other gem or plugin. Yes, that's a native Rails app deployment
on GlassFish v3.
v3 is next version of GlassFish v2 and the focus is
modularization, enablement of non-Java EE containers and modularity - download
on Apr 14, 2008
This blog has published good
amount of content on how Ruby-on-Rails
applications can be deployed on GlassFish.
Grails is another
popular MVC-based framework that leverages the Groovy
language. Basically, Grails : Groovy :: Rails : Ruby.
Starting today, I plan to start publishing content on Grails and talk
about how GlassFish
v3 is turning out to be a home for several scripting
languages - Ruby/...
on Apr 11, 2008
JRuby 1.1 is released
and ready for production use today. You can unleash the potential in 3
simple steps - download,
unzip & get
started. Here is a quote from the announcement:
more and more reports of
applications exceeding Ruby 1.8.6 performance; we are even beating Ruby
1.9 in some microbenchmarks
This is validated by 1
(Oct 2007), 2
(Nov 2007), 3
(Feb 2008), 4
(Feb 2008) and many other...
on Apr 9, 2008
1 of this tri-series blog explained how a Java EE
Servlet and Rails application can be packaged together as WAR file
plugin and deployed on GlassFish
v2 UR1. There are few issues with Goldspike as explained here.
A better and recommended option is to use Warbler
for packaging which provides a minimal, flexible and Ruby-like way to
create WAR. Warbler really cleans up...
on Apr 7, 2008
One of the several
advantages of deploying Rails
applications on GlassFish
is - co-hosting Rails and Java EE applications in the same container.
#web9 shows how Rails applications can be easily deployed on
This blog takes the JRuby-on-Rails (jRoR) and Java EE integration to
the next level. It show how a Java EE Servlet can be co-bundled within
a jRoR application. And...
on Apr 4, 2008
This blog provides how you can get started with Merb on JRuby
Merb is another MVC framework (just like Rails) but with a pluggable
support for these using ActiveRecord, Script.aculo.us
templates. Making it pluggable keeps the core very lightweight and
still providing support for a particular feature...
on Apr 3, 2008
As reported earlier,
I presented on "Rails
powered by GlassFish and jMaki" yesterday at The
Server Side Java Symposium - Las Vegas. The slides are
The demos shown in the talk are available at:
2.0 Scaffold on GlassFish v3 Gem
Update Center Module
Would you like to know why use GlassFish for Rails deployment ? Rails
powered by the GlassFish...
on Mar 27, 2008
Center is a new page launched today that is a one stop page
for any thing & everything about Ruby, JRuby, Rails and all
related efforts @ Sun
Microsystems. Here are couple of new articles to get you
Solaris, GlassFish: The Ruby's Red Slippers Fit
powered by the GlassFish Application Server
The site is divided into 4 tabs - Overview, Reference,...
on Mar 26, 2008
If you want to learn more about:
How to use GlassFish
as development & deployment platform for Rails applications ?
v3 Gem provides a "green" alternative to WEBrick &
How to use NetBeans
plug-in to embed rich widgets in your Rails applications ?
Then you can learn all about it in The
Server Side Java Symposium, Las Vegas. Here are the
on Mar 25, 2008
1.1 RC3 (third and final release candidate) was released
last week. The highlights are:
58 issues resolved since JRuby 1.1RC2
ri/rdoc w/ documentation included in distribution
More IO corner cases fixed (popen, reopen)
Several small bottlenecks fixed
This is your last chance to report any issues before JRuby 1.1 goes
final. And I encourage you to try out GlassFish
v3 Gem (ver
on Mar 25, 2008
Do you know there are several advantags of deploying Ruby-on-Rails
applications on GlassFish
instead of traditional Apache/Mongrel ?
Here they are:
Identical Development and Deployment Environments
Multiple Applications in One Container
Multiple Requests by a Single Application
Redeploying an Application
Clustering, Load Balancing, and High Availability
on Mar 22, 2008
Ajax World East 2008 started earlier today.
I delievered my "Web 2.0 Application development using jMaki" and the
slides are available here.
There were several demos shown in the talk (using NetBeans and GlassFish)
and they are all accessible at the links mentiond below:
feeds in jMaki widgets
up the Maps
powered by jMaki
Tech Days Event Map
Several other related demos...
on Mar 18, 2008
Sun Microsystems is a
Gold sponsor of Ajax
World East 2008. The event kick starts in New York City
tomorrow and you can see the complete agenda here.
From Sun speakers, you'll hear how jMaki, GlassFish Comet,
provide an easy-to-use and industry-grade platform to develop and
Internet Applications. Here is the list of Sun sessions:
Tuesday, Mar 18
on Mar 17, 2008
Pramod announced the release of GlassFish
v3 Gem ver
0.1.2. The focus of this release is bugfixes:
#4228: Duplicate entries for Scaffold generated by Rails 2.0.2
#3966: Blank page returned if no Rails instance is available
#17970: All requests are Ajax requests
#18162: observe_field for Ajax capablites work only once
After #4228 fix, you can...
on Mar 13, 2008
2.0 changes the way Scaffold
works. This blog walks you through the steps to create a simple CRUD
application using Scaffold in Rails 2.0.
Download & Install JRuby 1.1 RC2.
Install Rails using the following command:
jruby -S gem install rails
Create a new Rails app using the following command:
cd samples; mkdir rails; cd rails<br>jruby -S rails books -d mysql...
on Feb 20, 2008
Social Software for GlassFish provides an integrated suite of Blogging,
Tagging and Content Rating on GlassFish.
More details about this suite are available here.
screencast explains how this integrated suite of software can
easily downloaded using GlassFish
Update Center, how different components are
seamlessly integrated and can be used.
on Feb 19, 2008