This is the first edition of a new column I'll be writing each weekend titled "java.net: the Week in Review." In the column, I'll present all of the previous week's Java Today news items, a selection of java.net blog posts, polls, and spotlights.
I'll organize the presentation by categorizing the featured news items, so if, for example, your interest is JavaEE and GlassFish, you'll be...
on May 1, 2010
FESI Research Program Overview
FESI is the Free and open source software Enterprise Solutions Institute. We are a research program designed to study tomorrow's internet technologies as a means to teach folks in the local workforce how to use technologies our customers will likely want to implement. We also perform this research to prepare local engineers with the knowledge and...
on Apr 27, 2010
Once again the FUD around Solaris and OpenSolaris fate started to spread after Dana Blankenhorn misunderstood the licensing terms and used a eye catching and visitor increasing title, Oracle taking back OpenSolaris, for his blog entry. Well, from this article we can get that even the veteran writers can get things wrong and spread incorrect news :-)
Folks, Solairs is one of the biggest Sun assets...
on Apr 1, 2010
My last blog
entry about JSR-314-OPEN@JCP.ORG was over a year ago. This list is the official Expert Group (EG) mailing list on which the development of the JSR-314 specification (JSF 2.0) is discussed. The
information on how to subscribe/unsubscribe to this list changed in June
2010, but I haven't updated any existing information or blogged any new
information about it. This is the overdue...
on Mar 19, 2010
For many years I am using XSLT now for a lot of tasks in both, development and runtime environments: Source generation, creating HTML from XML data, or even rendering SVG vector graphics from XML finance data. But what really bothered me was that the XSLT transformer contained in Java (even in Java 6's latest release) was just able to do XSLT 1.0 but not XSLT 2.0. XSLT (and XPath) 2.0 comes with...
on Feb 6, 2010
Content available at: http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/totd_131_dynamic_osgi_services
on Apr 29, 2010
After nearly 10 years at Sun, and 5 years as Chief Open Source Officer, I have now left Sun. You can read my reflections on those years on my new personal blog (to which you may wish to subscribe).
on Mar 9, 2010
I wanted to describe an interesting problem I recently faced that involved the most excellent JAX-RS specification and its Jersey implementation. The quick overview is that we wanted the output of our JAX-RS resource classes to be client-agnostic, but we also wanted the ability to insert a decorator of sorts in between the objects we were returning and the normal JAX-RS serialization/...
on Apr 28, 2010
Learning GlassFish v3 Command Line Administration Interface (CLI)
Terminals and consoles was one of the earliest types of communication interfaces between a system administrator and the system administration layer. Due to this long time presence, command line administration consoles become one the most utilized administration channel for configuring different software ranging from database...
on Apr 27, 2010
Extending GlassFish CLI and Administration Console, Developing the sample Modules
Administrators are always looking for a more effective, easier to use, and less time consuming tool to use as the interface sitting between them and what they supposed to administrate and manage. GlassFish provide effective, easy to access and easy to simple to navigate in administration channels which cover all...
on Mar 29, 2010
As promised earlier, I am going to quickly go over the key points I gathered from the talks I attended at eclipsecon and I also want to brief you about my topic at the conference. Because of a migrane attack earlier today which I firmly believe was caused by severe jat lag, I could not attend as much on day #2 as I had earlier decided to, and that's the very reason why I will keep...
on Mar 24, 2010
Modularity is the essential design and implementation consideration which every software architects and designers should have in mind to get an easy to develop, maintain and extend software.
GlassFish is an application server which highly benefits from a modularity system to provide different level of functionalities for different deployment and case studies. GlassFish fully supports Java EE...
on Mar 15, 2010
Manage, Administrate and Monitor GlassFish v3 using Application Server Management Extensions (AMX) & The Java Management Extensions (JMX)
Management is one of the most crucial parts of an application server set of functionalities. Development of the application which we deploy into the server happens once with minor development iteration during the software lifecycle, but the management is...
on Apr 6, 2010
Spring framework is one of the biggest and the most comprehensive frameworks Java Community can utilize to cover most of the end to end requirement of a software system when it come to implementation.
Spring Security and Spring Remoting are two important parts of the framework which covers security in a descriptive way and let us have remote invocation of a spring bean methods using a local...
on Mar 18, 2010
Meeting with OSGi Experts
Although I had interacted with a number of active members of OSGi  expert group, last week I had the opportunity to meet some of these experts at an OSGi Enterprise Expert Group face2face event held at LinkedIn's Mountain View office. This is also the first time I met Richard S. Hall, the Felix guy (don't confuse with a very active Felix ...
on Mar 22, 2010
There are times when things hurt so much that you feel urged to blog about them once solved. This is one of them.
Our company is using XSL heavily for reporting (generating vector charts in PDFs on the fly from data analyzed by GlassFish), so it is not very amazing that we found some bugs in the XSL transformer (a.k.a "JAXP Implementation") contained in GlassFish. As we're not so fast...
on Mar 16, 2010
Talking about messaging imply two basic functionalities which all other provided features are built around them; these two capabilities include support for topics and queues which basically lets a message to be consumed by as many interested consumer as subscribed or at just one of the interested consumer(s).
Messaging middleware was present in the industry before Java come along and every one...
on Mar 3, 2010
I was going through the documentation of Spring Roo, version 1.0.1 while preparing a talk for JDC 2010 about the Spring Roo .. No need to mention the Roo is awesome, amazing and not Magic :-)
Ben Alex , Stefan Schmidt did a great job really in this project. Smart architecture!
"The automated startup-time scan is also very useful as you upgrade to newer versions of Roo. Often a new...
on Feb 13, 2010
There are several ways to enable user authentication for web based applications, like .htaccess files, plain tekst files, databases, LDAP, etc. They all have their pros and cons. In case a central, flexible solution is needed, either a database or LDAP solution can be used.
I chose for an LDAP solution since it can be reused by many web and application servers and the applications that run on...
on Mar 15, 2010
I wrote about Magnolia cache few times already since it have been re-implemented for Magnolia 3.6. And it seems like with Sprint 4 of Magnolia 4.3 it came back to bite me.
There was a bunch of tickets related to various aspects of the cache. Most of it was related to the fact that the default cache key (only URI) was not enough for many installations which were...
on Mar 11, 2010