Taking Mission Control 4.1 for a quick spin

December 13, 2011 § 3 Comments


As Henrik, Marcus, and Markus posted yesterday, JRockit Mission Control 4.1 (download) is out and it has two interesting features I wanted to try out: early support for HotSpot and a Mac OS version.

The best (the only?) way to test both of these features without installing the JRockit JVM itself is to install Mission Control as an Eclipse (3.7) plugin using its update center.



Once you switch to the Mission Control perspective, locally running JVMs (Apple’s latest 1.6 JVM, the JDK 7 Developer Preview or OpenJDK) are all detected with “General”, “MBeans” and “Runtime” sections very much functional. It’s still early days with the Flight Recorder and Memory Leak Detector features not yet available.

Looking at a JVM running GlassFish 3.1.1, the application server AMX’s are available once you initiate a bootAMX operation.



JAVA Developer Day, développez avec Java EE 6 et GlassFish

October 25, 2011 § 5 Comments

Evénement gratuit Java EE et GlassFish la semaine prochaine chez Oracle France :

“Comment exploiter tout le potentiel de Java EE 6 et de GlassFish ? Pour cela, Oracle vous invite à un atelier pratique inédit qui vous permettra de découvrir Java EE 6 et développer avec GlassFish.”

jeudi 3 novembre 2010 de 9h30 à 16h30.
Oracle France – 15, boulevard du Général de Gaule 92715 Colombes

Au programme: présentation et labs (venir avec son portable).
Inscriptions en ligne (places limitées).

October trips and a new JUG

October 17, 2011 Comments Off

JavaOne was good this year but that was just the beginning of traveling for my month of October.

I’m just back from a very well-attended inaugural session at the Lava JUG (in Clermont Ferrand, France) covering Java 7 (together with Julien) and some JavaOne 2011 news. The event had 120+ participants. So pictures here. It’s always great to hear about new JUGs popping up close to 15 years after the creation of Java (more on JUGs in a future entry).

This coming week, I’ll be in Romania:
Cluj Napoca on Wednesday 19th, 2011 in the Golden Tulip Hotel. Send email to register.
Bucharest on the next day: Thursday 20th, 2011 in the Intercontinental. See event page for details.

The week after (October 27th), I’m participating in fOSSa in Lyon, France. This is, as the name implies, an Free/Libre open source software conference and I’m happy to see that Serli’s Jerome Petit is also listed as a speaker to discuss the benefits he see for his company in their numerous open source contributions (GlassFish and others). Let this talk enlighten many others!

Brno Oracle Java Developer Event – Success!

May 30, 2011 Comments Off

I spent last Thursday in Brno to deliver a number of Java EE talks and a keynote at the Oracle Developer Java Conference. It was great because it had a good developer feel and was similar in spirit to other community-driven conferences that I recently attended. Maybe the best part was the attendance – well over 400 (excluding Oracle employees and speakers) which is great for a first time.

Dalibor Topic fought the ash cloud and managed to reach Brno to kick off the day with a Java keynote with updates on Java 7 and current thinking about Java 8 and beyond. Doug Clarke, Java Persistence Director of Product Management at Oracle was here to cover advanced JPA features as well as recent evolution in EclipseLink with a nice multi-tenancy demo (I understand there’s a screencast coming soon). I took this opportunity to interview Doug on EclipseLink. The recording will soon be up on the GlassFish Podcast.

And of course, last but not least, the Prague web services engineering team was strongly represented and covering JAX-RS and Jersey. Given how the last session overran by more than half an hour I’d say this was a successful and engaging presentation. Both Marek (JAX-RS co-spec lead) and Jakub (Jersey lead) blogged about the event and shared code demo.

That’s a pretty poor photo there that I have but I’m hoping to see better ones given the presence of a profesional photographer (doing a keynote and three sessions I sure felt like a rockstar with photos of me taken at each of them…).

Welcome to the new Bistro!

May 7, 2011 Comments Off

After almost 7 years and almost 1000 entries, this blog was moved to the new blogs.oracle.com infrastructure (based on the very fine Apache Roller). Whether you’re reading this in a feed aggregator or on the webpage, redirects should make everything transparent for you.

Clearly with the rise of twitter and the time spent on TheAquarium I have little time left for this blog, but do expect some activity on a weekly (or so) basis.

I resisted doing so for all those years, but with the move to pre-defined templates I felt it was time to put a photo up on the blog to differentiate the page a bit.

JavaOne Russia – Да здравствует Москва!

April 10, 2011 § 2 Comments




I’m taking off tomorrow for Moscow to attend and present at JavaOne Russia. It’ll certainly be fun to see snow after a 26deg week-end in Paris.

I’ll probably record another Java Spotlight Podcast with the rest of the crew and we’ll see how much Russian cuisine and walking around I’ll get to do in the little time I’ll stay there…

This is the first time JavaOne goes to Russia and I’m curious to see how different it’ll be from the several Sun Tech Days I’ve attended in the past in St. Petersburg. It’ll probably be one of my busiest conferences with multiple talks and hands-on labs. See you there!

2010 top blog entries and other stats

January 3, 2011 Comments Off


Wishing you a successful 2011 and sharing the obligatory stats for 2010 :

The #1 entry on this blog for 2010 is “GlassFish 3.0.1 is out – Delivering on the community roadmap promise” (June 2010, accounting for more than 7% of the traffic). Other top entries include :
“Using the EJBContainer API with or without Maven (but with GlassFish v3)” (Oct. 2009)
“javaOne 2010 : Java EE 6 Panel “What do we do now?” notes” (Sept. 2010)
“GlassFish without the IDE (quick survival guide)” (March. 2010)

Overal traffic was 46.29% from Google search engines, 29.65% from referring sites, and 11.30% was direct traffic.

More than 20% of visitors come from the US, and almost as much from France. Germany, UK, and India are around 5% each. Suriname, Gibraltar, Tuvalu, Timor-Leste, and Malawi each accounting for a grand total of 1 hit.

Compared to 2009:
• +32% Visits, -9% New Visitors (not sure how to interpret both).
• -12% for Firefox (still #1 at 54%), +180% for Chrome (#2 at 19%), IE still #3 but dropping by 25%
• 87.26% have Java enabled
• 70% still use Windows (Linux is 16% and Mac is 12%)

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