GlassFish @ JavaPolis, and in the Aquarium


GlassFish has
enjoyed a pretty nice coverage at the last JavaPolis conference
(actually more than what
was planned
). It only had one dedicated
session by Inderjeet Singh
,
but EJB 3, NetBeans and Java Studio sessions, Apache Derby database,
AJAX, JSF 1.2 and even Rod
Johnson’s Spring talks mentioned
Sun’s Open
Source Java EE 5 Application Server. We also had a good number of
people coming to the booth for questions and demos. I couldn’t attend
the Dali talk (Oracle EJB 3 support in Eclipse), but here’s another
place where GlassFish could be mentioned (see this).
I guess the message that the “Reference Implementation” is no longer
some proof of concept piece of software (this changed years ago…),
but rather a production-quality application server has come across
nicely.

GlassFish is almost feature-complete. It has
EJB 3
persistence support (via Oracle’s TopLink Essentials), EJB 3 POJO
support with web-tier dependency injection (something most others don’t
have yet). But GlassFish is not just another Open Source java
application server, it also provides differentiators such as the
nio-based Grizzly HTTP listener framework, the web services monitoring
support, AJAX demos and blueprints, modular load-on-demand
architecture, and more. You can start using GlassFish today and even get
the tools productivity with that
.

If you
want to know more about GlassFish, the Aquarium
(a group blog, a new feature in Roller
2.0
) is a very good place to keep an eye on. If you have a
screencast on using GlassFish (such as this
one
)
or a technical article on how to integrate GlassFish with your favorite
framework or technology (Spring, Hibernate, Tapestry, AspectJ,
Struts/WebWork, JDO, iBatis, etc), Eduardo
has a little something for you
… Make sure you also file
bugs and RFEs
(need to be logged-in), they are treated as
more important than the ones filed by the
GlassFish team.

Pretty fascinating to watch a community grow before
your eyes
.

Author: alexismp

Google Developer Relations in Paris.

4 thoughts on “GlassFish @ JavaPolis, and in the Aquarium”

  1. “… a group blog, a new feature in Roller 2.0 …”
    I know this is not the place to complain about Roller but I hate Roller’s permalink that doesn’t change the title of the page, all bookmarked pages from roller’s blog have the same title !

  2. Ok, here’s Dave Johnson‘s take on it:

    in the <head> of my blog page, use this to use entry title if page is a single-entry page and weblog title otherwise.

    <code>
    #if
    ($pageModel.getWeblogEntry())&nbsp;&nbsp;
    <title>#showWebsiteTitle():
    $pageModel.getWeblogEntry().title</ title>#else&nbsp;&nbsp;
    <title>#showWebsiteTitle():
    #showWebsiteDescription()</title>#end&nbsp;
    </code>

    Also, JIRA issue filed.

    Works great for me!

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