Well, other than the expensive iPad announcement there’s lots of comments and reports about the Oracle+Sun event from yesterday (if you haven’t been following the deal has now closed). Here’s a brief list of such reports (in no particular order) :
• The Sun has not set: Oracle makes Sun shine brighter than ever
• Oracle/Sun Strategy: We will invest heavily in JavaFX
• Sun + Oracle, NetBeans, Glassfish, JavaOne and the Death of Kenai
• Oracle’s Sun Java Strategy: Business as Usual
• Oracle’s strategy for GlassFish, MySQL, OpenOffice & Solaris
• Oracle lays out plans for Sun
As you can read there, GlassFish is in pretty good shape with active development, remaining the RI for Java EE, with support for current version until 2017, and nice words about the OSGi kernel, the Grizzly nio framework, the Metro Web Services stack and the overall lightweight developer experience. Expect more sharing of technologies between WebLogic and GlassFish in the future. This should be reassuring to existing developers and customers and of interest for a whole set of new ones since GlassFish will be sold as part of the WebLogic offering in addition to a standalone offering.