Wednesday Jan 13, 2010

Silicon Valley Java FX User Group Meeting Tonight

Tonight, there is a JavaFX Users Group meeting for the Silicon Valley area.  The topic tonight is Layout Secrets.  Go here to sign-up for the meeting.  The meeting is taking place at the Sun campus in Santa Clara.

Zinnia Systems sees great performance of Zarada Revenue Management System on Sun Hardware with Solaris 10 and GlassFish

Recently, our ISV Engineering team in India did performance testing with Zinnia Systems' Zarada Revenue Management Systems on Sun systems, Solaris 10, and GlassFish.  These tests demonstrated excellence price performance and throughput.  See more information here.

Monday Jan 11, 2010

GlassFish ESB v2.2 now available

GlassFish ESB v2.2 is now available.  What's new in this release is:

  • Introducing the Healthcare Pack
  • Worklist Manager
  • REST Binding Component
  • Business Process Monitoring
  • POJO Service Engine
  • COBOL Copybook Encoder

You can download it at:

Updated collateral can be found at:

Friday Dec 11, 2009

Video on Java Store

Check out this deep dive on the Java Store and Warehouse:

New Release of Java Store and Warehouse

Earlier this week, a new release of the Java store and Warehouse was announced.   This new release brings a number of new features such as account creation into the client, ability to preview your app using the store view for developers outside of the US, improved integration with PayPal, increased performance, other small features, and bug fixes.  


Additionally, the Java Warehouse is now open to 6 more countries:

  •  Israel
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • Taiwan
  • S. Korea

This means that the Java Warehouse is now open in 14 countries.  The full list can be seen here.

GlassFish v3 Released

Yesterday, GlassFish v3 was released.  V3 is a major product release as it includes support for JavaEE 6, a new modular, OSGI-based architecture, and new sets of JCP specifications.

 If you are interested in learning more about GlassFish v3, you should attend the GlassFish v3 Virtual Conference on December 15th:  Check here for more details: 

More and more partners are moving to support GlassFish.  Check out our Partner Showcase.    Zinnia Systems was just one of the partners that participated in the launch yesterday.

Some other blogs of note on GlassFish v3 are:

Tuesday Dec 08, 2009

JavaFX Mobile 1.2 for Windows Mobile OS has been released

Today, JavaFX Mobile 1.2 for Windows Mobile OS has been released.  This release includes:


  •  implementation of JavaFX 1.2 supported on selected Windows Mobile handsets
  • Sun Java Wireless Client

The release was testing using JavaFX SDK on HTC Diamond and LG Incite touch devices. 

For more information, go to: 

Tuesday Nov 03, 2009

Sun and PayPal announce PayPal Payment Option for Java Store

Today, at the PayPal conference, Sun and PayPal announced that PayPal will now be a payment option for the Java Store. To read about the announcement and all the details, check out this article.   Additionally, the Java Store and Warehouse are now live.

 To get the client (i.e. store):

Developer Portal (i.e. warehouse to upload client): 

EOSL for Java SE 5.0

If you are using Java SE 5.0, you need to know that the EOSL for Java SE 5.0 occurred on Oct 30th.  Version 5.0u22 is the last publicly available update of 5.0.

If you need support, look at migrating to Java For Business.

Thursday Oct 29, 2009

GlassFish Enterprise Server v2.1.1 released

GlassFish Enterprise Server v2.1.1 has been released.   This version provides infrastructure support for the SailFin Application Server (Telco), contains about 170 bug fixes, and includes updates to several component packages including JSF, Grizzly, Jersey, and Open MQ.  You can refer to the GlassFish v2.1.1 page for details on the improvements that went into this release.  The bits for this release can be accessed as follows:



Monday Oct 26, 2009

Java ME SDK 3.0 release for Mac (EA)

Today, the Java team announced the release of the Java ME SDK for Mac (Early Access).  This is the first release that brings the functionality of the Wireless Kit to Mac and its developers.  You can check out the EA version at: 

The features included in this release are:

 \* Unique architecture enables the developer to work with the real device directly from within the ME SDK 3.0, now running on Mac OS.

\* Communication with the devices, application deployment and even On-Device debugging are supported over Wi-Fi.

\* Supports the latest CLDC Hot Spot VM and Java Micro Edition APIs

\* High-end Tools for optimizations: Profiler, Network Monitor, Support for Debugging, Wireless Messaging Console and more

\* Introducing JavaFX 1.2.1 Mobile emulator running on Mac OS

\* Integrated Device Search Database for easy reference

\* Powerful Autoupdate for additional plug-ins and product updates

\* Development Environment based on NetBeans Platform

\* Complete List of APIs:
   o Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) 2.1 (JSR 118)
   o Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) 1.1 (JSR 139)
   o Java Technology for the Wireless Industry 1.0 (JSR 185)
   o Mobile Service Architecture 1.0 (JSR 248)
   o PDA Optional Packages for the J2ME Platform (JSR 75)
   o Java APIs for Bluetooth (JSR 82)
   o Mobile Media API (MMAPI) 1.2 (JSR 135)
   o J2ME Web Services Specification (JSR 172)
   o Security and Trust Services API for J2ME (JSR 177)
   o Location API for J2ME (JSR 179)
   o SIP API for J2ME (JSR 180)
   o Wireless Messaging API (WMA) 2.0 (JSR 205)
   o Content Handler API (JSR 211)
   o Scalable 2D Vector Graphics API for J2ME (JSR 226)
   o Payment API (JSR 229)
   o Mobile Internationalization API (JSR 238)
   o Mobile Sensor API (JSR 256)
   o XML API for Java ME (JSR 280)

Monday Aug 17, 2009

Joyent sets new speed benchmark for MySQL in the cloud

Recently, Joyent announced a new speed benchmark for MySQL in the cloud using their MySQL virtual appliance which has many optimizations. Check out the press release at:

Friday Jul 31, 2009

Web Stack 1.5 Released

Web Stack 1.5 is now available.  

New in this release are the Web Stack Enterprise Manager, and support for fully relocatable IPS(5) based Update Center distribution. In addition, Web Stack 1.5 ships with the most recent evolutions of the open source releases including latest releases of Apache web server, MySQL 5.1 and more. At a glance, Web Stack 1.5 release includes the following:

Web Stack Enterprise Manager
Fully relocatable Update Center ips(5) image distribution
Apache HTTP Server 2.2.11
lighttpd 1.4.21
memcached 1.2.5
MySQL 5.0.67 and 5.1
PHP 5.2.9
Python 2.6
Ruby 1.8.7
Squid 2.7.STABLE5
Tomcat 6.0.18
GlassFish v2.1
Sun Continuous Integration Server 1.312

Web Stack page has more information including data sheet and links to download and documentation: 

Tuesday Jul 21, 2009

Introducing the MySQL Librarian

Recently, the MySQL Community Team has introduced the MySQL Librarian.  In short, the MySQL Librarian is a collection of community-generated and cross referenced content related to MySQL.  It is a place where the community can collaboratively build and maintain MySQL content.  Guiseppe Maxia provides a good introduction to the MySQL Librarian at: 

Visit the MySQL Librarian at: 

Friday Jul 17, 2009

New MySQL Release Model

MySQL has adopted a new release model -- Milestone Releases.  In short, the goals of the new model for the MySQL Server are these:
  1. Deliver more frequent releases of the server with better predictability in terms of a release date
  2. Make new features and enhancements more quickly available
  3. Provide a model that encourages and rewards community contributions to the MySQL Server

Check out this article by Robin Schumacher, MySQL's Director of Product Management, to get more information



Jennifer Glore


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