JavaOne 2008 Wrapup
By arungupta on May 12, 2008
JavaOne 2008 is finally over ... 9th consecutive one for me and extremely busy as always!
- John talked about GlassFish related announcements. Some important names/renames/announcements:
- "Sun Java System Application Server" is now "Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server"
- GlassFish Enterprise Server Unlimited (page coming soon) - Deploy as much as GlassFish Enterprise Server
- GlassFish Initiative for Technology Partners
- GlassFish ESB
- Sun GlassFish Communications Server is the product version of SailFin
- GlassFish v3 Technology Preview 2 was released with NetBeans and Eclipse support
- Other details in John's blog
- JavaU Bonus
Evening Course on GlassFish Application Server - Shreedhar
and I delivered a Bonus
Evening Course on GlassFish in JavaU. We talked about
GlassFish in depth - general overview, concepts, Metro Web services,
languages support, high availability/clustering and lots of
other details. The slides for the course are available here.
Read more details in Shreedhar's Writeup.
Unconference - Vivek
and I led the "Scripting in GlassFish" session @ GlassFish
and then I led the "Web services" session. It was very free-form forum,
basically answering questions/clarifications from the participants and
seeking feedback on our direction.
It was great to know that people love Metro support in NetBeans and are some are using the IDE for that reason only.
- Scripting in
GlassFish (BOF 5111) - Vivek
and I presented on "Scripting in GlassFish"and explained the support
for different dynamic languages such as Ruby/Rails, Groovy/Grails,
Python/Django on GlassFish. This preso showed bunch of demos including
GlassFish v3 gem installation and deployment (screencast coming soon),
GlassFish v3 Update Center, Rails Development/Deployment options,
Groovy/Grails and Python/Django deployment. The slides are available here.
You can find the latest information about support for different dynamic languages on glassfish-scripting.dev.java.net.
- Lab 4530:
Building Rich Web Applications with jMaki - Doris
and I delivered Lab
4530: Building Rich Web Applications with jMaki. If you could
not attend JavaOne, then you can follow the instructions
at your own pace and download
the entire lab.
The complete material for all JavaOne 2008 Hands-on-Labs is available here. The material is pretty comprehensive and of high quality. I highly recommend refering to this material for sharpening your skills.
- Tic Tac Tac @
General Session Keynote - I
presented "Tic Tac Toe Demo" at General Session Keynote on Tuesday
afternoon. This demo was a multi-player game developed in multiple
scripting languages (Ruby, Groovy and Python) and their associated Web
frameworks (Rails, Grails and Django) and all deployed on GlassFish v3
TP2. The main idea was to showcase multi-lingual support on GlassFish
v3 and still able to use GlassFish features such as GlassFish Comet
to push the events to browser. The entire source code for the demo will
be released shortly and I'll announce the availability.
You can watch the entire video here (starting at approx 1:10 into it). Hope you enjoy the War Games-esque look-and-feel. It was a keynote demo Hat-trick for me (jMaki/Phobos @ 2007, .NET Interoperability @ 2006. I'm happy to be labeled as "GlassFish Guy" :)
I took lots of pictures through out the event and posted them regularly. They are all available here. A consolidated album is inlined: