Continuing from href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/fisl_2009_day_1_report">Day 1 and href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/fisl_day_2_in_pictures">2 ...
I participated in href="http://fisl.softwarelivre.org/10/papers/pub/programacao/757">Simon Phipps Talk Show on GlassFish and that was fun :) The usual points:
~50% of the projects currently target GlassFish and that the number jumps to 73% when only counting new projects (according to href="http://blogs.sun.com/theaquarium/entry/ohloh_report_on_glassfish_and">Ohloh reports)
Best price/performance, First to be Java EE 5 compliance and Most downloaded application server
The GlassFish download numbers are href="http://blogs.sun.com/theaquarium/tags/adoption">much higher than JBoss.
Brazilian community loves href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/supercrud_com_in_brazil_picked">GlassFish over JBoss
Somebody in audience has been using GlassFish for past one year and very happy with it's performance.
I also delivered the href="http://fisl.softwarelivre.org/10/papers/pub/programacao/733">Hudson talk on behalf of Fabiane Nardon. href="http://hudson-ci.org">Hudson is an open source Continuous Integration system that is highly extensible and has a very healthy ecosystem around it. The slides are available href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/resource/confs/hudson-fisl09.pdf">here and can also be viewed below:
The Brazilian President Lula visited the pavilion but I left early so never got to see him ;-)
The speaker's dinner at href="http://www.churrascariarodadecarreta.com.br/home.php">35CTG Churrascaria was nothing special but there were some real good live performances made the whole thing worthwhile. Enjoy it below: