Monday Oct 10, 2011

JavaOne 2011 Slides, Demos, Replays, Hands-on Lab Instructions

JavaOne 2011 is over and it feels much more comfortable to fall back on the normal pace as opposed to tempo running for the days leading up to the conference.  About 160 presentations were recorded and 3 presentations will be released per week on the JavaOne 2011 channel (powered by GlassFish) with a first batch of 20 already available. Here are some links for you to check video replays and download slides (including hands-on lab instructions):

Java EE and GlassFish slides presented at the GlassFish Community Event are also available below:


Java EE / GlassFish Strategy and Roadmap slides are next:

We had an excellent set of stories presented by several customers on how they are using GlassFish and what they love about it. These will be shared at soon.

Check out more pictures and tweet-feedback on the community event here.

The slides, instructions, and replays of my different sessions at JavaOne follows.

The complete Technical Keynote replay is available here. The Java EE part starts at 1:01:23 and the Java EE PaaS using GlassFish 4.0 demo starts at 1:09:03. A more detailed video of the demo is shown below:

OTN recorded a brief interview on Java EE and GlassFish and that is available as well:

Stephen Chin and I gave a talk on "XML-Free Programming : Java Server and Client Development without <>".This talk is already available in the first batch at and is shown below (with audio + video):

Click on the "Attachments" tab on the bottom-right in player to download the slides.

Byron Nevins and I gave a lab on "Develop, Deploy, and Monitor a Java EE 6 Application using GlassFish 3.1 Cluster". The packed room with approx 90 attendees learned:

  • Walk through and deploy a typical Java EE 6 application using NetBeans and GlassFish.

  • Create a two-instance GlassFish cluster and front end with a Web server and a load balancer.

  • Demonstrate session replication when one of the instances fails.

  • Use the extensible monitoring infrastructure to generate application-specific monitoring data.

Some folks were able to complete the lab in about 1:15 minutes by just following the instructions so that gave a good feeling. The proctors in the labs were very effective and helpful. The complete instructions and the source code are available and you can try it yourself as well.


In the Community Keynote, I had the privilege of introducing Vinicius Senger for his Duke's Choice Award for jHome - a complete home automation open-source platform built using Java EE 6 and GlassFish (more details on this in a blog later). In the meanwhile, check out a short interview with OTN:

I also moderated a "CDI: Today and Tomorrow" with star speakers like Pete Muir (Red Hat), Reza Rehman (Caucho), David Blevins (Apache), and Sivakumar Thyagarajan (Oracle). More notes on this coming in a later blog as well.

And it was definitely fun to meet @maltron, @fabianenardon, @stephan007, @pbakker, @BertErtman, @johnyeary, @vanriper, @steveonjava, @javaclimber, @laurelatoreilly, @chuggid, @johanvos, @adambien, @headius, @ekabanov, @javapassion, @IanSkerrett, @brjavaman, @joonaslehtinen, @stevengharris, @SachaLabourey, @myfear, @lucasjellama, @fabiovelloso, @javarebel, @jduchess, @NickSieger, @tom_enebo, @maxkatz, @karianna, @bonbhel, @vsenger, @yarasenger, @jelastic, @jjviana, @nmcl, @jeromepetit, @oriannetisseuil, @trevorreznik, @fabiovelloso, @frankgreco, @mikelevin, @wernerkeil, @plmuir, @alrubinger, @aslakknustsen, @mojavelinux, @shaunabrams, @dblevins, @lincolnthree, @caniszczyk, @grzegorzduda, @metadaddy, @stevewinkler, and several others. A more visual representation of this coming soon as well!

Now I'm 13 JavaOnes old ... how many have you attended ? :-)

Friday Oct 07, 2011

Hands-on Lab, Oracle Appreciation Party, and Community Keynote @ JavaOne 2011

Here are some tweets seen on #javaone11 ...

Not only thrill + thunder, but also fun is back! #javaone11
Big thanx to Oracle for this really nice conference...really enjoyed it... #javaone11
JavaOne ended for me at breakfast this morning. Now we're heading home. Great to be a part of such a successful show this year! #javaone11
#FF to all my fellow dev ghat attended #javaone11. Really happy to be part of such a great community.
Good nigth San Francisco, I had a great week at #javaone11 very productive and motivating. Will I ever be back
Sitting at SFO waiting for my plane back. What an amazing #javaone11 lies behind us. Thanks to everybody who made it happen.
Thanks @Sharat_Chander for an excellent #javaone11. Looking forward to many more to come.
#JavaOne11 is a wrap! Great conference and thanks @Oracle for listening to the community for improvements.
last session at #javaone11 #javaone. it was most productive week in this year for me as developer
It would be a great achievement in my dev life if I come back to #javaone11 as a speaker.

Thank you very much to the community for moving Java forward!

Enjoy some pictures from the last two days ...

And the complete album now:

Thursday Oct 06, 2011

JavaOne 2011 Community Run

Tomas Nilsson, Shaun Abram, and Chris Aniszczyck ran a little over 5 miles in the hilly downtown of San Francisco this morning. This is the first known organized run as part of JavaOne and we had a great time together. Check out the route below:

Here is the elevation map:

And a couple of pictures, the first at the start line on Taylor/O'Farrell:

And then on top of the "crooked hill" at Lombard/Pine:

The next such run would be the last day of JavaOne 2012!

Wednesday Oct 05, 2011

JavaOne OnSite: Java EE and GlassFish - Video interview by OTN

Watch a short interview with OTN on Java EE and GlassFish, right after the JavaOne 2011 Technical Keynote ...

The complete set of JavaOne OnSite interviews are available here on the "JavaOne OnSite" tab.

What do you think about JavaOne this year ?

JavaOne 2011 Community Run - 5.5 miles on Thursday morning

Are you interested in running together with fellow JavaOners, JavaOnees, JavaOneiks, or whatever you may call ... your fellow JavaOne conference attendees.

Tomas and I plan to run the following route through the famous Market and Embarcadero streets and the infamous hill of Lombard. The complete route is below (clickable map):

We will leave 6:02:59 am from the intersection of Taylor and O'Farrell street. And I also have some Odwalla bars to share as well before the run.

Interested ? Just show up, no need to ack!

Tuesday Oct 04, 2011

DEMOGrounds, JBoss Party, GlassFish BoF, and Java Champions/JUG Leaders Dinner @ JavaOne 2011

Here are some tweets seen on #javaone11 today ...

#JAVAONE11 day one was great! Preparing for day two. Very curious about the contents of the strategy keynote, which starts in about an hour!
IBM, Red Hat, and Intel folks now on stage #javaone11 > "we're competitors but Java requires collaboration for comparability"
Head is spinning right now. Java on iOS. Twitter in the JCP. Wow.
Looks like #JavaOne11 is rocking this year. Wish I was there, but am sure my wife is having a great time.
Another great #javaone11 day is coming to an end. See you tomorrow in my 2.5 talks - or a hallway conversation. Enjoy J1!
So sad more than half of the javaone is already over #javaone11
Ready for the last BOF at #Javaone11 Too bad they don't continue tomorrow.
Just heard a #javaone11 attendee say the conference this year is the woodstock for #java developers. wOOt wOOt

Over all much more positive vibes all across.

Enjoy some pictures from earlier today ...

And now some pictures from the Java Champions and JUG Leaders dinner ...

And the evolving album so far ...

GlassFish Super Heroes @ JavaOne 2011

Congratulations and Thank you very much to all the GlassFish Super Heroes awarded at JavaOne 2011!

John Yeary, Jerome Petit, Markus Eisele, Johan Vos, Laird Nelson, Bert Ertman, Sean Comerford, Adam Bien
Pierre-Henri Dezanneau, Orianne Tisseuil, Maurico Leal, Stephan Janssen (missing)

We had as much fun selecting as they had receiving them :-)

Once again, thank you very much for making GlassFish community what it is!

Code Hard "Java Rap" Video and Lyrics - JavaOne 2011

Do you remember the cool geek in the "Code Hard" video shown at the opening of JavaOne 2011 ? :-)

If you were not there then you must check out the video below ...

The complete lyrics are also provided below ...

In the cubicles representin’ for my JAVA homies…
In by nine, out when the deadlines are met, check it.

We code hard in these cubicles
My style’s nerd-chic, I’m a programmin’ freak
We code hard in these cubicles
Only two hours to your deadline? Don’t sweat my technique.
Sippin’ morning coffee with that JAVA swirl.
Born to code; my first words were “Hello World”
Since 95, been JAVA codin’ stayin’ proud
Started on floppy disks, now we take it to the cloud.
On my desktop, JAVA’s what’s bobbin’ and weavin’
We got another winning app before I get to OddEven.
Blazin’ code like a forest fire, climbin’ a tree
Setting standards like I Triple E….
Boot it on up, I use the force like Luke,
Got so much love for my homeboy Duke.
GNU Public Licensed, it’s open source,
Stop by my desk when you need a crash course
Written once and my script runs anywhere,
Straight thuggin’, mean muggin’ in my Aeron chair.
All the best lines of code, you know I wrote ‘em
I’ll run you out of town on your dial-up modem.

We code hard in these cubicles
Me and my crew code hyphy hardcore
We code hard in these cubicles
It’s been more than 10 years since I’ve seen the 404.
Inheriting a project can make me go beeee-serk
Ain’t got four hours to transfer their Framework.
The cleaners killed the lights, Man, that ain’t nice,
Gonna knock this program out, just like Kimbo Slice
I program all night, just like a champ,
Look alive under this IKEA lamp.
I code HARDER in the midnight hour,
E7 on the vending machine fuels my power.
Ps3 to Smartphones, our code use never ends,
JAVA’s there when I beat you in “Words with Friends”.
My developing skills are so fresh please discuss,
You better step your game up on that C++.
We know better than to use Dot N-E-T,
Even Dan Brown can’t code as hard as me.
You know JAVA’s gettin’ bigger, that’s a promise not a threat,
Let me code it on your brain

so you’ll never forget.

We code hard in these cubicles,
it’s the core component…of what we implement.
We code hard in these cubicles,
Straight to your JAVA Runtime Environment.
We code hard in these cubicles,
Keep the syntax light and the algorithm tight.
We code hard in these cubicles,
Gotta use JAVA if it’s gonna run right.
We code hard in these cubicles
JAVA keeps adapting, you know it’s built to last.
We code hard in these cubicles,
Robust and secure, so our swag’s on blast

Check out a nice video showing how this video was made ...

How hard do you code in your cubicles ?

And check out the brand new for all the fun stuff :-)

Monday Oct 03, 2011

Technical Keynote, DEMOGrounds, O'Reilly Party Pics - JavaOne 2011

Here is the typical sentiment seen on #javaone11 Day 1 ...

Every session I attended today at #javaone11 was completely packed. Must be a good sign for Java.
Ok, day one is over at #javaone11, it was great!
OH: "The parties are definitely better under Oracle than they were under Sun" while this was happening at #javaone11
Definitely a different feel at #JavaOne11 this year. good to see some old friends with new companies
First day of #javaone11 is a wrap. No shocking announcements, but there is some solid progress nonetheless. Strategy keynote tomorrow!
Great JavaOne 2011 conference so far. Good mix of topics in cloud, java ee 6, soa, security and architecture & design in general. #JavaOne11


And now some pictures from the day ...

And the evolving album for JavaOne 2011 so far:

GlassFish Community Event and Thirsty Bear Party Pics @ JavaOne 2011

There were about 120+ attendees at the GlassFish Community Event where we provided a health report on the community, shared product roadmap, and heard some brilliant stories from Johan Vos, Stephan Janssen, Fabiane Nardon, Adam Bien, and Seam Comerford on how they are using GlassFish to block 650k spams/day at Mollom, serving 3000 requests/second at ESPN, serving 1400 concurrent connections at RBS, and enjoy that the community is serving, transparent, thoughtful, and caring. The stories were all recorded and will be shared on soon.

Here are some tweets ...

Good fun at the #GlassFish community event. Always great to be catching up with people.
So unexpectedly exciting to finally meet #Glassfish users in person after badgering them electronically for years! #JavaOne11
@project_grizzly gettin' some love in the #glassfish community event. #javaone11
First short #JavaOne11 talk: "How uses #Glassfish" done.
#javaone good discussion/comments about java ee in the cloud, with #glassfish in the middle,
#glassfish has moved at a fast pace in the last year, advancing one whole minor release (3.0.1 -> 3.1.1) Oracle is committed. #javaone11
That's nice, the #glassfish is and will be strong in Oracle hands, actually they said they are hiring :). Cool
The crowd is a little bit shy, whatever I'm sort of happy :) #glassfish rules !
The mingling at Glassfish unconference did not work very well but the customer stories made it be worth being there.
Just had good time on the #glassfish community event
The glassfish unconference ended with making things from lego - I will have to explain to my children why I had to fly to USA to do this!
Glassfish seems to further gain momentum. Having been absorbed into Oracle has only strengthened the product - despite initial fears. #oow11


Enjoy some pictures from the event ...

And then some from the Thirsty Bear Party ...

Feet hurt, but we had a great time at the #glassfish event at the Thirsty Bear.
Really enjoyed the #Glassfish party, met lots of Java community friends. And yes, James Gosling is attending Devoxx IF his wife lets him :)
The #glassfish party was nice, and it was great to be in the Thirsty Bear again finally.
#javaone11 #glassfish community day: met lots of twitter / blogging / email virtual friends in real world. Looking forward to the keynote!
Had a great time at the #Glassfish party last night
The Glassfish party was great! Looking forward to the first technical keynote now. #javaone11

And some pictures as well ...

And the evolving album for JavaOne 2011 so far:


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Arun Gupta is a technology enthusiast, a passionate runner, author, and a community guy who works for Oracle Corp.

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