Sun Tech Days 08 - Final Day
By deepaksingla on Feb 29, 2008
Blog entry shared by Deepak Singla
Today there were no booths and we all got a chance to attend sessions. We entered late in the key note session but I noted Ian Murdock speaking about OpenSolaris and Sun's open source technologies. He stressed on the scalability of the platforms and applications. Comparing the Sun technologies to the silo technologies, he addressed all the participants and encouraged them the participate in open source product development including OpenSolaris.
He also briefly discussed the Sun business model that how Sun makes money after distributing the binaries free. Being in Sun, it looked that everything was known to us but it was all required to start GlassFish, OpenSolaris, and NetBeans day.
Also all the winners of the Code for Freedom contest were rewarded with the fully loaded laptops and the recognition from Sun.
After this, we went to attend a session on GlassFish. Arun Gupta addressed the audience and welcomed them. He quickly disclosed to all that what is in store for them today. After that Murthy Narayanan started with the introduction of GlassFish and also discussed how Glassfish has evolved as a open source product. He further added that the GlassFish is based on the Application Server 8.2 code base. For the GlassFish enthusiasts he showed the stats that clearly indicated that GlassFish is leading the market. He also showed that in the competition where does Sun stands w.r.t. GlassFish. Overall, he set the stage for the detailed technology sessions to follow and people who wanted to know the history of the product got everything there in this session.
We had to check out before 12 noon so we had to rush back to the hotel so could not attend the QA session that was about to begin. Participants were enthusiastic and they were keen to know more about Glassfish. It was good to note that most of the participants knew about GlassFish and many of them had already worked on GlassFish.