GlassFish @ JBoss World!

Sun had a booth at JBoss World in Las Vegas this past week where we were showing off our latest Java EE 5 technologies and the reference implementation for that – GlassFish. I think after the initial shock of the JBoss attendees at Sun being a platinum sponsor wore off, they came by and we had some great discussions about Java EE 5, GlassFish and NetBeans. We had a couple of good demos – NetBeans with support for the JBoss app server and Hibernate running on GlassFish along with our new AJAX version of the Pet Store demo (complete with the photo of a very frightened guinea pig which was mis-categorized as a reptile – reptile food maybe?). One way we got people over their initial shyness to visit our booth was to have a drawing for iPods and books on Tu and Wed evenings. Karen Tegan also gave away some Sony Play Station Portables during her Java keynote Tu afternoon and promised more items if folks came by the booth to register. We had 3 very interesting talks: Karens Keynote, Bill Shannon on Java EE 5 and Brian Leonard on Porting Java EE / EJB 3 to the SEAM framework. I'll post a link to these talks in a week or so when they are online. I need to hand it to Mark and his team they put on a very good an informative show and through a great party to boot. I would blog about that but, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. The lucky winners in no particular order were: Philp Tucker, Christer Grimsaeth, Paul Extance, George Norr, Jason Donmayer and Helgge Minassian.
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