ITs crunch time for Java One so I, like everyone else at Sun, have been heads down on preparing. However, we have managed to pick the 2nd and 3rd winners for the GF contest. I'll write about #2 now and after I have informed winner #3 I"ll write about them next - maybe by the end of this week.
The submissions contained the usual comments and from those there is a general trend of "its great, but..."
needs better documentation,
needs better error messages,
needs to be released "beta is not acceptable for customers",
the Eclipse plug in could be much better - (well, join the community and help improve it please!).
On the plus side, there were these comments:
GlassFish is very stable,
First impression is that it is very nice,
We like the support for domains, but there needs to be more docuemtation on strategies or patterns to use them effectively,
Runs quicker and loads faster than a lot of other app servers.
And, finally a plug for NetBeans from a non Sun entry: "Special thanks to NetBeans evangelist #!, Roman Struble!
The 2nd winner is Dick Davies from the UK and you can read his entry here. He wrote a nice blog entry about that you can read about GlassFish and SMF.