Glassfish: Great AppServer or Greatest AppServer?
By ByronNevins on May 01, 2007
I'm a developer for Glassfish. My area is Administration. I am also a glassfish user. I have a real-world web site that's been running continuously for 2 years
Now when I try to do something in a different area of the Appserver like Web Applications, I'm just as much of a helpless newbie as anyone else.
I developed a semi-cool way to publish lots and lots of pictures on my website with little manual intervention. It works great. One day I downloaded a ton of pictures from my camera to the website. I put the "magic URL" that causes a servlet to layout the pictures in a URL which worked fine. When you click on any of these small pictures it displays a large version of the picture. But, wait! I''d click and instead of seeing a picture, I'd get a download dialog from Firefox! After looking around on the filesystem I located the problem. The camera saves the pictures with an extension of JPG while all of my other pictures had an extension of jpg.
I posted a comment about it. Jan Luehe (super web-server guru) saw it, figured out the problem right away and filed a bug. the bug was fixed in the very next build of glassfish. Now that's service!
So -- Glassfish is fast, reliable, free, it has great clustering capability, it's open-source and there are very smart knowledgeable people listening in on all the posts and ready to jump into action to help you. What else do you need?!?
This is why Glassfish gets my vote as World's Greatest Appserver.