GlassFish @ Silicon Valley Web JUG: A Report

I mentioned in an earlier blog about GlassFish talk at Silicon Valley JUG. Members from the GlassFish team presented to the Silicon Valley Web Jug and Silicon Valley Jug on April 17th @ GooglePlex in Mountain View.  Mike Van Riper, Kevin Nilson hosted the event. It was a pleasure interacting with these gentlemen - their excitement for Java and the JUG was infectious.

The talk started about 10 minutes after 7PM and lasted about 10 minutes after 9PM. People very keen and interested with GlassFish offerings, even though we were pushing it to 9PM.

Agenda:

Introduction 

The talk started with me giving a whirlwind tour of GlassFish and the surrounding ecosystem. The idea was to introduce people to GlassFish, Java EE, applications running on top of GlassFish, projects delivering into GlassFish and projects GlassFish delivers into.

GlassFish Technologies for Developement 

In this section, we presented technologies that developers can use to develop applications. Ludo presented a couple of demos showing how easy it is to develop webservices, persistence, JSF and Ajax code with Netbeans and work seamlessly with GlassFish. The attendees really liked this demo.

Arun Gupta followed and presented our Web Services Interoperability Technologies. Questions ranged from what is WSIT and can you show us the numbers that say GlassFish performance is better than Axis 2?

 GlassFish Technologies for Deployment

Kedar presented clustering and web hosting solution provided by GlassFish. By this time, we were really short on time but the questions kept on coming. I was pleasantly surprised to see the interest level in this portion of the talk - seems attendees really care about clustering solutions.

Shreedhar then followed it up with Project Shoal. Shoal is used to deliver parts of our clustering solution. We had kept about 5 minutes for this session and we had to cut off questions at the 15 minute point :-).

GlassFish Futures

Ludo then wrapped it up with a quick overview of GlassFish V3 and whats to come.

Useful Information

  • People were pleasantly surprised to see that GlassFish offers solutions for developers, and deployers and to see that it is avaliable for production.
  • There was a question on whether there is support for GlassFish. Yes there is.
  • Photos on Arun's Blog.
  • JUG Meeting Notes.
  • You can find the presentation here
  • There were announcements made asking people to sign up for GlassFish @ CommunityOne day. This is the first day of JavaOne and entry is free.

Comments:

...and you can also use in embedded or server mode, Apache Derby, which is bundled within GlassFish or download the latest release of Java DB which is now also available as an optional Ubuntu package. http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/819-4707/6n6re4imb?a=view

Posted by Francois Orsini on April 25, 2007 at 07:53 AM PDT #

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