News on GlassFish and Java EE (QA with Sun engineer Sanjeeb Kumar Sahoo)
By Janice J. Heiss on Sep 02, 2008
For insight into GlassFish and Java EE, please check out a java.sun.com interview I conducted with Sun GlassFish engineer Sahoo who, among other things, is currently involved in enabling GlassFish to run on the OSGi platform and writing a portability checking tool for Java EE applications.
Sahoo, who works in Bangalore, India, has a lot to say about the future of GlassFish and Java EE. Some brief highlights: -- The GlassFish team is implementing an OSGi-based microkernel architecture. -- By modularizing GlassFish using OSGi, it will be a lot easier for GlassFish partners to add extra modules in GlassFish to suit the needs of their users. -- In the coming year, GlassFish will be implemented in Java EE 6. -- GlassFish is being made available to non-Java programmers such as JRuby and Groovy users.