By John Clingan on Aug 26, 2009
Today, Harpreet and I delivered a webinar on "What's new with Java EE 6", and also covered a bit about GlassFish v3 as the reference implementation. Wow, what a turnout. In fact, the turnout was so large that we ran into some unfortunate issues that we'll definitely learn from.
First, we needed more panel members to answer Q&A (chat window), which was coming faster than we could answer. In fact, I had problems with the highlighted question constantly losing focus, so I ended up answering the wrong chat question a couple of times. Apologies to attendees for not getting to more questions.
Second, WebEx barfed on me when trying to share my desktop to thousands of attendees while trying to run a demo on writing a Java EE 6 version of the obligatory "Hello World" app with Servlet 3.0 and EJB 3.1. The good news is that I whipped up a quick screencast of how to do this. Bear in mind it was done rather quickly, and if I had my druthers, I'd try to get it down a bit better. However, you know people want to see a demo ASAP when they use the CAPS LOCK to say "CAN WE SEE THE DEMO?" Without furthur ado, here goes the youtube (HD version here):