By judytang on Nov 14, 2008
Following are valuable input from Kristian Rink. The first part is the FishCAT survey question and answer, the second part is Kristian's bio. I have learnt so much from our conversation. Kristian is a very active FishCAT members, he sent about 50 post to quality mailing alias to share his expertise with the community, he reviewed more than 4 documentation and he filed 5 good issues. Thanks Kristian for your great contribution in FishCAT v1 program, it is so nice to have you in the team !
GlassFish Quality Community (GFQC): What functions you like GlassFish v3 Prelude, and what you like
to see improvement
Kristian: I do know a lot of people using tomcat rather than an application server for the sake of being more resource-friendly and "leaner" than a full-blown Java EE environment, on the other hand however lacking a few features (most notably manageability). GFv3 Prelude in my opinion does rather great at filling this gap, providing a "lightweight" Java Web Tier container which still features all the management and administration features a "full" Glassfish offers. This seems rather helpful as it definitely is a "salespoint" compared to tomcat or jetty. Same is Update Center, the ability to easily install additional features in a clean, cross-platform manner.
Possible improvements - two things:
(a) I really would love to see OpenPortal Portlet Container available through the Update Center.
(b) I am still yearning to see more flexible per-application logging configuration, please refer to issue 5683
GFQC: What things you like about FishCAT, and what you like to see improvement
Kristian: Nothing negative to report; it's a pleasant experience and I like the mellow, relaxed style of communication on-list. The idea of having a community pretty much doing "acceptance tests" and having a quick way of reporting any issues related to this seems beneficial to the project as a whole.
GFQC: Besides participating in GlassFish Beta testing, what other thingsyou would like to do to contribute to GlassFish quality ?
Kristian: Not sure whether I can be of any help asides this, maybe reviewing documentation or things like that. Mainly we think doing (load/production) testing is the best we can do so far...
GFQC: Will you continue with FishCAT program and would you recommend
FishCAT to your friends and ask them to join us
Bio: Kristian Rink studied (and, after some years, eventually graduate in) informatio technology a while ago, and now is working as software engineer and 'CTO-alike' in a German SME. Been a fan of Sun technologies ever since getting to know "the internet" more than a decade ago using an old Solaris powered SPARC workstation, and these experiences of the Sun logo being put to stable, innovative, reliable technology wear on until today. Also being into OpenSource technology for quite a while, he like seeing Sun getting outstandingly active about that and is willing to do all he eventually could helping on this path. Kristian wrote a very good feedback on GFv3, he is also on NetBeans Community Docs programme, being "NBCD Evangelist" for German-speaking countries (http://nb-community-docs.blogspot.com/)