Thursday Nov 05, 2009

links for 2009-11-5: Linux on Netbooks; YubNub

Wednesday Nov 04, 2009

links for 2009-11-4: Twitter for queueing; Windows 7 vulnerable

Monday Nov 02, 2009

links for 2009-11-2: Google's turn-by-turn rule changing; VoIP; Gartner on open-source

Thursday Oct 29, 2009

links for 2009-10-29: DoD and Open Source; Chrome OS Beta

New Releases of GlassFish Enterprise Server and GlassFish Communications Server

Yesterday, we released new versions of two of the products in our GlassFish Portfolio, delivering on what we announced a few weeks ago at Oracle Open World.

The first is GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1.1.  This is a minor release but includes some important bug fixes and updates to several component packages including JSF, Grizzly, Jersey, and  OpenMQ.  More details are on the community wiki.

Building upon GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1.1 is GlassFish Communications Server v2.  Built in open-source in the Sailfin community, this product provides a robust Java EE and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) convergence platform and in this release adds SIP session replication, Diameter support, and more.  Eduardo has a nice summary in The Aquarium.

You may download GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1.1 or GlassFish Communications Server v2 so give them a try.  If you want more info or are interested in getting commercial support, added features, and more, contact us or try our online chat with someone that can help you.

Tuesday Oct 27, 2009

links for 2009-10-27: Amazon RDS; SAP and Open Source

Monday Oct 26, 2009

links for 2009-10-26: SOA Manifesto; Force.com and Flash; Stallman Blather

Friday Oct 23, 2009

links for 2009-10-23: Jaguar goes to Google Apps

Thursday Oct 22, 2009

links for 2009-10-22: IT Falling Behind Tech Curve?; Motorola and Android; Shelfware as a Service?

  • How did IT fall so far behind the tech curve? - It is true, the future of IT needs to be a hybrid on several levels from on-premise vs SaaS and IT being the top-down dictator vs user-defined bottom up approaches.
  • Motorola goes all-in for Google Android - While I think my iPhone is a fantastic device, especially when jailbroken, it is closed, proprietary, locked in to AT&T (in the US) and a host of other negatives so I'm definitely interested in how Android matures over the next year which will be about the time my AT&T contract is up.
  • SaaS: Shelfware as a service? - SaaS is not a cure all (no duh!).

Tuesday Oct 20, 2009

links for 2009-10-20: Google Street View Goes Tricycle; Cloud or not?; Asay on EU and MySQL

Thursday Oct 15, 2009

links for 2009-10-15: Google Wave; Mono risky business

Tuesday Oct 13, 2009

Thoughts on Java EE and GlassFish from Oracle Open World

As I mentioned last week, we were able to get a number of talks on Java EE 6 at Oracle Open World and the Oracle Develop conference going on as I write this in San Francisco.  In looking for folks thoughts and reactions to what they saw, I came across a blog entry by Cay Horstmann that I thought hit on a bunch of the key points we were hoping to share there so deserved a mention.

A few quotes from his blog:

"I cannot overemphasize how much simpler EE6 is than just about any web programming model I know. All of the bad parts of the old EJB are gone. No XML. No crazy packaging of WARs and JARs inside EARs. Annotate your beans and persistent objects, and let the container worry about the database, transactions, clustering, and so on."

"Similarly, if you haven't given GlassFish v3 a try, you are in for a very pleasant surprise. It is fast. Startup is not just faster than JBoss, but faster than Tomcat! Hot deployment works great, there is a nice admin UI and a scriptable command line interface, and the Eclipse and Netbeans integrations are first-rate. I can't see myself going back to Tomcat—there just would be no point."

If you want to learn more, visit glassfish.org and download GlassFish v3 Preview which will give you early access to these new capabilities Cay mentions.

Monday Oct 12, 2009

iPhone Voice Memo App Broken

One of the cool features of the iPhone OS 3.0 was the built-in Voice Memo app.  No longer would I need to deal with a separate app and having to transfer the files around awkwardly as they just sync with iTunes nicely.  WooHoo!

Well, it was a woohoo for only a bit, as I discovered this weekend that the Voice Memo app seems to stop recording around 25-30 minutes now.  A bit annoying as this caused me to miss about 10 minutes of what I was recording as I didn't notice it right away.

"Why might this be the case?" I asked.  A bit of Googling revealed this thread on Apple's discussion forum where the consensus is that OS 3.1 broke this and introduced somewhere around a 74.3 MB file size limit.  Depending on what you are recording this causes it to stop somewhere between 25 and 35 minutes it would appear.  Worse, reports are that when it stops you can't start recording again for a minute or so.

So, what was a cool app that solved a real use case is now useless for anything that might go over 20 minutes.  Back to using 3rd party apps as it doesn't appear Apple has even acknowledged this issue let alone said when it might be fixed.  Has anyone else ran into the problem or found a solution other than a 3rd party app? 

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