Tuesday Jun 03, 2008

LinuxTag - Live from Berlin

LinuxTag VideoCast

Ian Murdock and Donatus Schmid

I wanted to share some of the daily activities from LinuxTag in a way other than snapshots of the conference posted to a site. There is a wonderful open source service call Animoto. Here is my second attempt at producing a video. Live from Berlin.

About Animoto.
Animoto Productions is a bunch of techies and film/tv producers who decided to lock themselves in a room together and nerd out. Their first release is Animoto, a web application that automatically generates professionally produced videos using their own patent-pending technology and high-end motion design. Each video is a fully customized orchestration of user-selected images and music. Produced on a widescreen format, Animoto videos have the visual energy of a music video and the emotional impact of a movie trailer.

Tuesday Mar 25, 2008

GlassFish and MySQL communities release software co-bundle for developers


Check it out! Within a few weeks of the completion of the acquisition of MySQL AB, the GlassFish and MySQL communities are announcing the availability of an optimized bundled release. The bundle consists of GlassFish V2 with the MySQL Community Server 5.0 (5.0.51a) and MySQL JDBC driver 5.1.6. It is designed to provide developers with the leading open source versions of enterprise Java and database and giving them easy access to the platforms they need to develop and deploy rich Java and Web applications.

GlassFishThe bundle is available for all the major software platforms including Solaris, Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.

Other benefits include:

  • GlassFish supports the latest Web “event driven” technologies such as Ajax and Comet that make for rich customer Web experiences;
  • Users can freely develop applications on the open source bits and later, when they need support then decide to purchase a subscription to the products from Sun that offer training, support and product updates;
  • MySQL is the leading open source database that is very fast, highly scalable and designed for multi user enterprise applications.
To download the bundle offering check out this site. GlassFish is available here and NetBeans is here.

Monday Feb 04, 2008

Sun & Developer.com Awards

I've been remiss for not posting about the Developer.com awards, which were announced a few weeks ago.
Sun is involved with a number of the winning technologies, including:

  •    Framework - Java SE 6
  •    Development Tool - NetBeans IDE
  •    Wireless/Mobile Development Tool - NetBeans Mobility
  •    Java Tool - NetBeans IDE
  •    .NET Tool - GlassFish Web Services Interoperability
  •    JSR - JSR 223: Scripting for the Java Platform

Congratulations to the teams working on these projects - nice to see your efforts recognized by the Developer.com community!

Friday Oct 19, 2007

GlassFish conquers another operating system!

GlassFish v2 If you check out Apple's download site under UNIX & Open source you'll find that Glassfish v2 and OpenDS and OpenOffice.org are now available for Macs and they are labeled "Staff Picks."  This was all pretty darn quick given that version 2 only came out on September 17 and by the 21st it was up on Apple's site.

The days of isolation are over and Sun realizes that there are developers out there who work on platforms other than Solaris -- we want to give access to products we are involved with to as many folks as we can.

First Ubuntu and now OS X!

Wednesday Jul 11, 2007

The GlassFish community has delivered the world's fastest open source application server

GlassFish v2 SPECjAppServer 2004 results for GlassFish v2 running on Sun Fire T2000

Check out the latest SPECjAppServer 2004 result published on July 9. This is the highest score, to date, for SPECjAppServer 2004 on a single Sun Fire T2000 application server: 883.66 JOPS@Standard. The Sun Fire T2000 in this case has a 1.4ghz CPU; the application also uses a Sun Fire T2000 running at 1.0ghz for its database tier. This result is 10% higher than the next highest score of 801.70 JOPS@Standard on the same appserver machine. In addition, this result is almost 70% higher than Sun's previous score of 521.42 JOPS@Standard on a Sun Fire T2000, although that Sun Fire T2000 was running at 1.2ghz.

The result reflects improvements in many areas including EJBs, JMS, JSP compilation, Servlet connector and container, connection pooling, CMP 2.1 and more. GFv2 has also improved in areas not covered by SPECjAppServer 2004 like Web Services, EJB 3.0, JSF, JPA and others.

For the latest SPECjAppServer 2004 benchmark results.

For additional perspectives, visit Scott Oaks and Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart blogs.

 Also check out The Aquarium for the latest news on GlassFish.

As required here is the disclosure statement:
Sun Fire T2000 (1 chips, 8 cores) 883.66 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard.
SPEC, SPECjAppServer reg tm of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation.
Results from www.spec.org as of 7/10/07.


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