Article on Introducing PetStore 2.0
By Shreedhar Ganapathy on Mar 27, 2007
There is a lot of interest among Java developers to learn how next generation dynamic web technologies such as Ajax can be put to use in Java EE applications that deploy in an enterprise setting. The article has been very popular and generated many thousands of hits since publication a couple of weeks ago. The PetStore Blueprint application's value proposition to developers is to show how one can use Web 2.0 technologies with end-to-end Java EE apps.The Blueprints project provides many such learning artifacts. A great way to learn more in this space is the Blueprints Solutions Catalog which is now hosted live with a view app at our web application developers' page. The viewer app is itself a Web 2.0 app and provides content organized into useful categories. See more Web 2.0 samples here.
The Blueprints apps have been tested with various releases and builds of GlassFish. The Java EE SDK includes Blueprints apps so that is the easiest way to get both the GlassFish application server and the above applications in one download.