Partner with Project GlassFish and Expand your Community

Project GlassFish has come a long way since its inception. Participation from developer and user communities has grown tremendously and has led to continuous improvement in the quality of the GlassFish project's code base. Being Java EE 5 based, the project provides a basis for a tremendous Java Enterprise platform experience through a full fledged application server that forms the basis for the Java EE 5 SDK, the RI, and the Sun Java System Application Server 9.

Increasingly, we find users trying out their favorite application frameworks or technologies with Project GlassFish and sharing their experiences through blogs and articles for the benefit of others. The positive or negative feedback from these go to both improve the product as well as re-affirm our belief in building a quality product.


It is in this context that I write this blog to invite and encourage more cross project interaction from open source or popular commercial projects. When a framework or application works with GlassFish, this information should be shared in both the communities as it benefits not only GlassFish community but also the community developing the framework and ultimately the user. A very nice way to do this is by partnering with each other. Crosslinking (providing links to each others' sites) with GlassFish project from your website and vice versa, provides more opportunities for discovery and adoption, and expands developer and user communities.


We have already begun this process by establishing such a partnership oriented site sharing deployment experiences featuring various frameworks, applications, tools and integration technologies. This site is the GlassFish Extras page. Many projects have started crosslinking with Project GlassFish and this is an excellent example of the collaborative nature of open source projects. We would welcome and invite more such crosslinking.

Some Useful Resources:
The GlassFish Extras Page
GlassFish Admin Console Overview screencast
GlassFish Admin Console Deployment Tutorial
GlassFish Project Home Page
GlassFish Downloads Page
Java EE 5 SDK downloads page
GlassFish Documentation Page
GlassFish Issue Tracker

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