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Roman Shaposhnik delivered a presentation at OSDevCon conference in Prague I attended this week. He talked about many interesting developer tools in the second half of the talk including Sun Studio, mdb, DTrace, dbx, p\* commands, \*stack commands and more. Thanks to the organizers of OSDevCon the presentation is available on youtube - kudos for making this happen!

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Comments ( 6 )
  • guest Friday, June 27, 2008

    should't it be kundos ?

    it's all over teh internets and now since you're a czech guy, this makes much more sense

  • Roman Strobl Saturday, June 28, 2008

    Hmm someone's trying to be funny here :)

  • Joe Doe Saturday, June 28, 2008

    The questions from the crowd are not audible (and are lengthy at times) and it wrecks the presentation.

  • Edward OCallaghan Saturday, June 28, 2008


    Could you please make this available as a offline download, such as in the ogg format ?



  • Ryan de Laplante Monday, June 30, 2008

    I just got GlassFish V2 set up on OpenSolaris 2008.05 and was surprised about a lot of things. You guys should write an entry on that. You have to manually create /var/appservers folder and change permissions, manually run asadmin create-domain, I think asadmin is hard coded to only create SMF service info for Solaris 10, it seems to have installed rc.d scripts that don't appear to work, the update center program is missing, it is V2 UR1 instead of UR2, etc. Also when I ran pkg search -r glassfish it showed 0 results but there is a package called glassfishv2. One last point is that the IPS package for glassfish installs files in OpenSolaris the way you would expect where your domains go in /var/appserver/domains, the binaries are in /usr/appserver, man files are installed, startup scripts created, etc. I think it would be a lot more work if you were installing GlassFish without the package.

  • Ryan de Laplante Monday, June 30, 2008

    Great presentation. From a developer point of view this presentation does a good job convincing me if I were a C/C++ developer, but I would like to see things from a Java developer's point of view. Show me how these p\* tools and dtrace can be used with Java.

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