By arungupta on Jan 14, 2013
jHome Automation, a Duke Choice Award 2011 winner, is a complete platform for home automation that allows you to control your home via internet, phone, and television. It also allows you to extend to devices that can be built yourself or bought as pre-assembled kits.
Vinicius Senger, founder of GlobalCode, the company behind the platform, presented at the GlassFish Community Event at JavaOne 2012 and shared how they used Java EE for building the infrastructure. They rely upon EJBs and REST APIs to provide home automation.
They like fast deployment times, CLI interface, rapid pace of evolution, and lightweight container. This is a "dream application server" for them which is very reliable in production. Other than jHome, GlobalCode uses GlassFish for consulting and training as well. They also see the trend in Brazil where customers are moving from JBoss -> GlassFish.Watch the video below showing him in full action:
Dont' forget to watch the complete video for a fun demo of the project. I particularly like the coffee scheduler using EJBs. What is your favorite ?