Tuesday May 27, 2014

Java EE/GlassFish Adoption Story by Kerry Wilson/Vanderbilt University

Kerry Wilson is a Software Engineer at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He served in a consultant role to design a lightweight systems integration solution for the next generation Foundations Recovery Network using GlassFish, Java EE 6, JPA, @Scheduled EJBs, CDI, JAX-RS and JSF. He lives in Nashville, TN where he helps organize the Nashville Java User Group. Kerry shared his Java EE/GlassFish adoption story at the JavaOne 2013 Sunday GlassFish community event - check out the video below:

Here is the slide deck for his talk:

Kerry outlined some of the details of the implementation and emphasized the fact that Java EE can be a great solution for applications that are considered small/lightweight. He mentioned the productivity gains through the modern Java EE programming model centered on annotations, POJOs and zero-configuration - comparing it with competing frameworks that aim towards similar productivity for lightweight applications. Kerry also stressed the quality of the excellent NetBeans integration with GlassFish and the need for community self-support in free, non-commercial open source projects like GlassFish.

Saturday Nov 07, 2009

NHIN Connects Using GlassFish and OpenESB

The goal of the National Health Information Network (NHIN) is to provide secure, nationwide, interoperable health information infrastructure that will connect providers, consumers, and others involved in supporting health and healthcare. And the CONNECT Gateway is intended to let the federal agencies connect to the NHIN.

Within the HHS, the ONC is the main entity that coordinates these efforts and it just has choosen Health Information Exchange Open Source (HIEOS) as a key portion of NHIN Connect.

And, HIEOS - developed by Vangent - is using several of our OpenSource components - see Architectural Diagram - including OpenESB and GlassFish, and MySQL.

Saturday Feb 14, 2009

Medavie Blue Cross - Standards Eliminating Vendor Lock-In

More important references from this week's GlassFish Portfolio Launch. From Sun's February 10, 2009 Press Release:

Medavie Blue Cross is a leading Canadian health insurance provider that offers health, travel, life and income replacement products to group and individual customers. "As the Java Platform Enterprise Edition 5 (Java EE) reference implementation built in open source, the Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server eliminates our concern of vendor lock- in," said Vince Blanchard, director of Architecture and New Technology, Medavie Blue Cross. "We are able to leverage open source innovations and Java EE standards much more rapidly."

Sunday Dec 07, 2008

Deslatech: EAI for Brazilian Hospitals

Deslatech is a System Integrator in Brazil. They build a solution for KitMed - a logistics operator that operates warehouse and pharmacy of multiple hospitals in Brazil. This involved synchronization of products and price lists and transfer of purchase orders and electronics invoices across several geographically distributed centers. 

It is a traditional EAI application that requires message transformation and processes dynamic and complex business rules. Deslatech picked GlassFish because of the interoperability and flexibility provided by the container.

The solution is based on OpenESB and OpenMQ is used to handle processing bottlenecks and transient failures. GlassFish and NetBeans integration helped them with their time-to-market challenge. The different applications use Oracle, SQL Server and Informix as database backends.

There has been no downtime in past 2 months because of GlassFish.

The detailed GlassFish questionnaire provide additional details on all of the above.

Monday Mar 17, 2008

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft: Ten Hospitals Groups initiates a project, Electronic Case Record

Ten hospital groups across Germany initiated a project to create a reference implementation for recording users of their Health System - an e-Health initiative for Electronic Case Management. The project aims to enhance the communication of electronic case records by specifying a standard for each hospital to follow and GlassFish is a key part of this project.

The reference implementation heavily relies on Web Services for interoperability between the chosen hospitals. The reason for choosing GlassFish over other open source frameworks (for example JBOSS and AXIS2) was for its WSIT support and its promoted Microsoft Interoperability with Microsoft's .Net version 3 WCF technology. If you would like to know more information about WSIT, see the Project Tango Overview.

To read through all of Fraunhofer Gesellschaft's reasons why they chose GlassFish v2, see their full questionnaire here. Here's how Fraunhofer Gesellschaft summarizes their reasons for using GlassFish; Oliver Boehm writes, "The wide development community and the platform independence are the likable benefits".

Make sure you visit and read :
- the Full Questionnaire for GlassFish adoption by Fraunhofer Gesellschaft
- the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft website


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