Thursday Apr 10, 2014

David Heffelfinger's Java EE/GlassFish Adoption Story at JavaOne 2013

David Heffelfinger is the Chief Technology Officer of Ensode Technology, a software consulting firm based in the greater Washington DC area. He's authored several Java books, including 4 titles covering Java EE and GlassFish. He has done work at places like the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of the Army and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. David 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:

He detailed how he convinced a long time customer that wasn't very technically savvy to upgrade their application servers and use Java EE/GlassFish with PrimeFaces. The customer was very reluctant at first and wanted to keep using their older infrastructure. Hacking together a visually impressive proof-of-concept quickly using Java EE and PrimeFaces did the trick for David. Using the combination of Java EE 6, GlassFish, PrimeFaces and NetBeans allowed him to lead a relatively inexperienced team in delivering the first version of the application in just three weeks! The Java EE application David still actively maintains runs on a two server GlassFish production cluster.

David also mentioned that using GlassFish as a learning tool helps keep his skills sharp and in-demand as GlassFish adopts the newest Java EE APIs faster than the other options.

Monday Jul 18, 2011

Human based workflow from Imixs Software Solutions using Java EE 6 and GlassFish

Imixs Software Solutions story was published on this blog 4 years ago. They provide an open source human-based workflow software that can be integrated in any Java application. They have migrated from Java EE 5/GlassFish v2 to Java EE 6/GlassFish 3.1 since then.

Migrating to Java EE 6 makes their architecture more flexible and removes restrictions on scalability and transactions. EJB 3.1 Lite and JPA 2.0 that makes it much easier to integrate the workflow engine into Web and Enterprise applications. The workflow modeler is built on top of Eclipse and the changes can be deployed during runtime without restart of the container.

Try the bits at or more details on their community website.

Make sure you read the updated Imixs detailed questionnaire for further information on how Java EE 6 and GlassFish 3.1 is used to serve their need.

Monday Jan 17, 2011

EGESA Engineering avoids framework explosion with Java EE 6 & GlassFish 3

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Logicstyle, an ISV based in Brazil, helped EGESA Engineering, one of the largest construction companies in Brazil, to avoid "framework explosion" by choosing Java EE 6. With 80% capability built in the stack, they needed only Wicket and Jasper Reports for building their entire applications in a short duration of 6 months.

The application serves about 190 use cases, has about 300 entities, integrates with other enterprise systems, and still feels "light-weight" for development and deployment.

Some of the Java EE 6-exclusive features such as CDI, no-interface session beans, and Asynchronous EJBs are used for a simplified development experience. The fast startup time of GlassFish improves developer productivity a lot and web-based admin console and CLI tools are used extensively.

Make sure you read the EGESA detailed questionnaire for further information on how Java EE 6, GlassFish, and NetBeans is used to solve their business need.

Sunday Aug 31, 2008

GFOS software integrates your company data with GlassFish

GFOS logo

No, GFOS does not stand for GlassFish Open Source :) Rather, GFOS is an ISV out of Germany developing software for time administration of personnel, input planning, access control, business data assembling, and production management, all with visual tools.

GFOS chose to develop the next generation of their X/TIME software family using standard Java EE 5 and came quite naturally to GlassFish. This should enable GFOS to do even better than the current thousands of deployments, 1000 customers, 11 languages, and 18 countries.

Make sure you read the detailed questionnaire. You'll find out that the top GlassFish features for GFOS are the admin console, tool integration, and stability. You'll also read about which open source frameworks were used in their development process, the variety of supported platforms, and more.

Monday Jul 09, 2007

Imixs Software Solutions: more human workflow with GlassFish

Imixs Software Solution specializes in human-based workflow software. This certainly fits into the SOA model but with an emphasis on business processes as opposed to more technical and lover-level services integration.

IMIXS has put its 5-year experience into this open source Imixs IX workflow implementation which was built on top of the Java EE 5 platform and GlassFish. Specifically, Java Persistence (JPA), EJB 3.0, and Web Services API (JAX-WS) are the main new technologies used by Imixs. The workflow modeler is built on top of Eclipse while the client part if fully AJAX-enabled.

Pre-releases of GlassFish v2 have been put to work with the web console, auto-deployment, scalability, and full Java EE 5 conformance listed as the top features justifying GlassFish over other application servers.

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