By Chris Fleischmann on Mar 17, 2008
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