By alexismp on Aug 31, 2011
If you're a Java developer, you owe it to yourself to know and use Parleys.com.
With over 1000 technical presentations from the best developer conferences and JUG meetings around the world, this is a unique resource for technical content. The user experience is probably also one of the best in the market with chaptering, integrated movie and demos, offline mode, integrated social media and more.
What you may not know is how a GlassFish 3.1.1 cluster replaced a Tomcat instance to reliably power the service. Stephan Janssen (BeJUG leader, Devoxx guru and Parleys master) took the GlassFish Questionnaire and shares his experience.
You'll find that Parleys.com uses the web container (with virtual hosting), GlassFish application versioning (doc), clustered MQ brokers and other product features and Java EE APIs. The application also uses a good number of frameworks such as Spring, Hibernate, Wicket, BlazeDS among others. Future plans include some refactoring to use more Java EE 6 technologies (namely EJBs).