Tuesday Jul 31, 2012

Register for GlassFish Community Event and Party - JavaOne 2012

As mentioned earlier, GlassFish Community Event and Party are planned as part of the upcoming JavaOne 2012 Conference.

Some reasons to attend these events ...
  • Meet key members of the Oracle GlassFish Team including Architects, Java EE Spec Leads, and Product Managers.
  • Hear great Customer Testimonials who are using GlassFish for many years
  • Find out the latest product roadmaps before formal start of the conference
  • Help shape the future of GlassFish

NEW This year has also has a new free-form Q&A with an executive panel from the Oracle GlassFish Team. This will be your chance to ask any open questions and have a frank conversation around Java EE, GlassFish, and related technologies.

Both the events are scheduled for Sep 30 and the registration is now open.

Register for the GlassFish Community Event at glassfish-event12.eventbrite.com
Register for the GlassFish Party glassfish-party12.eventbrite.com

Note, a separate JavaOne Registration is required to attend the Community Event. The party is open to everybody and no registration is required. RSVP is required for logistics.

Don't miss out, register early! 

Monday Jul 30, 2012

Help Design GlassFish T-shirt ?

T-shirts make a great swag at a conference. They can be appealing, funny, creative, and can often start a discussion. You've seen and worn GlassFish t-shirts over the past few years.  Now is your chance to help us design a t-shirt for the GlassFish community. It will be launched at the upcoming JavaOne 2012 conference. The shelf life of this t-shirt will go way beyond JavaOne and will be circulated through out the world.

Here are the design constraints:

Pick 1 Base Color and 2 Design Colors from the Color Palette
Design Location: Front and Back (Be creative!)
Image Format: EPS or AI vectored art file (full-resolution required)
Include GlassFish Logo (full-resolution EPS or AI format)
Specify text "glassfish.org"


Make sure you own the copyrights of images and fonts used in your design.

How do you submit your design ?

The submission closes on Aug 20, 2012, 12pm PT. You, our community members will vote on all the submitted designs to pick the ultimate winner.

As the winner, you get a complimentary t-shirt either at JavaOne or during one of our world trips. And of course the bragging rights!

Now get your creative engines started and start attaching images here.

Tuesday Jul 17, 2012

GlassFish Server 3.1.2.2 Now Available

GlassFish Server 3.1.2.2 is now available for download from glassfish.org and oracle.com. As previously announced in the GlassFish Forum, we have completed work on GlassFish Server 3.1.2.2.

If GlassFish update notification is enabled, you will see a notification of "new updates available". You can click on the notification to update your existing installation to the new version.

Note: Stay tuned for an update to the Java EE 6 SDK distributions with GlassFish Server 3.1.2.2.

Friday Jul 06, 2012

Jersey 2 Integrated in GlassFish 4

JAX-RS 2.0 has released Early Draft 3 and Jersey 2 (the implementation of JAX-RS 2.0) released Milestone 5.

Jakub reported that this milestone is now integrated in GlassFish 4 builds. The first integration has basic functionality working and leaves EJB, CDI, and Validation for the coming months.

Jersey 2.0 in GlassFish 4

TOTD #182 explains how to get started with creating a simple Maven-based application, deploying on GlassFish 4, and using the newly introduced Client API to test the REST endpoint.

GlassFish 4 contains Jersey 2 as the JAX-RS implementation. If you want to use Jersey 1.1 functionality, then Martin's blog provide more details on that. All JAX-RS 1.x functionality will be supported using standard APIs anyway. This workaround is only required if Jersey 1.x functionality needs to be accessed.

Here are some pointers to follow

Provide feedback on Jersey 2 to users@jersey.java.net and JAX-RS specification to users@jax-rs-spec.java.net.

Thursday Jul 05, 2012

Hold The Date: GlassFish Community Event and Party @ JavaOne 2012 - Sep 30

A yearly tradition for the past 5 years (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) is back again this year ...

GlassFish Community Event is a gathering of GlassFish community members attending JavaOne. GlassFish Party is for everybody who are, or would like to be friends of GlassFish, in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. This year, again, both the events will be happening on the Sunday of JavaOne.

The exact coordinates are a TBD but save the date while you are booking flights/hotels.

GlassFish Community Event
When: Sep 30, 11am - 1pm
Where: TBD

GlassFish Party
When: Sep 30, 8pm - 10pm
Where: The Thirsty Bear

GlassFish Community Event and Party

Note, a separate JavaOne registration is required to attend the community event. The party is open to everybody, and no JavaOne registration is required. RSVP details are still being worked upon and will be shared soon.

10 reasons to attend these events allows you to build your case with the management :-)

Tuesday Jul 03, 2012

Servlet 3.1 Early Draft Now Available

JSR 340 has released an Early Draft of the Servlet 3.1 specification.

Other than the usual clarifications and javadoc updates, ProtocolHandler and WebConnection are new classes that encapsulates the protocol upgrade processing. This will typically be used for upgrading an HTTP connection to a WebSocket. Section 2.3.3.5 in the specification provide more details on it.

Servlet 3.1 Early Draft

Section 3.7 explain non-blocking request processing by the Web container. ReadListener and WriteListener are new interfaces that represents a call-back mechanism to read and write data without blocking.

As with other Java EE 7 specifications, progress can be tracked at servlet-spec.java.net. The Expert Group discussions are archived and you can participate by sending an email to users@servlet-spec.java.net.