Saturday Sep 29, 2012

GlassFish Community Event and Thirsty Bear Party - Reminder

JavaOne is almost here!

Here are some key activities that you don't want to miss out related to GlassFish:

Complete list of Java EE and GlassFish technical sessions, BOFs, and other presence is described at

See ya there!

Wednesday Sep 26, 2012

Questions for Oracle GlassFish and Middleware Executives

GlassFish Community Event is planned, as part of JavaOne, on Sep 30, 2012. If you are involved in the GlassFish community, this is a perfect opportunity to engage with the Oracle GlassFish Team.

11:00 - 11:05: Introduction
11:05 - 11:30: Roadmap and Community Updates
11:30 - 12:15: Q&A with Executive Speaker Panel from Oracle and the GlassFish Team
12:15 - 01:00: Customer Testimonials
Location: Moscone West, Room 2005

One of the highlights of the event is a speaker panel with executives from Oracle GlassFish and Middleware. This will be your chance to ask tough questions and expect a honest and frank answer from them. If you are attending JavaOne, then you can register for the Community Event and ask the questions in person.

However, if are you are not attending the conference then we would still like give you an option to ask your questions.

Are you excited, nervous, curious, confused, thrilled about the future of Java EE, GlassFish, and in general about middleware at Oracle ? This is your chance to leave a comment on this blog with your question.

We'll pick some of the questions and ask them for you. And then post a response after the conference.

Have you registered for JavaOne ?

Tuesday Sep 25, 2012

Meet the Java EE 7 Specification Leads BOF at JavaOne

Bill Shannon and I will be hosting a meet-the-specleads BOF at JavaOne. This is a chance for you to meet many of the engineers who are leading the expert groups driving the technologies under the Java EE umbrella, ask questions, and give us feedback on open issues and future directions.

The BOF is scheduled to be held October 2 @ 5:30 in Parc 55 room Cyril Magnin II/III.

ADF Essentials - Available for free and certified on GlassFish!

If you are an Oracle customer, you are probably familiar with Oracle ADF (Application Development Framework). If you are not, ADF is, in a nutshell, a Java EE based framework that simplifies the development of enterprise applications. It is the development framework that was used, among other things, to build Oracle Fusion Applications.

Oracle has just released ADF Essentials, a free to develop and deploy version of Oracle ADF's core technologies. As a good news never come alone, GlassFish 3.1.2 is now a certified container for ADF Essentials!

ADF Essentials leverage core ADF features and includes:

  • Oracle ADF Faces - a set of more than 150 JSF 2.0 rich components that simplify the creation of rich Web user interfaces (charting, data vizualization, advanced tables, drag and drop, touch gesture support, extensive windowing capabilities, etc.)
  • Oracle ADF Controller - an extension of the JSF controller that helps build reusable process flows and provides the ability to create dynamic regions within Web pages.
  • Oracle ADF Binding - an XML-based, meta-data abstraction layer to connect user interfaces to business services.
  • Oracle ADF Business Components – a declaratively-configured layer that simplifies developing business services against relational databases by providing reusable components that implement common design patterns.

ADF is a highly declarative framework, it has always had a very good tooling support. Visual development for Oracle ADF Essentials is provided in Oracle JDeveloper Eclispe support is planned for a later OEPE (Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse) release.

Here are some relevant links to quickly learn how to use ADF Essentials on GlassFish:

Monday Sep 24, 2012

GlassFish T-shirt at JavaOne 2012

There were 12 entries to the GlassFish T-shirt design contest. Each design was unique and very well thought out. But only one had to be picked and here is the winner!

Many thanks to all the participants! A t-shirt will be reserved for each one of you whenever we meet :-)

T-shirt designed by the community, for the community, and will be given to the community.

Want to know more details about the design and concept ? Hear from the winner - Markus Eisele in his blog GlassFish City Revisited.

So where do you get this t-shirt ? These t-shirts will be handed to the community members attending GlassFish Community Event (9/30, 11am - 1pm) and BoF (10/2, 6:30 pm). Other than the t-shirts, here are nine reasons to attend the community event.

You need a JavaOne pass to attend this event so make sure to register for the conference. You don't necessarily need a full conference pass as any of the available options will do.

Learn more about Java EE and GlassFish's presence at JavaOne 2012 at

Looking forward to see you at JavaOne!

Monday Sep 17, 2012

NINE Great Reasons to Attend the GlassFish Community Event at JavaOne 2012

Are you coming to the annual GlassFish Community Event at JavaOne this year?
Here are nine great reasons not to miss it!

Great company
Meet and mingle with community leaders and luminaries, the GlassFish engineering team, and Oracle executives!
Learn from others How are your peers using GlassFish in creative ways? A few community members will share their challenges and creative solutions.
Ask tough questions Meet Oracle GlassFish and Middleware executives; the panel discussion will be moderated by one of our stellar community leaders!
Shirts! Be sure to get this year's GlassFish T-shirt, designed by and voted on by YOU, our community members! Don't miss it - they go fast.
Share your story Give us a two minute update on why you love GlassFish and how you are using it! We will immortalize you in a very brief video and post it to our GlassFish Stories page!
Find out...
about the new book, hot off the press, authored by our very own Arun Gupta: "Java EE 6 Pocket Guide: A Quick Reference for Simplified Enterprise Java Development"
If you share... your story, you will win a copy of Arun's new book as our thank you gift!
some ideas on how to make GlassFish even better!
Have fun Lively discussion, news and updates, excellent company -- this is THE place to be on Sunday at JavaOne!

Convinced? Excellent! Then please register here!

A JavaOne Pass is required to enter Moscone Center. All passes accepted, including Discover, Exhibitor, Press, Blogger, etc.

11:00 - 11:05: Introduction
11:05 - 11:30: Roadmap and Community Updates
11:30 - 12:15: Q&A with Executive Speaker Panel from Oracle and the GlassFish Team
12:15 - 01:00: Customer Testimonials
Location: Moscone West, Room 2005

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