GlassFish 3.1 is one year old today

GlassFish 3.1 was released a year ago. It was a major milestone for the team and the community for several reasons.

First, it delivered on the promise of the roadmap presented by Oracle soon after the acquisition of Sun Microsystems.


Second, it added key enhancements in centralized admin (SSH-based) and integrated much-improved high-availability cluster technology (see this article for details), thus making it a production-ready product.

Finally, it introduced GlassFish Server Control, a set of tools to improve the production experience for those people that have more money than time, which made clear that GlassFish was a strategic and revenue-generating product for the company.

For the past 365 days, with the help of the community the GlassFish team at Oracle has delivered on its other promises (a 3.1.1 release in the summer of 2011 and an imminent 3.1.2 release) and will continue to do so with Java EE 7 and GlassFish 4. Exciting times ahead!


Hello Glassfish,

I just heard that you turned one year old. It was a very interesting, sometimes disturbing (especially you, CDI and me didn't fit well together in your initial form - but you enhanced a minor .1 and we three were friends again) but overall very pleasing year.

So Happy Birthday from me! It's been a pleasure and I'm happily looking forward for the next year!


Your WebApp-Dev & Admin


PS: a wish to the blog-team: please post more updates to the current 3.1.2 line status and 4.0 line status

Posted by KB on February 27, 2012 at 01:17 PM PST #

Thanks for your note KB.
You'll hear about 3.1.2 really soon now (and 4.0 soon after).

Posted by Alexis MP on February 27, 2012 at 01:19 PM PST #


Happy Birthday!

Since this is the official oracle blog, can you point me to an article/post that has a comprehensive introduction to glassfish as I haven't used it before in my company!

Posted by Fadi El-Eter on March 01, 2012 at 06:32 AM PST #

We've just release 3.1.2, take a look at the related "Quick Start Guide"
Full documentation is available from

Posted by Alexis MP on March 01, 2012 at 06:34 AM PST #

It's one year now and i love glass fish 3.1 for the following
Flexible, Extensible, and Customizable
Enhancing Developer Productivity
Production Readiness
GlassFish Server Control

Posted by PSD to joomla on May 17, 2012 at 12:25 AM PDT #

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