Glassfish 4 on Ubuntu Touch

A few years ago, it was unthinkable to most of us that a Java application server can run on a small/mobile device. Now it seems almost passé. Many of you have probably at least passingly heard about running GlassFish on the Raspberry Pi. Mike Croft took things a step further and ran GlassFish 4 on Ubuntu Touch.

In a recent entry on the C2B2 blog, Mike goes through the steps of installing Ubuntu, installing Java and installing/running GlassFish. Pretty cool read if you are a gadget fiend!


I remember watching Jean-Francois Arcand (Grizzly) unofficially demoing GlassFish 3.x running on an iPod Touch a few years ago in Toronto. He was doing a presentation on other things (JSF, Ajax, GlassFish) and at the end of the session he showed us the "server" machine (iPod Touch). Everyone was really impressed. It's too bad it's taken so long to get around the legal issues of running Java on iOS.

Posted by guest on April 11, 2013 at 01:17 PM PDT #

Good to hear from you Ryan. Hope all's well.

Posted by Reza Rahman on April 11, 2013 at 02:31 PM PDT #

I'm doing well thank you. I haven't visited this blog for a while and was pleasantly surprised to see that you have taken it over. It was sad to see key people from the GlassFish team leave such as Alexis, Eduardo and Jean-Francois... but at the same time it's great to see that Oracle has brought in such a high caliber replacement. You are definitely qualified to be blogging about Java EE. Congratulations! I feel some sympathy for Caucho losing you, but I imagine you were on contract and completed your work.

Posted by Ryan de Laplante on April 11, 2013 at 07:36 PM PDT #

Yep, Caucho and I are still in good terms but after the Resin 4 work was done I felt it was time to take a break and return to regular old Java EE/Spring consulting for a spell. Little did I know the folks at Oracle/GlassFish had other plans for me :-). Enjoying it so far - thanks for the kind words!

Posted by Reza Rahman on April 11, 2013 at 07:48 PM PDT #

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