... GlassFish Doesn't Count ...
By pelegri on Mar 05, 2007
A recent thread at TSS discussed that BEA had certified WLS 10 Technology Preview against the Java EE 5 CTS. That's great news for platform adoption but I'll admit I was unhappy when I read a comment in that same thread that said:
GlassFish doesn't count since the public opinion is to avoid using Sun software except for the JDK...
I find the comment specially grating as BEA is Using GlassFish's Java EE 5 WS Stack in WLS 10. And Sun is using it in Sun's JDK6! And there are more adopters; a non-exhaustive list for JAX-WS includes BEA, Tmax Soft's JEUS 6, Sun's JDK, and more (adoption). The list for JAXB is longer, also including JBoss, Geronimo, Celtix, XFire... (adoption)
I believe GlassFish's Web Services layer is the best in the market; but obviously we need to (continue to?) improve our communication story :-(
Oh well; we will get there eventually - all the annecdotal indicators I see point to strong adoption.