Java EE 6 momentum, stretching the Jersey boundaries and a bit of GlassFish
By alexismp on Feb 16, 2010
Java EE 6 adoption and overall momentum is still going strong. In the past few days there's been a InfoQ piece on how compelling EJB 3.1 are, a blog post by the Caucho folks around the Java EE 6 Web Profile which they intend to support soon in their Resin product, while Mert has a detailed step-by-step "Getting Started with Java EE 6" document featuring a demo application focusing on JSF (using PrimeFaces), CDI, among other things.
Meanwhile on the JAX-RS/Jersey side of the house, Dustin has been busy writing blog posts with the latest one about "Jersey/JAX-RS Method Designators" illustrating the importance of clean error handling. Going beyond the specification, there's also been a lot of community discussion about potential hypermedia and HATEOAS (Hypermedia as the Engine of Application State) support with exploratory work by Santiago. This page is a good place to start reading about this.
On the GlassFish side, one of the new features in v3 has been to extend the ability to create a platform service to the Windows OS. Byron has this additional blog entry on "Making GlassFish v3 Platform Services Survive Logoff". While on the GlassFish v2.x side of things, Byron also discusses offline configuration at a cluster level.