Reference Implementations and Production Implementations
By pelegri on Jun 13, 2006
Too many people still believe that a JCP Reference Implementation is always just a "Proof of Concept". Although some are, there are many that are fully production-quality, and, in particular, the Reference Implementation for Java EE has been production quality at least since SJS AS 8.x, so please help us spread the word.
I wrote a blog at Java.Net expanding on the relationship between Reference Implementations and Production Implementations. You may also want to check out our earlier 20 Things You Should Know about Project GlassFish.