What's in a Name -- Introducing Metro, the GlassFish WebServices Stack

Overview Picture of Metro

The GlassFish Web Services stack (JAX-WS RI plus Project Tango and more) has seen very nice adoption through the GlassFish AppServer and via Tomcat, Jetty, and commercial products like WLS 10, Tmaxsoft's JEUS 6 and elsewhere.

We think that a concise name and a consolidated download for the stack will enable even faster adoption so... we now have Project Metro. Check out the announcements from Arun, Harold and Kohsuke.

The old names (JAX-WS RI, Tango) do not go away, but we will start emphasizing the new name in future posts. And, before you ask, yes, Metro is a relatively common name in the web but the top hits do not have high page rank indices, so we hope that soon we will show close to the top in search results


Good information, I was using the new project metro.

Posted by The Wholesaler on June 19, 2007 at 05:55 AM PDT #

hi there,

Nice move

I look forward to tutorials (or atleast a port of the SUN Web services tutorial) of Metro on

a) Glassfish -- the latest Appserver with cool technologies.

b) Tomcat -- the most popular (light) Appserver.

BTW, guys , the Webservices tutorial is kinda broken in that there are many links that don't quite work.


Posted by anjan bacchu on June 19, 2007 at 08:56 AM PDT #

Also see these announcements and threads:


Posted by eduardo pelegri-llopart on June 21, 2007 at 03:00 AM PDT #

Also see JAX Magazin.

Posted by eduardo pelegri-llopart on June 21, 2007 at 07:00 AM PDT #

A complete list at: http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/metro_buzz

Posted by Arun on June 27, 2007 at 10:15 AM PDT #

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