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Managing a Java EE Application Server with Chef

Chef is a popular open source infrastructure automation framework that has been popularized with the whole DevOps movement. In a nutshell, Chef has the notion of Recipe and Cookbook. A Recipe is written using a Ruby based DSL to describe how to install and configure software(s) on a host. And as the name suggest, a Cookbook is a collection of related Recipes. Needless to say that managing Java EE Application Servers with Chef is a common use-case. You just need to use the...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | General | Read More

Important update on the APAC Java Virtual Developer Day

We are now ready for the third and final instalment of the 2014 Java Virtual  Developer Day. This time, the schedule is geared towards Asia and Pacific Time Zones. So the APAC Java Virtual Developer Day will take place on May 28th (see below for exact timing)! Please note that this is not the date originally announced a few weeks ago so make sure to update your calendar with this new date and schedule (*)! (*) Java Developer Day APAC - May 28th, 2014 : 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM IST 1:00...

Monday, May 19, 2014 | General | Read More

Final call: Java Virtual Developer Day - Europe

Tomorrow (May 14th - see below for timing), we will hold the 2014 Java Virtual Developer Day for Europe. And it's still possible to register! During this free technical event, you will be hear about the latest news and evolutions in the Java Platform, from the embedded space to Java EE. On the Java EE front, we will cover all the new Java EE 7 APIs (WebSocket, Batch, Concurrency Utilities for Java and JSON-P). We will also spend time on JAX-RS 2.0 and JMS 2.0. Again, this is a...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | General | Read More

New book: Java Performance - The Definitive Guide

"Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations." (Ralph Marston) As its title imply "Java Performance: The Definitive Guide - Getting the Most Out of Your Code" covers Java Performance at large. Let's start with the beginning. In order to isolate any potential performance issue, you first need to be able to accurately measure performance. The first part of the book discusses general methodologies for testing...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 | General | Read More

Hacking GlassFish 4 Builds

Ever wanted to contribute code to GlassFish or just hack around for fun (and maybe for profit) - especially with GlassFish 4 and Java EE 7? The first step is checking out the GlassFish 4 source code and doing a local build. Java Champion Peter Pilgrim shows you how... In a recent blog entry, Peter details how to check out the GlassFish 4 source code, tweak the build artifacts, run a local build and use it. Enjoy - happy hacking! If you just want to use the promoted builds, this...

Friday, April 19, 2013 | General | Read More

GlassFish 3.1.2 news Oracle Linux 6 and OEPE support

Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1.2 is now supported on Oracle Linux 6 Unbreakable Kernel as indicated in the updated certification matrix. In other news, the latest OEPE (the Oracle distribution of Eclipse) now offers support for GlassFish 3.1.2.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 | General | Read More