Via TheGalaxy, in his recent blog, David Van Couvering writes about the value of a relational database when implementing local storage in web clients. Some of the key benefits he sees include ACID transactions, query capabilities, joins and well-established standards etc. Check out David's blog and find out why he also favors JavaDB in particular.
Planet OpenSolaris is live and it looks good.Other related Planet aggregators arePlanet NetBeans andPlanetJDK.Given the continuous growth of the communities covered here,we will have to create some Planet aggregator to complementTheAquarium.We need to decide how to link this to the different communities;in my TODO list for December.
The Early Access releases of the next specifications for JAXB and JAX-WS are now available.The latest JAXB is JAXB 2.1 EA2specification(check here,hereandKohsuke's blog)and download it and check on more implementation detailshere.The latest JAX-WS is JAX-WS 2.1 check thespecification,Vivek's blogand download it and check on more implementation detailshere.The JAXB team has also released a stable version of JAXB 2.0, the latest final specification.Download JAXB 2.0.4 here.
Atom is the futureof Feed formats,but the present is very much still here in itsfull glory.TheROME projectis great in dealing with this situation butROME has been a bit under-resourced recently.Now Dave says that he isInterested in Revitalizingthe project, which makes sense sinceRoller depends on ROME,and would be a great thing to do anyhow.If you want to help, talk with Dave.Dave is also working again on hisBlogAppsproject, and he says healready has one helper:Ramesh.
We formally launchedGlassFishatJavaOne 2005.Less than a year after that,atJavaOne 2006,we celebrated our first release,delivering the Java EE 5 Reference Implementation,and we are now midway through our second release.Today's announcements of OpenSourcingall of Java under GPLv2(seeGlassFish and CDDL)are a good reason to look backat the last 20 months; here is a quick recap:Artifacts: The GlassFish community has two main deliverables used directly by our customers:the...
The word is out(,,,)Sun is using GPLv2 forits Java SE and Java ME implementations.Sun looked carefully at the available optionsand decided thatGPLv2 was the best choicefor Java SE and Java MEbut,what aboutGlassFish?OurCommunity have been very happy withCDDLand we are going to keep it,but we are alsoaddingGPLv2 with ClassPath Exception.We will thus bedual licensed - actuallytripple licensed, if you count the commercial licenses.Being dual-license is not that...
Via TheGalaxy, the third annual Web 2.0 Summit is happening in San Francisco. The LaunchPad is a popular event where pre-elected startups show up their stuff to the audience. For a summary of all the companies presenting this year at LaunchPad, see Michael Arrington's blog. Richard MacManus also provided a review of the Web 2.0 Summit LaunchPad. Check them out!
Grizzlyis steadly being used by more and more components inGlassFish,and this is yielding a number of benefits.One is that it seems possible to service multiple protocols through the same TCPport.This is what JeanFrancois calls theGrizzly Port Unification mechanism.It is still early but we will soon find out how this can play in GlassFish v2.Check JFA's blogand thisDiscussion Thread.