Updated Eclipse plugin for GlassFish

Rochelle Raccah recently announced an update (v1.0.4) to the Eclipse plugin for GlassFish. This new release obviously integrates with the newly released Eclipse 3.4 (Ganymede) and fixes some issues found with the preview of GlassFish v3, and SailFin (telco appserver). This plugin can be easily installed right from Eclipse ("Download additional server adapters" from the "New Server" window) and let's you work with GlassFish v1, v2, and v3.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 | GlassFish | Read More

GlassFish Adoption Through LifeRay Download Numbers

Liferay has frequent releases each with multiple AppServers bundles so I've used the SourceForge Download Statistics to to create this Percentage Graph comparing 5 AppServers over 5 releases. The shelf-life varies across releases but percentages should be roughly comparable: GlassFish started with 3% and by now has 21%. Tomcat remains #1 with 61% - down from a peak of 80%.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 | GlassFish | Read More

ECharts, Grails and SailFin

ECharts is a state machine-based programming language which supports Java as a host language. E4SS (ECharts for Sip Servlets) has introduced native support for SailFin some time back. This special build consists of a JSR 289 based application router, which can be directly deployed to SailFin SIP container. Recently, Gregory Bond from AT&T, has come up with a tutorial style article describing in detail how to use E4SS, Grails and SailFin to implement, build and run a simple...

Monday, July 21, 2008 | GlassFish | Read More

Configuring MEP Connectors for SAP Applications

More MEP Information; after Santiago's Deployment Overview, Art provides a description of how to Configure the Gateway for Access to SAP Applications. Access to Enterprise Resource Planning is a typical use of MEP and SAP ERP is one of the leading vendors there. Art's post has detailed screenshots and instructions and will get you started quickly.

Monday, July 21, 2008 | GlassFish | Read More

Invoking GlassFish WebServices from SilverLight and .NET

In the heels of the Developer.COM Award for Metro for its interoperability capabilities here are two blog posts from Guy Burstein specifically describing how to do it: From SilverLight and From .NET Client. Metro interoperability is a key reason for the Metro Adoption. We have had a number of GlassFish customer wins that started on a desire to interoperate with Microsoft's stack. And it is always nice to see GlassFish mentioned at MSDN :-)

Sunday, July 20, 2008 | GlassFish | Read More

New GlassFish Mailing List: Architectural Discussions

Bill has announced the creation of a New Arch Mailing List for GlassFish. Quoting Bill: The purpose of this mailing list is to discuss architectural issues for GlassFish. You might ask "what is software architecture? ... The software architecture of a program or computing system is the structure or structures of the system, which comprise software components, the externally visible properties of those components, and the relationships between them. This is a very important step...

Saturday, July 19, 2008 | GlassFish | Read More

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