First Version of GlassFish User FAQ

Gail has started a GlassFish User FAQ and has posted a Contribution Process. Community members can contribute Qs and As. For example, Andreas contributed How to Configure Log4J and Ryan wrote about Running GF behind Apache. Read Gail's message for more details. It would be great to see many more entries answered by the time we get GFv2 FCS (next week, we hope). We will adjust the process as it goes; for example, we may want to add comments to validate the answers.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 | GlassFish | Read More

State of Metro in NetBeans

The support for Metro inNetBeans 6 is looking great. Geertjan explained how to invoke a pre-defined Web service. Milan took a step forward byshowing how to deploy a Web service on GlassFish. Instead of creating a Web service from the scratch the entry delegates all the operations to an existing Enterprise Stateless Session Bean. The entry also explained different approaches to transfer binary data and other nifty tips. Metro 1.0 Release Candidate 1 is available in the...

Saturday, September 8, 2007 | GlassFish | Read More

Evaluating the Java Application Server Jungle -- From Aubiere

Julien (at "http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Aubière,+France&ie=UTF8&ll=45.750756,3.111191&spn=0.286519,0.552063&z=11&iwloc=addr&om=1">Aubiere) provides an evaluation of the main Open Source AppServers: Apache Geronimo, GlassFish, JBoss and Jonas and his choice is GlassFish. He mentions the usual reasons (documentation, console, RI) but also one that is less common: title="Search TA for 'domain'">domains which turn to be very useful for teaching a class. Julien also mentions jRuby and GlassFish v3 support as additional reasons. Check the details at his Blog entry.

Friday, September 7, 2007 | GlassFish | Read More

Upcoming GlassFish Events

Beyond delivering the greatest possible product, one of the objectives around GlassFish v2 was to reach out to developers, users and community members. We've started doing this through blogging and participation to different Java User Groups and developer events. Expect to see more of that in the future. In fact, starting this month here's a set of GlassFish-related events: •  Sun TechDays, Boston (USA) September 11-12 •  JavaZone, Oslo (Norway) September 12-13 •  Rails...

Friday, September 7, 2007 | GlassFish | Read More

Is it Over Yet? GlassFish v2 RC7 Tonight!

alt="A Groundhog" width="140" height="117" hspace="4" vspace="4" align="left"/> Important news from Dirhu: GlassFish v2 RC7 is tonight and Only Release Stopper Bugs to be Considered! Other fixes will go into the next release: GlassFish v2 UR. So far still on schedule for a release on the 17th. Kind of our own Groundhog Day.... we will find out! Added: Now working on RC8; target date is unchanged.

Thursday, September 6, 2007 | GlassFish | Read More

How good is GlassFish startup time?

Everybody wants performance, but people often fail to define "performance". Most people will think of performance as great benchmark results (GlassFish certainly delivers). Developers would insist on better startup performance. Prashanth has a post entry on the later. It discusses the efforts to bring the startup and shutdown time of GlassFish v2 (single instance or entire cluster) to the best (smallest) possible number. The improvements are broken into modules. Can you guess...

Thursday, September 6, 2007 | GlassFish | Read More

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