I wrote a note on thestatusof the Java EE 5 specifications. The implementation by theGlassFish Community is tracking these specifications quite closely. There will a beta early next year, but if you want to kick the tires before then, please refer to thedownloads page.
Sanjeeb Sahoo has adetailed postingon how to use Java Persistence in a Web Application, including code and instructions on how to use it onGlassFish.I have not had an opportunity to follow the directions, so let us know how well they work for you.
Santiago has been working for a while on performance issues around Web Services and XML. He is a member of the original team that workedon the Fast Infoset standard and implementation (see the fi project), and is now contributing to the improvements to the iStack (JAXB 2.0 and JAX-WS 2.0) implementation in GlassFish. In hisnew bloghe discusses the performance of JAXB vs DOM using results fromthe japex framework.
This week is FOSS.in, the Free and Open Source Software event atBangalore.The event is happening at Bangalore Palace Grounds. The event used to be calledLinux-Bangaloreand hosted by a local linux user group, the event has metamorphosed this year to include the larger FOSS community.From what bloggers say, the event is very succesful. Bloggers include fossdotinblog, Binod,Navaneeth,StephenandShalini.Project GlassFish is represented, as is its use with NetBeans 5 to write some...
I wrote a detailed blog on how to install, setup and run GlassFish on Mac OS X. The blog includes what versions of Mac OS X to use, how to get and set up J2SE 5.0, how to download GF and set it up, etc. Basic gotcha's are mentioned.
Ludo is giving a presentation on GlassFish and NetBeans at theDeveloper Day at JavaPolis 2005,December 12th to 16th, in Antwerp.Some more details in Ludo's blog.Alexis also points out you can win an Ultra 20.
Jerome Dochez is the new engineering lead for GlassFish.Welcomes and happy memories from Carlaand Eduardoand many others.Despite what Alexis says, this is not a french takeover of neither the project nor of California (and, in any case,the catalans were here first).