... Merb into Rails 3, Crossbow, Q-Layer, Open Web Server, Solaris Patches

Here are some recent news that will have an impact on many of our GlassFish users: alt="Radio Receiver Icon" width="89" height="99" hspace="4" vspace="4" align="left"/> From Ruby-land, news that Merb will merge into Rails 3. This seems a case where combining the two efforts should improve the result. We are also noticing a significant increase in the mindshare around JRuby in all these projects as the quality of JRuby continues to increase.Added - also see theStory at SDTimes. C...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 | NOTD | Read More

Competition is good - Palm Pre, Sony Vaio P, Dell Adiamo, Windows 7

I am a strong believer thatCompetition is Good for Customers, and this week'sCES Show was another reminder; some examples from there: • Palm Pre - This seems one of the best of the iPhone challengers - looks like a good OS, multi-tasking/touch, physics, nice design and a keyboard. Seehomepage,wikipedia, Gizmodo and PCWorld. • Sony Vaio P - This one looks like a nice netbook, with a wide screen, build around a good sized keyboard. The use of a trackpointmeans the whole thing...

Sunday, January 11, 2009 | NOTD | Read More

Catching Up - OpenSolaris 2008.11 Launch Recap

This December had several major releases in the last few weeks but I've been busy (what happened to "Slow Decembers"?), so catching up before I close TheAquarium for the end-of-year break. Chronologically... alt="Radio Receiver Icon" width="89" height="99" hspace="4" vspace="4" align="left"/> OpenSolaris - Although the last release candidate build was late November, the actual launch was Dec 11th. The launch included an online event (usinguStream.tv, see thelive chat action),ma...

Monday, December 22, 2008 | NOTD | Read More