Monday Jun 08, 2009

NetBeans 6.7 RC2 Now Available - And Writting Servlet 3.0 and EJB 3.1 Applications

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The second release candidate for NetBeans 6.7 is now available - check RC2 Download Page and James' Writeup. The next RC should be the final.

Note that NB 6.7 still includes the old "GFv3 Prelude" release and you need to manually install GFv3 Preview (the J1 release). For example, check Arun's writeup for has a detailed explanation on how to use NB 6.7 to write Servlet 3.0 and EJB 3.1 Applications

Monday Dec 15, 2008

Dec 18th Webinar - JavaEE 6 and Servlet 3.0

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Our next webinar is scheduled for Thursday, Dec 18th, 11:00 am PT. The topic is Java EE 6 and Servlet 3.0 and the speakers are the leads for the respective Expert Groups: Roberto Chinnici and Rajiv Mordani. The Public Review Draft for JavaEE 6 has not yet been published but those for most other specs have, including that of Servlet 3.0 (see announcement).

If you have any questions ahead of the presentation, please add them as comments to the Wiki Page. You can also ask them during the presentation via the chat. Slides and other material will be posted to that same page as they are finalized.

Thursday Dec 11, 2008

More Servlet 3.0 PRD Previews: Asynch Support, Improved Servlet and Filter Registration

The Public Review Draft of Servlet 3.0 is winding its way through the JCP office and should be out very soon. To go along with it Rajiv recently wrote a Brief Update (from ERD) and then a longer Overview of PRD and Shing Wai wrote a review of the Annotation Details. Now we have two more posts, this time from Rajiv and Jan.

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Rajiv covers the new Async APIs. This area addresses at least 3 different use cases: waiting for the availability of a resource, generating a response asynchronously and leveraging existing frameworks.

Jan's post talks about the Servlet and Filter Registration APIs, which allow runtime registration (instead of only being available via web.xml). Note that Jan writes about changes agreed by the EG after the PRD.

If you are interested in the Servlet 3.0 Specification (or the Java EE 6 Platform), you can join us next week at our next Webinar set. Check out the details at Wiki Page. If you can't attend but have questions for the presenters, just add them as comments to the page and I'll make sure to rely them and to post the answers; I already posted a first question.

Added - The JCP PMO has formally posted the PRD.

Tuesday Dec 02, 2008

Servlet 3.0 ... Almost at PDR

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Although the Servlet 3.0 (JSR 315) is very close to a Public Review Draft, the latest published draft is still the old EDR and that's the spec that Roy (van Rijn) referred to in the article that TSS Published earlier today. After the corresponding discussion thread, Rajiv (the Servlet 3.0 spec lead) pointed out that most of the issues raised by Roy were addressed in PRD.

Nothing like a small firestorm to feed the publishing spirit: a few hours after that, Rajiv followed with a longer Outline of Servlet 3.0 while Shing Wai talked about its Imlementation in GlassFish v3 :-)

And, if you are interested in the topic, you should pencil out Dec 18th, 11am for Rajiv's Webinar on Servlet 3.0.

Thursday Oct 16, 2008

... Sparklines on Jersey, Servlet 3.0, Profiling GFv2, Survey Methodologies, and Barça in Miami

A compilation of today's news of interest:

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From Jersey in honor of the recent Jersey 1.0 Release: Paul writes about a new rev of the set of Jersey Samples (browse) that includes some implementation of Sparklines (and, as a Tufte fan... thanks!). And, Marc has been quoted in SD Times about JAX-RS and SOAP; read what he actually says, ignore the title "Sun moving away from SOAP"; we do both SOAP and REST.

Servlet 3.0 is getting closer to a Public Draft (with the rest of JavaEE 6), and Deepa has published a Intro to Servlet 3.0 at Java.Net. Some of the details apply to the old draft, so be sure to check Rajiv's comments.

Performance is always a hot topic, so check this note from one of our performance top guys, Binu John, on Profiling GFv2 with Sun Studio.

Rich's Comment on an EDC Report on AppServer Rankings started a fairly active TSS thread. As I wrote in my Comment at Savio's blog, the report is really a "User Satisfaction Survey", and, without more data, it is hard to interpret beyond that. BTW, if you download the report, consider agreeing to taking the survey and add your voice to their sample set.

And now, for the topic most of the world cares the most: Futbol, Barça has announced that they want to start a club in Miami. Check Marca, NYTimes or, Straight from the Source.