Thursday May 07, 2009
Sunday May 03, 2009
By pelegri on May 03, 2009
Two weeks ago Hudson reached release 1.300 (yep, three hundred releases, and the latest is already 1.303!) and Kohsuke wrote a short Commemoration Post summarizing some of the accomplishments. By all metrics the project is doing very well: I'll argue that Hudson is now the leading CI tool, the traffic on USERS@Hudson is over 1200/month and the project is very well grounded in the community with over 140 committers.
As adoption continues to grow, Kohsuke is adjusting the community releases to increase stability and we are working to deliver supported releases and other features from Sun soon. And, all along, the number of plugins and features will continue to grow, including a new CLI features that can be used to Provide a Groovy Shell.
So, here is a toast to Kohsuke's baby, may it Live Long and Prosper, may it continue to grow and reach many more releases and users. And we hope to see you all at the UnConference, and at CommunityOne and JavaOne
Saturday May 02, 2009
By pelegri on May 02, 2009
I track the GlassFish Adoption Trends so when I noticed a drop last month I assumed it was related to the IBM Rumor and the Oracle Announcement. But the drop became a dip (Google, archive; Indeed, archive) and, on more careful inspection this seems to be a seasonal effect, probably Easter.
The preliminary download numbers for the month show similar data, a bit less than the record-breaking March but strong general growth.
Finally, on the sales side, Slide 5 in the Q3FY09 Results shows 101% Y/Y growth for Middleware + MySQL. We do not provide additional data but annecdotally I know of deals that have accelerated on the latest news, not slowed down.
Overall, all the indicators are good. We have a great team and we are working very well together (like that other great team) and we are looking forward to our future challenges.
Friday May 01, 2009
By pelegri on May 01, 2009
Thanks to Arun, Alexis and Pat, we have now crossed 50 entries in our Adoption Stories:
ADP - Payroll, Time Management and more on GlassFish.
We are always interested in your adoption stories; contact us at stories at sun dot com.
Sunday Apr 26, 2009
By pelegri on Apr 26, 2009
March was a very good month for GlassFish downloads:
• 250,756 downloads of the SDK-only distributions - new record!;
We previously reported that March delivered a new GeoMap record.
Added - March was also a record month for registrations, with 30,551 GFv2 and 18,338 GFv3 registrations; I'll do a more complete post next week, when I'll also cover April.
Sunday Apr 19, 2009
By pelegri on Apr 19, 2009
Sun released VirtualBox 2.2.0 on the 8th, two weeks ago and I started playing with it right then but only now I've had the time to write an entry now. This is a major release that includes support for OVF and performance and usability improvements; full details are available in the ChangeLog. This release has had Extensive Coverage; check out Andy's Overview and his Radio Show on the topic (Slides).
VirtualBox is gaining adoption very fast - check the Google Trends (archive). VBox claims 11M d/ls, with more than 25K/day (somewhat less than GF) and 3.5M registrations (that's outstanding). VBox 2.2 is only 50MB and easy to get started, so download it and take it for a test drive.
I'm trying to arrange a presentation for our GlassFish TV Webinars where we can explore the synergies between the projects; in the meantime see the VBox Documentation Wiki, the User Manual and many Blogs at BSC, including this Advanced Set from VirtualGuru.
By superpat on Apr 19, 2009
OpenSSO reached 1000 members last week. As I mentioned in my blog entry at Superpatterns, this means that 1000 people have registered at opensso.dev.java.net to be able to participate in the mailing lists and forums, and to be able to file and track issues.
OpenSSO is on a real upward trend right now, with a whole bunch of events over the next few weeks, at the RSA Conference, MySQL Conference, European Identity Conference and more. See my blog entry for details, and come along if you can!
Saturday Apr 04, 2009
By pelegri on Apr 04, 2009
Paul has updated our Geomap to include data through March 2009 and it is another record month. A first pass at registrations and downloads numbers also look equally good.
• Monthly Admin Pings - 555,486 (new record)
More details on the other metrics when I double-check the numbers.
See other posts tagged Geomap.
Sunday Mar 29, 2009
By pelegri on Mar 29, 2009
Two news pieces related to JBoss that are relevant to GF readers.
Metro - GlassFish, WLS, Sun's JDK, IBM's JDK, TMaxsoft, a few other JavaEE licensees.
And Sacha announces his departure from Red Hat. Enjoy the actively doing nothing part!
Wednesday Mar 25, 2009
By pelegri on Mar 25, 2009
What is the connection between OpenGrok, Drizzle and Bazaar? Hudson, the Continuous Integration system. Check out Jorgen's writeup describing his Presentation on using Hudson with OpenGrok, and Trond's note on Bazaar Plugin, used with Drizzle Builds.
Another connection is that Trond and Jorgen work in Sun's DataBase group in Trondheim, and you might think that is how they discovered Hudson, except that in a large, distributed, company, Open Source products often get adopted without any direct internal communication. Actually, in an internal recent presentation on Drizzle Brian was telling me about this great CI tool called Hudson! :-)
Friday Mar 20, 2009
By pelegri on Mar 20, 2009
Paul has updated our Geomap to include data through February 2009. Some statistics:
• GF v2 Registrations - 351,130
(260K in Dec 4th,
200K in Sep 25th,
150K in Jul 14th).
The usual disclaimer: these metrics have flaws but they all show strong growth.
See other posts tagged Geomap.
Sunday Mar 15, 2009
By pelegri on Mar 15, 2009
We recorded 649,296 d/ls of GlassFish Server last month (192,776 SDK d/ls plus 456,520 Tools d/ls); about 28K downloads each day. More details, including a comparison with JBoss's public numbers, in my note.
The adoption for GlassFish is going very well and follows the model described by Jonathan (, [2, ). You can read about some of our Adoption Stories, or drop by EBC or elsewhere, for more details.
Friday Mar 06, 2009
By pelegri on Mar 06, 2009
Two more adoption stories; they both use GFv2 and MySQL Server, but while one is a traditional Java EE story, the other is a Rails App ported from Mongrel.
The MidwifeMate application spans the web tier (JSF/Facelets), EJBs and JPA. They use Hibernate talking to a MySQL Server and develop on Eclipse using the GlassFish Eclipse Plugin. For more details check the adoption story and the Questionnaire
In contrast, Involver.com looks like a Rails app because it is, except that it is running on GlassFish through JRuby. The application can been developed originally for a pack of mongrels but the team felt this "deployment strategy wasn't an efficient use of resources, both human and machine." and explored using JRuby. GlassFish was chosen because of Sun's commitment to JRuby and the overlap between the two communities.
Monday Feb 16, 2009
By pelegri on Feb 16, 2009
The overall GlassFish trend continues to be positive. Comparing GF and JBoss provides some relative geographic data; comparing different data points (, , ) shows an improvement but some geographies deserve more attention.
Saturday Feb 14, 2009
By pelegri on Feb 14, 2009
Metro, the Web Services stack, is one of the main components in GlassFish. One of its key benefits is excellent WebServices interoperability with the Microsoft stack, leveraging our relationship with MS. A consequence is showings in informal publications from Microsoft, like mszCool's Plans for 2009 and Identity Interoperability as well as in formal Federated Identity and Healthcare in the MS's The Architecture Journal.
On a related note, O'Reilly has published Java Web Services: Up and Running - A quick, practical, and thorough introduction where Martin Kalin covers SOAP and RESTful Web Services in Java using Metro and Jersey.
For WebServices discussions, check out our Forum, and the mailing lists USERS@Metro and USERS@Jersey. Although we consider Jersey a piece of Metro - we love SOAP and REST equally :-) and the two parts are intended to mesh together - we are maintaining two mailing lists as the audiences tend to be disjoint.
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- The Basics of Connection Pools in Glassfish
- Java EE 8 Community Survey - The Final Part!
- GlassFish Monitoring and Management Virtual Event with Adam Bien
- Java+EE Basic Training with Yakov Fain