By alexismp on Feb 27, 2012
GlassFish 3.1 was released a year ago. It was a major milestone for the team and the community for several reasons.
First, it delivered on the promise of the roadmap presented by Oracle soon after the acquisition of Sun Microsystems.
Second, it added key enhancements in centralized admin (SSH-based) and integrated much-improved high-availability cluster technology (see this article for details), thus making it a production-ready product.
Finally, it introduced GlassFish Server Control, a set of tools to improve the production experience for those people that have more money than time, which made clear that GlassFish was a strategic and revenue-generating product for the company.
For the past 365 days, with the help of the community the GlassFish team at Oracle has delivered on its other promises (a 3.1.1 release in the summer of 2011 and an imminent 3.1.2 release) and will continue to do so with Java EE 7 and GlassFish 4. Exciting times ahead!