Monday Feb 27, 2012

GlassFish 3.1 is one year old today

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!

Monday Oct 20, 2008

At 10, NetBeans is a grown up

10 years logo

NetBeans is 10 years old! The celebration is happening here (check out this interview of James Gosling). Certainly a lot has happened in all those years to have NetBeans reach its current quality and feature level. The NetBeans download matrix is probably a great way to summarize the breath and depth of the project.

GlassFish is listed among others as a sister project. Keep an eye on the NetBeans web site for NetBeans 6.5 RC (Release Candidate). It should show-up anytime now and offer support for GlassFish v3 prelude.

What were you doing 10 years ago?

Tuesday Jun 27, 2006

GlassFish turns 1

Just a year ago this week Sun announced project GlassFish, an open source application server based on the Java EE 5 specifications. The announcement was made at JavaOne 2005 where we gave away many GlassFish t-shirts and buttons. Here are some of the highlights I thought of from the past year.

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These are some of the accomplishments that stand out in my mind and there are more. Thanks to all the folks that helped make project GlassFish's first year a success. Looking forward the update release is under way and so is planning for the next dot release of GlassFish. It looks like it'll be another busy year.