Thursday Mar 01, 2012

GlassFish 3.1.2 coverage - Admin Console, mod_jk, EclipseLink, press, and other screencasts

Now that GlassFish 3.1.2 is out the door (download it here) we can have a look at some of the coverage for the release focusing on specific features.

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• John has a presentation walking through the main new features of GlassFish 3.1.2
• Amy blogs about Apache mod_jk load-balancing with 3.1.2
• The Oracle Java Blog covers the highlights of the release.
• Anissa has all the details about the Web Console improvements
• Tim discusses the changes made to Secure Administration
• Blaise covers the impact of having EclipseLink's MOXy not integrated
• Arun covers with Sathyan the main new 3.1.2 release themes
• Anissa has a short screencast highlighting the new DCOM provisioning feature
• Arun has a rundown of the new features
• Paul has an post on the updated GlassFish 3.1.2 documentation
• MartinG covers what's new in Metro 2.2, JAXB 2.2.5 and JAX_WS 2.2.6
• Jason has the details for REST Security in 3.1.2
• Anissa also has this Managing Application Scoped Resources from the 3.1.2 Console screencast
• Byron discusses in greater details the new DCOM Configuration utility
• Joe covers the new secure by default GlassFish 3.1.2 feature and its impact
• Adam Bien has a 5-minute screencast showing Java EE 6 with NetBeans 7.1.1 and GlassFish 3.1.2
• Bhakti has the main release points as well as details on the updated NetBeans code samples for GlassFish
• Long-time tools guy, Vince provides an update GlassFish+Eclipse.
• TSS has a list of main themes for the release
• Heise.de also cover the main new features for GlassFish 3.1.2 (German)
• javahispano.org covers the simultaneous releases of NetBeans 7.1.1 and GlassFish 3.1.2 (Spanish)
• ITeye also covers the news (Chinese)
GlassFish 3.1.2 released (H-Online)
GlassFish 3.1.2 verfügbar (Entwickler.de)
Lançado GlassFish 3.1.2 (under-linux.org)
GlassFish Enterprise Server 3.1.2 (ZDNet Downloads)
GlassFish 3.1.2 - Oracle's Java EE server gets an update (JAXenter)
NetBeans IDE 7.1.1 Released, with Support for GlassFish 3.1.2 (Oracle Java blog)
NetBeans IDE 7.1.1 is here, quick to support newest Glassfish (JAXenter)

Wednesday Nov 23, 2011

Geronimo 3 beta - Another Apache project now compatible with Java EE 6

You probably recall the addition of TomEE and WebSphere CE at JavaOne 2011 to the list of certified Java EE 6 products.

This time, Apache Geronimo 3 beta 1 was released with compatibility with the Java EE 6 full platform and is now listed on the Java EE Compatibility Page in both the Web Profile and Full Platform categories.

Not surprisingly, a good number of the components used in this Geronimo release are similar to those used in the TomEE certification.

Apache Geronimo

We now have 11 compatible Java EE 6 configurations to chose from and expecting more soon.

Tuesday Oct 04, 2011

Welcoming WebSphere CE and Apache TomEE as new Java EE 6 citizens!

It's spring time for Java EE 6 with an ever growing list of certified implementations.

New additions to the list include IBM's WebSphere CE (an long time Java EE server) and the more surprising Apache TomEE product implementing the Java EE 6 Web Profile (see announcement on the Apache blog).

With Caucho's earlier certification, we have now two new licensees achieving compatibility and a total of 9 Java EE 6 certified configurations.

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As always, you can get the detailed certified configuration : WebSphere CE and TomEE. Other than the operating systems, databases and JVMs used you can also see which implementations were used for the various Java EE JSRs.

Sunday Aug 09, 2009

Kai 'Oswald' Joins the WebStack Team

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More good news around the WebStack team: Kai 'Oswald' Seidler, of Apache Friends and XAMPP fame, has joined the team - see Kai's post (German, mock-english). XAMPP is one of the (the?) most popular WAMP Distros (see Google Trend), and Kai will now be able to work full-time on it.

I talked with Kai a few months ago and enjoyed our phone chat a lot but, unfortunately, I was away when he visited Santa Clara recently (photo gallery). One of the topics during the trip was how to leverage the WebStack and the XAMPP efforts; stay tuned for news on that.

Welcome to the team, Kai!

Thursday Aug 06, 2009

Managing Your Apache Web Server - More on WebStack Enterprise Manager

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Sun's supported (L)AMP distribution, the GlassFish WebStack, was released last week and the team has several new posts on the new Enterprise Monitor for Apache:

• Irfan covers Dashboard and Analytics and Navigation Views and Recent Alerts.
• Jeff has an in-depth post on Monitoring Apache Server with Web Stack
• Brian shows how to apply the tool in The Enterprise Manager and memcached
• Amit shows the tool in action through a (silent) screencast.

Sunday Aug 02, 2009

GlassFish WebStack... Helping With MySQL.com Outage

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I see that Kaj mentioned the (GlassFish) WebStack when telling the story of the MySQL.Com Outage.

One of the main benefits of the WebStack is that all the pieces work very well together, so that was one less thing to worry about; the electrical woes were stressful enough...

Wednesday Jul 29, 2009

WebStack 1.5 - Your (L)AMP Stack

Sun's LAMP support is assembled from two pieces: the L is from our Linux/GNU Support (see SunSolve entry), while the AMP comes from the GlassFish WebStack, which, in its latest incarnation includes Apache HTTP Server, lighttpd, memcached, MySQL, PHP, Python, Ruby, Squid, Tomcat, GlassFish (v2.1) and Hudson (features).

The inclusion of Hudson is a bit of an opportunistic move (more on that in a bit), the rest comprises a well tested, integrated, optimized, and extended component stack for your new and old Web Apps.

The WebStack can be downloaded here; the bundle includes the WebStack Enterprise Manager, which, unlike the other components, is not free right-to-use but rather is available with an eval license; this is a model like that of the GlassFish Enterprise Manager. The current release supports RHEL, Solaris and OpenSolaris (it is bundled in OpenSolaris); for additional details, check out the Documentation and Discussion Forum.

Check out these posts from the WebStack team:

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• Brian's Announcement
• CVR's Announcement and Overview.
• CVR's note on two key properties: Fully Relocatable, and Updatable.
• Jiri on Installation and Overview.
• Sriram on Installing AMP stack within GlassFish Web Stack 1.5.
• Irfan on the Enterprise Manager's Navigation Panel.
• Jeff on Installing via IPS tools.

Thursday Jun 25, 2009

Simplified mod_jk with GlassFish v3

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A common setup for GlassFish Server is to have Apache httpd as the front-end using mod_jk as the connector between the two. Although GFv2 supported mod_jk, the setup has been simplified in GFv3 and Amy just published a detailed note with the Configuration Steps on both sides.

Wednesday Apr 29, 2009

WebSpace Server Monitoring and Performance

WebSpace Server Homepage

Rajesh and team are hard at work plugging in more JMX monitoring features in WebSpace Server and Liferay (see the detailed proposal). This will give administrators a nice overview of performance metrics, fault diagnostics, and in general keeping WebSpace running smoothly. Speaking of performance, Srikanth has also written up an integration of WebSpace Server with Apache Solr, which is recommended for use with GlassFish clusters. The WebSpace Wiki is a great source of material like this for developers and administrators.

Friday Apr 03, 2009

SocialSite and Apache

I'm finally catching up with Dave's post from last Friday. Quoting from his note on SocialSite and Apache:

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... Sun Microsystems is willing to contribute Project SocialSite to the Apache Software Foundation. It's not clear whether SocialSite should be contributed into Shindig or as a new incubator project...

I've started some discussions about this on Apache-private mailing lists and I'll let you know what happens next.

As Dave says, this is "the best thing for the project and will give it the best possible chances for building a thriving community". My very best wishes to SocialSite.

Dave's presentation at ApacheCon was on Shindig for Blogs and Wikis; a number of his most recent posts have covered specific topics building to this presentation where he leveraged Shiding and SocialSite (and JSPWiki and Roller). Of special interest may be his posts on OAuth.

Wednesday Feb 11, 2009

GlassFish Portfolio launch coverage - day 3

GlassFish Portfolio

Yet another round of links for the GlassFish Portfolio launch. Some are links I had missed, other ones appeared recently.

Note also we now have GlassFish Portfolio release notes published.

Press Articles
Seeing Through Sun's Glassfish (Information Week)
Sun представила открытую web-платформу (linuxcenter.ru)
Sun's GlassFish Portfolio Adds More Open Source (InternetNews.com)
Sun releases GlassFish web platform (vnunet.com)
Sun’s GlassFish Portfolio Could Change Middleware Game (idevnews.com)
GlassFish gets LAMP stack and multimedia add-on (CRN.com.au)
Sun unveils Glassfish portfolio (ITExaminer.com)
http://ca.sys-con.com/node/838245 (AjaxWorld.com)
Sun Releases Enterprise Open Source Platform (ebizQ)
Sun to integrate GlasFish with LAMP stack (ciol.com)
Sun beefs up GlassFish app server with integrated LAMP stack (eChannelLine)
Sun GlassFish Portfolio chez Sun (Toolinux)

General blogs
Glassfish Portfolio (niq)
GlassFish Enterprise Service Bus Multimedia (SDN Channel)
New Sun Glassfish Portfolio (CamelCase)
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GlassFish ESB and OpenESB - Interview and demo (RedMonk)
Web Space Server - Localization (Portal Post)
Incredible portfolio of web servers! (Web Tier)
Adding content to portal page : The easy way (Praskah)
Jersey 1.0.2 is released (Earthly Powers)
Learn About GlassFish Portfolio (Dixie, docs)

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Sun GlassFish Portfolio が発表されました。いろんな情報があります。 (Ogino)
SNMP monitoring in GlassFish (Marc)
New Glassfish Portfolio (Eric Bruno)

Read earlier coverage here and there.

GlassFish Portfolio launch coverage - day 2

GlassFish Portfolio

Some 24 hours after the launch, more coverage of the GlassFish Portfolio launch.

Press Articles
Light-weight, open-source Sun GlassFish Portfolio (TSS)
Sun realigns software around GlassFish Portfolio (SDTimes)
Themes discussed at Sun GlassFish Portfolio debut (TechTarget)
Nyílt forrású vállalati alkalmazásplatformmal jelentkezett a Sun Microsystems (HWSW.hu)
SUN’s Glassfish Portfolio is a major shift to commercial open source business models. (The Forrester Blog)
Sun's Answer To LAMP: GlassFish Portfolio (InformationWeek)

General blogs
GlassFish v2.1: A Complete Picture (Harpreet)
"10 reasons why Nuxeo is using GlassFish" presentation (Nuxeo)
SIP development modules via Auto-update (Vince)
Sun GlassFish Portfolio Released (SDN Program News)
Content Management System in Glassfish Web Space Server 10.0 (Prakash)
Writing your first application router with SailFin (Binod)
SIP Extension Headers in SailFin (Sankar)
Sailfin in detail : Part 1 app-name (Prsad)
OK - where do I start if I need to tune GlassFish? (Kim)
Performance Monitor enters Sun's GlassFish offerings (Shreedhar)
Performance Advisor : VM Alerts (Nandini)
GlassFish Portfolio related podcasts (Bistro!)
Sun includes GlassFish ESB in GlassFish Portfolio (Hari)
GlassFish Portfolio with GlassFish ESB officially announced (Mark White)
Web Space Server 10 Adopts Update Center (Joe)

GlassFish Enterprise Manager
GlassFish SNMP Monitoring (Rajeshwar)
GlassFish Value-Ad Feature Tuner (Nachiappan)
Tuner ScreenCast (Nachiappan)
Performance Advisor Installation and Overview (Screencast by Anissa)

Earlier coverage is here.

Tuesday Feb 10, 2009

GlassFish Portfolio launch coverage

GlassFish Portfolio

It's early after the launch but here's already a first batch of content covering GlassFish Portfolio. Expect some updates to this blog later in the day as well as more entries in the next few days.

Press Articles
Sun offers integrated Web platform (InfoWorld)
Avec Portfolio, Sun taille GlassFish pour contrer JBoss (LeMagIT, in French)
Sun Takes GlassFish, Industry's Most Downloaded Application Server, to New Heights With Integrated LAMP Stack (Press Release)
搜斧 - Sun GlassFish Portfolio Released
Sun Drives Huge Growth in Adoption of GlassFish, Industry's Most Downloaded Application Server (Press Release)

General blogs
GlassFish Production Deployments & Enterprise Manager (John Clingan)
The New GlassFish Portfolio! (Liz Matthews)
GlassFish Portfolio en bref (Bistro!)
Sun GlassFish Web Space Server 10.0: Now Available! (The Portal Post)
GlassFish - immár Portfolioban (Peter, in Hungarian)
Sun GlassFish Portfolio and Open Source (Kevin)
SailFin : Develop your own applications using templates (Bhavani)
SailFin V1: Step by step guide to get started. (Binod)
Introducing Sun GlassFish Portfolio (Scripting blog)
介绍Sun GlassFish Portfolio (The Aquarium ZH)
Converged Load-Balancer(CLB) Whitepaper and Screencast (Kshitiz)
GlassFish grows up! (Sun Student Connection)
Feb 17th Chinese Webinar - GlassFish Portfolio (Judy/Jiandong)

GlassFish Enterprise Manager
Introducing GlassFish Performance Tuner (Ken Paulsen)
GlassFish Performance Advisor - Install and setup (Siraj)
JDBC Pool Manager - Steady Pool Size Tuning (Shalini)
JDBC Pool Manager - Max Pool Size Tuning (Shalini)
GlassFish SNMP J2EE MIB Presentation (Olivier)
Browsing the Glassfish SNMP J2EE-MIB (Olivier)
GlassFish SNMP Master Agent Integration (Olivier)
GlassFish SNMP security (Olivier)
GlassFish Performance Advisor - Managing Rotated Log Files (Siraj)
GlassFish Performance Advisor - Log Entry Alert (Siraj)
Performance Advisor Installation and Overview - Screencast,live demo and more (Anissa)
Configuration of SNMP Monitoring in Glassfish Enterprise Manager (Sankar)

Monday Feb 09, 2009

Introducing the Sun GlassFish Portfolio

Sparky is growing up! Today, Sun announced the Sun GlassFish Portfolio (PR) the Sun GlassFish Communications Server (SailFin) and the Sun GlassFish Mobility Platform.

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The key components in the GlassFish Portfolio are the Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server (including OpenMQ), the Sun GlassFish ESB (with OpenESB), the Sun GlassFish Web Space Server (nee WebSynergy, leveraging GlassFish and Liferay) and the Sun GlassFish Web Stack, which includes supported and optimized versions of Apache Web Server, Memcached and other popular Web applications.

Full details of the GlassFish Portfolio are at its Home page. The GetIt tab has a very good table with all the features, services and pricing - check it out!

Sun also issued a Release highlighting adoption of the GlassFish products in companies from Telcos (T-Mobile), Health (Medavie Blue Cross) and startups (TravelMuse). Check the PR for a full list, plus our Adoption Stories and Sun's more formal Customer References.

As in past events, we are going to post a number of blog entries related to different facets of the products announced today; we will (attempt to) use the tag GlassFishPortfolio consistently to help search through them. We are also going to host a set of short (10') presentations at TheAquarium Online to cover this material, with the usual recordings for later playback.

Thursday Aug 28, 2008

... mod_jk, Brazil, Typo, Roller and SocialSite, xVM, and Online Stores Galore

A compilation of today's news of interest:

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From the Grizzly Community - much simpler mod_jk support in GlassFish v3 for improved Apache HTTPD as a front-end. And, an old story about the New Leadership on Grizzly 2.0 - Congrats, Alexey!

From Brazil, several GlassFish-related events during September, The Java Month: first we will have representation at JustJava and several of the 14-city tour, including a Visit by Kohsuke, and then, later in the month, by Arun including Sun TechDays in Sao Paolo. Contact Arun and Kohsuke if you want to leverage their visit.

And talking about Arun, a report on how to Run Typo on GlassFish/JRuby.

From Dave, news of him joining his two babies in a Social Roller; I know he has been iching to work on this for a while, looking forward to the results!

From the xVM Team, a new Home Page and White Paper.

And, from the land of Online Stores, two new developements: news of a New Kindle and noises about an Android App Store. The Kindle seems a sure (continued) winner; I'm curious about how Android will fare - a lot of competition out there!