Thursday Mar 04, 2010

GlassFish in February

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The breadth and depth of the community is nicely illustrated by the variety of recent GlassFish-related blog posts. First, long time GlassFish supporter Masoud has a very detailed (it's actually a chapter of a book) OpenMQ from A to Z entry. On the operations side, Byron has a set of two posts on How to Run GlassFish V3 as a Service on Linux Ubuntu/Debian and a follow-up on using a non-root Service (see also thisGentoo variation by Jason), while Felipe's on provisioning GlassFish v3 resources with asadmin.

In the "nice words" category, Juliano has a nicely written "Java Enterprise Development - 2010 style" piece and Maksim says "GlassFish is becoming new de facto standard in Java applications. Development with new GlassFish v3 server and Eclipse now is really fast and comfortable. Server starts within a second, JEE6 is fully supported and hot code replacement works as it should.".

On the Java EE 6 and web tier side we have Bobby sharing a tool for exploring the platform, Aleksey discussing a "Grizzly 2.0: simple authentication example", while Justin puts GlassFish embedded to work with Wicket. Rene has a two-part article on running a Java EE 6 Client Application with Netbeans 6.8 and GlassFish V3 - Part 1: Creating a Basic Application and Part 2: Enhancing and Deploying the Application while Jacob goes through the simple setup to have GlassFish and Intellij 9 work together.

So while we wait for the GlassFish roadmap, we've seen one of the busiest month ever for February on the user mailing list and this recent message from the GlassFish Product Management "GlassFish, and by extension, Metro, are strategic Oracle products". Exciting times ahead!

Monday Apr 13, 2009

Extending GlassFish v3 - OSGi from asadmin

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Modularity is important but without extensibility and manageability, GlassFish v3 would not be as exciting. Jerome Dochez, the architect for GlassFish recently posted an entry on Managed OSGi bundles. He discusses the pros and cons of deploying extensions to GlassFish as plain OSGi modules dropped into the modules/ directory or by using the familiar asadmin deploy approach.

Jerome then goes on to write, deploy and test a simple OSGi bundle starting from a Java class using respectively Maven and telnet (to access the Felix Console). This entry is a follow-up to a previous one on the use of Grizzly adapters to extend the application server runtime. Jerome promises a third part to this series focusing on combining Spring, OSGi and Java EE 6, all inside GlassFish v3.

While GlassFish v3 Prelude was released in 2008, you will need to get a promoted build in order to test the features discusses by Jerome. As previously reported, the full Java EE 6 implementation of GlassFish v3 is targeting a final release in September 2009.

Monday Mar 09, 2009

GroovyBlogs.org story and asadmin podcast

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In recent sister website news, GroovyBlogs.org is the latest "story" about running a grails application on top of GlassFish v2. Glen Smith shares his thoughts on running his community web site for the past couple of years using GlassFish and how OpenMQ has recently increased the overall availability of the system.

asadmin, the GlassFish CLI (Command Line Interface) was recently featured on TheAquariumTV (archive) and is now available as episode #28 of the GlassFish Podcast. The original recording was edited down to make it more podcast friendly (shorter, less discussion, more presentation). Let us know how that works for you.

Friday Feb 06, 2009

Feb 12th Webinar - GlassFish ASAdmin

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This week's webinar is on Thursday, Feb 12th, 11:00 am PT. Jane and Kedar will give an overview of ASAdmin, the GlassFish CLI console. ASadmin provides the same functionality as in the GUI console but it is often more adequate for automation.

Note - This topic was initially scheduled for Jan 22nd. New material since then includes a section based on GlassFish v3 a discussion on the architectural benefits of ASadmin.

Slides and other material will be posted to the Presentation Page. We encourage your participation during the presentation and recordings will be available later.

Tuesday Jan 20, 2009

Jan 22nd Webinar - ASAdmin, the CLI Console for GlassFish

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This week's webinar is on Thursday, Jan 22th, 11:00 am PT. Jane Young (and guests) will provide an overview of ASAdmin, the GlassFish CLI console (v2, v3). Asadmin enables the same functionality in the GUI console but in a format that is often more adequate for automation. Asadmin has bee described as "GlassFish's hidden gem"...

Slides and other material will be posted to the Presentation Page; as usual, we encourage your participation through questions before or during the presentation via the companion chat. As usual, recordings of the presentations will be made available later.

Added - Due to technical difficulties I could not host the webinar and it will be rescheduled. It is currently penciled in for Thu, Feb 19th.