Sunday Apr 12, 2009

REST, Twitter, BlackBerries and More - Catching Up with Mobility Platform 1.1

The GlassFish Mobility Platform 1.1 was announced ([1], [2]) at the same time as the GlassFish Portolio, although it is not formally part of the Portfolio. That week I hosted a couple of Webinars; you can check the archive pages for the Short and Long webinars.

The core of the functionality in GF MP 1.1 remains the SyncML engine and the adaptors but this release adds support for JAX-RS-based connectors (via Jersey) and JerseyMe, a JAX-RS client library for CLDC. Other additions include BlackBerry support and a new SalesForce sample that uses the JAX-RS connectors.

The team has been aggregating news on these features using the new Mobility Blog; doing a quick pass to catch up...

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• Rebecca explains how to use the new JAX-RS Connector in a SalesForce example: [1], [2] and [3].
• Two short screencasts by Santiago showing how to Develop and Deploy JAX-RS Connectors.
• Hans explains how to Provision BlackBerry clients.
• A couple of screencasts by Ryan: SalesForce Example and Case Management System.
• Rajiv Konkimalla shows how to Synchronize Twitter Data.
• Joe Wang explains how to Develop a Client Application using LWUIT and a BlackBerry.

Thursday Oct 09, 2008

... JRuby Frameworks, GFv3 Docs, Japan, JRE in-place replacement, Blackberry storm

A compilation of today's news of interest:

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Jacob reports from JRuby-land that he is working on Support for More Frameworks in GlassFish, like merb. Others will follow, so let him know if you have preferences.

We are in the last few weeks before GlassFish v3 Prelude, and Paul has announced Final Review for Documentation. Review ends on Monday, so you don't have much time left.

Kohsuke is now in Tokyo, starting his (Japan Trip. Check out the GeoMap on Japan: we have 140K hits there, not bad, but I'm sure we can do better with improved outreach, which is why Kohsuke is visiting.

A new JRE is brewing. The new Java SE 6 Update 10 has an in-place update for the JRE in your desktop. This is a big change that will reduce the download time and will simplify your disk management. The Intro at SDN News has a pointer to a dummy try-out program, consider checking it out to give us feedback on the new release.

And the BlackBerry Storm is out, with its new touch-screen, see: Vodafone, Hands-On and AppCenter. From reading the crackberry entry, it seems the store is for distributing apps from the carrier - which is more limited than the iPhone AppStore, but, since the store is not the only way to download an app, that's less critical.