Friday Nov 18, 2011

Tab Sweep - Coherence, SBT for GlassFish, OSGi in question, Java EE plugins, ...

Recent Tips and News on Java, Java EE 6, GlassFish & more :

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Oracle Coherence Team Blog (blogs.oracle.com)
JSF Nightlies (Ed)
Setting up Mobile Server with GlassFish (Greg)
Deploying to remote Glassfish from SBT (Vasil)
OSGi (Jarda)
Building Plugins with Java EE 6 (Adam)
Application Entreprise JSF2 avec Maven ... (simplicity2k)
Project Coin at Devoxx 2011 (Joe)

Tuesday Sep 27, 2011

Coherence 3.7.1 is out with RESTfulness, courtesy of Grizzly/Jersey

With its latest 3.7.1 release, Oracle Coherence is now offering REST support using Jersey 1.8 and Grizzly 2.1.1 (as a standalone HTTP server) under the covers. This opens up the Coherence data grid to yet more languages such as PHP or Python.

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This documentation page lays out all the steps to build a Coherence REST Application. You'll also find Release Notes enumerating all the enhancements in this version of the product.

Oracle GlassFish Server customers using Active Cache will find also that this version includes a number of bug fixes in Coherence*Web.

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Wednesday Apr 27, 2011

Community documenting their GlassFish 3.1 experiences

Of course it's great to see so many GlassFish 3.1 blogs written by the engineers themselves but it's equally rewarding to read user blogs sharing their experience with the larger community. This time we have two fully documented blog entries on setting up a GlassFish cluster from Sven and using ActiveCache (Coherence\*Web) from Markus.

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Over on the "The JavaDude Weblog" Sven has a detailed step-by-step recipe for setting up a GlassFish 3.1 cluster. His approach uses VirtualBox-virtualized Ubuntu instances and combines a Web Admin Console and command-line approach using the SSH provisioning introduced in this release.

With the recent release of Coherence 3.7, Markus discusses how to install the software, package applications to use ActiveCache for GlassFish (Coherence\*Web integration), start Coherence data nodes, all in a short and sweet blog post.

The GlassFish team of course also appreciates simple yet we believe sincere VIP compliments, thanks James!

Thursday Apr 21, 2011

Coherence*Web now available for GlassFish 3.1

With the release of Coherence 3.7, Oracle's distributed in-memory data grid, Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1 is now fully functional with native Coherence\*Web integration (aka ActiveCache for GlassFish). No update to GlassFish is required.

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This feature provided as part of GlassFish Server Control (value adds for paying customers) offers virtually unlimited horizontal scaling without requiring any code change or archive processing since this integration is based on the Coherence\*Web SPI. Adam Leftik discusses this in greater details in his "Active Cache for GlassFish" screencasts: part 1, part 2.

Other enhancements to Coherence include a new Elastic Data capability, dynamic load balancing, automatic proxy discovery and F5 integration. Get your copy of Coherence 3.7 from http://www.oracle.com/goto/coherence.

Tuesday Mar 22, 2011

GlassFish 3.1 SOTD #16 - Active Cache for GlassFish, Part 2

In this 16th post of the SOTD (Screencast Of The Day) series following the release of GlassFish 3.1, here is Adam's Active Cache For GlassFish Part 2 of 2.

This is a feature that is part of Oracle GlassFish Server Control which comes bundled with Oracle GlassFish Server and available for free trial.

Following part 1, this 30-minute session offers a thorough demonstration of Active Cache for GlassFish. After a quick review of the features, Adam Leftik shows how to:
• create and configure a two-instance GlassFish cluster
• setup the application deployment descriptor to use Coherence\*Web
• configure and start a Coherence server
• configure Apache mod_jk as the load-balancer

Adam also walks you through the sample code to illustrate some Coherence APIs in addition to the API-less use of Coherence\*Web. He then deploys the application and stops/starts he GlassFish cluster to show how Coherence preserves the shared and distributed state of the application. Make sure you watch in full screen in HD resolution.

This screencast is hosted on the GlassFish YouTube Channel.

Tuesday Mar 08, 2011

GlassFish 3.1 SOTD #8 - Active Cache for GlassFish (Coherence*Web)

In this eighth post of the SOTD (Screencast Of The Day) series following the release of GlassFish 3.1, here is Adam Leftik's Active Cache For GlassFish Part 1.

This is a feature that is part of Oracle GlassFish Server Control which comes bundled with Oracle GlassFish Server and available for free trial. In addition, this requires the upcoming Oracle Coherence 3.7 product.

This is part one of a two-part video discussing the concepts behind Oracle Coherence and how Active Cache for GlassFish provides seamless integration with Coherence*Web. If you are already familiar with Coherence, you may want to jump to 17:45 into part 1 to hear about the installation and setup for Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1.

Stay tuned for part 2!
This screencast is hosted on the GlassFish YouTube Channel.