Wednesday Oct 19, 2011

GlassFish Podcast Series - Community Stories from JavaOne

Admittedly, one of the most successful part of the GlassFish Community Event at this year's JavaOne was the "customer stories" portion.

We're now making the content for those six "GlassFish in Production" stories available in a series of episodes on the GlassFish Podcast.

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You will also find equivalent entries, slides and even a video on our Stories blog. The different GlassFish use cases are quite impressive. Most by the load they handle (Grizzly was appraised by most speakers), others by the importance of the Java EE 6 standard, and others yet by the critical nature of the customer-facing sites that their run (ESPN is an obvious example here).

We had also asked the speakers to articulate both what they liked and what could be improved as you'll hear in the presentations. This has created for us a very nice list of prioritized improvements to work on. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast to catch further episodes, and if you're not familiar with the podcast, you may want to take a look at the full list of episodes.

Our big thanks goes out to all six of our speakers and to their employers for having them share this with the wider GlassFish community. If you have a story you'd like to share with us and the rest of the GlassFish community, you don't have to wait for next year's JavaOne, please send us email (see the "Contact Us" section on this blog) and we'll make sure your experience is available to the community.

Tuesday Oct 18, 2011

JCP.next Final Approval Ballot - We have a go!

As previously explained, JSR 348 is there to change the JCP itself and add transparency to the process.

The results for the Final Approval Ballot are in with 25 YES votes, 2 ABSTAIN votes (Google and Vodafone), one NO vote and 4 non-votes (both Executive Committees were voting). And that's 5 months to complete a JSR from the day it was filed.

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Here are two (pseudo) random changes taken from the proposed final draft to give you sense of what will change :

"Attendance at meetings is mandatory. Missing two meetings in a row (whether teleconference or face-to-face meetings) results in loss of future, not yet started, JSR ballot and EC voting privileges."

"The Maintenance Lead must submit to the PMO at least quarterly a list of all implementations that have been certified as compatible and that have been released publicly or commercially. The PMO will publish this information on the JCP website."

For the latter part, Sun and now Oracle has been publishing the list of certified Java EE implementations.

Also, remember that this the first of two JSRs to change the JCP itself (the shorter one too). And in other JCP news, a new voting period has started, closing on October 30th (see list of SE/EE nominees, some really strong ones...).

Update: the JCP blog has more details on the EC ballot.

Wednesday Oct 12, 2011

JavaOne 2011 Content - Keynotes and on-site interviews

In addition to the JavaOne 2011 content now hosted on Parleys.com, the OTN Media Network has the full-length keynotes as well as a long list of onsite interviews with various community members.

Check it out!

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Monday Oct 10, 2011

JavaOne 2011 Afterglow - yet more coverage

The previous post had a number of JavaOne community impressions but there seems to be large batch of them, so here are a few more :

Craig clearly caught the Cloud angle, LJC's Martijn shared how the conference started, and Janice reflected on the Java EE.next panel.

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The Developer.com article comments on the various Java roadmaps announced at the conference while Eclipse's Ian Skerrett gave the overall event the thumbs up.

The official JavaOne blog was, as expected, very busy with a highlight of the JCP awards, a coverage of both the technical keynote, as well as the strategy keynote, a list of Oracle's announcements at the conference, and closing with the review of the community keynote.

Sunday Oct 09, 2011

JavaOne 2011 Afterglow - Blogosphere coverage

I think it's fair to call this year's JavaOne successful conference. While not held in the Moscone Center, many little improvements added up to a much increased attendance, and some good content and announcements to provide and exciting event.

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Dustin shares his own impressions as well as a nice roundup of blogs covering the event. You probably also want to read Cay Horstmann's series of blogs (now a classic at JavaOne): Day 0 | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4.

Other coverage include TheServerSide's "JavaOne 2011: Mark it up as a success", Steven Chin's "JavaOne is Rebuilding Momentum" or Artima's three-part coverage: Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3.

As announced at the event, the JavaOne 2011 channel on Parleys.com is now available. You can start with Adam Bien's "Java EE, the cool parts". Expect more coverage of JavaOne in the days to come, there's just really been a lot going on...

Sunday Oct 02, 2011

GlassFish Community Event @ JavaOne - Slides!

JavaOne 2011 kicked off on a beautiful day here in San Francisco. The GlassFish Community Event went really well and as promised there here are the community and roadmap slides (we'll also post the customer stories soon) :

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Make sure you catch (in person or online) tomorrow's JavaOne Technical Keynote and in particular the Java EE / GlassFish demo.

A large batch of photos for this first day have also been uploaded to Facebook.

Tuesday Sep 27, 2011

Last Call: GlassFish Community Event & Party

Quick note that we're having our GlassFish Community Event this coming Sunday (October 2nd) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

We're accepting a few more RSVP's on the wiki (if you had issues editing the page before, all should now be smooth).

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The other event that same day is of course the GlassFish Party at the Thirsty Bear. Registrations are on the same wiki page. See you there!

Wednesday Sep 14, 2011

JSR 348 passes Public Review Ballot & JCP Elections

JSR 348, the "meta" JSR to change the JCP itself is moving forward nicely and has just passed the Review Ballot.

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For the SE/EE Executive Community, the results show 14 YES votes, one Abstain (Google) and one non-vote (VMWare). As always, the comments are worth reading and this is probably one of the votes with the most number of comments.

This is just one stage in the JCP process and if you're a bit lost Joe's recent Pictorial View of a JSR Progressing through the JCP would probably come in handy.

In other JCP news, nominations for the fall 2011 EC Elections open on 30 September. The seats up for voting are those of SAP, Ericsson, VMWare (ratified), Intel and Werner Keil (elected). There will be a JavaOne session dedicated to Meet(ing) the Executive Committee Candidates

Friday Sep 09, 2011

Reminder: GlassFish Community Event & Party (Oct. 2th)

Update: Correct date is October 2nd.

Quick reminder that we're hosting our traditional GlassFish community event and Party the day JavaOne starts this year :

    Sunday 2nd, October 2011
    12:30pm-4:30pm
    Moscone West - 2020

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Other details can be found in the dedicated wiki page. Please add yourself to the list there if you'd like to attend or simply add a comment to this post and we'll add your name.

Beyond the necessary community and roadmap updates we'll also hear from community members Adam Bien, Johan Vos, Laird Nelson, Fabiane Nardon, and Stephan Janssen who will all present on a GlassFish deployment story. And if you're flying in that day and unable to join the event don't miss the party at the Thirsty Bear (7:30pm).

Thursday Sep 01, 2011

More new faces at GlassFish DEV!

It's been exactly a year since we've announced new developers joining the GlassFish development team and high time for another batch.

From left to right, Miroslav Kos (aka Miran), Iaroslav Savytskyi (aka Iarda) and Lukas Jungmann (aka Jungi) have all joined the GlassFish Web Services team in Prague. Join the rest of the team in welcoming all three of them.

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More resources for GlassFish can only be good news! Expect more in the near future.

Sunday Jul 03, 2011

GlassFish featured in latest Java Spotlight Podcast episode

The Java Spotlight Podcast keeps on rolling with episode #32 just posted. This one was recorded live from FISL with special guest Anil Gaur, VP of Java EE and GlassFish at Oracle.

In his interview Anil discusses the latest 3.1 release of GlassFish, the difference between the open source and Oracle versions as well as the future of Java EE.

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To subscribe to the podcast, use the syndication feed or the iTunes link.

Monday Jun 27, 2011

July 7th - Java 7th launch

Java 7 is around the corner and Oracle is hosting a multi-city launch event on July 7th called "Java 7, Moving Java Forward".

This event will be held simultaneously in Oracle HQ (Redwood Shores, CA), in Sao Paulo, Brazil and in London UK to celebrate to almost-ready version 7 of Java, the first one in five years!

Java 7 Register

In addition to the live event and the ability for you to attend in person if you're in one of those cities, many Java User Groups are planning Java 7 meetings on the same day or soon after, so check your favorite JUG's upcoming meetings. Chances are there's a Java 7 event nearby.

Tori has all the details for this launch event over on the OTN blog. Register directly here.

Tuesday Jun 21, 2011

GlassFish Community Event @ JavaOne - Save the date!

The interest for having a GlassFish community event at JavaOne is still very strong both inside Oracle and in the community, so this year again we'll be hosting a get together on the Sunday prior to the main event. If you're in town and attending JavaOne, mark your calendars :
Sunday 2nd, October 2011 - 12:30pm-4:30pm in the Moscone

GlassFish Community Event

This will be an opportunity to discuss the community status (adoption of Java EE 6, GlassFish 3.1.x) and hear about future plans, mainly around Java EE 7 and the related GlassFish release(s). We'd also like to have several participants share their deployment stories as well as some time for an free-form unconference format and some team building activity.

Of course, beyond all the content shared in slides, this should really also be a good excuse to meet folks from the community and from the core GlassFish team at Oracle. Here's a post on last year's event.

And before anybody asks, we are still exploring the party situation :-)
Update: the party is ON!. Details coming soon.

Thursday Apr 14, 2011

JCP Special election this month

Voting unanimously on the Java EE 7 JSRs was excellent news for the future of the platform but some were quick to point out that the number of voters was not the same as usual. Indeed the SE/EE Executive Committee was missing 3 out of 15 members with the recent resignations of the Apache Foundation, Doug Lea and Tim Peierls (2 ratified seats and one elected seat).

The good news is that elections to replace these departing members have now been scheduled with Bruno Souza representing SouJava and Goldman Sachs as the Oracle ratified candidates.

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Nominations for the elected seat started on April 12th and will close on April 25th. The ballot itself will run from April 26th to May 9th and new EC members will take office the next day. All JCP members are obviously encouraged to vote. Note there will also be an open seat in the ME Executive Committee. You may also find Patrick Curran's InfoQ recent interview to be of interest.

Read all the details on this special election from this JCP page.