Friday Dec 19, 2008

Registration for MySQL Conference and Expo 2009 is now open

MySQL Users Conference and Expo 2009

Registration is open for the MySQL Users Conference and Expo 2009. The review committee had 350 proposals to choose from, and most of the schedule is already done.

The tutorials section is complete, with a juicy choice of topics from popular classics to the newest ones, all of them with some innovative contents, as the theme Innovation Everywhere requires.

Register before February 16, and save as much as $200.

Thursday Dec 18, 2008

GlassFish Event in Paris - Slides available


L' "Aquarium Paris" is an event that took place in Paris, France last week (December 12th). The lineup of speakers and topics was quite impressive and the slides are now available. A new age with the list of GlassFish-related events is available here.

Topics covered include GlassFish v3, Java EE 6, Jersey, OpenSSO, Grizzly Comet, OpenMQ, OpenDS, JavaFX, OpenESB/Fuji, MySQL, partners XWiki, Valtech, Nuxeo and IzPack's despot Julien Ponge. Some are in French but the majority of the slides are in English.

Alternatively, you can get a the PDFs from this url and an all-in-one SlideShare page (boy do I like tags :).

Sunday Nov 30, 2008

GlassFish Presence at Devoxx next week

Devoxx Logo

Devoxx is only a week away and the GlassFish community will have a strong presence at this major European developer conference. There is no dedicated "GlassFish AppServer" session (too much of a product pitch?), but rather a series of related technologies and sub-projects you might find useful to consider for your projects.

The "University" section of the conference will feature a "GlassFish in Action" 3-hour session (Tuesday @ 1:30pm) with GlassFish v3 Prelude, Atmosphere, Jersey, OpenMQ, OpenESB/Fuji, WebSynergy tooling, and GlassFish-partner Nuxeo (on WebEngine). Should be fast paced, energetic, and mainly demo-driven.

Other sessions include :
Developing multi-language portlets by Satya Ranjan
Atmosphere by Jean-François Arcand (portable Comet based applications)
Project Fuji by Andreas Egloff (, GlassFish v3, OSGi, IFL, & JBI)
Building dynamic web applications with Comet, a BOF by Carol McDonald.
Connectivity with OpenMQ by project Lead Linda Schneider.
Java EE 6 Overview by spec lead Roberto Chinnici.
The Java API for RESTful Web Services by spec lead Paul Sandoz.
EJB 3.1 - from Legacy to Secret Weapon by Adam Bien, prolific blogger and consultant.
10 reasons Java EE develpment doesn't have to be painful, by yours truly.

The conference is now full (just like previous years) and the welcome page says : "3.200 attendees from 35 countries". Should be fun!

Friday Nov 21, 2008

GlassFish December Events in Montreal, Antwerp, and Paris

Parisian Metro in Montreal

The first half of December is going to be busy in terms of GlassFish presence at various conferences.

The first one is taking place in Montreal on December 4th with Jean-François Arcand presenting on GlassFish, Grizzly, Comet, and NIO. Details are here.

The biggest Java community event around in December is most likely Devoxx (Antwerp, Belgium - December 8th-12th). GlassFish and other sister projects will be represented in all three sections of the conference: Tools in Actions, University, and Conference. We'll post a more detailed entry on the GlassFish presence at Devoxx soon.

Finally, on December 12th, the Sun office will host a GlassFish event dubbed "The Aquarium in Paris" (check link for speaker and registration details). This is a full day of technical sessions with two tracks. The event is free but registrations are going strong and the seats are limited, so register now if you plan to attend.

Thursday Oct 23, 2008

Extended innovation : MySQL Conference 2009 CfP open till November 5

MySQL Users Conference and Expo 2009

The MySQL Users Conference and Expo 2009 call for participation has been extended. You have now time until November 5th to submit a proposal.

At the end of the regular CfP, we received 284 proposals, which is about 100 more than we got last year, before the extension. So, we are pleased, but we want more proposals for a better choice.

In particular, what is notably absent from the proposals, is contribution from other Sun communities. Java, Glassfish, Netbeans, Solaris, OpenOffice, are either completely amiss or faintly represented. We need good technical presentations on the above topics, involving MySQL usage and integration. And remember, the theme of the conference is Innovation Everywhere.

If you have missed the October 22nd deadline, here's your chance! Submit a proposal, now!

Wednesday Sep 03, 2008

Innovation Everywhere - MySQL Users Conference and Expo 2009

Sakila Speaker

The MySQL Users Conference and Expo 2009 has open its Call for Papers. The past edition had close to 2,000 participants, and the next one shouldn't be any poorer.

The theme for the next conference is Innovation Everywhere. After being a earthquake in the business world with the acquisition by Sun, MySQL continues its course towards innovation, by pursuing new users, new markets, new needs with continuous innovation.

A novelty, compared to past edition, is an embedded MySQLCamp within the conference. It will be an open space, driven and organized by the community, oriented to developers and advanced users.

Monday Sep 01, 2008

September is conference time again for GlassFish

Sparky around the world

GlassFish is swimming to various places in the next few weeks:
RailsConf, Munich. Sept. 2nd-4th, 2008 Arun presenting.
JustJava, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sept 10th-12th, 2008 + "Brazilian Java Month" tour. Kohsuke presenting.
JavaZone, Oslo, Norway. Sept 17th-18th, 2008. Alexis presenting.
Tech Days Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sept 29th-Oct 1st 2008. Arun presenting.

Topics covered in those events range from GlassFish v2 and v3, Rails and other dynamic languages in GlassFish, Hudson, Web Services, and more. Please come by even to simply to say hello. We love to hear about how GlassFish and friends are being used around the globe!

I've updated the "Events" sections of the wiki and TheAquarium (this page).

Thursday Jul 31, 2008

JSFOne 2008 conference, September 4th - 6th

JSF logo

I don't believe this was previously covered here, but Kito Mann has announced JSFOne, a conference dedicated to JavaServer Faces. The conference already has a great speaker lineup: David Geary, Michael Yuan, Google's Chris Schalk, our very own Ed Burns, Kito Mann himself, IceFaces' Ted Goddard, GlassFish community member Jason Lee, and more.

Kito recently blogged an update to this conference. Dates are September 4th - 6th, 2008 in Vienna, VA with 40+ sessions in four different tracks.

On a related note, JSF 2.0 (a part of Java EE 6) is shaping up nicely and if you haven't already seen Ryan Lubke's series on the subject, this post has the links to all the entries. Other JSF news is available using the jsf tag.

Monday Jul 21, 2008

Horizons (JavaCAPS, OpenESB, GlassFish, NetBeans) European Conference

Horizons logo

With the releases of OpenESB 2.0 and its commercial counter-part JavaCAPS release 6, there's a lot to cover in a user conference.

Horizons conferences have been going on for a little while for SeeBeyond and JavaCAPS users and they now cover topics such as GlassFish, OpenESB, NetBeans and Mural (Open Source Master Data Management).

The EMEA Horizons Conference should cover all of the above topics and be held in Munich, Germany from October 6th to 9th. The Summit (detailed technical sessions) will be held on the first two days while a third day will be dedicated to Hands-on Labs. More details here.

Friday Jun 13, 2008

GlassFish Day @ Jazoon: D-3 (Agenda posted)

GlassFish Day button

(this should have been out a few days ago but somehow got stuck in the queue...)
We've finally got around to publishing the final version of the Jazoon GlassFish Day agenda. Clearly you'll notice it's not only about GlassFish the app server but rather about the broader and growing GlassFish community.

We'll have a pretty packed agenda with shorter than usual 45-minute sessions on JAX-RS/Jersey, Comet/IceFaces (See Ted's post), OpenESB, Tooling, JavaEE, OpenDS, and GlassFish v3. We'll even have a session with a topic based on attendance feedback, courtesy of Ludo Champenois.

As a reminder, this is a free event, but you need to register. I'll try to record the sessions and make them available on the GlassFish podcast.

Thursday May 29, 2008

Italian Wisdom awaits Marten Mickos

'La Sapienza' University

Marten Mickos, former MySQL CEO, now Senior SVP with Sun Microsystems, is expected in Rome, at the local University, called "La Sapienza" (= Wisdom or Knowledge). The event, on May 30, is a mix of private and public occurrences. Marten will meet local customers and Sun officials, before speaking in front of an audience at the University.

More information at the other speakers' blogs. Ivan Zoratti and Giuseppe Maxia

Wednesday May 28, 2008

GlassFish Day @ Jazoon: D-27

GlassFish at Jazoon

The Jazoon conference is less than a month away and it kicks off with a GlassFish Day on Monday June 23rd 2008. Clearly the agenda is still pretty much a place-holder at this point but given the number and the quality of the speakers (Jérôme, Paul, Andi, Pat, Ludo, ...) I'm expecting a high-quality event.

I'll be working on the detailed agenda (which may include some open space/unconference format) in the next few days. In the mean time Felipe has an overview of GlassFish talks at Jazoon.

Make sure you register for the GlassFish Day (marked as "Tutorial") so we have an idea at how many people we can expect. Again, this part of the conference is free.

Tuesday Sep 11, 2007

JavaZone - Day-1 & HK2

IBS Logo

The JavaZone conference is starting tomorrow in Oslo, Norway. Sweden-based IBS JavaSolutions consultants Rikard and Ferid will be presenting tomorrow on HK2, the Module System for GlassFish v3. They promise to make slides and demo code (module creation, repository, scoping) available from This should be real soon now given the JavaZone organizers intend to make slides available to participants during the conference.

Tuesday Jun 12, 2007

GlassFish and a lot more in Belgium and Luxembourg later this month

Sun Microsystems is sponsoring two post-JavaOne events later this month in Europe covering GlassFish v2 and v3 but also Desktop Java, SOA, scripting languages, and more:

•  JavaOne Afterglow Belgium. June 26th, 2007. De Montil Affligem (Bruxelles, Belgium)
•  JavaOne Afterglow Luxembourg. June 28th 2007. Hilton Luxembourg Hotel

Note that JavaOne Technical Session PDFs are available for free from SDN. A good chunk (half?) of the presentations are also now available in a multimedia version (slides + audio + transcript) such as , "JAX-RS RESTful Web Services", or "Packaging Java Application for Ubuntu".

Sunday Mar 18, 2007

GlassFish content at Sun Tech Days

The Sun Tech Days world tour continues on. The next stops include Paris (this week), St-Petersburg (Russia) and São Paulo (Brazil) in April (full list).

Most (all?) of these events are free. The events do not (yet) have a formal GlassFish track but a great deal of the content is already GlassFish-related.

As an example, the recent Sun Tech Day in London had 10 GlassFish-related sessions:

•  "Java EE - Did You Get Your Tools With That?" (as part of the NetBeans day)
•  "Java EE 5 and Glassfish: A Plunge into the Aquarium"
•  "JAX-WS and WSIT: Tangoing with .NET"
•  "Visualizing and Developing BPEL and SOA Applications using Java EE"
•  "JavaServer Faces, Visual Web Pack and NetBeans"
•  "In-depth Session: Developing Web 2.0 Application Using AJAX and Related Frameworks"
•  "Using jMaki Technology for Building Web 2.0/Ajax Applications"
•  "Future of Java: Open Source Projects and Communities"
•  "Securing Web Services"
•  "In-depth Session: EJB 3.0 and Java Persistence APIs: Simplifying Persistence"

The same event also had three GF-related hands-on Labs :

•  "Java EE 5 Basics: Web Services, EJB 3.0, Java Persistence, JSF"
•  "NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5 (formerly Java Studio Enterprise): BPEL and SOA"
•  "Using jMaki Technology for Building Web 2.0/Ajax Applications"