Thursday Oct 02, 2008

GlassFish Awards Program Results - And recent GAP blog entries

We have so many winners for the GAP (GlassFish Awards Program) that highlighting them all here would have flooded TheAquarium readers with GAP content, so...

We started a dedicated GAP blog instead to discuss winners and other tidbits from the content. Here's a first digest :

• Full list of winners. More than 100!
Contributions from Brazil.
Top three winners: Ullrich, Michael, and Chris.
• Nice GeoMap with almost all of the winners on a single map with photos, bio and (of course) location.

Thursday Dec 06, 2007

GlassFish Update Center contest

GlassFish Update Center screenshot

The JavaPolis conference is right around the corner and the content is looking very good so no wonder it is sold out. The GlassFish team is taking this opportunity to run a new contest.

This time it's about writing a plugin for the Update Center (more blogs about the UC here. The winner will be announced during the conference next week but you do not need to attend to participate. This is your chance to package up (this can be very simple and very fast) your favorite framework or application and make it available to all GlassFish users. Think Spring, Wicket, Hibernate, CMS, etc...

There are multiple prizes. and the contest details (deadline, how to submit, rules for choosing the winner, ...) are here:

Monday Jul 16, 2007

GlassFish V2 TV Contest Winner announced

This TV is huge

Nazrul has announced the winner of the GlassFish TV contest - Jason Lee (blog). Jason works for Objectstream in Oklahoma City and happens to be a contributor to the JavaServer Faces RI. He will soon receive his 52-inch (!) LCD HD TV. You can read his winning blog entries :

• Virtual Hosting Using Apache and GlassFish
• Comparing the GlassFish and OC4J Admin Consoles

The decision was really hard to make as there was a lot of very good entries. Thanks to everyone for participating!

Wednesday May 02, 2007

Fish For a Flat Screen Television

Download GlassFish, try it out, blog about your experiences, and get a chance to win a little prize. Sounds pretty good, doesn't it?

Then it should sound even better when that "little prize" is a beautiful new 52-inch LCD HD TV.

Sreeni has an overview of the contest in his blog, plus Rajeshwar and Manveen have put together a screencast for you visual types. Or you can just go straight to the contest page. This is the biggest prize we've ever offered for a GlassFish-related contest. So do yourself a favor and get your entry submitted (by June 15th).

With such a nice prize at stake, it's really worth your while to put some thought into this and make your submission as good as possible. As the contest rules describe, judging will be based on criteria including:

  • Novelty and originality of the testimonial
  • Usefulness and character of the substantive feedback
  • The testimonial's interest and appeal to other users of GlassFish/Java EE 5 SDK/Java Application Platform SDK
  • Clarity in the expression about the user experience
  • How the blog demonstrates those features which are easy to use, or showcases a production deployment; and/or the ability to use the blog to improve any aspect of GlassFish/Java EE 5 SDK/Java Application Platform SDK

Thursday Apr 05, 2007

Blogs are OK for GlassFish Beta Contest

GFv2 beta promo

A quick clarification from Ken about the GF v2 beta contest: it is OK to submit blog writeups.

You will need to use the online form (the one shown at the bottom of the admin console) to submit the URL to your blog, but that's it.

Monday Apr 02, 2007

GlassFish V2 Beta Download Contest: Still Time to Enter and Win

iPod Nano

One down, three to go. That's where the iPod giveaways stand in the GlassFish V2 Beta Download Contest. Tim Davidson of the United Kingdom has been named the contest's first winner (see the official winners page for more info).

Congratulations, Tim! And a big thanks to everyone who has participated so far.

How did Tim do it? And how can you get a shot at one of the three remaining iPods? It's simple. Just try out Sun's distribution of GlassFish V2 and submit your feedback. You'll be helping us by providing your thoughts on how we can make the GlassFish Application Server even better. And, if you're one of the lucky winners, you'll be helping yourself to a brand new iPod Nano.

Winners are selected every two weeks during the contest. So enter soon.

Also see the official contest rules and Ken's summary of the feedback generated in the contest so far.

Thursday Feb 22, 2007

Portlet developer contest announced

Snapshot of Cycling Spring

The Portlet Repository project has announced a Portlet Developer Challenge - an exciting opportunity for portlet developers to win an iPod. More details can be found at the contest home page.

Also check out The Portal Post for current and up-to-date information on the Portal Project.

Tuesday Nov 07, 2006

Java EE SDK Download Contest

Duke Nano

Harpreet reports on the ongoing Java EE 5 SDK Contest. The SDK includes SJS AS 9.0 PE UR1 (Sun's distribution of the final bits of GlassFish V1 UR1), and the contest is to encourage you to fill in a survey to understand better your needs, specially around deployments.

As you enter the contest, please also consider adding your site - if applicable - to our GlassFish Adoption Wiki page.

Wednesday Sep 13, 2006

Your chance to Win a Thumper!

I think Thumper is Really Cool, so, in the spirit of sharing...

Sun is offering an Opportunity to Win a Thumper. Listen to Jonathan's video, and read the details. Prizes include 3 Ultra 20 Workstations and one Thumper (Sun Fire X4500). Good luck!

Ah! Check Thumper in Other Units.