Monday Jun 28, 2010

More GlassFish 3.1 Progress - M2 and Brown Bags

Summer is here (and so is the World Cup), but the traffic on the GlassFish aliases is going up as we continue to move towards GlassFish 3.1.

Last week was Milestone 2 which included several demos: SSH-based cluster management, Deployment and WebSockets (scripts only so far, screencasts on the way).  See Carla's post on creating and starting instances on remote hosts and also Arun's detailed TOTDs based on M2: #141: Running on Ubuntu AMI on Amazon EC2  and #142: SSH Provisioning and Start/Stop Instance/Clusters.

Also, we have restarted the Brown Bags for the development team (we did a few back in 2007). Jerome gave the first one (on Config) 3 weeks ago, and tomorrow Tom, Bhakti and Byron will present on Cluster Infrastructure Dev Test development. The BBags are intended for the DEV team but are open to all; check Rajiv's announcement for details.

Sunday Dec 23, 2007

Week Highlights - GFv2UR, IzPack, Grizzly, Banking, Debian, Fix-and-Continue

The big news was the Release of GFv2UR1 (Rate it!) but there were many other news:

Fireworks

• Web Services - Dynamic WADL, Metro Releases, JAX-WS Handlers
• Web.Next - jMaki 1.0.3, and GWT
• Community - IzPack ([1], [2]), Debian, Fix-and-Continue, Localization
• Many Releases - Grizzly 1.7, JAXB 2.1.6, Social Network
• Adoption - Banking on GlassFish
• Telco - SailFin Toolin

Tuesday Oct 24, 2006

Discussion on Usage Profiles in GlassFish ... and, is this how to get feedback?

Duke for GlassFish V2

Profile support is a key mechanism to make GlassFish V2 usable to simple developers and complex deployments. Kedar will be presenting the current proposal today, Wednesday, at 9am Pacific (GMT-7) time. I meant to post this yesterday but I scheduled it for the wrong day, my apologies for the short notice!

Check the One Pager, and participate in the concall. For more information and future meetings, check the UE Wiki page.

Now, here is a question for the community. I would like to see more Non-Sun participation in these discussions, and I'd welcome suggestions on how to improve that. The current approach used by the GlassFish team relies on concalls to quickly cover the material initially, but a concall requires synchronicity and makes it hard for a casual or latecomer to participate. Groups like Apache rely on mailing lists, but these can drag over long periods of time - and email conversations do not work very well over +11 TZs.

In the brave new world of Wikis, forums, flashd demos, etc... do you have suggestions on how to increase participation without substantially slowing down development? Let us know your ideas so we can start trying them out.

Monday Oct 16, 2006

Community Translations - JAG's Experiment and GlassFish Wiki

We live in a very diverse world and there is a lot of non-english content and non-english speaker developers, administrators and users. The localization requirements may vary depending on the target audience; for some it may be a hard requirement, for others could be useful, for some redundant. So, two questions...

Map of Language Families

On the developer side James has started an experiment in Community translation experiment for Java SE. I encourage you to consider contributing there and, should we do the same for Java EE?

And, since I have your attention, one of the ideas with the GlassFish Wiki was to localize some (not all) of it. Do you think that will be useful? Want to volunteer? See my earlier blog.

BTW, I tried to get some good links about the use of non-english languages in the internet and I could not find a particulary good link. If you have one, please share it with us.