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-Fran├žois Arcand (portable Comet based applications)
Project Fuji by Andreas Egloff (OpenESB.next, 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-Fran├žois 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.