By pelegri on Sep 28, 2010
The official JavaOne messages are the Press Releases and GlassFish shows up in a couple from Oracle: Open Source Community and Java Platform but I wanted to highlight some other interesting stories that came up this week.
The afternoon started with the Community Event/BOF/Unconference, and, IMVHO, attendance totally rocked: it was SRO and people stayed for 2 hours. Many folks in production with GlassFish 2 and with GlassFish 3. Plenty of energy, we presented an updated roadmap (I'll let you know when slides are available), discussed how to move past Java EE 6 and virtualization and cloud requirements, and showed demos from GlassFishVideos and from Johan's RedFX.
No GlassFish during Larry's Sunday keynote on the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, but the progression/funnel GlassFish -> WebLogic Server/Application Grid -> Exalogic is one of the many ways in which Oracle benefits from GlassFish.
The evening ended with our GlassFish party; we didn't have the Black Eyed Peas, but everybody had a great time. During the party we made some progress on few topics and started some others. Two areas I can point to are:
More on these (and others) in the future.
Plenty of references to GlassFish in the Monday Keynote.
It was very gratifying, from Thomas Kurian's mentions, to Mike Lehmann's demo and t-shirt, and BioWare use of GlassFish. See our Earlier Report for more details.
Tuesday was the formal BOF with the GlassFish Product Managers (AdamL and JohnC). Good bi-directional Q&A. At the end I handed out GlassFish Community Posters (20'x30') as treats to get people to tell us stories about GlassFish. Probably the most interesting testimonial was
ESPN - they run pretty much all of ESPN.com on 30-40 instances of GlassFish, including the major league baseball, and march madness. They can easily get 1 to 2 M requests a day on a single GlassFish.
Needless to say, their architect got a poster. Ah! we also handed out the GlassFish 5th anniversary shirts; I was left only with XL and S, which disappeared back in SCA 22 on Friday.
I'm sure I missed some stories; post as comments and I'll update this entry. And when the incipient leads convert into real stories, I'll report on them.
All-in-all, a solid JavaOne for GlassFish; I hope it will help convince people that Oracle is really committed to GlassFish... because it makes business sense for Oracle to do so.