Monday Apr 01, 2013

GlassFish in Space

The cat is out of the bag, so we might as well publicly announce the effort. GlassFish Labs has been diligently working with Anahata Technologies on the GlassFish 4 super cluster. The joint engineering effort resulted a low-latency clustering fabric with an advanced session replication algorithm that can run on resource constrained devices like the Rasberry Pi.  The source code is fully open source on, but has escaped public visibility due to the branch created under the ".MoveAlongNothingToSeeHere" hidden SVN tag, escaping notice.

Stay tuned, the code will be merged into GlassFish Server, Extraterrestrial Edition. In addition, we expect the lessons learned to eventually result in the creation of  Java EE 10, Satellite Profile.

We'd like to thank Anahata Technologies for their ingenuity and creativity in initiating this effort.

Saturday Jun 28, 2008

JSF 2.0 EDR implementation available from Mojarra

JSF 2.0 image

JSF 2.0 is one of the key Java EE 6 components. As an API, JSF 2.0 (aka JSR 314) is in the Early Access Draft (EDR) phase. Jim Driscoll announces the availability of Mojarra EDR 1 which is the Mojarra (a GlassFish sub-project) implementation of that specification. This EDR release should soon be available on the GlassFish v2 update center and later on on the GlassFish v3 update center.

As a reminder, JSF 2.0 has the following objectives: make writing JSF components easier, integrated support for Ajax, reduced configuration, portlet 2.0 alignment, integration of facelets, support for Rest principles, and more. Ed has a nice summary of yet more features. As an implementation, Mojarra also has a number of interesting features beyond what the specification requires such as Groovy integration for a save/reload development paradigm.

Java EE 6 is scheduled for the first half of 2009. The final version of GlassFish v3 will implement Java EE 6.
More on this news at TSS.