Monday Jan 07, 2008

GlassFish in Atlanta, Sydney, and more

TechDays crowd

This year's Sun TechDays conference is moving to it's second half with stops this week in Atlanta, in Hyderabad in February, and Sydney in March (more dates here). The Atlanta event is two days: Tech Days and Community Events. GlassFish is covered in several sessions and classes during the two days.

In Sydney, there will be two days for TechDays, 1-day satellite events in Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide, and another day for Community Events including a dedicated GlassFish Day (see previous post). The draft agenda for the GlassFish Day (March 6th, 2008) is here.

Monday Aug 27, 2007

GlassFish Day Milan, September 26th 2007

We're glad to announce that on September 26th 2007, the day before the Sun TechDays conference in Milan (same venue), we will be holding a "GlassFish Day". Other upcoming events are listed here on the GlassFish Wiki.

TechDays Milan image

Here's the agenda (subject to change):
• Update on GlassFish v2 and v3
• OpenESB
• JAX-RS and Jersey
• Portal
• OpenMQ
• Metro Web Services
Expect more details in the next few weeks.

Here are a few past community events :
• Paris GlassFish User Group, March 2007
• Silicon Valley Java User Group, April 2007
• GlassFish Day at JavaOne, May 2007
• New England Java User Group, May 2007.

Friday May 18, 2007

GlassFish Memory Stick

GlassFish Memory Stick

We're continuing with the theme of providing online materials for those who could not make it to our GlassFish Day event in San Francisco last week. This time it's Nazrul pitching in, providing a "virtual copy" of the memory sticks we were giving away.

That means you can get all of the binaries, documentation, and screencasts that were on the memory sticks. Unfortunately, we haven't figured out how to squeeze the sticks themselves through the network. ;)

Tuesday May 08, 2007

Couldn't come to GlassFish day? Get virtual!

Virtual GlassFish Day

For the people that were not able to make it to GlassFish Day, we've set up a page on the wiki to be as close in content as possible to what was show during the event in San Francisco. At this point it already has links to half the presentations and to most of the screencasts (including one from Genuitec on MyEclipse and GlassFish v2).

This is a wiki, so expect content to evolve throughout the week.

Monday May 07, 2007

GlassFish Day Reports

Quick post before I go up to JavaOne for Day One (to hear about you-know-what).


Yesterday we had our GlassFish Day event. It went very well. The first session was standing room only, the lunch w/ Rich and Jonathan was very full too, and the Real-World and Partners sessions were good and informative. We also had a lot of traffic on our demo statios.

More on all of this later, but here are some related blog entries: Peter Pilgrim, Adam and Adam, again, Arun and Leroy. Photos from: Teera and Ludo.

More later...

GlassFish v3 Technology Preview - Now Available

Photo of K2

Jerome presented GlassFish v3 yesterday at GlassFish Day. It was the last session of the day and it was very hard core and, yet, the room was 3/4th full and the guy in front of me started clapping a couple of times. I have not seen many blogs about the session (yet?) but Leroy K liked it too.

All good signs for the next generation GlassFish, and you can join in too. The first GF v3 TP is Now Available. Check the Wiki page which includes Build and Development Instructions and Samples.

I just checked and I see that HK2 has not included the new GF Project Look; I'll remind Jerome or Kohsuke. Also see our Earlier Spotlight.

Thanks to Tim for the links!

Added - I forgot to point out that Jerome et al are doing two presentations on GF v3 at JavaOne this week. There is a BOF this (Tuesday) evening at 9pm (BOF-6678) in Esplanade 301 and then the TS is Thursday afternoon at 2:50 (TS-6503) Espanade 307-310. I believe the BOF is sold out.

Friday May 04, 2007

See you at GlassFish Day!

Duke for GFv2

Hope to see many of you in 3 days at GlassFish Day. A number of us are going to be there - I'll try to create a list of Community Attendees at the wiki.

Look around for us at the GlassFish demo stations and elsewhere wearing GlassFish T-Shirts. Come ask us any questions about the technology, the community, or how to partner with us. GlassFish Day is free and you should register to ensure space, but if you read this late, just drop by.

Remember to ask us about the multiple freebies and special events through the day; we are going to hand out t-shirts, GF bumper stickers, USB memory sticks and some GlassFish Champion awards.

Summary of GlassFish Day - Free Event at Moscone Next Monday

GlassFish Day

GlassFish Day is Monday at the Moscone (registration page). If you are in the Bay Area and are interested in server-side Java you should come by to learn about GlassFish. Besides, it is FREE and it has good freebies!

The event should be of interest to newbies and experts alike. We will provide an introduction to GlassFish v2, showcase real-life deployments, talk about some of the GlasFish partners, and show the future, with GFv3 and more. There are many demos and keynotes with Karen, Rich and Jonathan.

Here are more details:

GlassFish Day is Monday, May 7 (right before JavaOne) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco and it is part of CommunityOne. Lead contributors to the GlassFish community will present about most of the areas in GlassFish. CommunityOne has multiple tracks; the bulk of the GlassFish content is in GlassFish Day but there are important sessions in the Web 2.0, Linux vs Solaris, and, of course in the NetBeans Day track.

The bulk of the content is arranged as Sessions, Partners, and Demo stations but we also have three special guests: Karen Tegan Padir will kick off GlassFish Day, and we will have a special lunch session with Jonathan Schwartz and Rich Green. Lunch will be served and there is a reception at the end of the day.

The latest schedule should be at the Official CommunityOne Site and full details of GlassFish Day are at the GlassFish Wiki. We will post any changes and updates in real-time to TheAquarium. The current status is as follows:

• 11:05am - 12:00pm @ Hall E 133 "Overview of GlassFish v2"
   with Karen Tegan Padir and Eduardo Pelegri Llopart
• 12:00pm - 1:00pm @ Hall E 133 "Lunch with Jonathan Schwartz and Rich Green"
• 1:30pm - 2:25pm @ Hall E 135 "GlassFish in Real Life"
   Use-cases include PeerFlix,, Harvard University
• 1:30pm - 2:25pm @ Hall E 134 "Ajax Applications Made Easy With jMaki and Scripting"
   (in Web 2.0 track) with Ludo Champenois, Roberto Chinnici, Greg Murray, Craig McClanahan
• 2:35pm - 3:30pm @ North Hall 121-125 "GlassFish Partner Ecosystem"
   with Interface21, TerraCotta, Caucho, Genuitec
• 5:05pm - 6:00pm @ North Hall 121-125 "Up the Stack" - Caching and Ubuntu
   (in Linux vs. Solaris track) with Greg Luck, Harpreet Singh
• 5:05pm - 6:00pm @ Hall E 133 "GlassFish v3, Identity Services"
   with Jerome Dochez, Ludovic Poitou

• Spring/Interface 21
• Jetty/WebTide
• Caucho/Quercus
• TerraCotta
• JBoss/JSF interop
• JVantage

Demo Stations
• OpenDS/OpenSSO/OpenID
• OpenPortal
• Web 2.0, jMaki, Phobos and GlassFish v3
• GlassFish v2 Admin & Monitoring
• OpenESB
• GlassFish Clustering

Whether you're going to JavaOne or not, if you're based in the Bay Area come to GlassFish Day, and if you don't have time to register, just show up on Monday! And if you can't make it, we'll do our best to share the content during and after Monday.

Tuesday May 01, 2007

Rails Integration Exploiting GlassFish Availability

Three Locomotives

Here are two related entries by Ashish. First he reports on the latest release (1.1.1) of Rails Integration (creation of WAR files from Rails apps), which improves deployment, performance and conforms to Rails 1.2.x.

Ashish next describes how to deploy these WARs to a GlassFish v2 cluster! We will show this demo at JavaOne but you can beat the crowds (for free!) at GlassFish Day (requires registration).

PS. I'm falling quite behind in reporting important news because I'm very busy with J1 and GFD and the pace of announcements is increasing. Fortunately it is just one more week!

Monday Apr 30, 2007

Lunch with Rich and Jonathan during GlassFish Day

A vintage Lunch Box

The schedule for CommunityOne is now available. It may still change a bit but the portion related to GlassFish Day is pretty stable. One recent addition is that during lunch time (noon-1pm) we will host Rich Green and Jonathan Schwartz. This being JavaOne week, I still don't know exactly what they will cover, but they indicated they would stay for some Q&A afterwards.

GlassFish Day is free but registration is required and space is limited. I don't know if they are going to enforce the limit they told us, but, if they are, you'd better hurry up and Register.

Wednesday Apr 25, 2007

Caucho Quercus at GlassFish Day

Caucho Logo

In the ever-growing list of GlassFish partners at CommunityOne (May 7th, less than 2 weeks away!), here is Caucho. Caucho's Quercus is a fast, 100% Java implementation of the PHP language allowing developers to use PHP flexibility for the web interface and Java for stability.

As previously highlighted by Ludo, Quercus works just fine on GlassFish v2 which opens the door for PHP developers to APIs such as JAX-WS/WSIT or JPA, to the EJB3 component model, and to GlassFish features such as load-balancing, administration, or clustering. Caucho will be at GlassFish Day to show exactly this: typical PHP applications running on a complete open source Java stack.

For an overview of GF Day check here; and, for a free registration, here. Stay tuned for more announcements.

Saturday Apr 21, 2007

Phobos, jMaki and GlassFish v3 -- in less than 2 seconds

A StopWatch

Check out Roberto's Report on his presentation at Web 2.0 Expo on (Scripting and the Java Platform: Productivity and Performance (slides). A very interesting presentation where he covered a number of areas, from Phobos and jMaki to Scala and GlassFish v3.

The presentation's main point is the importance of some sort of soft / hard architectural boundary in successful systems. I agree, variations of this are everywhere - as one example, see the plug-in architectures in JAXB, JAX-WS and Hudson. Roberto is appylying this principle in Phobos, and it is also implicit in the extensibility ideas of the Java EE 6 proposal.

The presentation also showed how these concepts are combined with the modularity principle of GlassFish v3 to deliver a very productive and performant system that has low footprint and very fast startup: less than 2 seconds.

JavaOne and CommunityOne will cover all these topics. At CommunityOne they will be partly in the Web 2.0 track (jMaki/Phobos) and partly at GlasssFish Day (GF v3). CommunityOne is free and includes keynotes, multiple sessions and demo stations, free lunch and goodies and complimentary access to some JavaOne events but you need to register.

Tuesday Apr 17, 2007

Not your Usual iPod Contest - GlassFish Champion Call for Candidates

GlassFish champion ipod

This is not your usual iPod contest: we want to specially recognize some of the many individuals that have contributed to the success of GlassFish community so we have ordered a few special GlassFish Champion iPods and we are planning to award them at GlassFish Day.

We already have several candidates in mind but we really want to hear from you. Who do you think has been a key contributor in the last year? Please send us your candidates and your reasons for choosing them to pelegri at sun dot com or jamey dot wood at sun dot com... and ping us if we don't acknowledge receipt of your email; this is very much the JavaOne silly season and our inbox is in really bad shape.

GlasssFish Day is part of CommunityOne; events include keynotes by Jonathan and Rich as well as multiple tracks, multiple demo stations, free lunch and goodies, and complimentary access to some JavaOne events next day. Attendance is free but limited and you need to register.

Sunday Apr 15, 2007

GlassFish Day Session #4 - Visit the Future...

Visit Session #4 of GlassFish Day and Travel to the Future to the future... The session will cover at least these two topics:

Time Tunnel

•  Jerome will present the plans for GlassFish v3, a server-side Java container that scales from small devices to enterprise deployments, loads services on demand, uses classloaders to isolate class dependencies, starts very fast and has low resource comsumption. Status update and demo will be included.

•  Trey will show and demo the latest news on OpenID support in OpenSSO and OpenDS.

I believe that compressed versions of the demos shown in this session may also show in some of the keynotes at JavaOne. A big difference is that at GlassFish Day you will have the opportunity to grill/question the presenters in a much smaller setting :-)

GlasssFish Day is part of CommunityOne; events include keynotes by Jonathan and Rich as well as multiple tracks, multiple demo stations, free lunch and goodies, and complimentary access to some JavaOne events next day. Attendance is free but limited and you need to register.

Thursday Apr 12, 2007

Do you have something Cool to Show? - Submit it to GlassFish Day

Birth of the Cool, by Miles Davis

Do you think you have a cool application, extension, or any use of any of the GlassFish Technologies? Come and show them off at GlassFish Day!

Send us a description of what you want to show, ideally as a screencast. We are reserving one demo station to show them but we may expand the program if we get many good contributions.

If you are planning to travel to JavaOne, or if you are local, you may gain an opportunity to show them in person; if not, we will find a way to show your out-of-town screencasts... and we may add a prize for the best-in-show.

If you are interested, please contact Alexis ( at sun dot com).