Saturday Dec 12, 2009

GlassFish v3 Resources and Links - Part 1

This is one of a series of resources and links related to the new GlassFish v3 release. Each entry starts with a section with key links; the resources are then grouped into categories.

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Key links
  • Sun Press Releases: Java EE 6 and GlassFish v3
  • JavaEE 6 Web Hub, and JavaEE 6 Downloads
  • Sun GlassFish v3 Product Page

Events
  • See you at Virtual Conference on Dec 15th, and in one of our Community Parties.

Real-Time News
  • Follow GlassFish at Twitter via @glassfish and #glassfish.

Press

Overviews, Appreciation, Analysis

Non-English Posts

Technical Posts (Formatting needs some improvements)

Performance
JeanFrancois Putting GlassFish v3 in Production: Essential Surviving Guide
Scott First Look at v3 Performance
Quality
Judy GlassFish v3 FishCAT Survey Results
Judy Meet the FishCAT Team
Judy FishCAT Testing for v3.
Monitoring
Prashanth Making your Application monitorable in GlassFish V3
Prashanth Adhoc Monitoring with Scripting-Client in GlassFish v3
Prashanth Advanced Monitoring in GlassFish v3
Prashanth Top Ten features of Monitoring
Byron Mort Learns How To Use Monitoring in a WebApp
Sreeni Monitoring in GlassFih v3 - It's Different and Cool!
Sreeni How to use GlassFish v3 DTrace probes on Solaris
Jen Easy 1-2-3 Monitoring in v3
Jen v3 Monitoring with Admin Console
Lloyd 'mx' - JMX command line especially for GlassFish V3
Lloyd Navigating the GlassFish V3 MBean hierarchy using 'mx' command line
Lloyd GlassFish V3 management and monitoring MBeans, 'mx'
John Enterprise Manager DTrace Monitoring 3.0 Beta (tweet, download)
Management
Anissa Ten New Features in Admin Console
Anissa trivia quizz
Anissa Launching Admin Console for GlassFish v3 RI
Anissa Launching Admin Console for GlassFish v3 RI
Ken P The AJAX Experiment(s) with improving the Admin Console.
Rajeshwar GF REST Interface for Management
EJBs
Ken S Final EJB 3.1 Specification and GlassFish v3 Now Available
Servlets
Rajiv Servlet 3.0 specification and GlassFish v3 now available
Ron Java EE 6 and Servlet 3.0 Converge on Container Security Functionality
Binod V3, Java EE 6 and SIP Servlets
SOAP and REST Web Services
Paul GlassFish v3 is a Go - includes
Fabian Runtime Configuration Management
Kumar Summary of Proprietary Features in SAAJ RI 1.3.4
Connectors
Jagadish Java EE Connector Architecture 1.6 Reference Implementation
Sivakumar Java EE Connector Architecture 1.6 Specification approved!
Podcasts
Alexis Interview of Roberto Chinnici (podcast)
Alexis Interview of Ludo Champenois
Alexis JSF 2.0 discussion with Ed Burns and Roger Kitain (podcast)
Dynamic Languages
Vivek New GF Gem Features (tweet, History.txt@RubyForge).
Eileen JRuby Performance on Glassfish V3 -- Part 1
Others
Sreeni Java EE 6 Samples for GlassFish Project
Tim App Client Container features in GlassFish v3
Shalini JDBC in GlassFish v3
Hong Glassfish v3 and deployment

Wednesday Dec 09, 2009

GlassFish v3 is Now Available!

Note I have split the resources and news links off from this GlassFish v3 Announcement into the first of one of a series of resources and links entries. The new arrangement is more manageable and also simplifies the creation of additional entries as more resources and news are posted on the release.

It has been 4 and a half years since we announced GlassFish during JavaOne 2005 (PR) and today we are making available our most important release: GlassFish v3 is now available for download!

Our first release was during JavaOne 2006, we released GlassFish v1, the first Java EE 5 compliant App Server (family overview) and the second generation of GlassFish came out in September 2007 (family overview). While still based on JavaEE 5, GFv2 leveraged on Sun's (too) long history of App Servers to add the benefits of an enterprise product (quality, performance, scalability) to those of an open source community (agility, ease of use, supportive teams, pricing).

While the transition between GlassFish v1 and v2 was evolutionary, the transition from v2 to v3 is a major change that includes a whole new set of JCP specifications, JavaEE 6, and a new modular, OSGi-based, architecture that expands significantly the applicability of GlassFish.

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Key links available now:

• GlassFish v3 Main Product Page
JavaEE 6 Hub
• JavaEE 6 Downloads (multiple bundles)
Java EE 6 Feature Article (also see Overview White Paper).

We are hosting several events in the next few days; we hope to see many of you at our Virtual Conference on Dec 15th, and in one of our Community Parties.

Below are lists of posts relevant to the launch and the release; they will be updated through the day to incorporate news as they happen. Updates will also be posted to @glassfish at Twitter. If you use Twitter we recommend you to use #glassfish to facilitate discovery. Some level of geotagging would help visualize the spread of the community.

Announcements

Thursday Oct 29, 2009

GlassFish v2.1.1 is Now Available

GlassFish v2.1.1 is out (Sun Distro, Community Distro). GFv2.1.1 is the foundation for SailFin v2 and includes refinements on Replication and Failure detection plus many (>200) bug fixes and other improvements. See Shreedhar' s Overview, Kevin's post, the Wiki page and PR @Oracle OpenWorld.

GFv2.1.1 also includes OpenMQ 4.4, Grizzly 1.0.30 (changes), Jersey 1.0.3 (changes), Shoal 1.1 (changes) and JSF 1.2_13. The bulk of the changes are from the GF repository (changes).

The commercial offering is via the GlassFish Portfolio. Note that GFv2.1.1 is also a patch for earlier releases (GFv2.1, itself a patch for GFv2U2) but the patch has not yet published at SunSolve. I'll post an entry at GlassFishForBusiness when it becomes available.

Thursday Apr 23, 2009

Recent web-tier activity: Metro 1.5, Grizzly 1.9.11/2.0, ...

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The GlassFish web tier team is very active with releases and new features. Here's a quick set of links. JAX-WS spec and implementation lead Jitu announces the simultaneous releases of JAX-WS RI 2.1.7 and Metro 1.5 (Metro includes the JAX-WS implementation) and shares some of the new features and the list of bugs fixed.

In this blog post Jean-François Arcand announces the availability of Grizzly 2.0 Milestone 1 and its main goals and shares a quick walk down memory lane on how the project evolved since its early days. Project lead Oleksiys goes into more details about the content of the release including an interesting strategy API for handling requests. Note that Grizzly 1.9.11 is the release integrated into GlassFish v3 (offering it a set of extension points).

Speaking of Grizzly, Jakub has an entry on using just GrizzlyWebServer 1.9.10 to serve both static and dynamic RESTful content with Jersey. Finally, in addition to the quite mature Comet implementation in Grizzly/GlassFish, Jean-François' Atmosphere framework (now running on Weblogic!), HTML 5 WebSockets may well be on the list of things coming up next.

Wednesday Apr 01, 2009

Grizzly News - OSGi HTTP Service, Compujure, and a logo!

Grizzly Logo

It's been a little while since we mentioned grizzly here, but that doesn't mean the community has been standing still, quite the opposite in fact. One of the recent significant contributions to the project is Hubert's OSGi HTTP Service. This allows other OSGi bundles to dynamically register resources and servlets into the URI namespace of the HTTP Service.

In other Grizzly-related news, the Compojure web framework (Clojure-based) now supports Grizzly which the team has found to be easy to migrate to and Restlets Engine now integrates Grizzly 1.9.10 in its 1.1.4 release.

Finally, as you can see, Grizzly now has a logo! The community voted and chose Richard's logo (used in this post). Thanks Richard!

Saturday Mar 14, 2009

Atmosphere 0.1 - Portable Comet For GlassFish, Tomcat, Grizzly, Jetty and more

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JFA has Announced the first release of Atmosphere, a portable framework for Comet applications. This release supports Grizzly, GlassFish, Tomcat and Jetty.

The key abstractions are AtmosphereHandler and AtmosphereEvent. Also see the JavaDocs and the Chat and Flickr samples. To get started, you can download the CPR and Samples. Also useful is JFA's Devoxx Presentation.

PS. AtmosphereHandler used to be called Grizzlet; the rename is to clearly indicate the relationship to Atmosphere and its portability beyond Grizzly-based containers.

Tuesday Mar 10, 2009

Grizzlets in GlassFish!

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Good news for GlassFish and Grizzly fans: GF v3 now supports Grizzlets and other Grizzly Adapters, which means you can take your favorite Adapter and install it on the latest GFv3 build.

Check out the GlassFish perspective from Jerome and that of Grizzly from JFA. You may also want to check other entries tagged grizzly and JFA's presentation on Comet in GlassFish using Grizzly, although the instructions predate this latest feature.

Wednesday Dec 10, 2008

Grizzly 1.9 is out, Twitter demo included

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After a short delay to accomodate community members (to integrate their feedback and fix more issues really), Grizzly 1.9 is out. If you've missed the announcement, read Jean-François' announcement.

Asynchronous I/O, a new HTTP suspend/resume API, and Comet performance improvements are among the major new features. This 1.9 version is important to GlassFish v3 because of the central role of Grizzly in the new modular architecture and because it will be used in the mid-2009 GlassFish release.

A fairly simple 150-liner servlet to implement a full-duplex async Twitter application (steps, code). Speaking of Twitter, make sure you follow the bear.

Sunday Nov 30, 2008

GlassFish Presence at Devoxx next week

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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-François 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!

Thursday Oct 30, 2008

... Hibernate on GlassFish, Merb RC3, Grizzly and NIO2, Embedded GlassFish, The Beatles

A compilation of today's news of interest:

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GlassFish includes EclipseLink as its default JPA implementation but works equally well with Hibernate. There are many users of Hibernate, so the question pops up regularly; Alexis provides an Update on the solution, and we are working on making this even easier to our users.

Merb is gaining traction and we are trying to be friendly to all frameworks; see the Merb RC3 Announcement that explicitly refers to improved GlassFish/JRuby support.

The future plans for Grizzly include NIO2 support (see Webinar on the topic); JFA has started a series of blog notes talking about Tricks and Tips with NIO2.

Earlier this year, during JavaOne, Kohsuke showed how to Embedded GlassFish v3. Byron is not now leading the effort and we recently started having Promoted Builds for the embedded binary. Check out Nazrul report on Support for Scattered WARs, plus the additional links.

Finally, it seems that The Beatles will come to RockBand. The details are stil unfolding but this would be the first time that The Beatles show in a digital franchise. I think this highlights the role that players like RockBand have to distribute IP, in a medium that is richer than the old mp3 player - and also harder to pirate. It is also a reminder of the value of distribution channels (in this case the RockBand store).

Tuesday Oct 28, 2008

Recent GAP blogging: multiple communities, coopetitors, and a very special winner

Map of GAP winners around the world

With GlassFish v3 Prelude fast approaching, the blogging on the GAP blog has somewhat slowed down but here are some recent posts :

There's more to GlassFish than a great open source app server...
• Sun employees could not compete, so see who else did...
• Ok, so we didn't tell you who the real #1 winner was...

There are still a few more posts to come in the next few days and weeks on the GAP blog.

Thursday Oct 16, 2008

Introducing Project Atmosphere - A Portable Comet Framework

Atmosphere

Jean-Francois Arcand, of Grizzly fame, says it best :

"Introducing Atmosphere, a new framework for building portable Comet based applications. Yes, portable, which means it can run on Tomcat, Jetty, Grizzly/GlassFish or any web server that support Servlet 2.5 ... and without the needs to learn all those private API floating around..."

The existing Comet (also known as Ajax Push) landscape is both promising and in need for some standardization. Even with the Servlet 3.0 (JSR 315) working on standardizing Comet, Project Atmosphere promises a layer of abstraction today and alignment with the standard tomorrow.

Atmosphere has a head-start as it's being built on top of existing Jersey and grizzlet technologies. Jean-Francois promises to support most containers by the end of the year!

Friday Oct 10, 2008

... FunRadio, Grizzly2 Progress, UpdateCenter 2 RC4, BPEL Migration, MacBooks

A compilation of today's news of interest:

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We had already mentioned that RTL Uses GlassFish. RTL Group is the largest TV, Radio and production company in Europe. FunRadio.fr is one of their companies (Website) and they are now also running on GlassFish (v2 U1).

Oleksiy writes about the Roadmap and the Recent Updates for Grizzly 2. Oleksiy and JeanFrancois recently gave a Webinar on this topic at TheAquarium Online that goes into plenty of detail (wiki page, SlideShare).

More UpdateCenter 2 progress getting ready for GFv3 Prelude. Chris (Kampemier) points to the RC 4 build and Chris (Kasso) explains how the Desktop Notifier works.

One of the key technologies in OpenESB (and thus on GlassFish ESB) is BPEL. There are differences between the old (1.1) and the new (2.0) standard; check out the new BPEL Migration page.

Apple is getting ready to release new notebooks. I admire the way Apple/Steve focuses in delivering "got-to-have" products, and I expect this event to be no different. We Will Find out on the 14th...

Friday Oct 03, 2008

... Kohsuke and Japan, SocialSite M1, Grizzly the Preventer, Global Desktops, Nuxeo and v3

A compilation of today's news of interest:

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Kohsuke just returned from his Trip to Brazil but he is leaving again, this time to Japan. He will be a keynote speaker at the Japan Java Users Group, see Schedule (translation) and Speakers (translation). Check out KK's announcement and let him know if you want to get in his schedule.

SocialSite has released it first milestone - see SocialSite Milestone 1, check out the Community Site, the Download, or Related Posts. Thanks to Bobby for the tip.

More Grizzly Power! JFA writes about how to use Grizzly to provide Protection from Rogue Web Apps (no, not that Rogue) through priority response queues.

Pat writes about how to use OpenSSO to provide integration with Sun Global Desktop. OpenSSO has been gaining visibility recently (see Google Trends) specially after the Launch of OpenSSO Enterprise earlier this week.

More GlassFish v3 adoption, even before it releases: Eric Barroca, the CEO of Nuxeo, the open source ECM system, reports in an interview at OpenSource ECM.fr about their plans for supporting it.

Friday Sep 26, 2008

... OpenDS 1.1, HTTP Compression, Grizzly 1.8.6 and Starting on Fuji and on Blu-Ray

A compilation of today's news of interest:

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Ludo has announced the release of the First Build of OpenDS 1.1. Download links for Core Server and DSML Gateway, or Java WebStart. Complete detailst at Ludo's blog or at the OpenDS 1.1 b1 website.

GlassFish supports HTTP Compression and Shing Wai Describes in Detail how to configure compression, compressionMinSize, compressableMimeType and noCompressionUserAgents. This feature will be enabled in next month's GlassFish v3 Prelude release.

Grizzly is moving forward along a Grizzly "classic" design (for GFv2 and GFv3 Prelude) and a Grizzly 2 "redesign", hopefully for GFv3 fcs (see the Webinar slides). The latest "classic" release, 1.8.6, is now available; check out JFA's Announcement for details.

Ramesh has started a whole series on Fuji (aka OpenESB v3). If I correctly interpret the organization of his entries, point your browse to Master Entry and follow the links.

Finally, in the intersection of Java and Blu-Ray, check out this article on Using JavaME in BD-J. The whole area of BD-J, Blu-Ray and BD live, and the growth of the PlayStation 3 seems a huge opportunity to me; but some key players would need to take some risks...