Friday May 02, 2008

GlassFish v3 - Embedded with Grails!


More GlassFish v3 news: Vivek is using the Embeddable GFv3 that Kohsuke had been working to Embed GFv3 with Grails.

I guess this is not really a pre-announcement because it was not planned; people are just playing around doing demos for CommunityOne... -) So come to CommunityOne to check it out.

Added: Also see Kohsuke's Note.


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Friday Apr 18, 2008

Groovy for fast JSF development in GlassFish

Happy Developer

JSF can now enjoy the save+reload paradigm (no redeployment) when using Mojarra and Groovy. You may remember Mojarra as the new name for the JSF (reference) implementation integrated into GlassFish. Groovy on the other side probably doesn't need that much introduction.

In a recent blog, Ryan Lubke explains how a recent version of Mojarra can be configured to let you write pretty much any JSF artifact in groovy and thus benefit fully from dynamic reloading. If you add Facelets and NetBeans to the mix, the developer experience becomes very seamless. Ryan's instructions cover the use of the recently-released Groovy 1.5.5 version.

Read also Jason's blog on that topic.

Friday Mar 21, 2008

GlassFish and NetBeans Support for Groovy


NetBeans and GlassFish are making good progress with many scripting languages, the latest being Groovy, which is a particularly easy match to the Java infrastructure.

Matthias reports on the new NetBeans 6.1 PlugIn Functionality for Groovy, which includes deploying to GF v2. On the runtime-side, we recently reported on improved Grails Support on v3, and you can track our plans at the GF wiki uder GroovyGrailsPlanning.

GF and NB are collaborating with multiple scripting groups including those on Ruby, Python, JavaScript, PHP and Groovy. Stay tuned for more progress as we get closer to JavaOne.

Friday Mar 07, 2008

Kicking the tires of Grails in GlassFish v3

Grails logo

In his latest blog, Vivek (the new Scripting lead for GlassFish) reports his experience deploying a Grails application to GlassFish v3. We want GlassFish to be a great container for all scripting languages, from JRuby on Rails and P/Jython (Django?) to PHP, Grails and others.

With the recent fixes that went into GlassFish v3, a Grails application deploys in about 10 seconds. While v3 is not yet a final release (latest Tech Preview 2 build available here), it is important for us to track multiple web container use-cases such as Grails application deployment.

The technical integration and user experience of using Grails and GlassFish together can probably still be improved. Stay tuned.

Tuesday Jan 29, 2008

Vivek's New Job - Technical Lead for Scripting on GlassFish

Vivek Pandey

Vivek has a new job: help make GlassFish (v2 and v3) the preferred platform for scripting on the server-side.

What languages? JRuby for sure, but we want them all, from Groovy to PHP to Jython, to... Choosing the winner is hard, we want the winner to choose us!

Check Vivek's blog for his announcement, and for his first weekend project: a Ruby Plugin for Hudson. And contact him if you want to help with the effort!

Friday Jan 26, 2007

Grails on GlassFish

Beans of Coffee

Glen has been playing with Grails but he is also a GlassFish user (check his article on why he switched) and [Grails] 269 was a blocker. That bug has now been fixed and he now reports Success on GlassFish. Glen includes a simple Groovy App: Groogle, a simple Search implemented using Grails (live app, overview, download)

Glen also has kind words for Hudson, which recently added a New Remoting Mechanism.

Added - Alexis pointed out that Groovy 1.0 was released.

Sunday Sep 17, 2006

Jini + Groovy + GlassFish == ComputeCycles Project

An Allocated Session in ComputeCycles

The JavaPosse is running a series of interviews on the ComputeCycles project. The first interview is quite enjoyable, specially if you are new to the area; and the interview gets better as it progresses.

ComputeCycles is based on the ideas of Linda's TupleSpaces and JavaSpaces and ComputeCycles are implementing these using Jini as the foundational infrastructure, GlassFish as the container and Groovy as configuration classes.

Jini has been around for a while and has not got wide adoption but the world has changed and this project seems well grounded in commercial use cases (financial modeling). ComputeCycles was also described at JavaOne '06 in TS 3714. We will keep tracking the project and will let you know.