Tuesday Feb 14, 2012

GlassFish Hosting with eApps

eApps is yet another choice for GlassFish users looking for hosting options. They offer GlassFish in a dedicated Xen CentOS VM as a 24/7 supported application service by eApps in-house staff.

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Horizontal scalability can be achieved with dedicated load-balancer VM's. eApps has been offering GlassFish as an option for a little while now and here's what they have to say about it :
"GlassFish is not just another Java application server.", "Fast AND good." or "There is no better environment for the serious Java developer."

Friday Nov 04, 2011

Tab Sweep - Jersey, Hudson, GlassFish Hosting, GC's compared, Spring to JavaEE, Modularity, ...

Recent Tips and News on Java, Java EE 6, GlassFish & more :

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Jersey 1.10 released (Jakub)
The Hudson Book (eclipse.org)
Comparing Java 7 Garbage Collectors Under Extreme Load (Nerds Central)
GlassFish Hosting (Enciva)
Spring to Java EE Migration, Part 1 (OTN)
ASM 4.0 released (OW2)
Adopt A JSR! (The Java Source)
Early signs of EJB 3.2 (GlassFish source)
Practical challenges of profiler integration with Java/J2EE applications (TheServerSide)
LOGBack 1.0 (qos.ch)
55 New Things in Java 7 (DonaldOJDK Blog)
Java 8 and OSGi modularization (Neil and Tim)

Thursday Sep 18, 2008

... JavaZone News, Building GF, Full Duplex, Free Hosting, S2 and JBoss and BlackBox XD,

A compilation of today's news of interest:

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Alexis reports from JavaZone about his presentation on Scripting in GlassFish v3 and reports it was Standing Room Only! JavaZone seems a Nice Conference; maybe Alexis will have some pics to post?.

Also from Alexis, a quick recipe for Building GFv2 from Source, in response to some questions in the mailing lists. Be sure to check the comments for clarifications on testing configurations.

John recently became a committer into Grizzly. He already contributed a tutorial on Writing a Protocol using Grizzly and now has mutated that into an implementation of HTTP Chunked Transfer Coding - see his writeup on Full Duplex communication.

Alex de Marco followed on the free hosting offer from OStatic and already qualified and seems very happy... and, to, give back, he provides a Quick Start Guide on his virtualized container.

Release Noises Galore: SpringSource is getting ready their Apache Tomcat-based server, now under the new name ofdm Server RC2... and JBoss now has a Java EE 5-Certified JBoss 5 RC2. I guess I could have filed this under the battle of the RC2s! S2 promises a final release in 2 weeks, JBoss in around 6 - we will see...

And on the big-toys front, a new version of BlackBox, the MD D20. I initially thought it would be using a longer container but it is still a 20 footer, just with different internal layout - clearly customer-driven. See the Technical Specs and the overview from On The Record.

Saturday Sep 06, 2008

... Valves in GlassFish, OpenMQ and Mule ESB, Free Hosting and CrazyRails

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The vast majority of Tomcat applications ran fin on GlassFish. Jan tell us that now even the ones using the Tomcat-style valves will run unmodified.

Of at The ServerSide Pawan explains How to use OpenMQ with Mule ESB by configuring the Mule JMS connector. Added (by pelegri) - I've heard of a number of requests for this, please let us know if you use the combination so we can track OpenMQ adoption.

LayeredTech announced free GlassFish hosting for Sun Startup Essentials™ Program participants.

CrazyRails has a post on how to install JRuby on Rails on Mac, including GlassFish and MySQL setup. More GlassFish coverage is promised.

Thursday Aug 21, 2008

OStatic Offer: Free 12 Months of GlassFish and MySQL Hosting

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OStatic (part of the GigaOM Network) is a social network to find, evaluate and collaborate on Open Source Software, and they have a Promo Offer for 12 free months of hosting of GlassFish Server and MySQL Server.

Also see other GlassFIsh Hosting TA entries.

Friday May 09, 2008

Rimuhosting Supports GlassFish

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Rimuhosting now Supports GlassFish. Their application came just a bit too late to make it into the formal GlassFish Partner Showcase but they will be added early next week, when we are all back from JavaOne.

Saturday Apr 26, 2008

WebAppCabaret - More GlassFish Hosting

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WebAppCabaret now provides support for GlassFish. Check out the Private JVM or the VPS offering - the GF-specific page is here.

I am collecting a list of hosting providers that support GlassFish. Please let me know if you are such a hosting provider and we will advertise it.

And, if you let me contact me ASAP, I might still be able to list you in my slides for our CommunityOne KickOff Session.

Sunday Apr 20, 2008

eApps - Now Offering GlassFish Hosting

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A while ago we had a thread on Where to Host Java Apps. Several people suggested using Virtual Private Servers (VPS) (Wikipedia) and mentioned that some vendors already supported GlassFish and others were getting ready to do so... and eApps just did that.

eApps's VPS solution uses Virtuzzo (from Parallels) and is described in detail here. The details for GlassFish Support and the pricing/features seem quite good. Check it out and post your experiences.

And, if let us know of other hosting solutions for GlassFish we will mention them here too.

Saturday Mar 01, 2008

Where to Host Java Apps...

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Dru is raising the often repeated question of Hosting Java Apps.

I'm interested in what people are doing today, so I'd encourage you to check his note and post your thoughts there, or here. I'll summarize the answers / comments here for convenience, grouped by origin.

Added - Please keep posting leads and experiences; this will be very useful.

The following are Comments in Dru's blog:

• Dru mentions GoDaddy has Tomcat, but they restart all TCs daily.
• Cay points out that Java Hosting would support Java teaching.
• Ryan suggests GFv3 will be useful, but that hosting has specific admin needs.
• Kumar uses virtual servers at GoDaddy.
• smayzak suggests Kattare.COM (but only has TC, Resin & JBoss, no GF)
• mbosch suggests VPS with Virtualization and mentions Rimuhosting.
ccombs recommends virtual servers through eapps.com (soon w/ GF).
• jwynacht has been using AOIndustries.
• straun had collected jHosts but now recommends RimuHosting for VPS and dedicated.
• Arvind also recommends RimuHosting.
• hchaudh1 provides another recommendation for eapps.com.

On this spotlight, we have these comments:

• Lars suggests dedicated servers - he mentions [1], [2] or VPS - no names yet.

Friday Jun 15, 2007

Reduce your Bandwidth Usage by Half, and other Reasons to Upgrade to GlassFish version 2

Get yourself an upgrade!

Upgrading can be troublesome and human being are reluctant to change by nature, but sometimes it's just too good to miss out. Glen Smith is reporting why and how HTTP Compression Support and much improved virtual domains made the difference for him.

If you're concerned with preserving your GlassFish configuration, you should read Shalini's GlassFish upgrade story.

Other new GlassFish v2 Web Container features (Comet, WebDAV, SSL non-blocking nio, Asynchronous Request Processing and a lot more) are listed here. While Grizzly and more generally the Web Container have had substantial improvements, Clustering is probably the most important new feature in GlassFish version 2.

Whatever your favorite feature, make sure you try the beta version and report your experience.

Thursday May 10, 2007

Joyent - GlassFish Hosting Here

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Joyent is an interesting company that provides traditional Web Hosting but also Web 2.0 applications as well as on-demand computing. Joyent seems to use OpenSolaris so perhaps it is not too surprising to read John's report from the JavaOne floor that they are offering GlassFish hosting.

One more indication of the adoption of GlassFish; this year's JavaOne is full of them...

Wednesday Dec 13, 2006

Virtual Hosting Facilities in GlassFish v2

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Jan and the Web Tier team have been adding a number of very useful features for virtual hosting to GlassFish v2. Virtual Hosting is very convenient even in the small, but it is a must for ISPs and ASPs.

Features include Isolation Levels, Root Context Configuration, Alternate DocRoots, Security and Dynamic Reconfiguration. Jan covers all of these in his very detailed blog; check it out.

BTW, I've been busy elsewhere in the last few days (including almost 2 days here) and I have a big backlog; I'll try to catch up in the next few days before the Holiday break arrives.