Thursday Dec 14, 2006

Java SE 6 is out... and GlassFish v1 Takes Advantage of it

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Java SE 6 is out and it seems a very solid release with kudos from many, including JAG and RLG. I'd recommend to start by checking Danny's Top 10 Reasons.

Out of the box performance has improved substantially; see David's blog and this report, and this is also the experience with GlassFish, check Scott's blog on the new SpecJAppServer submission.

Tuesday Nov 07, 2006

Java SE 6 Approved by JCP

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The JCP has approved Java SE 6. Results are here (BTW - I wonder if IBM will stop their standard comment when Java SE is open sourced?). Some more details in Danny's blog and in many earlier postings on the topic.

Congratulations to all, time to get some of my cousin's bottles to celebrate!

Sunday Oct 29, 2006

When will Sun start Open Sourcing Java?...

Let's Get Going Duke

The internet is abuzz with speculation on when Sun will start Open Sourcing Java. Jonathan has indicated that it will be Very Soon, but, exactly when? You should know the answer... a year ago, at JavaOne '05!

16 months ago we announced the plan to Open Source the Java EE RI in the GlassFish Community, under an OSI-approved license, the MPL-based CDDL license. Then, this May, we Released Java EE 5 with ever increasing Contributions from the Community.

But what people want to know is when Sun will open source Java SE and Java ME. There, I can't help you; you will have to stay tuned. I'm sure you won't be able to miss the event :-) TheAquarium will certainly report it and we will provide context for our audience.

Monday Feb 06, 2006

Articles Site on Tiger Adoption

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GlassFish requires Tiger (J2SE 5). The Java SE team has put together a Tiger adoption page with a nice set of documents and links. The site includes some customer articles (Google, Become.Com), interviews (James and MarkR, Onno, Graham), chats, technical overviews, etc, etc.

Saturday Jan 21, 2006

Using SSL in GlassFish

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Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and its successor Trasport Layer Security (TLS) are cryptographic protocols that provide secure layer communication in the internet. The two are usually refered by the term SSL and are supported out-of-the-box by GlassFish.

Jagadesh's latest blog has a brief introduction to the basics of using SSL in GlassFish. Since the implementation is dependent on JSSE, Jagadesh also included a document with examples of handling certificates using JSSE Tools.

Another useful reference is Carol Zhang's article on Developing an SSL-Enabled WebApp with SJSAS 8.1. This is a fully developed article that goes into many details and includes example code. Check it out!