Friday Jun 05, 2009

Django on GlassFish v3


Vivek just posted a detailed description of how to Run Django on GFv3. In a nutshell:

• Install GlassFish v3
• Install Jython
• Install Django

To use the admin appplication or DBs you need to install django-jython and do a few more steps. ProstgreSQL is the most commonly used DB w/ Django although, IIRC, IIRC, Frank had indicated in his C1 session that there was work on the others too.

Monday Nov 10, 2008

Dynamic / Scripting Languages Support in GlassFish v3 Prelude - Webinar for November 13th


Our next full-length webinar is on Scripting (or Dynamic) Languages in GlassFish v3 Prelude this Thursday, Nov 13th. Same usual time, 11:15 am Pacific Time.

This is a full-length (1 hour) version of the presentation that Vivek gave last week at GlassFish Day (SlideShare, Recording). Vivek will cover the multiplicity of languages supported and the technology; demos will be included

For more details, check the Schedule and Channel Overview. Hope to see you Online!

Monday Aug 25, 2008

... Django on Jython on GlassFish, JavaFX performance

A compilation of today's news of interest:

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From Chris a report on the performance improvements of JavaFX: where JavaFX is close to Java in performance. Big improvements since this Earlier Post. I know the JavaFX compiler team (Robert, Per, Brian) and they are all top notch.

From Leo Soto, the Django Framework now runs on Jython. See Leo's blog entry and the Wiki page for details... and How to Run it on GlassFish. One more scripting language and framework! Jython is moving much faster than I had anticipated; Frank is already Working on Jython 2.5.

Thursday Jul 17, 2008

Jython Progress - New Release, Developer Center, NetBeans Support


Tons of progress on Python and Jython. Sun now has a new Python Developers page, published an Interview with Frank and Ted and started a new Python for NetBeans project.

On the implementation front, Jython 2.5 is getting very close to Alpha - Frank is Approaching it, James is Flipping and Realizing it, Colin is happy. And Jython has More Contributors too!

All of this is generating attention in places like a new InfoQ Article. I think Jython will have a very interesting future; on my side I've always had an interest in Python because the community seems to pay a lot of attention to its evolution; time to give it a try.

Friday Apr 25, 2008

Jython and Django on GlassFish

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Further progress on the Jython and Django on GlasFish using WSGI via Modjy. Frank is making good progress (Part I, Part II) and will show the results at C1 (in S297614).

Frank is collaborating with Jim Baker and Leo who have a related Google SoC project. I'm very interested in the outcome of this project; Python has certainly changed since when I looked at it years ago!

PS. Posts for the last few days have been slow due to preparations for J1, C1, et al.. Will do my best to keep with at least highlights, but we will see.

Wednesday Mar 26, 2008

Jython Servlet on GlassFish v3

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More progress towards the Scripting on v3 story: Vivek reports success in running his first Jython Servlet on GlassFish v3.

Check Vivek's Note for details and complete sources. Early steps, but I'm looking forward to what come out from Vivek and Frank working on this together.

Monday Mar 03, 2008

More Scripting Languages - Jython and Python - And GlassFish


Python joins the club! Ted and Frank have joined Sun to work on Python and Jython (On the Record, eWeek, Infoworld). They join JRuby and JavaScript and Groovy and Quercus(PHP) - and others! - as part of the non-Java on (J)VM family.

Welcomes from Vivek, Kuldip, Roman and Rich. I worked briefly with Ted years ago around JAXP, and Frank and I have talked a number of times about Jython and GlassFish. A very strong welcome!

We are committed to making GlassFish the best server-side platform available. We can do a lot with GFv2 and much more with GFv3. By themselves and together with Java EE 6. The future will be very interesting!

Added - Both Frank and Ted have written about why they chose to join Sun, check it here and here.

Tuesday Jan 29, 2008

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

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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!