Tuesday Oct 14, 2008

... JSF 2.0 on GlassFish, Comet Framework, Rack on JRuby, WS-Trust in Metro, 256 Threads in a 4U, new MacBooks

A compilation of today's news of interest:

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Arun shows how to use JSF 2.0 with GlassFish v2 in his Mojarra on GFv2. I believe the current thinking is that JSF 2.0 will not depend on Servlet 3.0 and will be able to run on Java EE 5 containers.

Atmosphere, JFA's new portable Comet framework, is now here; check the Announcement.

Jacob promised more JRuby frameworks and it seems that Rack Support is the first step. Rack provides an minimal interface between webservers supporting Ruby and Ruby frameworks, so things like, Merb, build on top of it. Seems a role equivalent to that of modjy in Jython?.

Jiandong shows how to use WS-Trust to Secure Web Services in Metro.

Yesterday's big announcement was T5440 (aka Batoka), a 4 socket, T2-based, 256 hardware threads, at 1.4GHz with up to 512GB memory, all in a 4U chassis! For techies, start with the posts by Allan and Josh, the T5440 WebSite and the Benchmarks. The press has nice reactions: [1], [2], [3]. Also check how to use it to Scale SugarCRM using Ldoms, and the new LDom cookbook. If you like it, give it a Free Try and Buy!.

Today, Apple announced the new MacBooks and MacBook Pros. Need to go check them out at the local Apple store, but I'm disappointed there is no Blu-Ray nor a sub-1K$ entry (in the new enclosure).

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...

Tuesday Sep 16, 2008

... JRuby Pools, Mural, JSF 2.0 EDR2, MacBooks, and Sun Hardware from Dunnington to Hadrons

A compilation of today's news of interest:

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Jacob explains the (simple) configuration options for JRuby Pool.

Srenga does a Shallow Dive into Mural, the Open Source MDM engine in the GlassFish community.

The JSR314 EG has released the Expert Draft 2 for JSF 2.0 (Download). This version includes Section 13.3 on JavaScript API (thanks for the tip, Roger), as well as Section 3.6 on Composite UI Components (see the Enterprise Tips on this feature: Part I and Part II).

Our household owns several aging Apple laptops so I am keeping an eye on the MacBook Shipments rumor, although OpenSolaris continues to make progress and that may soon be a realistic option for us.

Intel has announced the new high-end Dunnington processors ( InternetNews), and Sun already has machines to accompany them (Marketwatch).

And in all the noise about the LHC I had missed that the CERN is Thumpers and StorageTek products to store the data - through the Customer Ready program.