Friday Apr 22, 2011

Updated GlassFish GeoMaps!

Some of you may recall the Geomaps we used to update every month to share the activity of GlassFish users. This map (available from had not been updated for many months because of networking changes in our lab causing the overal long and rather brittle process of generating these maps to be, well, broken. Arun stepped up to the plate and fixed the problem to give us an updated set of recent maps up to March 2011 (see his recent post).

GlassFish GeoMaps
GlassFish GeoMaps

The various maps show the overall activity with cumulative (since 2007) or monthly hits but also unique IP addresses which is an approximation of GlassFish users based on the usage of the admin console. That approximation is an over-count mainly because of DHCP but also a undercount because a fair number of GlassFish installations do not have internet access correctly set, while some users only use development tools, the RESTful admin or asadmin instead of the admin console. In any case, these are \*not\* download numbers but rather active users.

It's always tricky to interpret these charts but you can see that the trend is good and the absolute numbers almost as high as the post-Java EE 6/GlassFish v3 launch. Let's track the results for the upcoming months to see if GlassFish 3.1 helps confirm these.

Tuesday Oct 28, 2008

... JSON with Jersey, JSF with NB and GMaps, Comet, GF ESB and Fuji M2, Andy, iPhone and Oprah

A compilation of today's news of interest:

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Jakub has published a new Enterprise Tip on Jersey showing how to Configure JSON for RESTful Web Services in Jersey 1.0. Jersey is the production-quality, reference implementation of JAX-RS, the JCP standard for RESTful Web Services. JAX-RS is part of Java EE 6, but it can also be used separately. Jersey is part of GFv3 Prelude.

On JSF - first the NetBeans team shows how to Start Developing JSF Applications with the new NetBeans releases, including the forthcoming NB 6.5. Then Arun shows how to use JSF and Google Maps using Gmaps4JSF, Facelets and Mojarra on GlassFish v3 Prelude.

Comet and Atmosphere - JFA recently presented on Atmosphere - his new portable Comet framework - at the Silicon Valley JUG. The slides are Now Available.

GlassFish ESB is getting very close to its first Release Candidate (and GA/FCS release) (Milestone 2 Download) but I just noticed I had not spotlighted Mike's excellent Screencast on GlassFish ESB. Check it out and notice it is a multi-parter - very well done.

While we await GF ESB v2, we are already working on the next generation, which is based on Project Fuji. Fuji Milestone 2 released last week, and here are two additional posts: Nikki on Interceptors in Fuji and Derek on the Proxy bundle.

Andy B is adjusting his time involvement at Sun so he can spend more time with Arista Networks, "one of his startup companies" that is focused on the 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching business. The Original NYTimes Article was followed by a Clarification.

And today's toys includes Google Earth on iPhone, and Oprah endorses Kindle. Of the two, I think Oprah's endorsement will have the largest impact - is the time for the electronic reader finally here?

NB. I am a few days behind in reporting news; I'll try to catch up in the next day or two.