Tuesday Jan 18, 2011

GlassFish and Java EE 6 everywhere, even in the Azure cloud!

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Microsoft's technical architect David Chou has a detailed blog entry on how to run a recent GlassFish 3.1 build on the Microsoft Azure Platform (wikipedia). The article builds on this other recent blog entry on running Java applications in Azure and adds GlassFish-specific instructions.

In Azure terminology, the article discusses setting up a Worker Role using Visual Studio, reserving Ports, setting up a Startup Task (for the JVM), and configuring the Service, GlassFish in this case. This uses Windows Server 2008 (a GlassFish supported platform) and a zip install of GlassFish.

It's early days (need best practices on working around some of the cloud-inherent limitations) but with this support of GlassFish, the Azure platform now has full support for Java EE 6!

Saturday Feb 14, 2009

Metro and Jersey - At Microsoft and O'Reilly

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Metro, the Web Services stack, is one of the main components in GlassFish. One of its key benefits is excellent WebServices interoperability with the Microsoft stack, leveraging our relationship with MS. A consequence is showings in informal publications from Microsoft, like mszCool's Plans for 2009 and Identity Interoperability as well as in formal Federated Identity and Healthcare in the MS's The Architecture Journal.

On a related note, O'Reilly has published Java Web Services: Up and Running - A quick, practical, and thorough introduction where Martin Kalin covers SOAP and RESTful Web Services in Java using Metro and Jersey.

For WebServices discussions, check out our Forum, and the mailing lists USERS@Metro and USERS@Jersey. Although we consider Jersey a piece of Metro - we love SOAP and REST equally :-) and the two parts are intended to mesh together - we are maintaining two mailing lists as the audiences tend to be disjoint.

Wednesday May 21, 2008

Microsoft Office to support ODF!

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Microsoft Office will support ODF, MS to join OASIS TC! Check out:

MS Press Release
BetaNews
SD Times
ConsortiumInfo Analysis

Wednesday Apr 02, 2008

Metro and Microsoft - Microsoft Technology Centers and in BizTalk

FLying Pig in Cincinnati

You know the saying... "when Pigs Fly..."? Well, Clemen's Latest note starts:

A flock of pigs has been doing aerobatics high up over Microsoft Campus in Redmond

What he is referring is that he just checked in GlassFish and Metro into the latest Biztalk SDK! Neat! And he has some very nice words for the Metro team, as Arun highlights.

On the other side of the Atlantic, Alexis highlights another Microsofter, St├ęphane, on another aspect of the same relationship: GF and NetBeans being available at Microsoft Technology Centers.

I think we may have a new mascot - the flying pig!

Tuesday Mar 25, 2008

Metro and GlassFish on the road to yet better interop with Microsoft's Web Services stack

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The latest stable version of Metro (which ships as part of GlassFish v2) has been extensively tested with Microsoft's WCF (Windows Communication Foundation) version 3.0. The next version of .Net 3.5 is already out and the team is working hard to achieve the best possible interoperability with this new set of WS-\* implementations.

Harold and Rama report on the most recent "plugfest" with Microsoft engineers. The work involves moving from some non-standard technologies (such as WS-ReliableMessaging 1.0 which is "just" a specification, not an open standard) to the OASIS version (OASIS WS-RM 1.1, dated July 2007) for better interoperability. The set of test scenarios is comprehensive and results very promising.

Check out Metro's roadmap here for an idea of when to expect stable releases. In the mean time, you can get the nightly builds.

Tuesday Jul 10, 2007

Free Online Forum - Sun/Microsoft Interop

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Next Tuesday, July 17th, there will be a Sun Expert Exchange on Sun - Microsoft Interoperability. Topics will cover our own Project Tango but also topics like running Windows on Sun servers, thin clients, and storage.

Expert Exchange events are free online sessions with a panel of experts. Sometimes there are also short video Net Talks. Transcriptions and slides of past events are available.

Thanks to Marina for the tip.

Thursday Oct 12, 2006

GlassFish on Windows Vista

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One more positive data point on the Vista and Java threads (Charles, Chet, Alexis), but, this time, on the server side: Dinesh reports success in running GlassFish on Vista following the QuickStart Instructions. Check the details at Dinesh's Blog.

Yet another positive thread is the whole set of Web Services Interoperability PlugFests between Windows Communication Framework and GlassFish (courtesy of ProjectTango/WSIT). The latest report is here.