Thursday Dec 16, 2010

GlassFish 3.1 - Milestone 7 is here!

GlassFish Milestone 7

Milestone 7 of GlassFish 3.1 (wiki page) is here and it's promoted build 33 (magic decoder ring is here). Get your copy from this page.

While the previous milestone was a feature-freeze release, this new milestone has now the development team in high-resistance mode. The release is moving along nicely with thousands of issues resolved so far and hundreds of bugs fixed each week on average.

Now is really the time to test this GlassFish 3.1 milestone and file bugs (on the new shiny JIRA system). Whether you're using the clustering features or not, we want your feedback!

Tuesday Nov 25, 2008

Project Fuji milestone 3 furthers the cause of GlassFish ESB - A Composition Cornucopia for Thanksgiving

Project Fuji logo

Lots of exciting developments in the GlassFish ESB world; hot on the heels of the GlassFish ESB v2 release candidate with its enterprise features and commercial support we're also showing that we have more big plans for the evolution of this platform.

With Milestone 3 of Project Fuji we give you the keys to test drive some of the platform enhancements we're working on for GlassFish ESB.next and allow you to be an active participant in driving the direction.

If you haven't been following Project Fuji closely you might be interested to know that there is both an "evolutionary" and "revolutionary" side; Adapters and Containers from v2 also are used in Fuji, and applications built in v2 deploy and run on Fuji. Where we're innovating is in looking at the productivity in every layer; ensuring we are tops in flexibility, agility and ease of use.

Milestone 3 of Project Fuji introduces a (dare I say very cool) web based tooling option for composing services.

Check out the Fuji Milestone 3 Screencast which shows how to use simple drag and drop in a browser to easily build the same scenario that was built in Milestone 2 via the domain specific language "IFL" for composing services.

It's worth noting that the web tooling builds on top of the domain specific language and hence round tripping is easy; you can for example check out the project built in the browser from subversion and edit it in your IDE of choice, just as shown in milestone 2.

This gets us one step closer to the mantra of Fuji: Productivity through flexibility, agility, and ease of use.

  • In terms of flexibility this expands your tooling choices
  • For agility you might notice the "automatically save and deploy" option which is one step towards our goal of making it very light weight to develop, test and correct your application as you go along
  • For ease of use the simple way of visually modeling enterprise integration patterns and simple properties dialogs go a long way

Tuesday Oct 21, 2008

Fuji Milestone 2 available: watch the Screencast and try it out!

Project Fuji logo

Many of you may have seen the cool things Fuji Milestone 1 did, with its web based tooling option and the simple but powerful way of defining services and linking them together.

For Milestone 1 we deliberately chose some contemporary technologies such as RSS and XMPP, which left some folks wondering: how does this apply to the more classic integration scenarios?

Fear not, for Milestone 2 we have chosen a classic scenario and show you how quick and easy it is to solve it with the powerful, but simple to use capabilities in Fuji.

Don't just take our word for it, watch the Fuji Milestone 2 Screencast with Keith driving it. Then Download Milestone 2 and take it for a spin by getting a simple jar file and give us feedback! There actually are more features that we couldn't fit in a single screencast, so watch this space.

For a highlight of the features such as added enterprise integration patterns and interceptors leveraging OSGi capabilities see the Milestone 2 page. Also have a look at Andi's entry on Fuji Milestone 2, which includes further background info.

We also re-vamped the landing page for Fuji, have a look at our fancy schmancy portal page for Fuji https://fuji.dev.java.net, it should have all the links to explore further information, screencasts etc.

Note that tomorrow (October 22, 2008, 9am PT) we'll have a live meeting and webcast to demo and discuss Fuji in the OpenESB Innovation Series meeting, come and participate.