Thursday May 26, 2011

Jersey 1.7 - OAuth and more

Jersey 1.7 was released a few days ago. You can read about it on Jakub's blog (Jakub is the new project lead on Jersey). This is a JAX-RS 1.1 implementation which, among other things, enhances its existing OAuth support (the topic of a popular hands-on lab last year at JavaOne).

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If you're interested in trying out that part, check out the signature API and the latest jersey-oauth.pom dependency which comes with a set of samples in the oauth-tests module. I think you can expect more improvements and documentation in the near future.

Thursday Apr 07, 2011

Jersey 1.6 - Shipping!

With all the GlassFish 3.1 recent activity, there was another important release that might have slipped under your radar: Jersey 1.6 is here.

Jakub, the new lead for the project, discusses what's new in this release including modularization, Grizzly 2.0 integration, updates to functional tests and code coverage using Cobertura.

Yellow Jersey, photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeshlabotnik/350582000

Another key improvement is the OAuth (Wikipedia) client which builds on top of the Jersey client API and offers easy integration with services such as Twitter (illustrated in the Jersey samples).

Jakub's blog post has all the links for documentation, download, mailing list and issue tracker. Note that GlassFish 3.1 ships with Jersey 1.5 and that future plans for the project include the ability to run multiple simultaneous versions of Jersey in GlassFish as well as integration and optimizations for Oracle WebLogic Server.

Friday Oct 02, 2009

Introducing Hubert - the new OpenSSO Community Lead

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The OpenSSO Community has new leadership. SuperPat left Sun; for a new job at huawei (wikipedia), in the Cloud computing team that Geoff is building. The able replacement is a long-term member of the group, Hubert Le Van Gong. Hubert has his own blog and has been tracking recent developments there:

Deploying the OpenID2.0 Extension for OpenSSO
OAuth support: a summary of our work
Follow-up: Deploying the OpenID2.0 Extension for OpenSSO
OpenID for OpenSSO: Realm/RP Validation Supported

Still on the OpenSSO area, also check out Daniel's post on Federating to Salesforce CRM in Under 5 Minutes, which is in the same series as the earlier work on Federating to Google Apps with OpenSSO.

Friday Apr 03, 2009

SocialSite and Apache

I'm finally catching up with Dave's post from last Friday. Quoting from his note on SocialSite and Apache:

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... Sun Microsystems is willing to contribute Project SocialSite to the Apache Software Foundation. It's not clear whether SocialSite should be contributed into Shindig or as a new incubator project...

I've started some discussions about this on Apache-private mailing lists and I'll let you know what happens next.

As Dave says, this is "the best thing for the project and will give it the best possible chances for building a thriving community". My very best wishes to SocialSite.

Dave's presentation at ApacheCon was on Shindig for Blogs and Wikis; a number of his most recent posts have covered specific topics building to this presentation where he leveraged Shiding and SocialSite (and JSPWiki and Roller). Of special interest may be his posts on OAuth.