Tuesday Aug 19, 2008

GlassFish in Croatia - Powering Inventory and Article Checking

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Another GlassFish Adoption Story, this time in Croatia. Selmet is using GFv2 on Ubuntu with PostgreSQL to provide the backend via Web Services (using Metro) to a ruggedized Windows-based handheld (Honeywell Dolphin 7600).

The Story, Questionnaire and Case Study are full of great tidbits, including their request to become a GlassFish Partner.

BTW, I'm rooting for Spain in tonight's game against Croatia :-). The results (powered by Sun!) should be available tomorrow Here.

Added - The video recap of the Croatia/Spain game is Now Available.

Thursday Aug 07, 2008

2008 Summer Olympics - Pick your winner!

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The 2008 Summer Olympics are starting today! As you can read here, Sun and specifically Zembly.com (a new online site to easily create and host social applications) is taking this opportunity to launch myPicks Beijing 2008, a social betting site described here by Prakash.

If you wish to find out more about Zembly, this interview with Todd Fast and this demo of the platform should give you a idea of the possibilities. This service is powered by Solaris, GlassFish, MySQL and is running on Network.com. Zembly.com helps you build not only Facebook applications, but also iPhone web apps, Meebo applications, Google Gadgets, and OpenSocial applications.

On the topic of Sun's implication in the 2008 Olympics, check out this brief description of the datacenter powering the NBCOlympics website. Yet more details here.