Friday Apr 10, 2009

Registration for C1 Unconferences Now Open - GlassFish and OpenSSO Day


The registration for our CommunityOne Unconferences is now open. We are hosting two intertwined events, one for all the GlassFish projects, the other for OpenSSO, OpenDS et al. Both in Hall A at the Moscone (Wikipedia, GeoHack) the Sunday before JavaOne, May 31st.

Both events are free, and you can switch back and forth as your interests apply. Check the GlassFish Unconference page and the OpenSSO Day MeetUp and Topics page.

The unconferences will be followed with a Party at the Thirsty Bear. We have plenty of space at the Moscone but the TB space is limited, so I encourage you to sign up early.

Thursday Apr 09, 2009

OpenESB in the news: NHIN

There has been a lot of news coverage about Sun's participation in Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN). For example in eWeek: "At the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference in Chicago April 6, Sun announced that a host of its open-source software is being used by the federal government for the gateway that will connect the 26 member agencies of the NIHN to the network’s infrastructure."

The adoption of OpenESB by NHIN is a great success story for OpenESB: not only is OpenESB a key piece of infrastructure in the project, it also shows the power of open source development. For the past months, developers working on the NHIN project worked together with and in the OpenESB community to build their solution using OpenESB. NHIN provided valuable feedback that's currently being incorporated into the upcoming v2.1 release.

Monday Mar 30, 2009

OpenESB adds another Community Partner: AllGateways Software

AllGateways Software has received the status of OpenESB Community Partner. A Community Partner is an organization that is actively contributing to the community through activities such as code contributions, tutorials, etc. AllGateways, formerly known as Zaz Consulting, has been active in developing OpenESB components. Zaz Consulting was the originator of the LDAP BC and the Screen Scraping Service Engine. And AllGateways is planning more code contributions!

AllGateways shows that in a vibrant open source community such as OpenESB, there are many players coming together to develop software. When will we see you there?

Wednesday Mar 25, 2009

WebEx Webinar - GlassFish ESB


I forgot to mention that there is a WebEx-based webinar starting at 10am PT (in 1/2 hour) on GlassFish ESB. Presenters are Bruce Tierney and Prabhu Balashanmugam, from the GlassFish ESB team at Sun.

To enroll, follow this link. You will need to give your contact info to get the invitation.

I'm going to try to group all webinar announcements over the weekend to give extra warning time and to avoid colliding with other news.

Update: the webinar is now available for replay.

Thursday Mar 19, 2009

GlassFish ESB v2.1 M1 - Now Available


Most of the products in GlassFish Porfolio (webinar set) use the latest GlassFish v2.1 but a couple are still using the older GF v2. This is now getting fixed for GlassFish ESB: Mark has announced the first Milestone for GlassFish ESB v2.1.

In addition to the new GF Server, the release also includes the IEP SE (Intelligent Event Processor) and the Scheduler BC (see Full list of Components).

Go, download it, and let us know how it goes.

The photo? Its from Mark's Motorcycle Mania series and it somehow seemed appropriate.

Tuesday Mar 17, 2009

DZone interviews OpenESB community lead

DZone's Masoud Kalali took an interest in project OpenESB and set out to learn more about it. Being Project OpenESB's community lead, he asked me for an interview. In the interview Masoud asked me about the project's history, the relationship with Java CAPS, the competition, scaling, and future plans for OpenESB. The interview is published on the DZone website.

Tuesday Feb 17, 2009

InfoQ on Distributed JBI using OpenESB and Shoal

InfoQ published an article on distributed JBI by Derek Frankforth. In this article Derek describes different topologies and describes what topologies are available in project OpenESB. Derek reports that a new topology being developed in OpenESB is heterogeneous clustering based on Project Shoal running in GlassFish.

An interesting read! Check it out at InfoQ.

Wednesday Feb 11, 2009

GlassFish Portfolio launch coverage - day 3

GlassFish Portfolio

Yet another round of links for the GlassFish Portfolio launch. Some are links I had missed, other ones appeared recently.

Note also we now have GlassFish Portfolio release notes published.

Press Articles
Seeing Through Sun's Glassfish (Information Week)
Sun представила открытую web-платформу (
Sun's GlassFish Portfolio Adds More Open Source (
Sun releases GlassFish web platform (
Sun’s GlassFish Portfolio Could Change Middleware Game (
GlassFish gets LAMP stack and multimedia add-on (
Sun unveils Glassfish portfolio ( (
Sun Releases Enterprise Open Source Platform (ebizQ)
Sun to integrate GlasFish with LAMP stack (
Sun beefs up GlassFish app server with integrated LAMP stack (eChannelLine)
Sun GlassFish Portfolio chez Sun (Toolinux)

General blogs
Glassfish Portfolio (niq)
GlassFish Enterprise Service Bus Multimedia (SDN Channel)
New Sun Glassfish Portfolio (CamelCase)
(Marketing memos)
GlassFish ESB and OpenESB - Interview and demo (RedMonk)
Web Space Server - Localization (Portal Post)
Incredible portfolio of web servers! (Web Tier)
Adding content to portal page : The easy way (Praskah)
Jersey 1.0.2 is released (Earthly Powers)
Learn About GlassFish Portfolio (Dixie, docs)

GlassFish Enterprise Manager
Sun GlassFish Portfolio が発表されました。いろんな情報があります。 (Ogino)
SNMP monitoring in GlassFish (Marc)
New Glassfish Portfolio (Eric Bruno)

Read earlier coverage here and there.

GlassFish Portfolio launch coverage - day 2

GlassFish Portfolio

Some 24 hours after the launch, more coverage of the GlassFish Portfolio launch.

Press Articles
Light-weight, open-source Sun GlassFish Portfolio (TSS)
Sun realigns software around GlassFish Portfolio (SDTimes)
Themes discussed at Sun GlassFish Portfolio debut (TechTarget)
Nyílt forrású vállalati alkalmazásplatformmal jelentkezett a Sun Microsystems (
SUN’s Glassfish Portfolio is a major shift to commercial open source business models. (The Forrester Blog)
Sun's Answer To LAMP: GlassFish Portfolio (InformationWeek)

General blogs
GlassFish v2.1: A Complete Picture (Harpreet)
"10 reasons why Nuxeo is using GlassFish" presentation (Nuxeo)
SIP development modules via Auto-update (Vince)
Sun GlassFish Portfolio Released (SDN Program News)
Content Management System in Glassfish Web Space Server 10.0 (Prakash)
Writing your first application router with SailFin (Binod)
SIP Extension Headers in SailFin (Sankar)
Sailfin in detail : Part 1 app-name (Prsad)
OK - where do I start if I need to tune GlassFish? (Kim)
Performance Monitor enters Sun's GlassFish offerings (Shreedhar)
Performance Advisor : VM Alerts (Nandini)
GlassFish Portfolio related podcasts (Bistro!)
Sun includes GlassFish ESB in GlassFish Portfolio (Hari)
GlassFish Portfolio with GlassFish ESB officially announced (Mark White)
Web Space Server 10 Adopts Update Center (Joe)

GlassFish Enterprise Manager
GlassFish SNMP Monitoring (Rajeshwar)
GlassFish Value-Ad Feature Tuner (Nachiappan)
Tuner ScreenCast (Nachiappan)
Performance Advisor Installation and Overview (Screencast by Anissa)

Earlier coverage is here.

Tuesday Feb 10, 2009

GlassFish Portfolio launch coverage

GlassFish Portfolio

It's early after the launch but here's already a first batch of content covering GlassFish Portfolio. Expect some updates to this blog later in the day as well as more entries in the next few days.

Press Articles
Sun offers integrated Web platform (InfoWorld)
Avec Portfolio, Sun taille GlassFish pour contrer JBoss (LeMagIT, in French)
Sun Takes GlassFish, Industry's Most Downloaded Application Server, to New Heights With Integrated LAMP Stack (Press Release)
搜斧 - Sun GlassFish Portfolio Released
Sun Drives Huge Growth in Adoption of GlassFish, Industry's Most Downloaded Application Server (Press Release)

General blogs
GlassFish Production Deployments & Enterprise Manager (John Clingan)
The New GlassFish Portfolio! (Liz Matthews)
GlassFish Portfolio en bref (Bistro!)
Sun GlassFish Web Space Server 10.0: Now Available! (The Portal Post)
GlassFish - immár Portfolioban (Peter, in Hungarian)
Sun GlassFish Portfolio and Open Source (Kevin)
SailFin : Develop your own applications using templates (Bhavani)
SailFin V1: Step by step guide to get started. (Binod)
Introducing Sun GlassFish Portfolio (Scripting blog)
介绍Sun GlassFish Portfolio (The Aquarium ZH)
Converged Load-Balancer(CLB) Whitepaper and Screencast (Kshitiz)
GlassFish grows up! (Sun Student Connection)
Feb 17th Chinese Webinar - GlassFish Portfolio (Judy/Jiandong)

GlassFish Enterprise Manager
Introducing GlassFish Performance Tuner (Ken Paulsen)
GlassFish Performance Advisor - Install and setup (Siraj)
JDBC Pool Manager - Steady Pool Size Tuning (Shalini)
JDBC Pool Manager - Max Pool Size Tuning (Shalini)
GlassFish SNMP J2EE MIB Presentation (Olivier)
Browsing the Glassfish SNMP J2EE-MIB (Olivier)
GlassFish SNMP Master Agent Integration (Olivier)
GlassFish SNMP security (Olivier)
GlassFish Performance Advisor - Managing Rotated Log Files (Siraj)
GlassFish Performance Advisor - Log Entry Alert (Siraj)
Performance Advisor Installation and Overview - Screencast,live demo and more (Anissa)
Configuration of SNMP Monitoring in Glassfish Enterprise Manager (Sankar)

Monday Feb 09, 2009

Introducing the Sun GlassFish Portfolio

Sparky is growing up! Today, Sun announced the Sun GlassFish Portfolio (PR) the Sun GlassFish Communications Server (SailFin) and the Sun GlassFish Mobility Platform.


The key components in the GlassFish Portfolio are the Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server (including OpenMQ), the Sun GlassFish ESB (with OpenESB), the Sun GlassFish Web Space Server (nee WebSynergy, leveraging GlassFish and Liferay) and the Sun GlassFish Web Stack, which includes supported and optimized versions of Apache Web Server, Memcached and other popular Web applications.

Full details of the GlassFish Portfolio are at its Home page. The GetIt tab has a very good table with all the features, services and pricing - check it out!

Sun also issued a Release highlighting adoption of the GlassFish products in companies from Telcos (T-Mobile), Health (Medavie Blue Cross) and startups (TravelMuse). Check the PR for a full list, plus our Adoption Stories and Sun's more formal Customer References.

As in past events, we are going to post a number of blog entries related to different facets of the products announced today; we will (attempt to) use the tag GlassFishPortfolio consistently to help search through them. We are also going to host a set of short (10') presentations at TheAquarium Online to cover this material, with the usual recordings for later playback.

Tuesday Feb 03, 2009

Kevin Meeks evaluates GlassFish ESB, and a free GlassFish ESB tutorial


Kevin Meeks evaluated a number of different Open Source projects for for an enterprise architecture technology stack, one of them being GlassFish ESB. He published his findings in an article on

Kevin illustrated his experiences with a short tutorial, guiding the reader from installation to creating and testing a simple composite application. If you're new to GlassFish ESB, this is well worth your time to get acquainted with GlassFish ESB quickly.

Kevin looked at what’s available in the OpenESB community, the uptake of the community, the cost model, etc. and liked what he saw. He concludes: There are significant developments underway in the GlassFish project community, and as your SOA/EA efforts may face tighter budget challenges, there is real value to be leveraged by considering the GlassFish Java EE Server and GlassFish ESB project (...). The excellent integration with NetBeans IDE simply adds to the value proposition.

Friday Jan 23, 2009

Two new components in project OpenESB


Two new components were introduced in the OpenESB project. They are both JCA Resource Adapters, one for HL7, and one for SAP. This brings the number of components in the OpenESB community to 45. Although both adapters originated in Java CAPS and were released as part of Java CAPS 6, they are in the incubator in OpenESB until they are made part of the automated build process.

For more information see the OpenESB home page and the Component Catalog.

Tuesday Dec 09, 2008

Deslatech - Integration for Brazilian Hospitals


Thanks to Arun for our latest Adoption Story: Deslatech is an SI located in Brazil that has built a fairly typical EAI application for Kitmed, a logistics operator in the hospital/warehousing space.

The application uses OpenESB, OpenMQ and the GlassFish Server. Check out the details of the story at our Stories blog and at the Detailed Questionnaire.

Deslatech is our 34th entry in our (informal) Stories series. Some informal stories eventually "graduate" to Sun's Formal Customer Reference Site - like with Wotif.Com. If you are a happy user of GlassFish and want to contribute back to the community, please consider sharing your story. Contact us at stories at sun dot com.

Wednesday Dec 03, 2008

The New Docs.Sun.Com

ALT DESCR has been around for a long time and its look-and-feel had not been updated significantly for a bit. But today it sports a New Look and it looks very good! Check these out:

GFv2, GFv2 U1/U2, GFv3 Prelude
Portal 7.2, JavaCAPS, MQ, and much more
• Nice dynamic browsing and improved searching.
• Localized in 12 languages!

Very nice! I would only want to have the ability to annotate the documents, otherwise, this looks very good!

Added - Also check out Susan's Overview of the changes.