Thursday Sep 18, 2008

... JavaZone News, Building GF, Full Duplex, Free Hosting, S2 and JBoss and BlackBox XD,

A compilation of today's news of interest:

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Alexis reports from JavaZone about his presentation on Scripting in GlassFish v3 and reports it was Standing Room Only! JavaZone seems a Nice Conference; maybe Alexis will have some pics to post?.

Also from Alexis, a quick recipe for Building GFv2 from Source, in response to some questions in the mailing lists. Be sure to check the comments for clarifications on testing configurations.

John recently became a committer into Grizzly. He already contributed a tutorial on Writing a Protocol using Grizzly and now has mutated that into an implementation of HTTP Chunked Transfer Coding - see his writeup on Full Duplex communication.

Alex de Marco followed on the free hosting offer from OStatic and already qualified and seems very happy... and, to, give back, he provides a Quick Start Guide on his virtualized container.

Release Noises Galore: SpringSource is getting ready their Apache Tomcat-based server, now under the new name ofdm Server RC2... and JBoss now has a Java EE 5-Certified JBoss 5 RC2. I guess I could have filed this under the battle of the RC2s! S2 promises a final release in 2 weeks, JBoss in around 6 - we will see...

And on the big-toys front, a new version of BlackBox, the MD D20. I initially thought it would be using a longer container but it is still a 20 footer, just with different internal layout - clearly customer-driven. See the Technical Specs and the overview from On The Record.

Wednesday Sep 03, 2008

... Liferay and NetBeans, GF Adoption in Bangalore, Hudson and Polls, GF at OStatic, DTrace BDay, and Science and Rap

A compilation of today's news of interest:

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Benefits of project WebSynergy, Satya reports that Portal Pack (for NetBeans) Now Supports Liferay.

From Bangalore a report by Vasudha on a Large Attendance on Vasundha's Presentation on GlassFish. Use of GlassFish in India started slow but it has been accelerating very rapidly recently; we see it in download numbers and also in registrations - India is the country with the 4th largest representation, over 10% of the 184K registrations this year.

Hudson continues to gather adoption and advocates. ThinkVitamin reports on Automated Testing with Hudson and Selenium, and the WSJ SOA Reader's Choice on Automation Tool Poll has Hudson winning handly - but don't hesitate to Add your Vote.

Ken was interviewed by OStatic on GlassFish; check out his interview; and don't forget the OStatic Free Hosting Offer.

More BDays... this time is the 5th Anniversary of DTrace!

And, under the And Now for Something Completely Different, check out the Hadron Collider Rap!