Thursday Sep 01, 2011

More new faces at GlassFish DEV!

It's been exactly a year since we've announced new developers joining the GlassFish development team and high time for another batch.

From left to right, Miroslav Kos (aka Miran), Iaroslav Savytskyi (aka Iarda) and Lukas Jungmann (aka Jungi) have all joined the GlassFish Web Services team in Prague. Join the rest of the team in welcoming all three of them.

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More resources for GlassFish can only be good news! Expect more in the near future.

Wednesday Sep 01, 2010

New Faces at GlassFish DEV

Laird wrote this comment to my post on "Staying the Course"

Thanks, guys; it's got to be hard producing a great application server on a skeleton crew. Your work is VERY much appreciated.

Very nice comment, but I wanted to follow-up on the skeleton part.

We can always use some extra recs (Steve?) and we miss some old friends and contributors that chose not to stay at Oracle, but GlassFish is one of Oracle's strategic projects and it's benefited from Oracle's focus.

Here are four faces that you probably remember from previous projects at Sun that became key members of GlassFish in the last few months.  They are all very senior Sun engineers with experience in many Sun projects. Clockwise from top left:

Chris Kasso - Previously in the Java Enterprise System and Update Center; currently the GlassFish 3.1 Engineering Lead.
Tom Mueller - Previously in the Open Portal project; currently GlassFish Admin and Infrastructure Lead.
Joe Di Pol - Previously in the Java Enterprise System and Update Center; currently Update Center and helping in multiple fronts.
Santiago Pericas-Geersten - Previously in the GlassFish Mobility Platform; just joined the GlassFish Web Tier project.

There are many more contributors to GlassFish.  Some contribute directly, some to subprojects.  Many work at Oracle, but others, like HervĂ© Souchaud and Romain Grecourt at Serli folks, do not.  I've tried a few times to get a full list of the contributors; at some point I had collected all the folks that had submitted bugs see GlassFish Poster Project and this (now out-of-date) list - maybe time to try again.

Tuesday Jun 09, 2009

After the Orb, the Globe - Kohsuke and Legos...

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Kohsuke regularly does "fun projects" which normally involve some sophisticated hacking. His After JavaOne project is "just" a Lego Globe with his daughter... with the help of a Java program :-) Unlike the orb, though, this globe is passive, not connected to Hudson.

FYA, while browsing around I bumped into a few nice lego projects; check out this Liebherr LG1550 Crane (the real thing), the original Battleship Yamato, the Spaceship version and more Lego@Gizmodo... or visit a Random Project at Brickshelf.

This entry is not about a GlassFish-related technology but its people; if you have a fun side-project/activity, send them my way...