Wednesday Dec 22, 2010

Java EE 7 Discussion with Robert Chinnici


Following up on this week's earlier post on JavaEE 7, here is now an interview on the GlassFish Podcast with Roberto Chinnici (Java EE Platform Specification Lead at Oracle).

You can now also download Roberto's recent Java EE keynote presentation from JavaOne China (PDF: English, Chinese) for more background. The feedback via comments, emails and forum posts has been great so far, keep it coming!

This new episode is also a good opportunity to remind people about the GlassFish Podcast. You can subscribe using this syndication link, get to it via iTunes, and list all 71 published episodes. Of the recent ones, the Adam Bien interview (part 1, part 2) is now well over 3k downloads while the Play framework one is fast approaching 2k.

Tuesday Oct 05, 2010

New GlassFish Videos (@YouTube) and Audio (@GlassFishPodcast)

We have new Videos and Audio Recordings.

New Videos

Arun has uploaded several new videos to GlassFishVideos, our official channel at YouTube:

• Two short interviews as part of a JavaOne Playlist: RedFX: JavaFX Widget Library for GlassFish, with Johan Voss and GlassFish scales and configures very quickly for Micello - the "indoor Google Maps" company with Prakahs Narayan.  Also check out Arun's companion blogs (RedFX, Micello).

• A 6-parter playlist based on the OSGi HoL from JavaOne.  See the blog for details and play the playlist.

GlassFishVideos has been growing very nicely.  We launched on July 20th and it already has 39 videos, with over 20K upload views, almost 7.5K channel views, and 227 subscribers.  We are just getting started and, given the abundance of mobile devices that are good YouTube clients, I think the channel will be very successful.

New Podcasts

At the same time, Alexis has uploaded two podcasts to the GlassFish Podcast.

Episode #67 is an interview with Masoud Kalali recorded at JavaZone in Oslo; Episode #68 features Adam Bien and was recorded at JavaOne.

GlassFish Podcasts now has 68 episodes, download them directly from the website, via the feeds or via the iTunes store and you will be able to use them in your next traffic jam... or on the Tube.

Sunday Mar 14, 2010

GlassFish Virtual Conference Recordings Now as Podcasts


Alexis has started publishing the recordings of the GlassFish Virtual Conference as podcasts as part of his GlassFish Podcast blog. The first 3 episodes are:

Java EE 6 and GlassFish v3 Virtual Conference Keynote
Java EE 6 Overview by Roberto Chinnici
EJB 3.1 Overview by Ken Saks

The whole series is available from the iTunes Store and also as individual MP3s: #45, #46 and #47.


Monday Aug 10, 2009

New GlassFish Podcast episode: Antonio Goncalves

Antonio and his book(s)

It's been a while since the last GlassFish Podcast episode and even longer since the last interview, so here it goes - episode #36 an interview with Antonio Goncalves.

Antonio Goncalves has many hats and this discussion covers a lot of ground starting with his recently published Java EE 6 book with GlassFish v3. It also covers his favorite Java EE 6 feature, his role in the JCP as an individual contributor, as the Paris JUG leader, his take on Spring vs. Java EE 6 and some thoughts on JSR 299.

Enjoy the episode. iTunes users can find it here.

Monday Mar 09, 2009 story and asadmin podcast


In recent sister website news, is the latest "story" about running a grails application on top of GlassFish v2. Glen Smith shares his thoughts on running his community web site for the past couple of years using GlassFish and how OpenMQ has recently increased the overall availability of the system.

asadmin, the GlassFish CLI (Command Line Interface) was recently featured on TheAquariumTV (archive) and is now available as episode #28 of the GlassFish Podcast. The original recording was edited down to make it more podcast friendly (shorter, less discussion, more presentation). Let us know how that works for you.

Sunday Jan 25, 2009

GlassFish Podcast new episodes - JAX-RS and more to come

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We've decided we will now use the GlassFish Podcast as an additional channel to broadcast the "Aquarium Live" presentations. Expect the presentations to make it on the podcast somewhere between a few days to a week or two after the broadcast.

The most recent episode is Marc Hadley's brief JAX-RS introduction from January 15th, 2009, and the Q&A session that followed. Expect more episodes in the days and weeks to come (Paul Sandoz on Jersey, one Sailfin, another one on the 2.1 release, etc...).

You can subscribe to the podcast using the syndication link, by searching for "glassfish" on the iTunes online store (if that's what you're using), or simply by visiting From the previous 17 episodes, the majority of listeners come from iTunes, then Google Fetcher, then other podcatchers such as or gPodder.

Friday Nov 28, 2008

New Podcast episode posted - Metro update

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After a fairly long period without new GlassFish Podcast episodes, here's an interview with Harold Carr, the architect of the unified GlassFish Metro Web Services stack. This 20-minute discussion covers a brief introduction, uses-cases for using secure, reliable and potentially transactional Web Services, tooling, and more.

The Metro stack is available to use in both GlassFish v2 and GlassFish v3 Prelude. In the case of the later "Prelude", the only difference is the need to add Metro support from the update center (web admin tool, updatetool UI, or pkg command-line). Also, as explained in this comparing GlassFish v2 and v3 Prelude table, you'll see that interop with Microsoft .Net 3.5 requires Metro 1.4, which is available from the update center.

You can find more content on Metro in the Java Web Services tutorial, and, of course, on the Metro project web site. Further entries on TheAquarium are tagged with the Metro tag.

Sunday Jul 06, 2008

New GlassFish Podcasts - Fuji and OpenESB

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After a short hiatus, the GlassFish Podcast has two new episodes from a presentation delivered at the recent GlassFish Day at the Jazoon conference. The speaker is Andreas Egloff (a fellow editor on TheAquarium), and the topics are OpenESB and Project Fuji.

Episode #13 covers the existing OpenESB technology and community building on top of JBI and serving as a foundation to the JavaCAPS SOA offering from Sun, while Episode #14 covers the future of the project with GlassFish v3, OSGi, JBI and a DSL.

The podcast has the traditional syndication link, a one-click subscribe link for iTunes, but you can also simply search for "glassfish" on the iTunes online store if that's your software of choice.

Tuesday May 13, 2008

Latest GlassFish Podcast - "Comet" interview with Jean-Francois Arcand

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The latest episode (#12) of the GlassFish Podcast is out. This is an interview from last week with Jean-François "Grizzly" Arcand on Comet (aka AjaxPush).

This 20-minute podcast gets into the Comet paradigm, its availability in GlassFish v2 and v3, standardization in the forthcoming Servlet 3.0 specification, and more.

Note also that Jean-François will be delivering three presentations in Canada later this June (2008): Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto.

Monday Mar 10, 2008

Wotif.COM Update - Now using OpenMQ, Still Happy with GlassFish


This week's GlassFish podcast is Greg Luck's Podcast. This was part of a set of presentations at GF Day @ Sydney and worth a check.

Some background/context: Wotif.COM was a very early adopter of GFv1 (story) and they stepped in some bugs long ago fixed. They remained a happy customer and they have recently started using Open MQ.

Also check Alexis' summary, Greg Luck's Adoption Overview and Dave Whitla's OpenMQ Presentation.

And here is the evolution of software, according to Dave's slides...


Saturday Mar 08, 2008

Latest List of GlassFish Podcasts


I think I never properly introduced Alexis's series of podcasts. You can get them directly from the GlassFish Podcast site, from the Apple iTunes Store or via Feedburner.

The podcasts are based around an interview of some technical lead in the extended GlassFish community and sometimes include slides and other material. A popular time to listen to them is during your commute :-)

The current list of Podcasts include:

• Vivek Pandey [1], [2]
Shreedhar Ganapathi
Snjezana Sevo-Zezerovic
Kedhar Mashwade
George Tarakan
Kohsuke Kawaguchi
Ludovic Champenois
Jerome Dochez
Paul Sandoz
Greg Luck

Tuesday Feb 05, 2008

GlassFish Podcast - Episode 10 on JAX-RS / Jersey

Grenoble Sun Engineering Center - Paul's Office

The latest episode of the GlassFish Podcast was briefly pushed out last week but feedburner couldn't pick up the audio enclosure. All is now fixed and live. You can get the content here or from iTunes (search for "GlassFish").

This is good timing given the recent 0.5 release of Jersey (although the interview doesn't get into specifics of that interim release) and the associated NetBeans support. The GlassFish Update Center doesn't have the Jersey 0.5 bits available just yet, but I'm told this should happen in the next few days.

This podcast's mp3 files are now served by GlassFish and the application isn't (all) Java. Read all about it on Igor's blog.

Thursday Jan 03, 2008

New GlassFish Podcast episode on V3

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A new episode for the GlassFish Podcast is available. This was recorded back on October but the content is still very much valid. The sound quality isn't perfect (still trying things out) but I think I've heard much worse quality...

In this episode, GlassFish architect Jérôme Dochez gets into how GlassFish V3 is being built using the HK2 modules sub-system. He goes into what the nucleus is, the role of grizzly, how easy embedding GlassFish V3 will be but also into the challenges of building a Java EE 6 Application Server implementation on top of a micro-kernel.

You can read more about GlassFish V3.

Friday Dec 07, 2007

Podcast episode on GlassFish tooling

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This interview with Ludo Champenois from the GlassFish team discusses the general developer experience with GlassFish as well as with IDEs such as NetBeans and Eclipse. We go into the save/reload paradigm for web and Ajax apps (using jMaki for instance), incremental deployment possibilities, value and role of IDEs for Java EE 5, best OS for developers, and more.

You can subscribe to this podcast by searching for "glassfish" on the iTunes online store, by clicking here or using this feed for by any other podcatcher.