Tuesday Mar 13, 2007

Three in One Day: Java EE SDK, Java Application Platform SDK and Sun Web Developer Pack

Duke for GlassFish v2

I only have time for a quick blog, but I don't want to wait til tomorrow to point out that yesterday we took advantage of the release of GlassFish v2 beta1 to release several bundles expanding it.

More tomorrow, but here are a few good links:

The Sun Web Developer Pack (I shorten it to Sun WDP) includes several Web 2.0 tools including jMaki, Dynamic Faces, Phobos, Rome, WADL, and a REST API. It has been tested with GlassFish and with Tomcat. Check Arun's overview and Dave's comments.

GlassFish v2 beta1 is available in two main bundles, Java EE 5 SDK Update 3 and Java Application Platform SDK Update 3 both available at the Download Page. Check Inder's announcement, and his followup where he explains the differences.


Wednesday Feb 14, 2007

jMaki with Facelets and Portlets!

jMaki Logo

The latest release of jMaki, v.8.3.1 includes support for Portlets and Facelets. See Patrice'ss blog on the added value of using jMaki widgets when developing Portlet applications. And thanks to contributions from Norberg Truchesess, jMaki now works with Facelets.

Friday Feb 03, 2006

Google Search and other Portlets...

Gates of Paradise

The Creator 2 team has produced several good whitepapers describing how they support Portlets, including Writing a Portlet application, Portlets with AJAX and Writing a GoogleSearch WS Porlet (some bloggers are GregZ, David and Nav).

Creator 2 includes SJS AS (GlassFish's ancestor), and uses Pluto for development (for deployment at the least it supports SJS PS). Creator and Pluto should work with GlassFish; I asked David which versions they used and they told me that they just copy pluto-1.0.1.jar and portlet-api-1.0.jar file to the "appserver_install_dir/lib" directory. We will highlight it when we confirm the details.