Monday Aug 30, 2010

New GlassFish 3.1 Screencast: Application-scoped resources

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This short screencast demonstrates the new application-scoped resources feature available starting with Milestone 4 of GlassFish 3.1 (the demo used promoted build #17). Such resources are bound to a module (war, ear, ejb) and as such they are created on deploy and destroyed when the module is undeployed. They are defined in a file called glassfish-resources.xml (schema-constrained) and shipped with the archive.

These resources are available only from the application they "belong" to which offers some level of security, more configuration flexibility (no resource name collision and different settings for different applications) as well as some level of performance isolation. They overall provide a single click/single deploy experience.

More details such as full demo description, application-scoped vs. module-scoped, location of glassfish-resources.xml and more are available from Feature one-pager (GlassFish Wiki) and Application Scoped Resources (Demo instructions).

Saturday May 09, 2009

Latest GlassFish Portfolio WebCasts and White Papers

Harpreet is coordinating several of the GlassFish Porfolio outreach activities, and he has been providing updates on the latest white papers and webcasts ([1], [2]). Summarizing from there, the new entries are:

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Writing Jersey Client (white paper)
Optimizing GlassFish for CMT systems (white paper)
Migrating to GlassFish (webcast)
HA in GlassFish (webcast)
Dynamic Language on GlassFish (webcast)
Management and Monitoring in GlassFish (webcast)

All GlassFish Portfolio resources are listed in the resource page although Harpreet said some of the entries above won't be there until next week. Also note that you will need to register (it is free) to access the resources.