Tuesday Feb 07, 2012

Last call for the new TheAquarium Feed

Hopefully by now you've all adjusted your feeds to the updated one for this blog : blogs.oracle.com/theaquarium/feed/entries/atom.

Redirects you may have been using are going away soon. Sorry...


Thursday Jul 31, 2008

Accenture Mini Talk on Dynamic Networks with JBI - using GlassFish and OpenESB

JavaOne Community Corner Podcast

An interesting mini talk on Dynamic Networks with JBI is now available in the JavaOne community corner podcasts.

Travis Chase from Accenture's National Security Services division details how GlassFish and OpenESB helped them develop a solution that decreases the network set-up time to run an exercise from weeks to minutes.

The team developed and contributed several components to the community to achieve this, including the XMPP, SIP and RSS binding components; plus they leveraged several others of the 30+ components available in the OpenESB community. The strong web service capabilities of GlassFish were used to define the business logic on the ESB.

If these components look familiar, we used the same RSS and XMPP components in the Project Fuji screencasts to show how quick and easy it is to route and filter messages between these systems.

Thursday Dec 06, 2007

Roller 4.0 is out

Roller 4.0 logo

Congratulations to Dave Johnson and the rest of the Apache Roller team for releasing this major version.of the blogging engine used by 4292 Sun Public bloggers (86691 entries and 87365 comments). BSC (blogs.sun.com) has been running Roller 4.0-dev since July and as heavy users we give it the thumbs up (as we do to the team running the infrastructure).

Roller now lets you handle themes much easier (get some here), supports plugins, has a much improved install process (including using the GlassFish Update Center), and implementation-wise uses Java 5, Struts 2 and JPA.

Who said Social Software was seldom written in Java?

Wednesday Aug 15, 2007

Roller Themes Site... and Roller 4.0 RC


Dave is reporting progress towards Roller 4.0 "final". Let's hope this time it happens; BSC has been running 4.0 for over a month now.

The other good development is that Gene Strokine (see RollerThemes) is now a contributor to the Roller Support project at Java.Net which includes themes, plugins, editor plugins and other support artifacts for Roller. Now that Roller 4.0 has stabilized we should get some nice contributions.

Tuesday Jul 31, 2007

More Adoption of Feeds - Enterprise Tech Tips... and Financial Results

Feed Icon

I had not noticed that the Enterprise Tech Tips is now available as a Blog (with associated feeds - RSS and Atom). For example, here is the Japex entry we highlighted recently. And yesterday (Monday) Sun released its financial results via a News feed. The world has changed; our engineering team could not work without Feeds (and Roller!).

BTW, Ed is soliciting your suggestions on Tech Tip topics.

Wednesday May 16, 2007

SWDP Release 2 Now Available - Web.Next for GlassFish

A photo of a toolbox

A bit lost in the noise of JavaOne was the announcement of the Release of SWDP R2. This is a bundle (home page, download page) of a several key Web 2.0 technologies that can work on Java containers, including Tomcat and GlassFish.

The technologies include: jMaki, Dynamic Faces, Phobos, WADL, Rome, and Rome Propono. Also included are some Java APIs for REST which were the original submission on JSR-311; and check Paul's recent blog for a report on how that is going...

Wednesday Nov 15, 2006

Time for ROME 1.0?

ROME logo

Atom is the future of Feed formats, but the present is very much still here in its full glory. The ROME project is great in dealing with this situation but ROME has been a bit under-resourced recently. Now Dave says that he is Interested in Revitalizing the project, which makes sense since Roller depends on ROME, and would be a great thing to do anyhow. If you want to help, talk with Dave.

Dave is also working again on his BlogApps project, and he says he already has one helper: Ramesh.

Wednesday Oct 18, 2006

The Blogapps Project

The Bloggapp Project provides "what is essentially a complete RSS and Atom development kit, which includes feed parsers, generators, blog client libraries, an Atom protocol implementation, a set of ten useful blogapps, and an easy-to-install blog and wiki server". Dave Johnson's recent article on java.net explains the project's purpose and how to install and use the project's products, the Blogapps Examples and Blogapps Server, to jump-start your RSS and Atom development.

Tuesday Oct 17, 2006

Slashdot Reviews "RSS and Atom in Action"

Recently on Slashdot, Simon P. Chappell has published a positive review of Dave Johnson's new book RSS and Atom in Action.

Simon writes "We've all seen them, those icons that decorate blogs and websites; sometimes they're just little orange squares with white stripes, while others say RSS or Atom. Many of us have heard of feeds and podcasts and aggregators. What are these things and where did they come from? Well, Dave Johnson, the author of the open source Roller blogging software, is glad you asked and by way of an answer, he's written RSS and Atom in Action." Read the rest of Simon's review.

RSS and Atom In Action is available at Amazon.com.

Thursday Sep 14, 2006

GlassFish Build Announcements via RSS

Duke for Project GlassFish - V2

We have stopped advertising the promotions of the weekly builds of Project GlassFish because is was extra work and there already was a perfectly useful mechanism: the project Announcements. So, if you want to find out about weekly builds, point your RSS reader to the Announcement Feed.

If you don't want or don't have an RSS reader, check the HTML version. The feed also shows in the front page of the GlassFish Community Wiki and we probably should inject it, via Feedburner as a side bar into TheAquarium and the project home page.

We will continue to announce the Milestone builds as they are important announcements and we want to encourage their use for Continuous Improvements. Stay tuned for GF V2 Milestone 2, we are currently in feature freeze and the plan is for a release in two weeks.