Saturday Jun 06, 2009

GlassFish v3 - Platform Services and Remote Restart

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GlassFish v3 includes all the benefits from its Java EE 6 compliance and its modular, services and OSGi-based design, but it is also the opportunity to address a number of long-standing RFEs and issues that were to hard to address on the old v2 architecture.

Byron recently reported on two of these RFEs. The first is Platform Services Support: it is now possible interact with Solaris/OpenSolaris SMF and Windows Services. Check Byron's writeup and give us feedback so we can try to incorporate it in our final September release.

The second feature is on the ability to do Remote Server Restart via the CLI or an HTTP-based request (I need to check with Byron if the feature made it into the admin console).

Check these out, and please give us feedback so GlassFish v3 is as useful to you as possible.

Monday Aug 11, 2008

... Managing GFv2, SMF in OpenSolaris, $30M in 30 Days, MySQL and GF, Kindle and Java

A concise compilation of today's news of interest to TheAquarium readers:

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Nazrul provides Links on GFv2 Monitoring, including GF-bundled tools, other Sun and 3rd party tools, documentation and web sites.

Arun documents how to start the MySQL and GlassFish Bundle, with detailed steps and screenshots.

Dave, writing in the SocialSite Blog, provides an Overview of the Apache Shindig REST API, which is used by the SocialSite implementation.

TheObservatory continues with their list of benefits of OpenSolaris; number 1 was ZFS; number 2 is SMF (Service Management Framework) - although, strictly speaking, SMF is also on plain good old Solaris.

The WSJ on Revenue from Apple's Online App Store: 30$M in the first month; the benefits of controlling the distribution channel to a large installed base.

And, showing again the value of content and connectivity CNet reports that Kindle sales are projected at $1 billion by 2010 (recall that that Kindle uses Java in its implementation)