Thursday Feb 08, 2007

How to Run a Top eCommerce Site on GlassFish - the Wotif.COM Story

Wotif Logo provides cheap last-minute hotel reservations in over 35 countries and it is specially popular in Australia, New Zeland and nearby locales (see this article). The site has been using OpenSource products for a while but they just switched to GlassFish - see Jamey's Adoption Story.

Wotif is a particularly interesting site: their production servers support around 10,000 concurrent sessions and the site averages almost one million users, who make over 110,000 bookings each month; I'd say that means GlassFish is ready for production! Wotif uses ehCache for caching over horizontally scaled hardware, is using Sun's v40z boxes and complements the community support for GlassFish with Sun's commercial support offering.

More details are available at Jamey's Story and at the detailed Adoption Questionnaire. And, if you are interested in the past history of the site, check the Netcraft Report.

Sunday Jan 28, 2007

DaliCMS - Another GlassFish deployment story


The Stories blog is steadily adding new deployment experiences. The latest one is from DaliCMS, a CMS system what uses AJAX and includes a WYSIWYG editor, version and publication management, permission management and separation of look and feel and content.

While clearly building on Java EE 5, this application also builds on a variety of technologies such as Google's Web Toolkit, the Lucene Search Engine, RSS feeds, MySQL, and Adobe's Flex. Read more on DaliCMS here.

Thursday Jan 18, 2007

Software as Service using GlassFish - DocDoku

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Alexis just published a new Adoption Story introducing DocDoku a service for editing, managing and sharing documents on the internet. DocDoku uses a Swing Rich-Client delivered using Java WebStart technology and a Java EE 5 back-end running on GlassFish.

As in the case of PeerFlix, full details are available in the Questionare; some interesting tidbits are that they are using TopLink Essentials as the persistence manager, MySQL for the database, NetBeans for development, and they have not had to restart the AppServer since they started using it 3 months ago.

Monday Jan 08, 2007

New Blog on Adoption Stories - More Details on How Peerflix Did It

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Jamey just published the first entry in a new blog on customer Adoption Stories focused on our Open Source products. The plan is to make these blogs entries a regular series so stay tuned.

The first story provides more details on Peerflix use of GlassFish and Solaris. Unlike the Previous Spotlight Jamey's New Story goes into more detail on the technologies used as well as providing some background to the development experience. You may also want to check the companion Questionare, for example you can see they are using Kodo JDO and Apache Shale.