Wednesday Nov 26, 2008

GlassFish swimming around China

GlassFish China Tech Days

Trying to remain true to our "Think Globally, Act Locally" mantra, GlassFish was in China last week for Sun TechDays and a GlassFish User-Group in Guangzhou and Beijing. Check out the InfoQ coverage (Google-translated into English, Original). We've gathered some good feedback on things to improve (both in GlassFish and specifically for the Chinese market).

It seems that Anissa Lam, a member of the GlassFish engineering team and an active participant of the FishCAT program, made good connections. Speaking Cantonese in Guangzhou certainly helped out. Also very helpful were Judy, Jim, and John in organizing and delivering the content.

Also, don't forget the Chinese version of TheAquarium, the localized version of GlassFish v3 Prelude and this very nice customer reference for a leading online gaming site: ZhengTu.

Monday Sep 01, 2008

September is conference time again for GlassFish

Sparky around the world

GlassFish is swimming to various places in the next few weeks:
RailsConf, Munich. Sept. 2nd-4th, 2008 Arun presenting.
JustJava, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sept 10th-12th, 2008 + "Brazilian Java Month" tour. Kohsuke presenting.
JavaZone, Oslo, Norway. Sept 17th-18th, 2008. Alexis presenting.
Tech Days Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sept 29th-Oct 1st 2008. Arun presenting.

Topics covered in those events range from GlassFish v2 and v3, Rails and other dynamic languages in GlassFish, Hudson, Web Services, and more. Please come by even to simply to say hello. We love to hear about how GlassFish and friends are being used around the globe!

I've updated the "Events" sections of the wiki and TheAquarium (this page).

Tuesday Apr 01, 2008

GlassFish in St. Petersburg, Wednesday.

Sun Tech Days SPB

April 1st posts are always suspect...

If you happen to be in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Sun TechDays is here and I'd be more than happy to have you listen to the GlassFish session tomorrow (Wednesday) @ noon in the main room.

I'll be at the GlassFish booth most of the day after the session as well as Thursday morning. Please come and share your GlassFish and/or Enterprise Java experience! Also, I did carry a suitcase full of t-shirts with me and don't intend to take it back home, so make sure you stop by for a chat!

This is also probably a good time to point out that we have a pretty successful Russian version of the The Aquarium. Thanks to Kostya, Eugene, Alex, Nikita, Yury. Great team-work!

Monday Feb 18, 2008

GlassFish in Greece - 21st of February @ Athens - SunTech Days

Photo of Acropolis

This Thursday (Feb 21st) Sun TechDays will have an event in Athens. The agenda includes an overview of GlassFish and roadmap; see the Overview and the Agenda. Speakers include Reggie and Doris as well as Paris and Heinz Kabutz.

I think 2008 will be the year of wide adoption of GlassFish, so, if you drop by, we would appreciate your feedback on how well these events are working out.

Sunday Jan 13, 2008

Heard on the blogosphere...

Map of the Blogosphere

O'Reilly OnJava: "One the flip side, the Glassfish session was really good, and my group seemed to get a lot of good information out of it. The features list for GF3 is so long that just getting a handle on what is there is going to be an issue for a lot of people."

Glassfish - a Noteworthy Application Server - "It is an excellent choice for a JavaEE application server. Powerful and easy to use, this application server should not be overlooked if you are in the business of Java web development."

Glassfish security vulnerability - "What about glassfish 2.0 and security, are there any concerns?"

Monday Jan 07, 2008

GlassFish in Atlanta, Sydney, and more

TechDays crowd

This year's Sun TechDays conference is moving to it's second half with stops this week in Atlanta, in Hyderabad in February, and Sydney in March (more dates here). The Atlanta event is two days: Tech Days and Community Events. GlassFish is covered in several sessions and classes during the two days.

In Sydney, there will be two days for TechDays, 1-day satellite events in Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide, and another day for Community Events including a dedicated GlassFish Day (see previous post). The draft agenda for the GlassFish Day (March 6th, 2008) is here.

Sunday Oct 28, 2007

GlassFish Day in Beijing - This Week

GlassFish Day @ Beijing

GlassFish is swimming to Beijing this week.

Learn all about GlassFish and meet domain experts on different topics in GlassFish Day on Nov 3, 2007. This event is part of greater Sun Tech Days, China.

Read more details here.

Tuesday Sep 25, 2007

GlassFish v3 demo detailed

GlassFish v3

Bobby has a detailed post about his GlassFish v3 demo during the Sun Tech Days conference keynote a couple of weeks ago in Boston.

It is similar to the demo Jerome (the GlassFish architect) put together in this screencast, but it also goes into NetBeans 6 Ruby support and V3 plugin, as well as JRuby's new GlassFish gem. Obviously, the modular architecture, very fast startup time, and having multiple containers all accessing Java's libraries such as JPA, JAX-WS or others were the key messages. GlassFish is set to no longer be "just" a Java Application Server.

The details about GlassFish V3 plans are here. Support for Java EE 6 is one of the many goals as explained in Tom Kincaid's slide deck from the keynote.

Sunday Sep 23, 2007

Swimming to Italy - GlassFish Day in Milan next week

GlassFish Day Milan

Quick reminder, next GlassFish Day is Wednesday this coming week in Milan. Of course we'll discuss the recent GlassFish v2 release and v3 plans, but we'll also cover Portal, OpenESB, Jersey/JAX-RS, OpenMQ and Metro. This free event is part of the greater Sun TechDays event in Italy [Registration] - Monday/Tuesday in Rome, Wednesday through Friday in Milan.

Arun has already blogged about jMaki and Web Services sessions. There will also be "Java EE , GlassFish and Their Future" presentations in both places. Check the agenda.

Sunday Mar 18, 2007

GlassFish content at Sun Tech Days

The Sun Tech Days world tour continues on. The next stops include Paris (this week), St-Petersburg (Russia) and São Paulo (Brazil) in April (full list).

Most (all?) of these events are free. The events do not (yet) have a formal GlassFish track but a great deal of the content is already GlassFish-related.

As an example, the recent Sun Tech Day in London had 10 GlassFish-related sessions:

•  "Java EE - Did You Get Your Tools With That?" (as part of the NetBeans day)
•  "Java EE 5 and Glassfish: A Plunge into the Aquarium"
•  "JAX-WS and WSIT: Tangoing with .NET"
•  "Visualizing and Developing BPEL and SOA Applications using Java EE"
•  "JavaServer Faces, Visual Web Pack and NetBeans"
•  "In-depth Session: Developing Web 2.0 Application Using AJAX and Related Frameworks"
•  "Using jMaki Technology for Building Web 2.0/Ajax Applications"
•  "Future of Java: Open Source Projects and Communities"
•  "Securing Web Services"
•  "In-depth Session: EJB 3.0 and Java Persistence APIs: Simplifying Persistence"

The same event also had three GF-related hands-on Labs :

•  "Java EE 5 Basics: Web Services, EJB 3.0, Java Persistence, JSF"
•  "NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5 (formerly Java Studio Enterprise): BPEL and SOA"
•  "Using jMaki Technology for Building Web 2.0/Ajax Applications"

Tuesday Sep 19, 2006

GlassFish and Java EE 5 Presentation Available

Creative Commons Logo

I've uploaded the presentation from Sun TechDay to the GlassFish Presentations Page. I've followed Simon's example and made it available under the Creative Commons [cc-by-nc-sa] license (Attribution, Non-Commercial, ShareAlike). The intention is that this slidedeck can be used as the basis for other presentations to encourage the use of the technologies in Project GlassFish.

If you are not familiar with Creative Commons, you may want to check them out. Their goal is to "Enable the legal sharing and reuse of cultural, educational, and scientific works." I will upload additional presentations with this license as soon as I have some time to do so.