Thursday Nov 19, 2009

Java Closures at Devoxx and Other Highlights from Nov 19th, 2009

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A summary of today's news of interest to our communities.

Today is Nov 19th, 2009. One more day to go at Devoxx, some Terracotta news and more GlassFish Events. The Java EE 6 specs are in voting right now, and we are still awaiting Godot.

Note - this is an experiment to flush out the daily news that otherwise we can't cover due to limited time. Let us know how the format works for you.

Terracotta News

Bumped into Alex Miller's blog and it has several posts worth mentioning:

Devoxx Updates

New GlassFish Events

Tuesday Aug 18, 2009

Ehcache now part of TerraCotta

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Earlier today (well, yesterday down under) ehCAChe maintainer and GlassFish good friend Greg Luck announced the "acquisition" of Ehcache by TerraCotta, another friendly GlassFish partner. This is giving Ehcache a business strategy, which it never had despite its popularity, in distributed caching. You can read more on TerraCotta's blog entries by Ari (founder, CTO) and Alex (aka Pure Danger). InfoQ also has a nice summary of the technical implications.

Congratulations to both parties, they seem to share a lot of common values. If you're interested in the integration between GlassFish and those two sets of technologies, please visit :
Ehcache - GlassFish HowTo & FAQ
Previous coverage of Ehcache on TheAquarium, including the GlassFishTV episode (slides), and Ehcache server using GlassFish embedded, jersey and metro.
Configuring GlassFish to Work with Terracotta and platform support.

Finally, make sure you read how to pronounce Ehcache properly and realize ehCAChe is actually a palindrome.

Thursday Oct 23, 2008

... Seam and Terracotta with GlassFish, JBoss new Portal, EJB Timers, NB 6.5 Builds, Android as FOSS

A compilation of today's news of interest:

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More frameworks come with GlassFish support out-of-the-box. Seam 2.1.0 GA is out and GF support is now explicitly mentioned ([1], [2]), and Terracotta 2.7 is out, also with GlassFish support ([2]).

JBoss announces a new relationship with Magnolia (website). The tip landed in my inbox as a "new JBoss portal strategy" and there seems to be some angle there as JBoss.org is switching from the JBoss portal to Magnolia Enterprise, but I think of Magnolia as mostly a CMS product rather than a portal, so will keep an eye on more details. See Announcement.

NetBeans continues to get closer to NB 6.5. The community builds with the multiple localizations are now available for review and feedback - check out Masaki-san's writeup.

GlassFish v3 Prelude includes support for the EJB 3.1 draft through the new update center, and Marina has modified instructions on how to Use the EJB Timer (small modification from previous instructions).

And, as Android becomes more real, Google has Open Sourced it.

Wednesday Oct 08, 2008

... GlassFish ESB M2, Terracotta with GF Support, EclipseLink in NB, Sparky in Chennai, Wishlists, OpenSSO Experts

A compilation of today's news of interest:

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GlassFish ESB is getting closer to its release. Bill (the-blogger) leaks that the second Milestone is Available Early, including Data Mashups. Download Now!.

Terracotta 2.7 is out with formal support for GlassFish Server. See the product page, the download page and Alex's post.

John, at NetBeans, has a new demo showing how to Use EclipseLink via JPA on NetBeans 6.5. EclipseLink is included in the GlassFish v3 releases, including the imminent GlassFish v3 Prelude.

Chinmayee, in Chennai (called Madras by the british) reports on a Presentation to Wipro last month. Wipro is one of the top (top 3?) IT companies in India, with over 100K employees. It's great to see increased adoption in India; like Brazil and China, these are rapidly growing markets - the biggest challenge with GlassFish is getting the word out.

Dan is the author of Seam in Action and recently posted about Using Seam with GlassFish. An exchange with GlassFish team folks followed and Dan now has a Wishlist for GlassFish.

Last week was the OpenSSO Ask-the-Experts, and, following that format, they have published the transcript for the session. Thanks to Rajeev for the tip

Monday Feb 11, 2008

Shoal Articles - Learning About GlassFish's Clustering Framerwork

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InfoQ has a Nice Article on the Shoal Clustering Framework (see TA entries). The article is based on interviews with Shreedhar and Mohamed and covers a fair amount of material including comparisons with Terracotta, JGroups, JBossCache, ehCache and SailFin.

Shoal is making good progress; I had missed that it is also used by JoNAS. Also see a short note at OpenLandscape.

Tuesday Apr 10, 2007

Terracotta at GlassFish Day

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One more participant at GlassFish Day ([1], [2]): Terracotta will show how its distributed JVM can be used with the GlassFish AppServer... this will be hot off the presses, so let's cross fingers everything works :-)

GlasssFish Day is part of CommunityOne; events include keynotes by Jonathan and Rich as well as multiple tracks, multiple demo stations, free lunch and goodies, and complimentary access to some JavaOne events next day. Attendance is free but limited and you need to register.

Thursday Oct 26, 2006

Terracotta on GlassFish?

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Terracotta provides clustering and caching for Java objects by instrumenting the Java byte-codes and doing things like (pre)fetching content or updating copies. The company seems to be in an promotional tour and, according to this JDJ article, they are specifically mentioning GlassFish as a container.

Terracotta seems an interesting technology; if you have experiences with it or similar technologies, pray share them. It would be informative to do an experiment similar to what they did with Tomcat. Their web site has plenty of good material, including a couple of screencasts. Check it out!