Monday Jun 25, 2007

GlassFish User Experience

"Drawing Hands" by M. C. Escher, 1948

GlassFish developers have always paid a lot of attention to User Experience. As Nazrul notes, that has given the appserver a level of usability which is now getting a lot of attention from others [1, 2, 3].

Still, maintaining a good user experience is a never-ending challenge. New features bring new administrative requirements, and we must continuously ask whether we are moving towards an experience of intuitive elegance or are veering off towards unmanageable complexity.

This is one area where getting feedback is especially important. Please take the opportunity to share your own GlassFish experience with Nazrul and others who are constantly striving to make it better for everyone.

Tuesday Mar 06, 2007

User Experience Meeting -- Web Hosting

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Want to know more about web hosting features in GlassFish V2? Jan Luehe will be speaking in tomorrow's (March 07, 2007) User Experience meeting. Come and listen from the "source" and feel free to give feedbacks and ask questions.

If you are using web technologies from GlassFish, you may be interested in this talk. One member of the SAP NetWeaver team spoke to me during last JavaOne about their use of one piece of GlassFish web technology. If you see this posting, please join us. Welcome!

As a GlassFish community member, you are allowed to dial into the User Experience meeting. Details on how to attend the meeting is at the UE Wiki Page. Please join the discussions and help improve GlassFish!

Tuesday Feb 13, 2007

User Experience Meeting- Addons

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In today's User Experience Meeting, Sreenivas Munnangi will be speaking on Glassfish's add-ons feature. Check out the Addons onepager here.

Come and listen from the "source" and feel free to give feedbacks and ask questions.

As a GlassFish community member, you are allowed to dial into the User Experience meeting. Details on how to attend the meeting is at the UE Wiki Page. Please join the discussions and help improve GlassFish!

Tuesday Feb 06, 2007

User Experience Meeting -- Grizzly

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Want to know more about Grizzly, the HTTP connector used in GlassFish V2? Jeanfrancois Arcand, the person behind Grizzly will be speaking in today's User Experience meeting.

Come and listen from the "source" and feel free to give feedbacks and ask questions.

As a GlassFish community member, you are allowed to dial into the User Experience meeting. Details on how to attend the meeting is at the UE Wiki Page. Please join the discussions and help improve GlassFish!

Tuesday Jan 30, 2007

User Experience: Admin Console (GUI)

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There will be an User Experience meeting today Wed, Jan 31, 2007 at noon (PT). Anissa Lam will present on Admin Console (GUI). She will discuss about the new features listed in the onepager. We'll also get to checkout the new Admin Console using JSFTemplating Framework.

Come and listen from the "source" and feel free to give feedbacks and ask questions.

As a GlassFish community member, you are allowed to dial into the User Experience meeting. Details on how to attend the meeting is at the UE Wiki Page. Please join the discussions and help improve GlassFish!

Tuesday Jan 23, 2007

UserExperience: JSFTemplating

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We will have the User Experience meeting tomorrow Wed, Jan 24, 2007 at noon (PT). Ken Paulsen will present on JSFTemplating. Please join the meeting and learn how you can use templating with your favorite JavaServerâ„¢ Faces project. JSFTemplating has been used by GlassFish admin console in v2. You may use JSFTemplating with DynamicFaces project to create a perfect Ajax solution tailored to JSF's component architecture! See Ken's blog for more on this.

As a GlassFish community member, you are allowed to dial into the User Experience meeting. Details on how to attend the meeting is at the UE Wiki Page. Please join the discussions and help improve GlassFish!

Tuesday Jan 09, 2007

UserExperience: IIOP Failover

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We are starting the User Experience Meetings again. Next one is tomorrow Wed, Jan 10, 2007 (PT). Presenter is Sheetal, on IIOP Failover in GlassFish v2 (OnePager). Please join the meeting and learn how you can use GlassFish v2 clustering on the IIOP path. Details on how to attend this meeting is at the UE Wiki Page.

Tuesday Dec 05, 2006

UserExperience: Update Center

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The User Experience Meetings are continuing and our next one is tomorrow Wed, Dec 06, 2006 (PT). Presenter is Snjezana, on Update Center in GlassFish v2 (OnePager, Presentation).

The Update Center project is looking to address following functionality areas:

• Automated download and installation of additional software and their updates
• Usage tracking
• Information delivery

Primary focus in initial release is to enable download and installation of additional components and partially address usage tracking. Details on how to attend this meeting is at the UE Wiki Page.

Tuesday Nov 28, 2006

UserExperience: JBI Integration into GlassFish

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The User Experience Meetings are continuing and our next one is tomorrow Wed, Nov 29, 2006 (PT). Presenter is Binod, on JBI Integration with GlassFish.

Java Specification Request (JSR) 208, Java Business Integration, provides a standards-based integration architecture to enable composite application development. JBI runtime functionality is currently available in the Java EE 5 SDK. JBI allows you to integrate web services and enterprise applications as loosely coupled composite applications, thereby realizing the benefits of a SOA.

Details on how to attend this meeting is at the UE Wiki Page.

Tuesday Nov 07, 2006

In-Memory Replication in GlassFish V2

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The User Experience Meetings are continuing and our next one is tomorrow Wed, Nov 08, 2006 (PT). Presenter is Larry, on In-Memory Replication.

In-Memory replication is used to provide persistence for HTTP Sessions and Stateful (EJB) Session Beans. The high availability HADB mechanism will still be available but for most cases this will be an overkill. Details on how to attend at the UE Wiki Page.

Friday Sep 15, 2006

Status of Load Balancer Administration in GlassFish V2

The GlassFish User Experience group is going through a number of topics to improve the usability of GlassFish. The meetings are open (like this one), minutes are posted, and then we hope action is taken :-).

A Balance Scale

Two weeks ago Satish presented on Load Balancing Administration (Minutes). After that he wrote two blogs describing Installing Load Balancer using the (APS) Installer and on Updating and Monitoring HTTP Load Balancer, and now has a Summarized the status of LB Administration. There is also a new Load Balancer Home Page.

We hope all of this helps with Load Balancing ease of use, but send mail to the USERS mailing list if you have feedback to share.