Thursday Apr 18, 2013

The Java Update, Applets/Web Start and GlassFish

By now, most of us know about the Java SE security vulnerability that affects primarily Java Applets. You might be relieved to know that the latest Java update, Java 7 Update 21, looks to fix that vulnerability. Java EE expert group member and key community figure Markus Eisele did an awesome job explaining the details and providing further context.

Although the security vulnerabilities definitely do not affect server-side applications (the ones running on GlassFish), GlassFish has had support for launching Java EE application clients using Java Web Start. If you don't know what Web Start is, you are hardly alone - it's even less prevalent than Applets these days. The java.com site does a pretty good job of explaining Web Start. The Java update affects Web Start too, so if you are using it, you'll need to be aware of the changes. Oracle's Tim Quinn explains what you need to watch out for.

Tuesday Mar 12, 2013

David Blevins on TomEE/Java EE Web Profile

TomEE is one of the most exciting developments in the Java EE ecosystem. For those unaware, TomEE is a very cool Apache project that starts from Tomcat and adds OpenWebBeans, OpenEJB, OpenJPA, MyFaces, Apache CXF and ActiveMQ to create a very capable, lightweight Java EE environment! TomEE is one of the greatest examples of certified Java EE Web Profile implementations. It is also a great option for Java EE developers focused on Tomcat.

 

David Blevins, the project lead for TomEE, recently did a pretty interesting interview with JAX Magazine. In the interview, David talked about the history/motivation/value proposition behind TomEE, the Java EE Web Profile, the relationship between CDI, EJB and Java EE, the relationship between Tomcat and TomEE as well as Java EE 7. It is definitely a worthwhile, thought-provoking read...

Thursday Jan 10, 2013

OW2 JOnAS Java EE 6 Web Profile Certified!

We warmly welcome OW2 JOnAS to the Java EE 6 family! OW2 successfully certified a snapshot of JOnAS 5.3.0 M8 against the Java EE 6 Web Profile TCK. This brings the number of Web Profile implementations to no less than eight and the total number of certified platforms on the official Java EE compatibility page to nineteen.

Other Java EE 6 Web Profile platforms include Resin and Apache TomEE. GlassFish, JBoss AS, WebLogic, Websphere, and others provide full Java EE 6 platform compliance.

The veteran distinctly European open source application server is currenly in the release candidate stage and is expected to reach final release stage soon. Read more details about the release here.

Friday Jan 04, 2013

Using Apache TomEE with NetBeans

TomEE is one of the most exciting developments in the Java EE ecosystem. For those unaware, TomEE is a very cool Apache project that starts from Tomcat and adds OpenWebBeans, OpenEJB, OpenJPA, MyFaces, Apache CXF and ActiveMQ to create a very capable Java EE environment! TomEE is one of the greatest examples of certified Java EE Web Profile implementations. It is also a great option for Java EE developers focused on Tomcat.

This great article describes how you can use TomEE with NetBeans (you can also use Eclipse, check the TomEE docs).

Friday Nov 16, 2012

SAP NetWeaver Cloud Java EE 6 Web Profile Certified!

We are very pleased to welcome SAP NetWeaver Cloud to the Java EE 6 family! SAP successfully certified NetWeaver Cloud SDK-2.x.Beta against the Java EE 6 Web Profile TCK. This brings the number of Web Profile implementations to no less than seven and the total number of certified platforms on the official Java EE compatibility page to eighteen.

GlassFish, WebLogic, Websphere, JBoss AS, and others provide full Java EE 6 platform compliance. Other Java EE 6 Web Profile-only platforms include Resin and Apache TomEE.

Under the hood, SAP NetWeaver Cloud uses EclipseLink, Tomcat and OpenEJB. The NetWeaver team encourages you to try it out and send them feedback. More details here.

Saturday Oct 15, 2011

Tab sweep - Mostly Java EE 6

Recent Tips and News on Java EE 6 & GlassFish:

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What's new in Java EE 6 (Antonio)
Java EE Web Services @ minuteproject (wikispaces.com)
Java EE 6 and the Spring Framework (WebSphere Community Blog)
Best practices migrating from Spring to Java EE 6 (JavaOne Session 24423)
The Heroes of Java: Fabiane Bizinella Nardon (from Markus' Series)
TechCast Live - Mike Lehman Interview (OTN Live)

Wednesday Feb 11, 2009

GlassFish Portfolio launch coverage - day 3

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Yet another round of links for the GlassFish Portfolio launch. Some are links I had missed, other ones appeared recently.

Note also we now have GlassFish Portfolio release notes published.

Press Articles
Seeing Through Sun's Glassfish (Information Week)
Sun представила открытую web-платформу (linuxcenter.ru)
Sun's GlassFish Portfolio Adds More Open Source (InternetNews.com)
Sun releases GlassFish web platform (vnunet.com)
Sun’s GlassFish Portfolio Could Change Middleware Game (idevnews.com)
GlassFish gets LAMP stack and multimedia add-on (CRN.com.au)
Sun unveils Glassfish portfolio (ITExaminer.com)
http://ca.sys-con.com/node/838245 (AjaxWorld.com)
Sun Releases Enterprise Open Source Platform (ebizQ)
Sun to integrate GlasFish with LAMP stack (ciol.com)
Sun beefs up GlassFish app server with integrated LAMP stack (eChannelLine)
Sun GlassFish Portfolio chez Sun (Toolinux)

General blogs
Glassfish Portfolio (niq)
GlassFish Enterprise Service Bus Multimedia (SDN Channel)
New Sun Glassfish Portfolio (CamelCase)
(Marketing memos)
GlassFish ESB and OpenESB - Interview and demo (RedMonk)
Web Space Server - Localization (Portal Post)
Incredible portfolio of web servers! (Web Tier)
Adding content to portal page : The easy way (Praskah)
Jersey 1.0.2 is released (Earthly Powers)
Learn About GlassFish Portfolio (Dixie, docs)

GlassFish Enterprise Manager
Sun GlassFish Portfolio が発表されました。いろんな情報があります。 (Ogino)
SNMP monitoring in GlassFish (Marc)
New Glassfish Portfolio (Eric Bruno)

Read earlier coverage here and there.

GlassFish Portfolio launch coverage - day 2

GlassFish Portfolio

Some 24 hours after the launch, more coverage of the GlassFish Portfolio launch.

Press Articles
Light-weight, open-source Sun GlassFish Portfolio (TSS)
Sun realigns software around GlassFish Portfolio (SDTimes)
Themes discussed at Sun GlassFish Portfolio debut (TechTarget)
Nyílt forrású vállalati alkalmazásplatformmal jelentkezett a Sun Microsystems (HWSW.hu)
SUN’s Glassfish Portfolio is a major shift to commercial open source business models. (The Forrester Blog)
Sun's Answer To LAMP: GlassFish Portfolio (InformationWeek)

General blogs
GlassFish v2.1: A Complete Picture (Harpreet)
"10 reasons why Nuxeo is using GlassFish" presentation (Nuxeo)
SIP development modules via Auto-update (Vince)
Sun GlassFish Portfolio Released (SDN Program News)
Content Management System in Glassfish Web Space Server 10.0 (Prakash)
Writing your first application router with SailFin (Binod)
SIP Extension Headers in SailFin (Sankar)
Sailfin in detail : Part 1 app-name (Prsad)
OK - where do I start if I need to tune GlassFish? (Kim)
Performance Monitor enters Sun's GlassFish offerings (Shreedhar)
Performance Advisor : VM Alerts (Nandini)
GlassFish Portfolio related podcasts (Bistro!)
Sun includes GlassFish ESB in GlassFish Portfolio (Hari)
GlassFish Portfolio with GlassFish ESB officially announced (Mark White)
Web Space Server 10 Adopts Update Center (Joe)

GlassFish Enterprise Manager
GlassFish SNMP Monitoring (Rajeshwar)
GlassFish Value-Ad Feature Tuner (Nachiappan)
Tuner ScreenCast (Nachiappan)
Performance Advisor Installation and Overview (Screencast by Anissa)

Earlier coverage is here.

WEBINAR: Attacking complexity with simplicity - Sun Identity Management

The Sun Identity Team is kicking off a monthly webinar program outlining our overall portfolio and how it can help you solve everyday identity challenges. The first session will be held on February 18 at 8AM PT and will provide an overview around how Sun approaches everyday identity and offer an overview of our methodology to build strong identity foundation that lasts. So . . . what are you waiting for! Register for our life changing webinar now!

Tuesday Feb 10, 2009

GlassFish Portfolio launch coverage

GlassFish Portfolio

It's early after the launch but here's already a first batch of content covering GlassFish Portfolio. Expect some updates to this blog later in the day as well as more entries in the next few days.

Press Articles
Sun offers integrated Web platform (InfoWorld)
Avec Portfolio, Sun taille GlassFish pour contrer JBoss (LeMagIT, in French)
Sun Takes GlassFish, Industry's Most Downloaded Application Server, to New Heights With Integrated LAMP Stack (Press Release)
搜斧 - Sun GlassFish Portfolio Released
Sun Drives Huge Growth in Adoption of GlassFish, Industry's Most Downloaded Application Server (Press Release)

General blogs
GlassFish Production Deployments & Enterprise Manager (John Clingan)
The New GlassFish Portfolio! (Liz Matthews)
GlassFish Portfolio en bref (Bistro!)
Sun GlassFish Web Space Server 10.0: Now Available! (The Portal Post)
GlassFish - immár Portfolioban (Peter, in Hungarian)
Sun GlassFish Portfolio and Open Source (Kevin)
SailFin : Develop your own applications using templates (Bhavani)
SailFin V1: Step by step guide to get started. (Binod)
Introducing Sun GlassFish Portfolio (Scripting blog)
介绍Sun GlassFish Portfolio (The Aquarium ZH)
Converged Load-Balancer(CLB) Whitepaper and Screencast (Kshitiz)
GlassFish grows up! (Sun Student Connection)
Feb 17th Chinese Webinar - GlassFish Portfolio (Judy/Jiandong)

GlassFish Enterprise Manager
Introducing GlassFish Performance Tuner (Ken Paulsen)
GlassFish Performance Advisor - Install and setup (Siraj)
JDBC Pool Manager - Steady Pool Size Tuning (Shalini)
JDBC Pool Manager - Max Pool Size Tuning (Shalini)
GlassFish SNMP J2EE MIB Presentation (Olivier)
Browsing the Glassfish SNMP J2EE-MIB (Olivier)
GlassFish SNMP Master Agent Integration (Olivier)
GlassFish SNMP security (Olivier)
GlassFish Performance Advisor - Managing Rotated Log Files (Siraj)
GlassFish Performance Advisor - Log Entry Alert (Siraj)
Performance Advisor Installation and Overview - Screencast,live demo and more (Anissa)
Configuration of SNMP Monitoring in Glassfish Enterprise Manager (Sankar)

Monday Feb 09, 2009

Introducing the Sun GlassFish Portfolio

Sparky is growing up! Today, Sun announced the Sun GlassFish Portfolio (PR) the Sun GlassFish Communications Server (SailFin) and the Sun GlassFish Mobility Platform.

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The key components in the GlassFish Portfolio are the Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server (including OpenMQ), the Sun GlassFish ESB (with OpenESB), the Sun GlassFish Web Space Server (nee WebSynergy, leveraging GlassFish and Liferay) and the Sun GlassFish Web Stack, which includes supported and optimized versions of Apache Web Server, Memcached and other popular Web applications.

Full details of the GlassFish Portfolio are at its Home page. The GetIt tab has a very good table with all the features, services and pricing - check it out!

Sun also issued a Release highlighting adoption of the GlassFish products in companies from Telcos (T-Mobile), Health (Medavie Blue Cross) and startups (TravelMuse). Check the PR for a full list, plus our Adoption Stories and Sun's more formal Customer References.

As in past events, we are going to post a number of blog entries related to different facets of the products announced today; we will (attempt to) use the tag GlassFishPortfolio consistently to help search through them. We are also going to host a set of short (10') presentations at TheAquarium Online to cover this material, with the usual recordings for later playback.

Monday Jan 19, 2009

... Merb into Rails 3, Crossbow, Q-Layer, Open Web Server, Solaris Patches

Here are some recent news that will have an impact on many of our GlassFish users:

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From Ruby-land, news that Merb will merge into Rails 3. This seems a case where combining the two efforts should improve the result. We are also noticing a significant increase in the mindshare around JRuby in all these projects as the quality of JRuby continues to increase. Added - also see the Story at SDTimes.

Crossbow is the Solaris' Network Virtualization architecture and has just been released into OpenSolaris. Crossbow provides "virtualized lanes" that will scale at high performance over many cores; see Sunnay's Introduction and Ben's two posts: Announcement and Experiments. Crossbow is useful for Network Resource Allocation and will have deep implications for our Virtualization offerings - see Michaels' note from 2008 on the topic.

From the cloud computing area, Sun acquires Q-Layer; see the Press Release. Vijay has two relevant posts: an Introduction with several good links and a Terminology Overview; Om (@GigaOm) also writes about the Acquisition. Q-Layer should be a great addition to the xVM family.

We planned it a while ago, announced it in July, and it finally happened! The core of the Sun Web Server (used in places like MLB.com and Sun's own BSC and Sun Forums) is now Open Source - see the announcements from CVR and Jyri. The ancestry of the code goes back to the Netscape Server but it has changed quite a bit; see Jyri's details. Sun Web Server 7.0 U4 is included in OpenSolaris but it is also available separately as part of the Sun Web Stack 1.4 and contains many features that complement the GlassFish Server.

Finally, from Solaris-land, a note that Sun is now doing Stricter Enforcement of the existing Patch Policy. No changes or impact on the situation for Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server patches - see our Sun's GF Enterprise Support.

Wednesday May 07, 2008

Project WebSynergy - Liferay and GlassFish Deliver a Modern Web Portal

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Sun has joined the Liferay Community to develop a common Web presentation platform that incorporates portal and integration technologies from Liferay and from OpenPortal, GlassFish, OpenSSO and other related projects (Press Release, FAQ@Liferay, FAQ@OpenPortal).

The collaboration actually started a while ago and Liferay 5.0 (Download) already includes Portlet 2.0, WSRP and OpenSSO support. Future technologies will include Mirage CMS, SAW and others...

WebSynergy is closely related to the current and future evolution of GlassFish; to formally recognize that, we will formally add OpenPortal to the larger GlassFish community.

An early version of WebSynergy based on Liferay 5.0, GlassFish v3, and MySQL is Now Available (also see screencast).

Several of the key community members have written about WebSynergy; check out:

• Brian @ Liferay - Liferay and Sun
• James @ OpenPortal - Sun/Liferay Initiative
• Prashant - Inter-Widget communication in cross-platform widgets

Thursday Apr 12, 2007

JVantage now support GlassFish

Men in Lawn Chairs

JVantage is a new visual Web Application Development tool that can quickly build a Java EE application from a database description and their latest release (announcement) supports GlassFish and Derby.

The JVantage site includes a functionality overview through a flash screencast, a good wiki site, a Roadmap and Forums.