Friday Jan 21, 2011

Webinar Replay - "Java EE 6 with NetBeans and GlassFish"


This week's "Java EE 6 with NetBeans and GlassFish" webinar replay is now available !

Replay on the GlassFish YouTube Channel
Transcript of Q&A session on Arun's blog

Our sincere apologies to those of you that experienced technical difficulties. We're actively looking into significantly improving the viewer's experience as early as for next week's webinar.

Mark your calendars, all GlassFish Webinars (past and future) are now listed on

Monday May 24, 2010

MySQL and Java - Free Webinar on Using MySQL Connector/J

Mark Matthews, Todd Farmer and Rebecca Hansen are giving a free webinar tomorrow entitled: Better Java Application Scalability and Reliability Using MySQL Connector/J Features.

Mark is the original creator of MySQL Connector/J and author of the book MySQL and Java Developer's Guide, Todd is the manager for the America's Support team for MySQL and Rebecca is the Product Marketing Manager for MySQL.

You only need your browser to attend; webinar is free but registration is required. The event is Tue May 25th (tomorrow) at 9am US PT (Other TZs), more details here. also has an archive of Webinars available for replay. For webinars with Duke and Sakila check here - and if you are partial to elePHPant check here.

Saturday Oct 17, 2009

Now Playing, Kohsuke! Recording of Hudson Webinar Now Available


Kohsuke's Webinar on Hudson last week was a success; it was very well attended and had Great Reviews, and it is now Available for Replay (free, but requires registration).

If you are interested in the topic, also check the Hudson Whitepaper. And, if you want to move beyond that, Sun offers Hudson support as part of the GlassFish Portfolio offering - see Summary of Offering.

Tuesday Oct 13, 2009

Reminder: Hudson Webinar


A reminder that Kohsuke will be presenting our first Hudson webinar tomorrow, October 14th, at 10:00 am PDT / 1:00 pm EDT / 19.00 CET. The webinar is free but Registration is Required.

Kohsuke also authored the recently published Hudson Whitepaper.

Saturday Oct 03, 2009

Registration for Hudson Webinar Now Open... And Webinar List


The registration for the Hudson webinar on October 14th is now open:

Title - Blueprints for Deploying a Software Project on Hudson
Date - Wed, Oct 14, 2009
Time - 10:00 am PDT / 1:00 pm EDT / 19.00 CET
Presenter - Kohsuke Kawaguchi, Sun Microsystems
Registration - Link

Also, check out the Developing Software Collaboratively with Hudson white paper.

See our GlassFish Events Calendar for this and other events.

Friday Sep 18, 2009

Free Webinar - Deploy Rails Applications to GlassFish


Arun will give a Webinar on deploying Rails Applications to GlassFish next Wednesday. Details at the Registration Page and at Arun's post; the summary is:

Topic: Deploy Your Rails Apps on GlassFish Webinar
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Time: 10:00 am PDT / 1:00 pm EDT / 19.00 CET
Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Arun Gupta, GlassFish Evangelist

I've entered this event in the GlassFish Events Calendar. Let us know of any events that are relevant to the GlassFish community so we can capture them there.

Saturday Aug 29, 2009

New Webinar Recording: Load Balancing GlassFish Clusters


Last month, John and Shreedhar gave a free webinar on High Availability through Load Balancing of GlassFish Clusters. The presentation was well attended, see posts from John and from an attendee, Daniel-Noz, and the recording of the webinar is now available.

As part of an effort to improve the effectiveness of this and other GF Portfolio Resources, I've created a very short Feedback Survey; please consider using it to help us help you.

And, if you are interested in this topic, also check out this White Paper Application Scalability and Fault Tolerance with GlassFish Load Balancer (and companion survey).

Friday Aug 21, 2009

News from the Web Stack: Update Center install and Django

IPS WebStack screencast

Jeff's blog entry on installing Web Stack using IPS (a new feature in 1.5) now has a screencast version (4 min. ogg format, use Firefox 3.5 or VLC 1.0), courtesy of Brian. The GlassFish Web Stack (see recent 1.5 release) uses the same packaging technology as the GlassFish App Server and as OpenSolaris (where the technology initially came from).

IPS, also known as pkg(5), offers a packaging system and tools (both command-line and graphical) to install and manage images. Check the IPS tag for more coverage (mainly applied to GlassFish AS).

Earlier in the week Brian had also posted a detailed entry on how to setup Django using WebStack on Solaris, together with a screencast (also in .ogg format). This one uses the "native" Python implementation and the Apache web server. For details on how to run Django with Jython on GlassFish, visit Vivek's blog which has all the details for you (the GlassFish v3 update center now has a jython container available as an add-on).

Also don't forget that Hudson is now part of the GlassFish Web Stack and thus now a supported product.

Friday May 29, 2009

OpenESB update: v2.1 Release Candidate 2, a webinar, and JavaOne

GlassFish ESB v2.1 is almost done: Release Candidate 2 is now available from the OpenESB downloads page. We expect to be able to list the GA version a few days after JavaOne.

Not clear what OpenESB is and what it can do for you? Sign up for a free webinar that will be held on June 10 at 10am PDT. Reserve a seat by registering!

If you're attending JavaOne, make sure to pay us a visit. There are several events that feature OpenESB. See our JavaOne events page.

Tuesday May 26, 2009

WebBeans Webinar - Now Available as SlideCast


I have uploaded the recordings from last Monday's Webinar on WebBeans. This includes FLV, MP3 and also SlideCast, which allows you to skip to the sections you are most interested. The broadcast was interrupted and restarted several times; I recombined the recorded segments and it worked fairly well except for a couple of slides at the end.

In the last weeks Bob (@Guice) and Rod (@Spring) have announced a new @Inject JSR; see the links at the Show Page for (plenty of) discussion on the relationship with WebBeans.

Sunday May 24, 2009

VirtualBox Webinar - Now Available as a SlideCast


I have uploaded the recordings rom last Friday's Special Webinar on VirtualBox. This includes FlashVideo, MP3 and also SlideCast, which allows you to skim through the slides and listen to the recording for the sections you are specially interested.

In this webinar, s7 talks about how RDP is used in VBox; s10 on how 21K VBox images will be used during JavaOne; s11 on the VBox release cycle (s11); s12/s13 shows adoption indicators, and s25ff talks about the VBox Networking modes.

I'm planning to provide SlideCast versions of all future recording, and also convert some of the previous ones.

Monday May 18, 2009

3 Online Webinars - JSR299, Software Appliances, VirtualBox

We have 3 webinars this week - one in our normal time slot, the other two in new slots to squeeze the topics before JavaOne. The topics are very interesting, I hope you can join us.


The first webinar is on Tuesday and is a reschedule: Pete Muir (Red Hat), the implementation lead for Seam and WebBeans will present on JSR 299, born as WebBeans but now tentatively named Context and Dependency Injection for Java. Check out his recent posts on the availability of the First preview of Web Beans, on the State of Seam, and his prezo at JAX.

The presentation is on Tuesday, May 19th, 10am US Pacific, at TheAquarium Channel. Full details (and recordings) at the Show Page.


POSTPONED - This webinar has been postponed until after JavaOne.

The second webinar is in our normal slot when Chris Kampemeier will present on Software Appliances. Chris, Rudolf, Gabor and others have been working on this some GlassFish-based appliances on a Solaris JeOS and will be discussing the topic, but the exact abstract is still TBD.

The presentation is on Thursday, May 21st, 11am US Pacific, at TheAquarium Channel. Full details (and recordings) at the Show Page.


The third webinar will be by Andy Hall on VirtualBox, the popular type-2 virtualization solution.

The presentation is on Friday, May 22th, 9am US Pacific, at TheAquarium Channel. Full details (and recordings) at the Show Page.

Sunday May 10, 2009

Groovy and GroovyBlogs - This week's Webinar

This week's webinar will cover the architecture of GroovyBlogs, a blog aggregator site build by Glen Smith using Grails, GlassFish, OpenMQ and other technologies. Glen is also the author of Grails in Action.

We are also trying to schedule a second speaker to provide a technical overview of Groovy.

The presentation is on Thursday, May 14th, 12noon US Pacific, at TheAquarium Channel. Full details (and recordings) at the Show Page. Notice the different time to accomodate Canberra.

Reminder: Our news on CommunityOne and JavaOne are tagged JavaOne; and don't forget our Unconference and Party - attendance is free but registration is required, and space to the party is limited.

Saturday May 09, 2009

Latest GlassFish Portfolio WebCasts and White Papers

Harpreet is coordinating several of the GlassFish Porfolio outreach activities, and he has been providing updates on the latest white papers and webcasts ([1], [2]). Summarizing from there, the new entries are:


Writing Jersey Client (white paper)
Optimizing GlassFish for CMT systems (white paper)
Migrating to GlassFish (webcast)
HA in GlassFish (webcast)
Dynamic Language on GlassFish (webcast)
Management and Monitoring in GlassFish (webcast)

All GlassFish Portfolio resources are listed in the resource page although Harpreet said some of the entries above won't be there until next week. Also note that you will need to register (it is free) to access the resources.

Wednesday May 06, 2009

This Week's Webinar - Ehcache, Architecture, Features and Usage Patterns


This week's webinar is on Ehcache, the popular java-based cache - #1 among GlassFish users, according to a recent informal survey. This presentation, by Greg Luck, its lead maintainer and the Chief Architect of, covers the theory of caching, the architecture of Ehcache, Features of the product, Usage Patterns and includes some code samples.

The presentation on Thursday, May 7th, 11am US Pacific, at TheAquarium Channel. Full details (and recordings) at the Show Page.