Thursday Mar 04, 2010

GlassFish in February


The breadth and depth of the community is nicely illustrated by the variety of recent GlassFish-related blog posts. First, long time GlassFish supporter Masoud has a very detailed (it's actually a chapter of a book) OpenMQ from A to Z entry. On the operations side, Byron has a set of two posts on How to Run GlassFish V3 as a Service on Linux Ubuntu/Debian and a follow-up on using a non-root Service (see also thisGentoo variation by Jason), while Felipe's on provisioning GlassFish v3 resources with asadmin.

In the "nice words" category, Juliano has a nicely written "Java Enterprise Development - 2010 style" piece and Maksim says "GlassFish is becoming new de facto standard in Java applications. Development with new GlassFish v3 server and Eclipse now is really fast and comfortable. Server starts within a second, JEE6 is fully supported and hot code replacement works as it should.".

On the Java EE 6 and web tier side we have Bobby sharing a tool for exploring the platform, Aleksey discussing a "Grizzly 2.0: simple authentication example", while Justin puts GlassFish embedded to work with Wicket. Rene has a two-part article on running a Java EE 6 Client Application with Netbeans 6.8 and GlassFish V3 - Part 1: Creating a Basic Application and Part 2: Enhancing and Deploying the Application while Jacob goes through the simple setup to have GlassFish and Intellij 9 work together.

So while we wait for the GlassFish roadmap, we've seen one of the busiest month ever for February on the user mailing list and this recent message from the GlassFish Product Management "GlassFish, and by extension, Metro, are strategic Oracle products". Exciting times ahead!

Tuesday Oct 06, 2009

Java Frameworks with GlassFish and NetBeans - GWT, JSF, Grails, Wicket, Struts

I had forgotten how many frameworks are covered in the NetBeans set of quickstart documents; check out the list:


Introduction to Developing Web Applications
Introduction to the Spring Framework
Introduction to the JavaServer Faces Framework
Introduction to the Struts Web Framework
Introduction to the Grails Web Framework
Introduction to the Wicket Web Framework

GlassFish v3 is scheduled to go final at the end of November and the builds are stabilizing quickly. Our test suites are very exhaustive but the only way to be sure that the final artifacts work for you is if you try them in your specific configuration. I was looking through the list and it made me think that FishCAT for GF v3 just completed its first week (See Judy's mail and report) and that team filed more than 20 bugs and more than half have already been fixed. so...

If you use one of the Java Frameworks, or your favorite app or framework, with the latest GF v3 builds and find issues, help us, and the rest of the community, by filing a bug. Thanks!

Tuesday Jan 16, 2007

JavaEE Annotations in Wicket

Wicket Composite Image

Wicket is a Java framework where the presentation is done using standard WYSIWYG HTML design tools and dynamic content and forms are done in Java code using a component model backed by POJO data beans (see earlier TA entries).

The framework is gaining more traction (Pro Wicket book, OnJava Article) and it has elicited a number of positive comments including Geertjan, Simon and Guillermo and now Filippo has a new series, triggered in part by its work where he adds JavaEE Annotation support to Wicket 2. Other blogs entries are [1], [2], [3].

Wicket has run on GlassFish since early on (early blog), and the latest blogs from Filippo are also based on GlassFish.

Wednesday Apr 05, 2006

JAX-WS + Wicket + NB = Jazzy App on GlassFish


Geertjan has reimplemented one of the NetBeans Web Services Tutorials to use JAX-WS, Wicket, and GlassFish and he is really Jazzed up about the Combination. The tutorial is using a SpellCheck WS from CDYNE.

Tuesday Apr 04, 2006

Wicket with GlassFish and NetBeans

Wicket logo

Geertjan went playing with Wicket, NetBeans and GlassFish and he enjoyed it. If you want to try it out, check the NB's modules that Geertjan put together: here and here

For more details, check Geertjan's blog.

Friday Mar 24, 2006

wicket and more web app frameworks


Simon Brown has started a series of blogs where he compares different web app frameworks including one for Struts and Stripes. Guillermo Castro joined in and provided a comparison for Wicket. Both seem to like Wicket alot [1], [2] and [3].

Checkout the GlassFish Extras page to see the frameworks and apps that are running on GlassFish.

Thursday Dec 22, 2005

Wicket and GlassFish

Wicket Logo

Wicket is an application framework that emphasizes simplicity, separation of concerns and ease of development. The presentation is intended to be done using standard WYSIWYG HTML design tools while dynamic content processing and form handling is all handled in Java code using a first-class component model backed by POJO data beans. The Wicket site and wiki has plenty of more information, including examples to look at.

Seymour Cakes (located in Malaysia) has tested Wicket against GlassFish and he reports that all that is needed is to add some new permissions to server.policy. I'd bet this works too for SJS AS 8.1 (also in the J2EE SDK).