Thursday Aug 14, 2008

... US Ruling on OpenSource Licenses, Wotif and OpenMQ, Rails Conf, SocialSite and OpenSocial, LWUIT

A compilation of today's news of interest:

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TheRegister reports on a ruling by the US Federal Court of Appeals asserting the Validity of Open Source Licenses. As usual, IANAL, but this surely looks like good news for OpenSource companies (like Sun).

Wotif.COM is now a formal reference for Sun's distributions of GlassFIsh Server and OpenMQ.

Arun will be Presenting at Rails Europe, Sept 2-4 in Berlin.

Ana describes how to migrate SocialSite widgets from OpenSocial 0.7 to 0.8. And Patrick has Nice Words about SocialSite.

LWUIT was released, with posts at OnTheRecord, Shai and Terrence.

Thursday Apr 17, 2008

Wotif on OpenMQ and Oracle on EclipseLink - New Additions to GlassFish Track at CommunityOne

Two new GlassFish-related sessions for CommunityOne:

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OpenMQ at Wotif (Greg Luck) - The #2 e-tailer in Australia depends on OpenMQ.
EclipseLink in Glassfish (Doug Clarke & Shaun Smith) - Enterprise-Ready JPA in GFv3.

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CommunityOne is free but space is limited; register early.

Monday Mar 10, 2008

Wotif.COM Update - Now using OpenMQ, Still Happy with GlassFish

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This week's GlassFish podcast is Greg Luck's Podcast. This was part of a set of presentations at GF Day @ Sydney and worth a check.

Some background/context: Wotif.COM was a very early adopter of GFv1 (story) and they stepped in some bugs long ago fixed. They remained a happy customer and they have recently started using Open MQ.

Also check Alexis' summary, Greg Luck's Adoption Overview and Dave Whitla's OpenMQ Presentation.

And here is the evolution of software, according to Dave's slides...

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Thursday Feb 08, 2007

How to Run a Top eCommerce Site on GlassFish - the Wotif.COM Story

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Wotif.com provides cheap last-minute hotel reservations in over 35 countries and it is specially popular in Australia, New Zeland and nearby locales (see this article). The site has been using OpenSource products for a while but they just switched to GlassFish - see Jamey's Adoption Story.

Wotif is a particularly interesting site: their production servers support around 10,000 concurrent sessions and the site averages almost one million users, who make over 110,000 bookings each month; I'd say that means GlassFish is ready for production! Wotif uses ehCache for caching over horizontally scaled hardware, is using Sun's v40z boxes and complements the community support for GlassFish with Sun's commercial support offering.

More details are available at Jamey's Story and at the detailed Adoption Questionnaire. And, if you are interested in the past history of the site, check the Netcraft Report.