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  • Whither the GlassFish Gem? Alternatives for Deploying JRuby Web Applications

    When Oracle released its GlassFish roadmap, a notable absence was the GlassFish gem. This gem-based server for Rails, Merb, and Sinatra applications has become a common deployment option for the JRuby platform and has been widely recommended to the JRuby community. The gem allows Rails users running in multithreaded mode to take advantage of the JVM by running multiple threads per server instance.

  • Oracle Announces GlassFish Roadmap

    Yesterday Oracle published the roadmap for GlassFish version 3 and the news is positive. GlassFish version 3.1, expected this year, will offer centralized admin, clustering and Coherence support.

  • Perspectives on the Conclusion of the Oracle - Sun Acquisition

    After almost nine months of speculation and delay, Oracle has got the green light from EU which has lead to the completion of Sun’s acquisition. The announcement was followed by an all-day event were Oracle presented its future plans for the Sun technologies and platforms.

  • Bundle.update: OSGi in Java EE, JSR 294 Marked Inactive

    Since the last bundle.update, a number of interesting events have occurred in the OSGi and modular Java space. JSR 294 has been (automatically) marked as inactive, the Enterprise Expert Group has released draft 4, WebSphere will allow direct running of OSGi applications and upcoming OSGi conferences have early bird discounts and call for speakers finishing soon.

  • Java EE 6, Glassfish 3 and NetBeans 6.8 Released: Q&A with EE 6 Specification Lead Roberto Chinnici

    Following the final approval vote for Java EE 6 last week, Sun has today released the Java EE 6 SDK, GlassFish Version 3 and NetBeans 6.8. InfoQ talks to EE 6 Specification Lead Roberto Chinnici about the significance of EE 6 for enterprise Java developers, key architectural lessons gained from working on the specification, and the future direction of the platform.

  • Glassfish Tools Bundle for Eclipse released

    Sun today released the GlassFish Tools Bundle for Eclipse, which provides an Eclipse environment to create and provision GlassFish applications from within Eclipse.

  • An ESB Vendors Evaluation by Forrester Research

    Forrester Research has just released a new 171-criteria evaluation of enterprise service bus (ESB) vendors, which finds that Progress Software, Oracle, Software AG, IBM, and TIBCO Software have the most-focused ESB and service-oriented-architecture- (SOA-) related strategies, the most-mature tooling, and the greatest flexibility in deployment and configuration.

  • Servlet 3.0 Public Review Sparks a Debate

    JSR-315 has produced a Public Review (PR) of the Servlet 3.0 specification, accompanied by a reference implementation in the GlassFish trunk. This release has resulted in a debate around the choices that the Expert Group (EG) has taken for the next generation Servlet APIs and the whole of the Java EE 6 platform.

  • Kenai: Project Hosting Built on JRuby on Rails

    Kenai is a new project hosting platform from Sun. It offers a comprehensive set of services for open source projects, including source code management and issue-tracking, and most notably, it is built with JRuby on Rails.

  • Comparing JEE Servers

    When picking which JEE server to use for your application, you have a number of choices to select from. Knowing which application server is the best is key. Recently Jonathan Campbell took a handful of JEE application servers, coming up with surprising results as well as informative comments.

  • Gartner on Disruptive Trends in Platform Middleware

    A Gartner Report elaborates how emerging Event Driven Architecture and Service Oriented Architecture programming models, as well as the continued growth in adoption of key open source technologies (in particular Spring) have all combined to put significant pressure on traditional platform middleware vendors and may lead to disrupt the industry landscape.

  • Article: Open Source WS Stacks for Java - Design Goals and Philosophy

    InfoQ's Stefan Tilkov questioned lead developers of Apache Axis2, Apache CXF, Spring Web Services, JBossWS and and Sun’s Metro about their design goals, their approach towards Java and Web services standards, data binding, accessing XML, interoperability, REST support, and framework maturity. The results revealed many similarities and some noteworthy differences.

  • GlassFish V2 Brings Clustering, Administration, and Speed Enhancements

    Today Sun Microsystems released GlassFish V2. GlassFish is an open source Java EE 5 compliant application server. InfoQ sat down with Sun Community Development and Marketing Manager Ken Drachnik to discuss the features of V2.

  • JRuby brings Rails applications to Glassfish

    It is now possible to deploy Ruby on Rails applications on Glassfish. Utilizing JRuby and its growing support for Rails, Glassfish can now be used as a production platform, allowing a more robust and scalable deployment platform.

  • Java EE 5 Development Waiting on Application Server Vendors

    Solution providers are holding off on Java EE 5 development until the major application server vendors release compatible updates. Dr. Dobb's reports that while Sun's Java System Application Server has support and BEA's WebLogic is close, IBM lags behind.

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