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Date: Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 04:36

The Java EE 7 Platform Expert Group has released an Early Draft of the specification. The Appendix EE.B describe all the changes in this version. The associated Web Profile Early Draft is released as well and the Appendix WP.A.1 describe the changes from previous versions.

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Following the JCP 2.8 transparency rules, the progress can be monitored at javaee-spec.java.net and feedback provided at users@javaee-spec.

The following individual components have also released their Early Drafts:

Author: "arungupta" Tags: "JavaEE, cloud, frontpage, glassfish, jav..."
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Date: Friday, 06 Apr 2012 09:00

GlassFish has a lot to offer from Java EE 6 compliance, HA & Clustering, RESTful administration, IDE integration and many other features. However a recent blog by Markus, a GlassFish Champion, said something different:

Ask not what GlassFish can do for you, but ask what you can do for GlassFish!

JFK Inaugural Address

Markus explained how you can easily contribute to GlassFish without being a programming genius. The preparatory steps are simple:

• First of all: Don't be afraid!
• Prepare yourself - Get up to speed!

And then specific suggestions with cross-referenced documents:

• Review, Suggest and Add Documentation!
• Help Others - be a community hero!
• Find and File Bugs on Releases!
• Test-drive Promoted Builds and Release Candidates!
• Work with Code! Get things done!

Are you ready to contribute to GlassFish ? Read more details in Markus's blog.
Author: "arungupta" Tags: "GlassFish, contribute, frontpage, glassf..."
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Date: Monday, 02 Jan 2012 07:00

First of all, on behalf of the GlassFish team here at Oracle, wishing you all readers the very best for 2012!

Phew, 2011 is done and it's time to look at the year to come and what we should all expect to achieve together.

First, and probably above all, Java EE 7 is what will keep most of the team busy for 2012. While there's the obvious Cloud/PaaS theme, there will also be a lot in store developers with JMS 2.0, javax.cache, JAX-RS 2.0, JPA 2.1, but also CDI 1.1, Batch, Identity, State Management, JSON, Concurrency for JavaEE, and more.

Of course there can be no Java EE 7 without a GlassFish 4.0 release, its production-quality Open Source reference implementation. So expect the usual transparent development with regular promoted builds.

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But before GlassFish 4.0 hits the streets, you'll be able to enjoy a 3.1.2 release, a highly compatible and improved version of the 3.1.x branch.

Hoping to see you here on TheAquarium as well as in person at one of the conferences around the world !

What else would you like to see in 2012?

Author: "alexismp" Tags: "GlassFish, 2012, frontpage, glassfish, j..."
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Date: Monday, 02 Jan 2012 01:00

First of all, on behalf of the GlassFish team here at Oracle, wishing you all readers the very best for 2012!

Phew, 2011 is done and it's time to look at the year to come and what we should all expect to achieve together.

First, and probably above all, Java EE 7 is what will keep most of the team busy for 2012. While there's the obvious Cloud/PaaS theme, there will also be a lot in store developers with JMS 2.0, javax.cache, JAX-RS 2.0, JPA 2.1, but also CDI 1.1, Batch, Identity, State Management, JSON, Concurrency for JavaEE, and more.

Of course there can be no Java EE 7 without a GlassFish 4.0 release, its production-quality Open Source reference implementation. So expect the usual transparent development with regular promoted builds.

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But before GlassFish 4.0 hits the streets, you'll be able to enjoy a 3.1.2 release, a highly compatible and improved version of the 3.1.x branch.

Hoping to see you here on TheAquarium as well as in person at one of the conferences around the world !

What else would you like to see in 2012?

Author: "alexismp" Tags: "GlassFish, 2012, frontpage, glassfish, j..."
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Date: Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 13:00

After 323 posts here on TheAquarium, 2011 is coming to an end. Let's look back at what we had hoped to achieve and how the GlassFish team (and others) delivered on the promises.

The most anticipated release after the Sun acquisition was probably the delivery of a fully-clustered GlassFish 3.1 in February (see this technical article). Soon after this release, our stats indicated massive uptake, and the follow-up 3.1.1 release aligned with Java 7, another key milestone in the Java world in 2011.

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2011 was also the year of Java EE 6 adoption with certifications from WebSphere 8, JBoss 6, Fujitsu Interstage, Apache Geronimo 3, Apache TomEE, and of course WebLogic 12c bringing the list of certified configurations to 12. It was also time to celebrate two years of Java EE 6 and GlassFish and to realize how long a way application servers had come.

Java EE 7-wise, the umbrella JSR was filed (JSR 342), with great progress on JMS 2.0, JAX-RS 2.0, javax.cache, and others, all with transparency. JavaOne was a good opportunity to recap the overall PaaS and platform rationalization direction.

We've stated the cloud and virtualization guiding principles for GlassFish evolution in September. The GlassFish 3.1.2 release is now well on its way and it is very much already possible to start playing with GlassFish 4.0 early bits (for instance to reproduce the JavaOne PaaS Keynote Demo). Finally we've also continued to deliver on portability of applications between GlassFish and WebLogic via even more sharing of components.

Other notable events include the migration of blogs and the project wiki as well as greatly improved Maven support (with Maven Central now hosting way more bits).

On the community side, we had another very successful community gathering and party at JavaOne and were very pleased to welcome an number of new faces in the engineering team. We also enjoyed a number of high-profile users such as espn, parleys, mollom, and more.

One final achievement that came in late in the year is the support of WebSocket in Grizzly. You can browse through a number of additional posts all tagged with frontpage.

Can we all do better in 2012? You bet!

You'll find other Java-related 2011 blogs on java.net as well as on the Java blog.

Author: "alexismp" Tags: "GlassFish, 2011, frontpage, glassfish, j..."
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Date: Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 07:00

After 323 posts here on TheAquarium, 2011 is coming to an end. Let's look back at what we had hoped to achieve and how the GlassFish team (and others) delivered on the promises.

The most anticipated release after the Sun acquisition was probably the delivery of a fully-clustered GlassFish 3.1 in February (see this technical article). Soon after this release, our stats indicated massive uptake, and the follow-up 3.1.1 release aligned with Java 7, another key milestone in the Java world in 2011.

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2011 was also the year of Java EE 6 adoption with certifications from WebSphere 8, JBoss 6, Fujitsu Interstage, Apache Geronimo 3, Apache TomEE, and of course WebLogic 12c bringing the list of certified configurations to 12. It was also time to celebrate two years of Java EE 6 and GlassFish and to realize how long a way application servers had come.

Java EE 7-wise, the umbrella JSR was filed (JSR 342), with great progress on JMS 2.0, JAX-RS 2.0, javax.cache, and others, all with transparency. JavaOne was a good opportunity to recap the overall PaaS and platform rationalization direction.

We've stated the cloud and virtualization guiding principles for GlassFish evolution in September. The GlassFish 3.1.2 release is now well on its way and it is very much already possible to start playing with GlassFish 4.0 early bits (for instance to reproduce the JavaOne PaaS Keynote Demo). Finally we've also continued to deliver on portability of applications between GlassFish and WebLogic via even more sharing of components.

Other notable events include the migration of blogs and the project wiki as well as greatly improved Maven support (with Maven Central now hosting way more bits).

On the community side, we had another very successful community gathering and party at JavaOne and were very pleased to welcome an number of new faces in the engineering team. We also enjoyed a number of high-profile users such as espn, parleys, mollom, and more.

One final achievement that came in late in the year is the support of WebSocket in Grizzly. You can browse through a number of additional posts all tagged with frontpage.

Can we all do better in 2012? You bet!

You'll find other Java-related 2011 blogs on java.net as well as on the Java blog.

Author: "alexismp" Tags: "GlassFish, 2011, frontpage, glassfish, j..."
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Date: Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 09:46

While this Aquarium blog is a one-stop-shop for anything GlassFish and Java EE from Oracle and from the community, we also maintain a GlassFish for Business blog for those of you interested in making the most of your GlassFish commercial license.

GlassFish For Business Blog

The most recent post there, "Difference between GlassFish Open Source and Commercial Editions", covers just that - why even acquire an Oracle GlassFish Server license? Is is just the support or is there anything more? (hint: there's more).

Another recent post covers the release of Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1.1 Patch 2, a great example of the value for GlassFish customers - a regular cadence of patch releases.

For those interested in finding out more :
Tech Price List (grep for "GlassFish")
Commercial GlassFish Offerings from Oracle (how fixes are applied to commercial an open source bits)
Oracle GlassFish Server and GlassFish Server Open Source Edition (Free vs. commercial, a blog from last year). Being consistent is a good thing (tm).

Author: "alexismp" Tags: "GlassFish, commercial, frontpage, glassf..."
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Date: Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 09:46

While this Aquarium blog is a one-stop-shop for anything GlassFish and Java EE from Oracle and from the community, we also maintain a GlassFish for Business blog for those of you interested in making the most of your GlassFish commercial license.

GlassFish For Business Blog

The most recent post there, "Difference between GlassFish Open Source and Commercial Editions", covers just that - why even acquire an Oracle GlassFish Server license? Is is just the support or is there anything more? (hint: there's more).

Another recent post covers the release of Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1.1 Patch 2, a great example of the value for GlassFish customers - a regular cadence of patch releases.

For those interested in finding out more :
Tech Price List (grep for "GlassFish")
Commercial GlassFish Offerings from Oracle (how fixes are applied to commercial an open source bits)
Oracle GlassFish Server and GlassFish Server Open Source Edition (Free vs. commercial, a blog from last year). Being consistent is a good thing (tm).

Author: "alexismp" Tags: "GlassFish, commercial, frontpage, glassf..."
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Date: Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 03:46

While this Aquarium blog is a one-stop-shop for anything GlassFish and Java EE from Oracle and from the community, we also maintain a GlassFish for Business blog for those of you interested in making the most of your GlassFish commercial license.

GlassFish For Business Blog

The most recent post there, "Difference between GlassFish Open Source and Commercial Editions", covers just that - why even acquire an Oracle GlassFish Server license? Is is just the support or is there anything more? (hint: there's more).

Another recent post covers the release of Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1.1 Patch 2, a great example of the value for GlassFish customers - a regular cadence of patch releases.

For those interested in finding out more :
Tech Price List (grep for "GlassFish")
Commercial GlassFish Offerings from Oracle (how fixes are applied to commercial an open source bits)
Oracle GlassFish Server and GlassFish Server Open Source Edition (Free vs. commercial, a blog from last year). Being consistent is a good thing (tm).

Author: "alexismp" Tags: "GlassFish, commercial, frontpage, glassf..."
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Date: Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 03:46

While this Aquarium blog is a one-stop-shop for anything GlassFish and Java EE from Oracle and from the community, we also maintain a GlassFish for Business blog for those of you interested in making the most of your GlassFish commercial license.

GlassFish For Business Blog

The most recent post there, "Difference between GlassFish Open Source and Commercial Editions", covers just that - why even acquire an Oracle GlassFish Server license? Is is just the support or is there anything more? (hint: there's more).

Another recent post covers the release of Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1.1 Patch 2, a great example of the value for GlassFish customers - a regular cadence of patch releases.

For those interested in finding out more :
Tech Price List (grep for "GlassFish")
Commercial GlassFish Offerings from Oracle (how fixes are applied to commercial an open source bits)
Oracle GlassFish Server and GlassFish Server Open Source Edition (Free vs. commercial, a blog from last year). Being consistent is a good thing (tm).

Author: "alexismp" Tags: "GlassFish, commercial, frontpage, glassf..."
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Date: Friday, 09 Dec 2011 07:22

Sathyan has recently sent an email about the recent progress made for GlassFish 3.1.2. You can read some background information about this specific release in this earlier post.

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To give you a sense of where the team stands on this release, consider the following :
• First Release Candidate due out in mid-January
• Code Freeze scheduled for Dec 12th
• We're now at lucky promoted build #13
200+ bugs already fixed

While it gets harder to get new bugs fixed every day as we approach the stabilization phase, it's not too late to provide feedback in the form of bug votes or general comments on the current promoted builds. And remember - it's never a bad idea or a bad time to submit a bug or an RFE.

Author: "alexismp" Tags: "GlassFish, 3.1.2, frontpage, glassfish, ..."
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Date: Friday, 09 Dec 2011 01:22

Sathyan has recently sent an email about the recent progress made for GlassFish 3.1.2. You can read some background information about this specific release in this earlier post.

ALT_DESCR

To give you a sense of where the team stands on this release, consider the following :
• First Release Candidate due out in mid-January
• Code Freeze scheduled for Dec 12th
• We're now at lucky promoted build #13
200+ bugs already fixed

While it gets harder to get new bugs fixed every day as we approach the stabilization phase, it's not too late to provide feedback in the form of bug votes or general comments on the current promoted builds. And remember - it's never a bad idea or a bad time to submit a bug or an RFE.

Author: "alexismp" Tags: "GlassFish, 3.1.2, frontpage, glassfish, ..."
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Date: Monday, 07 Nov 2011 06:23

The list of features planned for GlassFish 3.1.2 is shaping up nicely as reflected on the Wiki. This includes three types of improvements: new features, updated components and bugs fixes.

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My favorite new features include DCOM node support (alternative to SSH on windows), and GMS non-multicast support. The list of updated components is also a top choice but seeing the issues you reported or the ones you care most about should be on top of your list, so make sure you vote and make it happen.

To some people who like entirely new shiny products, this may sound like a boring release. To others the "dot-dot" releases are the exciting ones given the level of stability that they reach which usually means safer large-scale deployments. Finally, remember, these are plans for GlassFish Open Source Edition and things can change (if they do, we'll keep you posted, as always).

Author: "alexismp" Tags: "GlassFish, 3.1.2, dcom, fixes, frontpage..."
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Date: Monday, 07 Nov 2011 00:23

The list of features planned for GlassFish 3.1.2 is shaping up nicely as reflected on the Wiki. This includes three types of improvements: new features, updated components and bugs fixes.

ALT_DESCR

My favorite new features include DCOM node support (alternative to SSH on windows), and GMS non-multicast support. The list of updated components is also a top choice but seeing the issues you reported or the ones you care most about should be on top of your list, so make sure you vote and make it happen.

To some people who like entirely new shiny products, this may sound like a boring release. To others the "dot-dot" releases are the exciting ones given the level of stability that they reach which usually means safer large-scale deployments. Finally, remember, these are plans for GlassFish Open Source Edition and things can change (if they do, we'll keep you posted, as always).

Author: "alexismp" Tags: "GlassFish, 3.1.2, fixes, frontpage, glas..."
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Date: Monday, 24 Oct 2011 06:00

With the fairly large number of Java EE 6-compliant implementations, both for the full platform and the web profile, Antonio Goncalves put out a new post comparing startup time and memory footprint of different products.

Of all the Java EE servers, GlassFish comes out second to Resin, by a small margin, on startup time (less than two seconds), and second to TomEE on memory footprint. This shows that the innovative architecture GlassFish pioneered is still paying off as others are coming to market with similar goals and architectures.

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As Antonio clearly states, this is not a benchmark but rather a way to realize how much lighter-weight almost all servers have become. Coupled with the radical simplification of Java EE 6, that's two major arguments to look into the standard Java EE platform to cover all your enterprise Java needs, that is if you're not using it already.

Author: "alexismp" Tags: "JavaEE, antonio, benchmark, frontpage, g..."
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Date: Monday, 24 Oct 2011 01:00

With the fairly large number of Java EE 6-compliant implementations, both for the full platform and the web profile, Antonio Goncalves put out a new post comparing startup time and memory footprint of different products.

Of all the Java EE servers, GlassFish comes out second to Resin, by a small margin, on startup time (less than two seconds), and second to TomEE on memory footprint. This shows that the innovative architecture GlassFish pioneered is still paying off as others are coming to market with similar goals and architectures.

ALT_DESCR

As Antonio clearly states, this is not a benchmark but rather a way to realize how much lighter-weight almost all servers have become. Coupled with the radical simplification of Java EE 6, that's two major arguments to look into the standard Java EE platform to cover all your enterprise Java needs, that is if you're not using it already.

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Date: Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 14:00

Quick note that we're having our GlassFish Community Event this coming Sunday (October 2nd) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

We're accepting a few more RSVP's on the wiki (if you had issues editing the page before, all should now be smooth).

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The other event that same day is of course the GlassFish Party at the Thirsty Bear. Registrations are on the same wiki page. See you there!

Author: "alexismp" Tags: "Community, community, event, frontpage, ..."
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Date: Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 14:00

Quick note that we're having our GlassFish Community Event this coming Sunday (October 2nd) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

We're accepting a few more RSVP's on the wiki (if you had issues editing the page before, all should now be smooth).

ALT_DESCR

The other event that same day is of course the GlassFish Party at the Thirsty Bear. Registrations are on the same wiki page. See you there!

Author: "alexismp" Tags: "Community, community, event, frontpage, ..."
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Date: Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 09:00

Quick note that we're having our GlassFish Community Event this coming Sunday (October 2nd) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

We're accepting a few more RSVP's on the wiki (if you had issues editing the page before, all should now be smooth).

ALT_DESCR

The other event that same day is of course the GlassFish Party at the Thirsty Bear. Registrations are on the same wiki page. See you there!

Author: "alexismp" Tags: "Community, community, event, frontpage, ..."
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Date: Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 09:00

Quick note that we're having our GlassFish Community Event this coming Sunday (October 2nd) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

We're accepting a few more RSVP's on the wiki (if you had issues editing the page before, all should now be smooth).

ALT_DESCR

The other event that same day is of course the GlassFish Party at the Thirsty Bear. Registrations are on the same wiki page. See you there!

Author: "alexismp" Tags: "Community, community, event, frontpage, ..."
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