Here are some other relevant links:
- Introducing the Java EE 6 Platform
- Java EE at a Glance
- GlassFish Community
- Sun GlassFish Portfolio
- Java EE Training & Certification
Here are some other relevant links:
I attended my first IndicThreads conference, fourth otherwise, in Pune last week.
This local conference fits very well with "Think Globally, Act Locally" theme. The topics were quite varied ranging from Scala, Lift, Google App Engine, Android, GWT, Distributed Scrum, and of course Java EE 6 & GlassFish v3. All the speakers were well versed with the content and the audience was pretty interactive. Keeping global warming into consideration, the conference adopted the theme of Go Green. The conference setup provided a great opportunity for social networking.
Here are some of the reasons to attend / sponsor IndicThreads:
I presented on:
and the slides are available. Unfortunately the graphics card of my MacBook failed the evening before the conference. So I had to rush to Apple Care center and retrieve my presentations from the hard disk. Fortunately that worked and the slides could be used. There are several blog pointers through out the presentation for the demos shown during the talk:
Get the complete set of presentations at the conference from this playlist:
Sun Microsystems raffled a Sunspot to the winner of "Java and Green" quiz. Here are the questions:
When was the GlassFish community started ? Tick the right answer.
Which framework is not supported natively by GlassFish ?
Ruby on Rails
Groovy and Grails
Which specifications is not new or did not get a major update in Java EE 6.
Context & Dependency Injection
What 3 IDEs have support for Java EE 6 ?
pan>Name 4 HTTP methods that let you perform RESTful Web services.
Sun Microsystems is now a division of Oracle.
Name 3 “green” initiatives at IndicThreads Conference 09.
When was IndicThreads.com created?
The United Nations Climate Change Conference is happening in:
Lets see how many can you answer Thanks Aaron Houston for sponsoring the Sunspot.
Here are some photographs from the conference:
And here is the complete set of pictures captured by me:
And here is the complete album captured by the conference:
Here are couple of additional reviews of the conference:
Looking forward to participate in this conference next year!
The GlassFish team celebrated the release of GlassFish v3 at Santa Clara earlier today. There was food, cake, beer, wine, tequila, tee-shirts, quiz contest, iPod shuffle raffles and above all the usual GlassFish spirit which made it extremely fun. See some of the pictures inlined:
And the complete album at:
See the complete set of GlassFish v3 Launch activities.
Did you conduct GlassFish launch party in your geo ? Please feel free to share pictures.
As mentioned in TOTD #113, this Tip Of The Day (TOTD) provides a working version of the JavaFX front-end for GlassFish v3 administration.
Please click here to launch the JNLP or click here to a page that provides some introduction along with the link to JNLP. You may like to enable Java Console as explained in TOTD #114 for any log messages.
See a video of the tool in action:
Here is a TODO list in no particular order:
How are you using JavaFX with GlassFish ?
How will you use GlassFish v3 REST interface in your tools ?
The associated training curriculum and certifications are being worked upon by Sun Learning Services. The curriculum has gone through a complete overhaul for Java EE 6 & GlassFish v3 and will be available in Q1 2010. If you are interested in getting notified when these new courses are released and also receive special introductory promotions, then please register here.
There are technology specific "deep-dive" training courses and tied to new technology specific certifications. You just need to specify your interest in the particular technology and will be contacted once the courses & certifications are available.
In the meanwhile, you can follow any of the existing Learning Paths to brush up your skills.
There are three options for Eclipse users interested in exploring GlassFish. They can either use an integrated bundle, install the GlassFish plug-in in an existing Eclipse version, or update an older GlassFish plugin in a stand-alone Eclipse to the latest version. These options are explained below.
GlassFish Tools Bundle for Eclipse 1.1 is an integrated bundle based on Eclipse 3.4.2 and includes GlassFish v2 and v3 Prelude pre-registered and configured and optionally JDK 1.6 U12. The work towards version 1.2 can be tracked by following the 1.1.x releases (1.1.7 is the latest). This new version is based on Eclipse 3.5.1, includes GlassFish v3 build 74 pre-registered and configured, several plugins (JSF Facelets, JAX-WS, Maven m2) and several Java EE 6 wizards to provide a seamless development and deployment experience with Java EE 6 & GlassFish v3. There are several other niceties in the newer release like pre-registered MySQL JDBC driver, updated Java EE 5 and Java EE 6 javadoc and code completion.
However what to do if you are already using an Eclipse version in your environment ?
The basic requirement is Eclipse 3.4+. A GlassFish plugin can be easily installed in any Eclipse 3.4+ and provides all the GlassFish-related functionality. The screencast #28 shows how to get started with Eclipse 3.4.2 and configure GlassFish as a standard server adapter.
If you are using Eclipse 3.5.0, then the standard technique described in the above screencast will not work because of the issue #280365. Fortunately, the bug report also has a workaround. Instead of using the "Download additional server adapter", install using the "Help", "Install New Software …" and explicitly adding the GlassFish plugins update site. A screen snapshot looks like:
If you are using Eclipse 3.5.1, then the standard technique of "Download additional server adapter" works as described in the screencast #28. A screen snapshot looks like:
If you already have an existing version of GlassFish plugin installed, then it can be updated as described in TOTD #66. The process is much more simplified now and menu items have changed little bit in Eclipse 3.5.x – "Check for Updates" instead of "Software Updates …". The screen snapshot looks like:
Now you can start developing your applications using Eclipse. Several blog entries have already been published:
Future blogs will provide more details on the new features added recently. Until then, the GlassFish Plugin Release Notes provide a summary.
Java EE 6 specifications are already approved! The Reference Implementation in GlassFish v3 and TCK will be released next week. An all-day virtual conference is planned on Dec 15, 2009 to provide all the details about the platform and the associated RI. The event will allow you to hear from the Java EE 6 specification leads, product leads and the engineering team.
Mark your calendars and get ready to drink from the firehose!
The complete event details with abstracts, speaker bios and more is available here.
Debugging an applet running with Java plug-in or JNLP application running with Java Web Start in the browser requires the "Java Console" so that debugging messages printed using System.out and System.err can be seen. In Windows, there is a "Show Java Console" menu item in Firefox but clicking it still does not show the console. And this happens because the console window is disabled by default.
However the setting can be easily altered as explained below.
On Mac OS, open "Applications" -> "Utilities" -> "Java Preferences"
On Windows, open "Control Panel" -> "Java"
On any platform, type "javaws -viewer"
Click on the "Advanced" tab to see a window similar to the following on Mac OS X:
And the following on Windows:
Change the "Java Console" setting from "Hide console" to "Show console". Launching your JNLP from the browser next time now will also open the "Java Console" as shown below:
and debugging messages will be nicely printed in the console. Read more about the options displayed in the console here.
|Java EE 6 is now a JCP approved specification. The Reference Implementation in GlassFish v3 is getting a final dressing and will be released soon, along with the TCK. Along with traditional Java EE applications, GlassFish v3 also allows to deploy dynamic languages & associated Web frameworks like Ruby-on-Rails, Groovy and Grails, Python and Django to be easily deployed. I’ll be explaining these technologies and much more at Indic Threads 2009.|
When ? Dec 11 & 12, 2009
Where ? Hotel Orbett, Pune, India
| If you are attending the conference, you can win a copy of the "Beginning Java EE 6 Platform with GlassFish v3" book by entering the quiz here.
This book is authored by Antonio Goncalves, a Java Champion, Paris JUG leader, a profound Open Source Evangelist and a senior software architect living in Paris. This is the first book on Java EE 6 & GlassFish v3 and a provides a good insight in the platform and it’s associated implementation.
And unfortunately the Pune International Marathon is on the weekend before the conference. A little bit of heads up would’ve allowed me to reach the city little earlier and run at least the 1/2 marathon. Even the conference hotel does not seem to have a fitness center Guess, I’ll try to run by Mutha River. Any other suggestions ?
Would you like to run together ?
What are the local delicacies that I must not miss ?
Anyway, check out the complete GlassFish Events Calendar:
And here is the complete list of specifications in the platform:
The complete list is also available in the Appendix section of the platform specification.
Here is the list of specifications in Web Profile 1.0:
Java EE 6 is an extreme makeover of the platform making it much more powerful, takes the ease-of-use momentum created by Java EE 5 to the next step, and also adds flexibility and extensibility to the platform. See other javaee related posts.
The compliant stack in GlassFish v3 & TCK will be released soon!
The views expressed on this blog are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Oracle.
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