GlassFish: The Best Open Source Application Server

15 Jun

When?

July 7th, 2009, the first Tuesday of the month.

Where?

Cubberly Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
Palo Alto, California 94105

Agenda

6:30 PM – 7:00  PM Doors open. Networking.

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Presentations.

Price: $15 for non-members, and free for members.

Abstract

GlassFish is an open source community that delivers a production-quality and Java EE 5 compatible Application Server. GlassFish has all the features expected of an enterprise grade Application Server. It has an industry-grade Web services stack that implements the common Web services standards and provides interoperability with .NET platform. It provides out-of-the-box support for clustering, high availability, and load balancing providing up to 99.999% of availability for service and data. The browser-based administration makes it really simple and intuitive to deploy Web and EJB applications, view log files, and perform monitoring functions. The seamless integration with NetBeans and Eclipse simplifies the development cycle. There are many other features that silently operate to provide a robust development/deployment environment for your enterprise applications.

The next version of GlassFish (v3) is upping the ante by providing a highly modular, embeddable, and extensible App Server. It will provide a complete implementation of Java EE 6 and the several specifications defined as part of the platform. The dynamic languages and associated frameworks like Ruby-on-Rails and Groovy-and-Grails will be first class citizens. An extensibility layer is available at administration, monitoring, deployment, configuration, and all other levels that allows you to write custom containers to customize your GlassFish installation.

This session will cover GlassFish v2, its clustering capabilities, Metro web services stack with .Net interoperability, Web tier (Grizzly, Comet, jMaki, …), tools support, and administration features. It will then get into how GlassFish v3 is changing the landscape for developers/deployers. The talk will show multiple demos from “getting started” to complete “deep dives”.

Presenter

Arun Gupta is a GlassFish Evangelist at Sun Microsystems. He was the spec lead for APIs in the Java platform, committer in multiple Open Source projects, participated in standard bodies and contributed to Java EE and SE releases. He is a prolific blogger with numerous useful tips at http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta.

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