Together with the forum/mailing-list and the issue tracker, the GlassFish wiki is were the community meets and collaborates on the future of GlassFish. This wiki has moved over the week-end to a new infrastructure on wikis.sun.com.
GlassFish 3.1 Milestone 2 was released this week, download the zip file.
TOTD #138 provide simple instructions to get you started with Milestone 1 and you can follow similar steps to get started with Milestone 2 as well. A more detailed blog on the new functionality (SSH Provisioning and Dynamic App Deployment) is coming as well.
The Java EE 6 platform was released over 6 months ago - Dec 10, 2009 to be specific. This blog has published multiple blog entries highlighting the agility, light-weight, ease-of-development, extensibility, and other aspects of the platform. This blog entry starts a new series sharing feedback gathered from the key Java EE 6 community members in form of Q&A.
NetBeans has a modular architecture where each module is created as an NBM. OSGi is another popular modular system for Java applications and used by GlassFish to provide a light-weight Java EE 6 compliant application server.
There are a lot of similarities between NBM and OSGi:
AST-based selection is a feature which lets you select the surrounding "block", based not on syntactic clues (such as braces and parentheses, as is offered by practically all editors), but based on the parse tree created by the compiler (or the "AST", for abstract syntax tree).
In NetBeans, there are two complementary actions to deal with AST selection: Select Surrounding and its reverse. They have other names which I can never remember, but the keybindings are as follows:
Time to do an updated list of GlassFish
I've added 16 new entries since the March Review;
some are dedicated to the operation of GlassFish, some use GlassFish in all their examples,
some only in most.
I'm sure there are other worthy entries; add a comment if you want to submit names to the
I've left out books that only use GlassFish as one of the "common containers"
(GlassFish, Apache Tomcat and JBoss).