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Download GlassFish Portfolio Whitepaper Sun Microsystems and the GlassFish community announced the immediate availability of Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3, the latest release of Sun's commercial Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application server and its open source counterpart, GlassFish v3. Click Here to View GlassFish 3.0 Webinar Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 provides customers with an enterprise grade, open source based application server solution focused on reducing application and deployment complexity. Click here to to leverage the AMP/SAMP stack with your existing GlassFish Enterprise Server deployments in your organization. Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 is the industry’s first application server to support the new Java Platform Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6). Java EE 6 introduces features to increase the flexibility of the platform... (more)

Running Fedora 17 Under Windows 7

The advantages of virtualization are obvious for almost everyone. One of the first influential articles on the subject was my article [1] which was of interest to more than 48,000 readers. Below you will find useful and quick methodology on how to install and use Fedora 17 under the Windows 7 environment to gain efficiency and productivity in a cost-effective and convenient way. Only free tools will be used. PC used for this article has 6 GB of RAM and Intel core i7 CPU. The PC runs under 64-bit Windows 7 and has 680 Gb HDD. This is a typical PC configuration at the time of writing, so most of the readers have a PC with similar or better parameters and that's why the technology described above will be useful "out-of-the-box" without any additional investments. To mention the last but not the least pre-condition, it will be useful to have JDK 1.7 (from update 5 and u... (more)

Streamlining Deployments in a WebSphere Environment By @jcodebender | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Streamlining Deployments in a WebSphere Environment - Expert Q&A By Rick Broker On June 23rd, I participated in a Webinar on “Streamlining Deployments in a Websphere Environment”.  I discussed my experiences automating deployments in a primarily IBM and IBM WebSphere environments, our struggles with building environments, configuring the servers and keeping up with deployments.  Towards the end of the webinar I outlined some of the items that we considered important for any deployment tool. Below is the slide deck “Streamlining Deployments in a Websphere Environment – Real world stories from today’s IT world” After the webinar, we held an impromptu Q&A session where I was able to answer questions that were brought up during and after the webinar. I have tried to respond to everyone’s questions below. Questions from Webinar: Can you compare XL Deploy w/ WCBD? We cur... (more)

JBoss Could Be "Sun's Best Defense Against .NET," Says Marc Fleury

(August 27, 2002) - It all began earlier this month when Scott McNealy implied in an interview that the Open Source model would hamstring Sun completely in its attempt to out-gun Microsoft in the enterprise-level computing arena by threatening the licensing revenue Sun and others need to finance J2EE's advertising and R&D. Now the founder of JBoss, one of the most widely spread OS implementations of all, a full-fledged application server already in its 3.0 version, has published an online rebuttal of McNealy's remarks. Writing on the main page of the JBoss site,, Marc Fluery - who is also president of JBoss Group LLC - claims that OS in general "and JBoss in particular" are on the contrary "Sun's best defense against Microsoft .NET." Can OS Help Save the App Server Tier from .NET? "Only Open Source," Fleury argues, "has proven uniquely resilient to a ... (more)

JBossCache to Optimize Clustering Performance in JBoss Application Server

JBoss Group's newly introduced JBossCache unifies all caching on the JBoss application server into a single implementation. JBossCache is the backbone for clustering on JBoss and implements an aspect-oriented programming (AOP) framework to improve replication and speed performance without compromising on fault-tolerance or reliability. JBossCache features a tree-structured replicated transactional cache, which can be used for replication of serializable keys and values, and an AOP-enabled subclass, which allows for replication of any plain old Java objects (POJOs). These combine to enable new services which will be integrated with JBoss. JBossCache can be either local or replicated. JBossCache performs basic functionality such as locking, replication, and transaction management, all of which can be configured. The AOP subclass enables Java objects with AOP capabili... (more)

JBoss 4.0, First Certified Open Source J2EE 1.4 Server

The industry's first certified, open source J2EE server has been introduced by JBoss, the self-proclaimed Professional Open Source Company. JBoss Application Server 4.0 is certified for J2EE 1.4.   "JBoss Application Server 4.0 showcases JBoss' ability to innovate ahead of the market and deliver a uniquely architected product that significantly enhances flexibility and combines the simplicity of standard Java with the power of the J2EE platform," said JBoss CEO Marc Fleury. To further illustrate this point, JBoss said that JBoss Application Server integration with Apache Tomcat 5.0, one of many Java products that JBoss supports, leads to improved transactional HttpSession clustering over JBossCache. The availability of JBossCache 1.1 was announced just recently, along with the company's new partnership with Sleepycat Software, perhaps best known for its Berkeley DB. ... (more)

JBoss CEO Marc Fleury Discusses Open Source

"I don't have to work anymore," said Dr. Marc Fleury in an amusing aside during a recent interview with SYS-CON.TV, from his office in the Buckhead section of Atlanta. He was referring to how his role as CEO is changing from start-up entrepreneur to manager of a more mature company, as JBoss continues to grow and experience new levels of success. Whereas in the early days he "wrote tons and tons of code," today he is more focused on the organizational and customer-related challenges common to any fast-growing company. Fleury says his company is taking square aim at IBM WebSphere and BEA WebLogic, with a current staff of 150 people and a commitment to customer service. "We don't make any money on license revenue, of course, so customer service is everything to us," he told SYS-CON in remarks before the camera started rolling. During the interview, he outlined the way h... (more)

SOA World Conference & Expo SYS-CON.TV Power Panel Live From Times Square

View "SOA World Conference & Expo" Power Panel Executives from IBM, BEA, JBoss, Microsoft, Oracle, and Sun debated diverse aspects of their application server offerings. A discussion of price points, from the JBoss open-source model which emphasizes service revenues, to the more traditional business models from most of the other vendors was followed by a discussion of the technical merits of each platform and how each company is uniquely striving to serve what it perceives as its customers' needs. The six industry experts involved in the Shoot-Out this year were Mark Heid (IBM), Gary McBride (BEA),  Shaun Connolly (JBoss), Dino Chiesa (Microsoft), Mike Lehmann (Oracle), and Rich Sharples (Sun). The panel predictably discussed open source, but in ways that might have been unexpected.  One of the more interesting discussion points, posed by Yakov Fain, for example, invol... (more)

Bill Dudney's Weblog: Oracle Buying JBoss? Who Cares?

Oracle Buying JBoss? Who Cares? Ok, I've been following the hype and speculation about Oracle buying JBoss but the latest bit that I read on Business Week really got my dander up. Its not the article from BW that was irritating at all it was the comment by some one claiming to be 'Siddharth Gulhati'. I don't know Sid but his comment is over the top for me. Quoth Sid; "Guys! Open source is definitely under threat, especially if the top open source players JBoss, Zend and Sleepycat are ready to sell off their passion and commitment for a chunk of money. I would like to ask them: Where is your passion and commitment to serve the community? Does it still exist, or has it been completely wiped off by a few dollars. I bet, post aquisition of these open source players by market leaders and commercializers like Oracle, the term open source itself will lose its meaning." Com... (more)

Open Source BI Company Pentaho Joins JBoss Program

Pentaho Corp., which says it has developed the fastest-growing Open Source Business Intelligence (BI) software, has joined the JBoss Certified Partner Program. The Pentaho Open BI Suite makes it easy for application developers working with the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite (JEMS) to embed and deliver reporting, analysis, and dashboards as part of their applications, taking full advantage of the JEMS platform. The integration between Pentaho and JEMS also allows IT organizations to deliver comprehensive BI as part of a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). "We are very pleased to embrace Pentaho as a JBoss Certified Solution Partner," said Tom Cooper, vice president of worldwide channels, JBoss, Inc. "Certification further optimizes the performance and interoperability of our products ensuring our developers and users have access to a full suite of best-in-class b... (more)

JBoss Uses Adobe Flex to Build New Web-Based Mail Client

The JBoss Mail Server (JBMS) has been recently re-branded for its upcoming 1.0 release as "JBoss Collaboration Server." The web-based mail client component of the whole collaboration server package, says JBoss's Andy Oliver, is "spellbinding." The JBMS team used Adobe Flex 2.0. James Ward, a Technical Evangelist for Flex at Adobe, notes that the Flex 2.0 SDK is free to develop with and deploy:  and that Flex's source is open. "Flex & Flash are greatly influenced by Customer Advisory Boards and private & public beta groups," Ward explains. "Although it's not as formal as the JCP, it works similarly," he adds.  Aside from Flex, there are other options for using Flash as a RIA runtime like FABridge, Aflax & OpenLaszlo, Ward says. But Flex 2.0 is definitely what makes JBoss Mail server rock, according to Oliver.  ... (more)