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Sambar/Dosa, Biryani & GlassFish

Posted by arungupta on February 21, 2008 at 6:14 AM PST

I'll be spending some time with partners in Bangalore office next week
(Feb 25, 26).
Then I'll be speaking at href="">Sun
Tech Days Hyderabad (Feb 27, 28) and finally coordinating href="">GlassFish
Day (Feb 29). Of course, my overarching theme is to talk
about GlassFish.
But these two cities are also known for their local cuisines.

For those who don't know, href="">Hyderabad
and Bangalore
are metropolitan cities in two different states in southern portion of
India. Other than more popularly known as the hubs of IT in India, they
are also known for href="">Sambar/ href="">Dosa and href="">Biryani
respectively. I'm certainly looking forward to feast on the local

The href="">GlassFish
Day agenda is pretty compelling with interesting topics like href="">High
Availability and Clustering and href="">Performance
Tuning. And then there are talks by our partners on href="">Java
CAPS and NetBeans/GlassFish
Tooling. We hope to share our knowledge with you and learn from your
wisdom and experience. And there are a wider variety of GlassFish
sessions in the Tech Days as listed href="">here.

Anybody for Dosa or Biryani together ?

Any restaurant recommendations ?

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I am also a Java pro, I have been developing in Java for many years, and C++ before that. I am wondering what your oppinion is about Geronimo 2 and Glassfish 2, which is best and why from your oppinion? Also you may contact me directly at 678-389-9539 in USA. I communicate closely with Apache Software Foundation engineers, we have developed a friendship due to our mutual experience with Java.