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Posted by editor on September 17, 2007 at 8:39 AM PDT

Awaiting the debuts of GlassFish v2 and NetBeans 6 beta

After a long time in development, and an escalating series of pre-releases, this looks to be the week that we see major releases from the GlassFish and NetBeans projects. Everything's vapor until it ships, of course, but even the major industry magazines like eWeek are spotlighting the anticipated release of GlassFish v2 and the NetBeans 6 beta.

As part of the event, this week's Spotlight is on the latest Ask the Expert session, which is about GlassFish v2. The new version "builds on the quality and feature richness of the initial GlassFish application server implementation, GlassFish V1, to provide higher value-add features for the enterprise. Got a question about GlassFish V2? Post it during the week of September 17 on the Ask the Experts page and get answers from GlassFish experts Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart, John Clingan, Sridatta Viswanath, Scott Oaks, and Dhiru Pandey."

In Java Today,
the Aquarium has a GlassFish v2 Launch RoundUp entry to collect items of interest related to the launch. Initial links of interest include an overview of features, related blogs, and news coverage from eWeek, InfoWorld, and more.

A new SDN series by John O'Conner starts off with an entry on Exploring JavaFX Script. He writes, "JavaFX Script was announced at the 2007 JavaOne Conference in May. The technology is still very new, but Sun Microsystems and the community are making dramatic progress each week. So it is a good time to get involved with the language. It has progressed enough that you can actually download and use it. Several beautiful demo applications exist, showing the possibilities of this language."

InfoQ tracks a series of blog posts and responses that debate the question Has JPA Killed the DAO? A blog by Adam Bien suggests the DAO pattern is no longer interesting, but followups, including one from magle argue that using EntityManagers directly instead using DAOs can lead to such anti-patterns as mixing application logic with business logic and violates the single responsibility principle.

In today's Weblogs, Kohsuke Kawaguchi looks at the number for More Hudson adoptions, along with "new plugins, and Hudson is ranked #1 and #2 in commit and e-mail traffic in August among all the projects."

Marc Hadley looks at
Integrating Jersey and Spring:
"To further test the new resource provider SPI I described earlier I thought I'd try building a new resource provider that defers to Spring for resource creation."

Finally, in
See me speak about JavaFX at the Midwest Java Technology Days, Joshua Marinacci writes, "in an effort to meet those of you who don't get out to the west coast I'm going on the road to bring JavaFX to directly to you. I'm packing up my gear and heading out to the american midwest this month and next for the Midwest Java Technology Days."

In today's Forums,
Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart is seeking out GlassFish adopters in
Reminder - We want your Adoption Stories for GlassFish!.
"Reminder that we are intersted in your adoption stories for GlassFish (and related technologies). We have an informal adoptions story blog at and the process is very lightweight. We are interested in all market segments and will work with you to give you your 15 minutes of fame! We colllected a number of stories but recently we got distracted with other activities (like getting GFv2 FCS out!); but we are going to emphasize this again If you think you are at all interested, send us an email to"

dvucinic wants to blit-and-paint in
Re: [JAI] renderable chain examples?
"Perhaps I'm missing a very big and obvious chunk of the solution here? All I'm trying to do is something that was trivial in first-generation java.awt: I could take a byte[], wrap it in a MemoryImageSource, call setAnimated(), put it in a JLabel, and every time I called newPixels() any changes I made to the underlying byte[] would show up on screen. This is how the now abandoned JMF renderer worked. Surely there must be a way to accomplish this in Java2D/JAI?"

hildo has an idea for tracking whether MDB's use JMS in
Re: Confusing deployment error.
"I wonder if it were possible to scan the MDB being deployed for its messageListenerInterface value? If it's the jms.onMessage interface, you'd know it uses JMS. If it weren't, then the container would know that it it a non-jms MDB. It would then need to scan the known RAs for the appropriate interface. That might allow the container to deploy the MDB without requiring the sun-ejb-jar or an annotation."

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Awaiting the debuts of GlassFish v2 and NetBeans 6 beta