Glassfish and jMaki at EclipseCon
Today Ludo and I spoke at EclipseCon on Glassfish and jMaki. Our talk was well attended and well received. Here is an overview of the talk and some comments.
Ludo started the talk with a discussion about Glassfish V2 and V3. He mentioned that Glassfish v2 is enterprise-centric providing clustering, load-balancing and HA support. He also talked about the world record performance numbers we're seeing, specifically the JSP container and Grizzly siting the performance and scaling improvements there. He said "You no longer need to chose between Open Source and Performance". He also mentioned that GlassFish v3 is coming and is focused on having a small footprint, being modular and fast startup. He followed with a demo of the Glassfish Eclipse plugin using the V3 preview release that is avaliable today. The GlassFish community is active and growing with 5.5 million downloads, dozens of external contributors and over 7000 members.
Attendees wanted to know when GlassFish v3 will be available and they liked the demos especially the comet demo which I was told was pretty impressive.
I hope we impressed upon others that Sun is committed to providing plugins to Eclipse.