Glassfish in Argentina
Last week I returned from Buenos Aires, Argentina where I had a chance to speak about Glassfish. I visited two of the major universities (UBA and ITBA) and also spoke at the free software conference Jornadas Regionales de Software Libre (JRSL). Overall, everyone was quite impressed with the power that Glassfish, Netbeans and MySQL have to offer.
If you've never been to Buenos Aires, you're missing one of the greatest cities in the world. Of course, I am biased, having been born and raised there I am not what you'd called impartial when comparing it with other places. However, I'm not alone, the readers of the prestigious Travel and Leisure magazine have picked Buenos Aires as the second favorite city in the world to visit, after Bangkok.
Back to Glassfish ... I decided to divide my presentation into two parts: the first part talked about Glassfish as an application server and a community; the second part talked about support for JAX-RS and Jersey. There are too many cool technologies in Glassfish to present in one hour! I ended up selecting JAX-RS and Jersey because I found them incredibly useful and incredibly simple to use. Moreover, I was able to very quickly put together a demo that implemented a simplified version of Amazon S3 using Jersey and Glassfish.
If you're interested in learning more about Glassfish or JAX-RS, please check the presentation attached to this blog entry.