Notes/slides from my Metro, Jersey, GlassFish, OpenESB, OpenSSO presentation at UJUG
On Thursday, March 19, 2009 I presented a quick overview and roadmap
Utah Java Users Group.
Here are my notes from the meeting.
to my slides.
Normally they have 2 one hour presentations (I have
the past). This time they had 5 twenty minutes presentations followed
by a panel composed of the presenters being asked questions from the
Theme: State of the Java Union:
- Tom Valletta, principal engineer LDS church
- Sean Sullivan, open-source developer from Oregon
- Chris Hansen, overstock.com
- Harold Carr, Architect - Project Metro
Metro, Jersey, GlassFish, OpenESB, OpenSSO
- John Griffin, overstock.com
Hibernate Search in Action (Manning)
Questions from panel session
- Can I get support for Metro on other containers?
No - but you can buy GlassFish support and report bugs that way.
- Why did you do Metro when Axis already existed?
Axis did not have WS-* nor did they have MS interoperability as #1 goal
Also, Axis did/does not have great support for JAX-WS/JAXB. They have good
support for ADB and other bindings, but not JAXB.
- What will happen to
etc., with IBM?
- How can we do centralized policy management while waiting for
us to ship upcoming Web Services Configuration Management?
Use policy references to external policy.
Managing Policies in the Metro Users Guide
- Most people seem to be using Tomcat (particularly Overstock.com).
See the poll at UJUG's site.
- RFE: Jersey seems to causes URI path information to be spread
across many files instead of being centralized. It would be good
to have a IDE support: give it a URI and have the IDE take you to
the code responsible.
- Interest in
and some discussion of
(which is my favorite JVM language, besides
- Informal "raise your hands" polls show:
The presentations and forum were followed by parallel breakout sessions:
- Java Certification, lead by Don Bogardus
- java.community.events, lead by Chris Hansen
At the end of the evening I went out to eat with Ian Robertson, Chris Hansen and one other fellow, all from
href="http://www.overstock.com/">overstock.com. During the
conversation I learned that overstock is using href="http://jamon.org/">Jamon, a typed template engine for
Java for its web pages. This was developed in-house by Ian.
Ian twice during the evening pointed out I should consider attending
UJUG meetings more often, since I live in Utah. Good idea.