Before the official start of the 3 day conference one could join either an OSGi conference or the Glassfish Community Day, I selected the later one and got some updates on Glassfish V3 and upcoming Java EE6. Alexis MP on Glassfish, its roadmap and features of the Enterprise Manager (you get as subscriber). Roberto Chinnici (JSR lead) on the the latest developments in EE6 due to be out in September this year. Marek Potociar on Metro, the Webservice stack in Glassfish. Jerome Doches on Glassfish V3 (now out as preview version). Ed Burns on JSF 2.0.
Definitely a day worth attending (even it was free), this year surely gonna be interesting with some new releases around the corner.
- Polling the crowd I noticed the majority uses Eclipse, followed by Netbeans and some using IntelliJ IDEA.
- Glassfish has the steepest download rate of all application server, the competing products are even declining. (Not sure about that)
- Seems the final releas of Netbeans 6.7 will be out this week.
- There will be a Netbeans 6.8. I thought we are walking towards version 7.