Cheers to the 5th anniversary of GlassFish

About 5 years ago in JavaOne, Sun announced to open-source GlassFish application server. Back then I was involved in JAXB, the databinding technology, and if my memory serves me, I think that was when we finally made JAXB source code available in CVS in a way people can check out anonymously (before that, it was under more problematic license that required a click-through.) I think the JAXB RI was since then well-received by the community, so I’m very happy with what I’ve done.

A lot has happened since then, but it seems to be that the GlassFish community as a whole has steadily grown since then, and it even survived the Oracle transition, despite rumors and FUDs. So my hats off to those who made it happen, and here’s to the next 5 years of GlassFish!

My Upcoming Presentations

I will be presenting Hudson (with a focus on its Selenium support/integration) at the upcoming San Francisco Selenium Meetup event on Jun 22nd in San Francisco. There are several Selenium-related plugins in Hudson, but running Selenium tests on Hudson involves some initial setup cost. I’d discuss those, plus general-purpose features in Hudson that really work well with Selenium.

In the week after that, from 30th to July 3rd, I’ll be in Israel, thanks to JFrog. This is my first visit to Israel, so I’m really excited. If there are any Hudson users there who’d like to meet up, please let me know, as I’m always interested in seeing different deployments of Hudson and learn from those. Or if you are interested in having me do a short on-site work, there won’t be any travel cost, so this would be a good opportunity ;-)

Further down the road, I’ll be speaking in JavaOne 2010. Historically we have a good number of Hudson committers/users in JavaOne, so we’ve been doing some get-together. I hope we can do it again, so please stay tuned as the details of the conference develops over the summer.