29 June 2005

GlassFish! Nice toy!

Ok, I have been a SJSAS(Sun Java System Application Server) fan since 8.0 simply because it gives me great, compelling results. It has even made some of my deployed projects a legend. Level learning curves, complete documentations, free for production deployment. You'll only need to pay for technical support if you want to. But the docs are great enough(even pseudo-techies understands it manz!). Until now, It still runs in my brains how messy, disorganized and how fucking incomplete BEA's docs . As I see it, the only downside to Sun on this game is really marketing.

Now, here's GlassFish, the SJSAS PE(Platform Edition) 9.0 as it is otherwise known, is nasty for a lot of reasons, Migs has mentioned its use of the Derby embedded database(hey, why not BerkeleyDB?). And of course it's CMP uses JDO! I don't know why they didn't choose Hibernate, but for me, the reasons are so obvious. Well, I have to build my own copy.

3 comments:

Migs said...

They can't use Berkeley DB, they need a relational database.

Alexis MP said...

Sun posted a SPECjAppServer benchmark result with mysql. See http://blogs.sun.com/roller/page/sharps?entry=fast_free_and_open

As for the persistence part (now the new EJB 3), Glassfish will use TopLink (see http://www.oracle.com/corporate/press/2005_jun/oracle%20sun%20ri_0.html)

cheers

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