GlassFish is a recent and active open source community which has delivered a production-ready Java EE 5 compliant application server in May 2006. Although missing clustering capabilities, this first version is used in production by several demanding web sites and applications. Grizzly (nio web framework), web services, documentation, administration, and monitoring tools are some of its key features. Also, full Java EE 5 support means you can use features such EJB 3 and JPA (Java Persistence API), the new JAX-WS 2.x Web Services stack and JSF (JavaServer Faces) 1.2 MVC framework.
This session will focus on Version 2 of GlassFish (due to be released in the Fall of 2007) and will cover clustering, OpenESB (a JBI implementation) integration and the new Web Services stack called Metro (JAX-WS and WSIT, aka "project Tango" combined) for secure, transactionnal, asynchonous, and reliable Web Services. Performance and ease-of-use features are also key features in this release. Some of these features will be demoed during the talk including IDE integration.
Open Source clearly isn't about good enough and the GlassFish community believes that there's still plenty of room for innovation at the application server level. So this session provides technical details on the preview of GlassFish v3 (modular HK2 architecture, startup time).
Finally, the presentation will touch on the GlassFish community from users to partners.