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Welcome David Heffelfinger

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This week, we're delighted to have David Heffelfinger helping to answer questions about the new book Java EE 5 Development using GlassFish Application Server.

The promotion starts Tuesday, November 27th 2007 and will end on Friday, November 30th 2007.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the book provided by the publisher, Packt Publishing.

Please see the Book Promotion page to ensure your best chances at winning!

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Welcome to JavaRanch, David


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Welcome Author,

can i have introduction post about GlassFish.

Thanks


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David Heffelfinger
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I'm glad to be here!

I look forward to answering your questions.

David


Author, <a href="http://www.packtpub.com/java-ee5-development-with-netbeans-6" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Java EE 5 Development with NetBeans 6</a>
Jonathan Viray
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I can't wait to have this comprehensive book .... free.
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Looking forward to grab a copy...
Tomas Klubal
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Hi David,
why did you choose Glassfish over the JBoss?

Regards,
Tomas
David Heffelfinger
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Tomas,

GlassFish offers some advantages over JBoss:

  • The latest General Availability of JBoss is not 100% compliant with the Java EE 5 specification.
  • GlassFish can be configured via a very user friendly web administration console.
  • GlassFish is highly performant
  • GlassFish is the reference implementation for Java EE, therefore it should always support the latest Java EE APIs before its competitors.


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    Jeanne Boyarsky
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    Hi Tomas,
    Welcome to JavaRanch!

    In the future, please ask questions in a separate thread. Posts in this thread are not eligible to win a copy of the book.
    Roy Cinco
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    What?! I have to welcome someone without expectation of gain?!

    Just kidding! I'm new to JavaRanch, but it's great that it is bringing authors to the forum and encouraging discussion. I've only had a brief introduction to Java EE, so probably won't be asking many questions, but I appreciate Mr. Heffelfinger's participation. Welcome!
    Jose Campana
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    Greetings David !
    It's always a pleasure to be able to exchange messages with someone who has edited a book on Java technology, especially because I believe it's the best opportunity to learn from another completely different perspective. -That of a Master.

    David, I've worked with many IDEs in the past, and the one that I personally prefer is NETBEANS, version 6 of this IDE comes with Glassfish integrated. I don't know If there are any other IDEs that come with GlassFish Integrated,
    and my question is...
    Do you think there's an advantage when using the Latest version of NetBeans over another IDE to develop web applications that use the Glassfish server?

    Because it's kinda clear that Netbeans is helping promote Glassfish heavily.
    Am I correct when assuming that the NetBeans engineers have somehow optimized GlassFish for NetBeans [or viceversa]?

    I'd certainly appreciate to know what's your opinion on this matter because the government Entity I work for, is planning to upgrade its Server Technology to Glassfish, and as far as I know that contemplates using the IDE that is better suit for Glassfish too.

    Thank you David! I hope I win the copy of your book. I'd delighted to read it.
    Sincerely,
    Jose
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    Thank you David! I hope I win the copy of your book. I'd delighted to read it.


    Your post in this thred is not eligible for winning. See the rule.


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    David Heffelfinger
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    Jose,

    GlassFish doesn't really tie you to a particular IDE. Although it is true that NetBeans comes with GlassFish integration out of the box, GlassFish plugins exist for all major (Eclipse, Intellij Idea, NetBeans) Java IDEs.

    NetBeans is an excellent IDE, I've been using the release candidate of version 6.0 myself, and it is certainly an great choice for developing Java EE applications to be deployed in GlassFish, but it is not the only choice, developers can use whatever IDE they feel comfortable with.

    I myself am a recent NetBeans convert, I had been using Eclipse for four years before I made the recent switch. The examples in the book were written using Eclipse, and I certainly had no difficulty integrating Eclipse and GlassFish.

    David
    Jose Campana
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    Thank you Mr. Heffelfinger.
    I'll keep that in mind. Even though I am partial for NetBeans.

    Good Luck,
    Sincerely,

    Jose
    David Heffelfinger
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    Originally posted by Jose Campana:
    Thank you Mr. Heffelfinger.
    I'll keep that in mind. Even though I am partial for NetBeans.

    Good Luck,
    Sincerely,

    Jose


    Nothing wrong with that. I really like NetBeans myself. The nice thing about it is that if some other developers on your team prefer other tools they are free to use them.
     
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