Archive for the ‘Community’ Category
Thursday, August 26th, 2010
Hello, web developers!
We’d like to get a sense of the development tools you’re using with Resin and what tools you’d like to use with Resin. If you could post your thoughts, we’d appreciate it and will try to incorporate your ideas into our upcoming development efforts. There are a few framing questions below, but please feel free to comment on any other development issues that we’ve missed:
- Do you use an IDE when developing with Resin? Which one?
- If you use Eclipse, do you use the plugin from http://caucho.com/eclipse?
- If you didn’t know about the Resin eclipse plugin, where do you expect to find it? (e.g. on our webpage, in the Eclipse update system, etc.)
- Do you use other tools such as Maven to develop with Resin?
- If you use Maven or some other command line tool, what plugins and/or features would you like to see from Resin?
- Do you deploy to Resin in production directly from an IDE or command line tool? If not, is that a desirable feature?
You can also reply to this related topic on our forums and/or take the poll there.
Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
We at Caucho are very excited in working steadily towards getting Resin certified on the recently finalized Java EE 6 Web Profile. Along with GlassFish and JBoss, we are aiming to provide one of the earliest solid implementations for Java EE 6. In fact, Resin is the only major application server focused solely on delivering a very lightweight implementation targeting just the Web Profile.
This blog entry briefly discusses the Java EE 6 Web Profile, what it offers and how it fits with the lightweight development philosophy of Resin as well as the details of our implementation including Resin extensions to the Java EE 6 Web Profile.
Friday, June 5th, 2009
The subetha mail list management system has just been released, using CanDI.
Since it’s open source, I’ve downloaded the source and starting to look at how CanDI is used in the real world.
Thursday, February 12th, 2009
This week there’s no Friday meeting update from me because last week, I was teaching our Resin Administration training course, which went quite well I think. We averaged more than 4 out of 5 in the survey results, so I think at least some of the students agreed.
Now the next course we have planned is developer focused, but we need your input to make it sure it’s targeted correctly and features the material you’d like to see. We’ll be publishing a draft outline for the course soon, but there’s still plenty of time to suggest topics you’d like to see covered. Even if you don’t think you’ll be able to attend the course right away (or ever), as a Resin developer or potential Resin developer, we’d like to hear what you want to learn.
To get the ball rolling, let me suggest some topics we’re thinking about. Would you like to learn about…
- Basic JavaEE topics such as Servlet/Filter/Listeners? JSP? JSF?
- JavaEE 6 topics such as Java CanDI and EJB 3.1 Lite?
- Resin specific features like scheduled tasks, embedding, BAM?
- Our profiling and debugging tools?
- Resin plugins for Eclipse, ant, maven, and other tools?
- How to integrate specific external frameworks like Hibernate?
- Resin 4.0 or 3.1?
Please feel free to comment below or to contact me directly with your responses. If I missed something, please let me know! If you’d like to be informed about upcoming Resin development courses or talk about your company’s specific needs, I’d be happy to talk to you about that too.
Wednesday, November 26th, 2008
Here in the US, we’ve got the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow which is traditionally a day in which we give thanks for all the nice things in our lives and eat a big turkey dinner with family and friends. I don’t have any turkey to give out, but I do think thanks are in order to our Caucho community.
Thanks to all of our users and customers who are using Resin, Quercus, BAM, and/or Hessian. Thank you to all the people who participate in our blogs, mailing lists, and forums. We really appreciate those of you who take the time to file bugs on our bug tracker. I’d like to give a special thanks to those of you who attended the first Caucho training session in October — you’re brave souls who gave lots of great feedback to make the course even better. Finally, thanks to all the people who have attended talks I’ve given over the past year.
Speaking of which… my next talk is going to be at Devoxx about Quercus. I’ll be showing a demo of how to improve the performance of PHP applications by profiling the compiled Java code. If you’re going to be at Devoxx, please stop by the talk or the Caucho booth. We’ve also got a really nice announcement to make about the success of a customer using Quercus and Resin in a very big way. It’s a household name that we’re just waiting on clearance to talk about. With any luck, I’ll be able to discuss their case at Devoxx, but if not, I’ll be sure to post details here when we’re allowed.
Thanks again to our Caucho community and happy Thanksgiving!
Monday, November 17th, 2008
I’ll be giving a talk on Quercus at Devoxx next month and I’d like to get some idea of who’s using Quercus and for what. If you’re using Quercus, please fill out the quick survey below. Feel free to respond
to this post or directly to me. If you’re not using Quercus, but you want to, please let me know what’s keeping you from using it.
1. What application or applications are you using on Quercus? What are you using them for?
2. Did you use this application before with the C version of PHP? If so, why did you switch? Have you seen a performance/stability improvement?
3. Have you integrated Java and PHP in any way? (e.g. calling Java libraries from PHP or calling PHP from Java using javax.script)
4. What was your experience in installing a PHP app on Quercus?
5. Has your company/team’s organization changed because of using Quercus? For example, have you been able to hire PHP talent for a previously Java-only site?
6. Are you using Quercus with Resin Pro? Resin Open Source? another app server/servlet engine?
Feel free to promote your Quercus-based site - I’d like to see it in action!
Sunday, September 7th, 2008
I’m up doing research about the latest happenings in the Quercus community and thought I’d point out an interesting project that just popped up. Helma is “an open source web application framework for fast and efficient scripting and serving of your websites and Internet applications.” Daniel Ruthardt has just created a plugin that allows Helma to take advantage of PHP using Quercus. It’s still early on, but the project looks very promising.
Are you using Quercus either in production, as the foundation of a project, or in some other interesting way? Please comment and let us know about it! I’m collecting interesting cases for my JavaZone talk, so if you let me know this week, you might be featured!
Thursday, July 17th, 2008
I had a phone call with a customer today who expressed interest in a Resin performance/operations best practices community. Some ideas they had were for an online community (forums, mailing lists, etc.) or even face-to-face meetups. We would be happy to host these if there is interest. Please let me know either by commenting here or by emailing me at emil at caucho dot com.
Thursday, July 10th, 2008
Just a quick note: 3 new implementations of the Hessian protocol have recently come to our attention. An alternative Java implementation and 2 for Objective C. They’re now listed on http://hessian.caucho.com/. If anyone has any other implementations that are not listed on that page, please let us know!
Wednesday, March 5th, 2008
Have you ever wondered how best to get in contact with us? We’ve got plenty of ways to talk to Caucho engineers and users depending on how you’d like to interact or what issues you’re having. Let’s go down the list:
- Caucho Blogs - You’re already reading it, feel free to comment!
- Mailing lists
- Forums (running on Drupal on Quercus)
- Bug tracker - If you have bugs, this is the best way to get us to fix them. We like to keep our bug count low.
- Email - There are a number of email addresses that you may want to use:
- firstname.lastname@example.org - Our sales team
- email@example.com - Presales support for people evaluating Resin Pro
- firstname.lastname@example.org - Looking for a job? We’re always on the look out for excellent engineers.
- email@example.com - Me! I’m Emil Ong, the Chief Evangelist of Caucho, and I’m always interested in hearing about your success stories with Caucho products, press or speaking opportunities, or anything else about promoting Caucho.
- JavaOne - We’ll have a booth where you can visit us… more info on our booth number later…
- AjaxWorld - I’ll be giving a talk about Comet on March 19