GlassFish will be Killed, Closed Source, Children's Edition And The Official Response

Oracle's official GlassFish roadmap (also clustering, HA and Java EE 7, GlassFish v4) summarized on 14 slides. The excellent Java EE 5/6 portability (vendor-neutrality) story and this slide deck should give GlassFish the next popularity/adoption boost.
[I borrowed the title from slide 4]


The beginning of the title has very scared me.
Please don't do that again.

Posted by Przemysław P. on April 11, 2010 at 02:37 PM CEST #


Fishing for traffic? Sad.


Posted by markus on April 11, 2010 at 02:42 PM CEST #

I hate that fake title!

Posted by Rob on April 11, 2010 at 03:25 PM CEST #

Adam just quoted some passages of the linked paper. If he was fishing for traffic, Oracle did so, too ;-)

Posted by Marcus on April 11, 2010 at 03:33 PM CEST #


I borrowed the title from slide 4:

I like traffic -> this post was sponsored by: "No Fear" :-),



Posted by Adam Bien on April 11, 2010 at 04:32 PM CEST #

The fact, Oracle used WebLogic though with their Eclipse bundle for a workshop at EclipseCon after briefly talking about Glassfish and its OSGi capabilities in other sessions sounds similar.

For their Open Source Projects at Eclipse they still need it, but alongside VMWare there are new trends which almost sound like they can outdo Glassfish forever with Java EE7 (which was announced at EclipseCon, but I doubt the open process will have this pace, so it may be closed source, too ;-/)

Posted by Werner Keil on April 11, 2010 at 05:02 PM CEST #

this title is very very ambiguous...

and don't summarize the slides, damage

Posted by Matthieu Jung on April 11, 2010 at 07:12 PM CEST #

Dis shows u can do nething to get traffic to ur blog.

Posted by Rebel on April 11, 2010 at 10:24 PM CEST #

The part about Glassfish v4 and WebLogic sharing a 'best of breed' common server platform sounds interesting.

Posted by BryanY on April 12, 2010 at 08:21 AM CEST #

Please don't scare us like that again :-)

Posted by Shervin on April 12, 2010 at 03:49 PM CEST #

FUD = "Fear Uncertainty Doubt"

Please don't add to the FUD.

Posted by Eric B on April 13, 2010 at 12:17 AM CEST #


my intention was actually to fight the FUD and encourage the readers to read the slides.

thanks for the hint!,


Posted by Adam Bien on April 13, 2010 at 02:23 PM CEST #

I would like to see similar information about future of Netbeans. I am worried about and what will happen with it's JEE support.

Posted by Pawel Stawicki on April 15, 2010 at 11:45 AM CEST #

Link no longer goes to slides. Might be useful to quote the text, given that this is the first hit for a google search of "Glassfish popularity."

Posted by Tim Falconer on December 02, 2011 at 12:00 AM CET #

@Tim: Try

Posted by Alexis MP on December 02, 2011 at 06:09 PM CET #

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